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Those Eaves Take A Lot Abuse.
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Those Eaves Take A Lot Abuse.

 

I was walking around the back side of a Folsom home renovation project coming up and had to notice the eaves. It looks like it has taken some hard knocks over time. The rafter ends have rotted and been repaired and recently a satellite dish was install in this same area. There are safer and better ways to attach a satellite dish that doesn't require drilling holes in the roof eave.

 

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A Sunday Trip from Midtown to Folsom on Light Rail
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My husband is much more enthusiastic about taking public transporatation than I am but that's because at heart he is a Chicagoan. I prefer to think of public transportation as hiring a limo, not taking the bus or Light Rail. Because my days of standing on bus corners are over. They were over when I turned 19 and I never looked back. Of course, when I was 19, I was living in Minneapolis and freezing my tush off in the winter. That was an excellent reason to buy a car.

Although, every so often I will take the Capitol Corridor train on Amtrak to the B.A.R.T. into the City, but I look at that experience as being on vacation. When you're on vacation, you can ride a train car filled with chickens and goats and no air conditioning and be happy. Although the Amtrak is actually a far cry from that sort of experience and is really a very comfortable way to travel to San Francisco.

Which takes me to the Light Rail in Sacramento. We had an urge on Sunday to visit the Historic District in Folsom; my husband did not feel like driving. He also gets horribly car sick when I drive, which is no reflection on how I handle curves in the road. You can read more in my personal blog today about how to Hop the Light Rail to Folsom Historic District from Midtown Sacramento.

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What's New In Plumbing? You May Not Care, But Know!
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

What's New In Plumbing?

You May Not Care, But Know!

 

As a General Contractor in Sacramento, I get to see trends come and go over time. When it comes to the field of construction and building materials there is always trends that change how things appear and how they work. I’m sure we can remember when the single handle faucet first came out. What a cool idea! It looked sleek and the parts were fewer. No longer did we need a two handle system.

What about use of the new fluorescent bulbs that are energy efficient? I don’t think that Home Depot even sells the incandescent bulbs anymore. Of course, Granite counters are the new norm when it comes to counters. We could go on and on with all the changes. But this is one that you may not have noticed.

The angle stops, that shutoff valve under your sink and toilet, has new design that has some merit. Up until now the angle stop required rotating the handle several rotations before it could be fully closed. This may be a problem when you are experiencing a lot of water gushing from a plumbing fixture. The new design is just a quarter turn to fully open or fully close the valve. If you are familiar with a ball valve, it is the same principle.

The other benefit is that it has fewer parts that can fail. The older valve has a few rubber gaskets that can wear out and many threaded pieces that can require maintenance. The new angle stop has a limited range of movement so there is less wear and less chance of leaking. In an emergency it can be turned off by hand in a second. The new valve costs about a dollar more than the multi-turn model.

You may not really care about all this but know that it is available if you get to the point of needing an angle stop replaced – they don’t function correctly forever. Whether you are replacing this valve yourself or hiring a professional to repair the plumbing, consider making this change.

 

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Using Photoshop to Create After Photos Before You Start Work
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Using Photoshop to Create After Photos Before You Start Work

 

Apartment building in Historic FolsomI got a call from an apartment manager in Folsom, CA for an estimate to install some stacked stone to the end of some of the buildings. Stacked stone can add value to your property, makes for great curb appeal, and can help attract quality tenants.

 

 

The cost of materials can be high so it is a good idea to know what is involved and have a good sense of what it will look like before making that commitment. How can you do this? Well there are programs that can simulate the building materials, but I thought I’d try it with Photoshop.

 

 

The owners have an idea for the color and style of the stacked stone they are considering installing, so I searched for an image of that type of product. While the image had to be stacked, manipulated, and edited; it was possible to get a look at the product on the building before doing any work.

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What if the owners do not like the after photo? Well, they may be happy that they didn’t spend a lot of money to learn that it wasn’t a good choice. There is a good chance that they may want to see a different product edited into that same photo – a new after photo. Much of the editing has been done, changing the building material wouldn’t take too long to do.

 

So if you are considering using stacked stone on your building, consider using Photoshop, or similar photo editing software to get a look at what the finished project will look like before starting. It may be well worth the effort.

 


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How much does it cost to repair water damage in my Folsom, CA home?
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

How Much is it Going to Cost to Repair the

Water Damage in my Folsom, CA Home?


