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Built Tight, Ventilate Right

Our carpenters have been busy framing the second floor of our East side home that is under construction. Weather has been great the past few days and they have made a lot of progress. The upper floor [...]

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New Garage

Yesterday we started work on a new garage for a client. It is a good sized detached double garage. For this type of project we elected to use what is called a ‘floating slab’ for the foundation. T [...]

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NAF Birthday Party

Last night Ellen and I attended a birthday party…..for the Northfield Area Foundation (NAF). NAF is celebrating its first 15 years of helping organizations in the Northfield area. I currently serve [...]

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New Windows

We have been busy doing quite a few window replacements for clients this year. Many of the windows are in older homes. We have found that Marvin windows work very well for most of these installations. [...]

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East Side Carpentry

With some good weather the past few days we are starting to make good progress with the carpentry work on our east side home. The main level floor has been installed. Carpenters are working at erectin [...]

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Contrail

In the construction business we typically start our days early. I’m usually in my office by 6:00AM. One of the advantages of that is getting to see all sorts of interesting early morning weather. To [...]

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Garage and House Floors

We compacted the garage floor soils at our East side house and installed reinforcing steel in preparation for pouring the concrete floor. Monday was a good day for this work. I like to reinforce garag [...]

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Wood Fired Kiln

We completed a fun little project for Carleton College this week. It involved constructing a shelter roof over their wood fired kiln. The kiln is constructed of fire brick and sits on a concrete base. [...]

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Lake Cottage Completed

This weekend I finished up the final trim work on the lake cottage project we have been working on. During the week the bathroom floor and fireplace hearth were installed and that required a final bit [...]

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Waterproofing and Radon

In spite of some pretty wet weather we have been making progress on our east side home. The foundation was completed over the weekend. As noted in an earlier posting we used Reward insulated forms for [...]

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