My Floor Was Soft!!! (a follow up post)

(continued from My Floor Is Soft) What we found . . . Here’s a follow-up on the post I did recently (see link above) showing a floor that was in real need of repair.  We found damage within the floor system and in the head wall of the tub/shower, plus in the wall adjacent to the toilet. Now, here’s what … Read More

Choosing the Right Remodel Contractor & Running Your Own Bid (Part 5 of 6)

(. . . continued from Part 4) Does something ‘lurk’ behind the shininess? 24. Does the contractor have a safety program in place? Again, a safety question here.  It’s also a regulatory requirement.  I have had a safety program in place since 25. Does the contractor have a couple of good ideas when you first meet? The first meeting is … Read More

Choosing the Right Remodel Contractor & Running Your Own Bid (Part 1 of 6)

“. . . the whole remodel process involves a lot of homework on your part” Bear with me as this is a lengthy presentation, but I believe a very strategic and important one for you as a homeowner.  You are about to embark on perhaps some major demolition and reconstruction of your largest asset.  And, you are about to invite … Read More

My Floor Is Soft!!!

So, now what?  Have you been aware of this situation at your own home?  It’s not uncommon, particularly in bathrooms.  It occurs usually from moisture where it’s not supposed to be: around the base of the toilet bowl, and along the front edge or corners of a tub or shower.  There can be other places also, like below window’s sills, … Read More

The Forgotten Crawl Space (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from: Part 1) I thought you’d like to hear more from the “dark space below me.”  I got a call a few years ago about a property that had a “moisture vapor” problem in the crawl space.  That’s what an inspection report listed it as.  So, I went to look; sure enough plenty of water (probably two to four … Read More

Any questions on remodeling (that you’d like to have answered)?

Hi there.  My name is Bob. I’m a remodeling contractor – licensed since 1984.  I’m just starting to blog, although I’ve been doing remodel work most of my life.  (I won’t tell you how many years that is now.) I have been wondering what things would be useful to post . . . so, I thought I’d start by asking … Read More