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Finishing the Unfinished Home Improvement

Over the years I've immerced myself 100% into every contracted project , sparing no energy on tasks, being punctual to start the day, involving customers in how the projects progress and give customers the background of evry days progress. From taking appropriate demolition precautions, taping and hording with plastic to reduce dust contamination and in some cases eliminate possible mold spore transfer to designing a space using the available space efficiently. When the time comes I can direct customers on what fixtures to purchase and/or surrogately purchase the materials required for the task at hand then deliver the materials or fixture. No deposits required payment for labour is due only when task or tasks are completed.

Permits
I can meet with inspectors or advise customers using a "Home owners" premise permit in how to interact with the inspectors. Customers requiring a Development, Electrical or Mechanical permit can save substancially on their renovation by using the Home Owners premise. The City requires the permit applier be either a Master tradesperson or the home owner. The Master tradesperson or larger renovation companies will charge top dollar to cover their overhead, my overhead is minimal, just myself to pay and small operational expenses keeping estimates low. Using my Architecural training and the 30 years of construction experience amasted I can advise or in some cases sketch a plan for the permit application.

Material & Process
Selecting the absolute best materials for a specific project is crucial, not always the cheapest. With bathrooms installing Hardi-board a concrete composite for a wall substrate in tiled showers with standing water is best. Some contractors have used drywall, completely the wrong product to use for its high absportion rate. Glue or adhesive selection is also a common mistake, any latex product will not perform well in standing water. The Hardi is absolutely the strongest product available on the market with low or no water absorption. The best substrate however will nulify the showers effectiveness if the framing is done incorrectly, so I take extra care in constructing the strongest frame, installing additional support in known fail locations. Install moisture gypsum board on all remaining bathroom walls and the ceiling will reduce moisture transfer, low transferability is directly affected by two factors. Paint choice and surface preparation are key to creating a barrier the moisture/ vapours cannot penetrate. Most of the 2in1 paints on the market will achieve an adequite barrier. The other key factor to reducing moisture transfer is, air exchange. The best air exchange is acheived by installing the highest CFM fan, ridgid duct where possible and the shortest distance before the vapours are exhausted.



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