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...

Weather, Weather, Weather!

I am replacing a roof for a customer in Plainfield. The new roof is long overdue, but the customer was waiting on an insurance claim for this project. Finally, his roof was approved, but there was a problem as we were entering late fall. When it comes to outside work...

The Difference In Power Washers

Many home owners have power washers. Most of them use the electric type. However, all power washers are not created equal. Most purchasers buy their washer based on the PSI rating. This number describes the force of the water being pushed through the machines nozzle....

It Takes A Village To Remodel A House

As a general contractor I do both big and small jobs. Currently, I’m doing a medium sized job in Naperville. I’m reconfiguring and remodeling an entire first floor, plus doing work on the families HVAC system. Sometimes new customers ask how many employees...

A Post About Posts

As you may recall I recently work on the exterior of a house that needed a new front porch. The old porch had shifted, which also disconnected the home’s decorative front columns. Those columns were in bad shape, and were rotting. We replaced the columns with 1...

The Story Of Four Posts

As you may recall I’m replacing the support posts on a 1980s home. The original posts were supported by a stoop, which sank badly over the years. I have since replace the stoop, which is now support by concrete piers and will last many years. Unfortunately, the...