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Always be sure to ask the contractor for current references from recently completed projects. This ensures that his current employees and subs are providing the quality workmanship that you deserve.
When having anyone working in your home verify that they are insured. Ask for a current copy of thier insurance information. Once you have that call thier insurance agent and verify that the coverage is current. We have general liability, commercial auto and worker's comp.
That's a great question and an important one. We provide very helpful information about this on our website, which lists a few steps to take and questions to ask when planning a remodel. http://www.drdcon.com/steps-for-remodeling.html.
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As a basement finishing company we're seeing a lot of granite for wet bars, lighter colors. Bathrooms and tile are often favoring gray. Brushed nickel and steel are the most common hardware and fixtures. Clean,simple, easy to mix up with rustic or modern decor.
We're still seeing a lot of demand for granite and/or quartz countertops. With the quartz, people are doing more subtle patterns and a lot of marble looks (white with light veining or similar). Cabinets seem to be following a gray/neutral/white color palette, with lots of clean lines. We're still seeing stainless steel and brushed nickel for appliances and hardware, however we saw quite a bit of matte brass and gold tones at KBIS this year. That seems to be making a comeback, but I think that might still depend on your area. I think oil-rubbed bronze is probably on its way out, unless you're doing a rustic look. Hope that helps!
I would suggest construction adhesive which will attach the trim boards while also providing a capillary break between the block and the trim board so that moisture does not wick into the trim boards. I would also suggest installing the trim boards at an angle to shed water away from the house.
When sunken living rooms were the rage, many of them were below grade. Later on some decided that being on all one level was more desirable so it became popular to fill them with concrete to the level of the rest of the home. This was an effective solution for concrete on grade homes.
So that I can better answer your question, can you further explain what you mean when you say "cap over". I am thinking that perhaps you are referring to the horizontal trim piece between your siding & the top of your foundation, but am not sure.
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