Cutting A Concrete Foundation.

As you may recall from my recent posts I’m lowering the floor in a basement. This process has presented problems and challenges. A home’s foundation has a footing on the bottom that helps distribute the weight of the foundation. When I excavated below the...

A Temporary Basement Water Discharge System.

My attention has been focused on lowering the basement of a townhome that I purchased.  This has been a complicated process that has involved many steps. The concrete floor was removed and both the sump system and the waste water ejector system had to be...

Attaching Grab Bars In A Shower

Grab bars can add a measure of safety to a shower or tub, but they must be attached properly to insure that they are solidly connected to the wall. Ideally, it is best to screw them directly into the wall studs, but this isn’t always possible. However, you can...

How To Mount A Frameless Mirror

Many mirrors have a frame around them which adds both depth and a simple way to mount the mirror to the wall. Frameless mirrors look sleek and modern, but they need to be completely flush with the wall. This presents a problem as mounting hardware can add a gap...

Cosmetic repair of an old staircase.

I’m am doing an extensive first floor remodel of a 1970s two story home. Part of that remodel included updating the homes staircase. Originally the stairs were painted white. The customer wanted the threads returned to a natural finish. When we sanded the wood...

Acclimation Time

If you ever installed a wood floor you probably had the floor planks delivered three or four days before the actual installation. You may have been annoyed because you had to deal with that additional mess. However, there is a reason for this. Your new wood planks...