Carmichael (Sacramento, CA)
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You Got All the Usefulness Out of That Wooden Post, Let’s Replace It
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)

 

I Think You Got All the Usefulness Out of That Wooden Post,

Let’s Replace It With A New One.

 

 

 

My wife and I have been taking up walking as a form of regular exercise. We often do hiking in the foothill on wooded trails in nature. By getting out there in the forested areas, I can see trees that have fallen over time and are just rotting with time. This is normal.

Wood will rot and return to the earth, that is just how things work out. The tree has a life, it dies, and decays. When I see this, I think of all the rotted wood that I come across over the years. Not the wood in the forest but the wood used in building. If not protected against decay, wood will eventually breakdown.

I saw this short post used to support a retaining wall in Carmichael yesterday, I think it has reached its maximum live expectancy. Time to let this one go and call a contractor to replace this retaining wall post.

 

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You Know If You Fix It Right, You Only Have To Do It Once
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)

 

 

You Know If You Fix It Right,

 You Only Have To Do It Once

 

I come across repairs that have been done several times and caused by the same reason. The problem have never been corrected, only patched to function. The problem with this is that if you do not repair things correctly, it is just a matter of time before it happens again.

 

 

This drain line has a lot of pressure on it to one side – it wasn’t installed straight. By forcing the pipe straight and connecting, there will always be a force on it. It was repaired a few times but the pipe has continued to crack in new places.

We will be making an effort to get things straightened up for good this time.

 

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We did clean up the mess before returning the mirror back.
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)

 

 

I have no idea what that is behind your mirror,

but let’s get rid of it.

 

 

 

I had to pull off some mirrors in a few apartments lately, you’d be surprised what I’ve seen. Several of the mirrors had large holes cut into the wall, perhaps for plumbing repairs. This one was a real mystery to me. There was some mold growth on the wall, no moisture was detected in the wall.

We did clean up the mess before returning the mirror back though.

 

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Geared up for an apartment cabinet and counter upgrade in Sacramento.
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)

 

Geared up for an apartment cabinet and counter upgrade in Sacramento.

 

 

It has been a long time in the works but I am ready to jump into a small 5 day apartment upgrade project. The cabinets had to be ordered 4 weeks ago and they are ready today. The counters were delivered today right on time. All the sinks, disposals, faucets and accessories are on site and ready for a morning start.

 

All of this had to be coordinated with the notification of the residents to remove all their things from all the cabinets in the kitchen and vanity area. The residents are excited about the work that will be done and we hope to minimize the disruption. In fact, that is a high priority. We will be starting and complete the entire unit in one day.

 

So the plan for this apartment improvement is to do five units in five days. This will be an interesting challenge for me and my team. I'm a little nervous tonight, perhaps just anxious to get started after such a long wait to get going.

 

If you are considering an apartment upgrade to the kitchens and baths in Sacramento area, give Tromler Construction an opportunity to show you what we can do.

 

 

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Open design or more cabinet space
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)

 

Open design or more cabinet space

 

 

When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners are often struck with the choice between cabinet storage space and an open look. Both are important, but we only have so much to choose from. Removing walls to create an open kitchen can mean losing a large chuck of cabinets.

 

 

Given a choice, which is more important to you.

 

Open space or more cabinet storage space?

 

 

 

 

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Putting Good Siding Over Bad
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)

 

 

Putting Good Siding Over Bad

 

 

We don't get every siding job that we bid on but we do get our share. Since Tromler Construction is active in many Sacramento apartment community projects, we sometimes get a chance to look at some of the work that others have done. In particular, jobs that we did not get that was completed by another contractor.

 

While working inside a vacant unit, the manager insisted that I look at a leak above the sliding glass door at the back of the unit. We were assured that the leak could not be coming from the exterior because the siding had just been replaced a couple years ago. (I know, I bid on that job!) I told her I'd take a look.

 

I could see right away that the entire back of the building had new siding. The upper level had siding that was installed over the existing wood siding; I know this just by looking at it. We have seen these kinds of repairs in the past with mixed results. I had to pull off a trim board to get a better look inside the wall.

Much to my surprise the siding that was covered up was very rotted wood. This wood rot needed to be removed, not just covered up and hidden. The photo shows what I was looking at, you can see that it could be a problem right? Apparently the contractor felt that this was okay to cover up. Being on the back side of the building, no one seemed to notice or pay attention to what was being done.

 

If you are looking for a Sacramento siding contractor that you can trust to do the job right, be sure to do a thorough job in checking out the contractor. The work you do in the beginning of your search will help in the quality of work that you receive during the siding project in Sacramento.

 

 

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I Can Repair Vanity Cabinets to Save You Some Money, But Not This One.
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)

 

 

I Can Repair Vanity Cabinets to Save You Some Money, But Not This One.

 

 

Tromler Construction spend a great deal of time working with the owners and property managers of rental properties. Everyone is concerned with costs, and we do our best to produce a quality product that doesn't create a financial hardship. To do this, we have to make some choices when it comes to the repair or replacement of some items.

 

Let's take vanity cabinets for example, drain leaks and flooded floors can cause a cabinet to swell and become noticeably damaged. They can often be repaired rather than replaced. Damaged doors and swollen bases are pretty common and can often be fixed. The question is really, “Is it worth repairing?”

 

How much will it cost to repair? There will be material costs and time spent in rebuilding; a quick analysis of what will be involved versus the cost and time to replace a vanity will lead to an answer. If a contractor can fix a vanity cabinet and make it look good, he may be able to same the owners some money.

 

There are some cabinets that are just beyond repair. The vanity cabinet in the photo we removed from an apartment in Carmichael, CA today, it could not be salvaged. It was a lost cause. A new base cabinet will be installed instead.

 

 


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