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Archive >> October 2007

Oct 17

Dryvit Stair Repair - Beware!

Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: renovation

I have Dryvit entry stairway on my house. They are cracking and peeling along the base and I would like to get it repaired. Can it be patched or is it a total redo? Any recommendations for a small repair?


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Dryvit is a brand name for EIFS (Exterior Finish and Insulation System), intended for use on vertical wall cladding. We’ve seen it used in other applications – some not so successfully. Due to the system’s limitations and potential problems if incorrectly applied, one must use extreme care and engage a professional applicator for all installations and repairs.

Oct 05

Award-Winning Kitchen

Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: remodeling

We’re quite proud of this recently-completed project, which won a Platinum award for kitchens in its cost category, in the national Best of the Best remodeling competition.

The kitchen work was part of a larger, whole-house remodel for a young couple in the West End. The Owners, local restauranteurs, wanted commercial-quality stainless equipment, and a whole lot of contemporary style.


Sep 30

Critter Control

Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: renovation
I have beveled wood siding - cedar I guess - on a 40 year old house. I had an instance last fall/winter where mice found an entry point in my garage. The entry point was just outside the door frame where it meets the bottom run of siding, underneath. It appears that all of the bottom run of my siding does have a little space (an inch or so) up behind it, and overtime, at least at the door frame entry point it appears that time took it's toll and allowed the mice to squeeze in. The house is in really good shape, but I was thinking of using caulk (or something) to fill in that inch of space

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