A new addition

Gabe, one of our Lead Carpenters, and his wife Maggie are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Charlotte Rose. Charlotte joined the world on Monday, May 24th, weighing in at 7.5 pounds. Congratulations to Charlotte Rose, Maggie and Gabe on such a beautiful new girl!

Getting into hot water

While visiting a job site yesterday, I came across this repair job on a hot water flue. (Please note that we did not make this repair, it was done previous to our arrival on the job.) The repair is an old Folgers coffee can clamped around a furnace flue pipe.

Getting a feel for hardwood flooring

Jake,

I'm ready to lay hardwood flooring. It says to lay felt underneath. Is this the #15 tar paper felt used in roofing?

– Terry

Terry,

There are several reasons a felt type paper is installed below hardwood floor.  The paper helps control sound, adds a softening to the floor and acts as a vapor or moisture barrier.