It’s easy to delay maintenance on the exterior of our home is the greater Bellevue and Kirkland area until next year. But the reality is that we live in the Great Pacific Northwest and it rains a lot! Minor problems can become big problems in a short period of time. These photos are a perfect example of a poorly executed design and deferred maintenance. A nondescript planter box has caused catastrophic to the supporting beam underneath as a result of material failure. The metal box had rusted out even though it was galvanized. Once it rusted the rest of the framing soon followed due to the prolonged exposure to moisture.
Moisture problems are a reality for those of us living in the great Pacific Northwest. It seems as though every year we enjoy record levels of precipitation. The prolonged exposure to moisture tests all components of our home’s exterior. It is very important to remain vigilant and address problem areas early when failures occur. Catching problems early will minimize the damage and reduce the likelihood of extensive restoration work as well as exposure to health concerns like black mold.
If you notice any warning signs from a potential failure with the exterior of your home, call the professionals at Construct for an on site meeting to discuss repairing and improving the water shedding abilities of your home.
Foundations are the key to building a home that will be enjoyed by your family for decades to come. At Construct, we make sure that you benefit from the industry’s best practices and only use materials from the Seattle areas best suppliers.
When it is finally time to get ready for building your new dream home, you must first get rid of the old. When you have the architectural drawings and permits are in hand, it is time for demolition. At Construct, our approach to demo is to re-use what is possible by working with local organizations to place salvaged materials, and recycle as much as we can of the rest. If you have a home that you are looking at demolishing, give us a call.
We are excited to share a photo of the progress being made on the custom cabinet job for a home in Yarrow Point. Using the best hardwoods and plywood from top local suppliers, our craftsmen have built a beautiful kitchen designed to meet all of the homeowners’ needs for an elegant, highly functional kitchen. Check back soon for more pictures after the cabinets are painted.
Remodeling is a fantastic and wondrous profession. Ever new job presents new challenges and obstacles to overcome. At Construct we look forward to facing these challenges head on with enthusiasm.
A home builder’s promise;
It has been brought to my attention by several subcontractors recently that the standards that I am holding them to are unrealistic. To which I say “b@!,)$(,/”. Challenge yourself to do better than the last time. Our job as a professional is to accomplish our job to the best of our abilities. Construct consistently tried to over deliver on each building project.
Medina Backyard Kitchen Update
We are making great progress creating the ultimate backyard living space for this family in Medina. This week we will finish wrapping the posts in cedar and get started on the custom cabinets. More updates soon.
Water damage is unfortunately a relatively common occurrence in the damp Pacific Northwest. The source of the problem could be a number of different issues – a leaky pipe, improper flashing or window installation, ground water leaking in the basement to name a few. fixing water damage to your home can be simple if the issue is caught and corrected right away or it can be quite costly if the problem area goes unnoticed.
Our professional recommendation is to call a trusted general contractor in your area at first notice of the moisture problem. A good general contractor is use to supervising most of the trades responsible for installing or creating the building envelope that protects your home. This experience will help get you on the right track to once again
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enjoying a water damage free home.
It appears as though the weather is changing and it is time to get busy building the ultimate backyard retreat for your family.
Here is a photo from one of our current projects making room for an outdoor great room, equipped with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit sitting area and more. Check back soon for more updates.