Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Comical Stack of Books

Sorry for the blurry before picture! 
The owner wanted a stack of books (on that little wooden table) to reach the ceiling. Seriously. This is going to be fun.

We've secured a cable to the ceiling, drilled the books, and attached the little table to the wall for stability. 

The best part is when you touch the books, they wobble like they're going to fall. But, because they're attached to the floor, wall, and ceiling, they'll move but won't topple. 
Definitely a conversation piece!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Remote Pellet Stove Operation

 The customer asked if Consider It Done Construction could find a way to operate an existing pellet stove via the internet. 

It took some research, and a modified Honeywell WiFi thermostat to do the job. 

Any smartphone will work.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Driveway Cleaning

The moss growth, with pine needles and leaves on top, made walking on this sloped driveway/walkway like walking on ice.

Following a pressure wash, that slipping problem is fixed. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Adding Vents

 Following a Home Inspection, it was found the underside of this house needed more ventilation (fresh air) to reduce moisture. 

Consider It Done Construction added the venting on the access panels and the vents above them allow air to move freely.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gravel Under House

We had the gravel delivered as close to 'under the house' as we could. 

We had to wheel it way down the slope to here.
 6 mil black plastic works as a moisture/vapor barrier. 
  One of the least glamorous jobs we do, but necessary to reduce moisture under the house.

We clean up after ourselves, it's part of every job.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ceiling Hole too Large

 Whoops, the homeowner made the hole too big. 
Can't put a light fixture here until it's fixed. 

 The ceiling is plaster, so it took a little doing to support the repair.
 Drying. Getting better. 

Once the light is installed, it will look like the mistake never happened. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Exterior Trim Paint

 The masking was tedious. 

But, wow. Wasn't it worth it? 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dry Rot Around Toilet

The toilet was rocking, so we had to open up the floor to see what was going on. 

It was obvious someone else had tried to fix this in the past. 

 We made the repairs properly....

 And then re-sheeted the entire bathroom floor. 

 Next, we installed new vinyl flooring. 

And re-installed the toilet and new floor base. 

Problem: Solved


Monday, October 22, 2012

Sagging Beam

 The outermost beam of this carport was sagging. 

 View underneath. 

 As always, Consider It Done Construction started with the demo. You can see here, we've supported the structure temporarily, as we remove and replace the beam.

 Here's the new beam in place. 

After the new wood is painted, it won't be obvious the work was ever even needed.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bathroom Countertop and Backsplash

 The customer wanted to upgrade this laminated countertop. 

They opted for a solid quartz countertop, and simple tile backsplash, Consider It Done did the carpentry work, and coordinated the installation of this entire project.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Installing Trusses

 Consider It Done Construction was asked to set the trusses, and sheet the roof. 

 Here we go. 

 Trusses up.

Look twice, I'm wearing a climbing harness because of the steep pitch of the roof!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Uneven Bathroom Floor

Apparently, this was an ongoing problem, that was neglected. 

It might not look too bad in the photo...

So, we put a piece of wood down to show you.....Wow, that's one wavy floor!

 The damage was extensive. 

 We pulled the toilet, and stowed it in the tub for safe-keeping...

 and started demo on the floor. 

 We had to go really deep on this one.

It's amazing how damaging water can be.

Consider It Done Construction has a great deal of experience repairing dry rot.
Our observation is: the longer it is left un-repaired, the deeper the damage.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Kitchen Floor Repair

 We found the floor had damage under the fridge. 

 Close-up of the damage.

 First we cut away the damaged wood, and repaired the area. 

 This is the repair; ready for vinyl. 

 But, of course the rest of the room needed to be prepped, too!

 Nice new vinyl where the fridge and stove belong. 

Here's the corner of the kitchen just before we put the appliances back.