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Philip Anderson

Oct 25, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Greg, 

What did the contractor say.  Why didn't she/he use them.  I would talk to the contractors before I file a complaint with the BBB.  Can you tell me more about the project?

Philip Anderson\

Apr 1, 2017
Apr 3, 2017

http://www.tile-assn.com/ The National Tile Contrators Association is a good start

and then google them

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling

Berkeley Ca

Dec 14, 2016
Jan 3, 2017

Condensation from the differential temperature is of course on answer.  The other and more concerning is the furnace or force air unit (FAU).  I would recommend contacting a licenced heating contractor and ask them to check the replacement air going to the FAU.  The old windows were letting in a lot of air. What air was acting as replacement air for the furnace.  With the new windows you are no longer supplying replacemet air to the furnace.

See Pella’s Understanding Condensation fact sheet at:

http://pressroom.pella.com/fast_facts/87/ 

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling Inc

Berkeley Ca

Dec 11, 2016
Dec 12, 2016

I would recommend starting with making sure all the existing windows and securely closed and locked.  I find windows partly open because they have been painted that way.  Take some time to make sure each window closes properly add weather stripping as needed.

Add wather stripping to all doors

check that all the heating ducts are connected securely

Nov 28, 2016
Nov 30, 2016

There are a very wide veriety of gas fireplace inserts.  

1. Check with the city to see what you can install.  Some cities are now requiring sealed units

2. Do not try runing a gas line by yourself.  Hire a licensed plumber to do it.

3. http://www.csia.org/?gclid=CL_Qk-SZ0dACFZBefgodOrUNRA Contact a CSIA certified chimney sweep to help you install. 

Thanks

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling Berkeley Ca

Nov 15, 2016
Nov 16, 2016

I always refer clients to Remodeling Magazine Price Value Ratio. If you go to Remodeling Magazine it will pop right up.  It is the bible of the industry.

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling

Berkeley, Ca

Oct 13, 2016
Oct 13, 2016

I would recommend a licenced mason   Please don't have a handyperson do it.  It will look terrible and may not withstand an siemic even properly.

i would call some of the licenced home builder in your area and ask them who they would recommend/

Phililp

Jun 2, 2016
Jul 25, 2016

yes I would be concerned about the egress issue (or the ways in which you can exit the home).  I would always check with the building department. 

Philip

HDR Remodeling

Berkeley Ca

T Calvin asked:

Apr 21, 2016
May 30, 2016

We recently were asked to lay some beautiful recyeled tiles salvaged from an apartment building lobby in Paris.  But they were too thick by a little over an inch and you would end up with a trip hazzard

We pulled the floor, the sub floor and with engineering, lowered to top edge of the floor joistes, replaced the sub floor, install backer board and then the tile so that it came out perfectly flat. 

Expensive but the end result was beautiful.

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling

Berkeley Ca

May 18, 2016
May 30, 2016

Set up includeing Dust Containment field, reverse air flow and floor protection

Demo concreete work, framing, roofing

Rough electrical

Rough plumbing

Inspection

Drywall,

Inspectioin

Mud and tape 

Cabinets and fixtures

Tile backsplash

Finish electrical

Finish plumbing

Fixtures

Finishes Painting 

Final Inspection 

Clean up

Photo Pizza Party

Each phase should show labor (both in house and sub), materials broken out

Hope this helps

Philip Anderson

HDR Remodeling 

Berkeley Ca

Apr 11, 2016
May 2, 2016

I would agree...let you contractor know immeately by a phone all that you are excersising your 3 day option.  Then follow the cancellation by the letter of the law. 

I would recommend that you keep it professional, short an if possible friendly.  If the contractor wants to know how they could have done it better, please be factural and not immotional.

Phiip Anderson

Berkeley Ca

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