As a Dry Rot and Water Damage Repair Contractor in Folsom, CA, I hear this all the time. I wish I had a quick answer but I don’t. The repairs required for one home will be different in the next. Since water damages can vary, some things have to be taken into consideration before a cost estimate can be given. Water Damage in Ceiling Folsom, CAThese are the major factors that will determine the cost of the repair of water damage.

The area of damage.

This makes sense; a small leak will be in a limited area. If the damage is contained to the space around the toilet, this should be a quick repair. A burst pipe in the attic that rains down over the whole house can involve a lot of time and effort to repair. Detecting the problem early is important because the damage can be extending within closed quarters.

Materials needed to repair the damage.

What actually got damaged? Expensive hardwood floors cost more to replace than a cheap carpet and pad. It should be noted that just because the materials got wet doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. Concrete is very difficult to damage with water. Don’t always assume that if it got wet, it must be damaged.

How long has the problem been happening.

A slow leak can often go undetected, that can be costly. A slow leak in a Water damage and wood rot in Folsom, CAconceal area may leak for years. The water can absorb into the surrounding materials, ruining the material, grow mold and be a cleanup problem. A broken pipe that is found right away may be just a quick dry up and repair.

Location of the damage.

A burst underground water pipe in your front yard may damage your petunias and create a large mud hole; not a lot of property damage there. If that same pipe cracks in the ceiling there could be a great deal of damage done in a very short period of time. You can imagine how far that water can travel through the ceiling, wall, and floor before the water can be shut off. In this sort of situation it would be important to use a moisture detector to find out how far the water has extended. Trapped water can be a problem if not removed properly.

Type of water.

Shower fixture installation in FolsomThis one is important because they must be handled differently.

Clean water comes from the water supply. Fresh tap water that you can drink is an example of clean water.

Grey water is water that comes from the dishwasher or washing machine, it has soaps and chemicals in it.

Finally, black water is water high in bacteria like sewage from a drain line. This type of leak can cause health problems and needs to be treated differently.

 

As you can see, to answer the question, “How much is it going to cost to repair the water damage in my home?” can be a little more involved than expected. The best approach is to get a few qualified bids on the cost of repairs, understand what each bid includes, and then have the work done.

There are qualified contractors in your Folsom neighborhood, take the time to find one you are comfortable hiring. Of course if you know a contractor that you are comfortable with, suggest one to someone in need!

 

 

 


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Official Folsom Christmas Tree Lighting December 7th, 2012
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Folsom Tree Lighting, Arts and Craft Show Rescheduled

 

The recent weather conditions in Folsom, CA has forced event organizers to change the dates of these two local events. That time is this Friday, don't miss out on the big event December 7th.

Bring the family!


Official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 7th


Tree Lighting Ceremony will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm


6:00 to 7:30 - Live entertainment

6:00 to 9:00 - Santa visits Folsom Tree Lighting – Bring your camera!

6:00 to 8:30 – Free train rides up and down Sutter and Wool Street

7:30 - Christmas tree lighting by Melissa Crowley of News 10


News10's Coats for Kids drive will take place this evening as well! Please drop your coats off near the ice skating rink ticket booth in the plaza adjacent to the parking structure.


45th Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair – December 8th


Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair will be all along Sutter Street from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Quality art, craft and gifts for your Christmas shopping. There will be entertainment too; live music, caroling, and much more.



 


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Ice Skating Rink in Folsom is reopened through January 21, 2013
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)

 

Folsom Historic District Ice Rink


Ice Skating Rink in Folsom is reopened and will remain open until January 21, 2013 (rain or shine)

The rink is open 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week including Christmas Day!

Live DJ and Games every day 4:00 – 10:00

Cost: 
Skate session: $10, $2 skate rental 
$8 kids (8 years old & under), $2 skate rental

Each session is 90 minutes long. 

Tickets available at the ticket booth adjacent to the ice rink. 
Visa and Mastercard accepted. 

 

Session Times: 
10 am to 11:30 am 
12 pm to 1:30 pm 
2 pm to 3:30 pm 
4 pm to 5:30 pm 
6 pm to 7:30 pm 
8 pm to 9:30 pm

 

Party Packages available

 

 

Directions: 
From Sacramento
Take Highway 50 East. 
Exit Folsom Blvd, exit #23 
Turn Left onto Folsom Blvd. 
Take the ramp toward Historic Blvd. 
Stay straight to go onto Sutter Street. 
Turn Left onto Reading Street. 
The Parking Garage is located on the Right. 
The Ice Skating Rink is located next to the parking garage.

 

 

 


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