Wednesday, October 5, 2011
I called the contractor, Talon Homes, and, since they were on their way to North Dakota, they asked me to get a roofer to take care of the problem, and either bill them, or if I paid for the work, they would reimburse me.
I was able to arrange repair by getting a referral from Doug Feser, who is building a spec home across the street. He will be using C&C Construction to do his roofing, and he called them for me. Aurelio "Ral" Ceniceros came out the same afternoon to take care of the problem. He brought a helper, borrowed roofing material from another job, and finished the work in 1.5 hours.
The photos below show the problem and the work done to repair it. It's been raining ever since they did the work, and we feel very lucky that we got this taken care of so quickly.
|Roofing tiles along vented ridge|
|Roof tiles loose all along ridge|
|Nails not anchoring tiles|
|Removing loose tiles|
|Roof ridge looking east to west|
|Roof ridge looking west to east|
|Nailed vent in roof valley. This is bad practice, because rain|
or snow collecting in valley could cause leak at nail hole.
|Original nail used is on right|
Thursday, August 11, 2011
D&S Concrete finally put the sealer on the stained concrete walk and porch they poured last winter. Although they sprayed rather than rolled, as they'd promised, it appears they avoided collateral spray on the landscaping trees and shrubs. We'll see how the foliage holds up over the next several months. One thing I know now, I'll never use D&S Concrete again; too many problems (and here).
Saturday, June 25, 2011
We've been in our new house 4 months now, and examination of the stamped concrete front porch, walk, and driveway borders reveals fading, mottling, and small cracks. I attribute this to the subcontractor, D&S Concrete, failing to seal the stamped concrete. It should have been power washed and sealed as soon as weather permitted in order to retain color and prevent cracking. Despite sunny, warm weather, and many, many calls to Steve Solano of D&S Concrete, this simple procedure has yet to be accomplished. At this stage, some methods of restoring the concrete color and then sealing it may be required.
|Original drawing for front porch and walk design|
|Walk being poured|
|Front walk in June not yet power washed or sealed|
|Dull look of stained concrete walk|
|Mottled driveway border due to not being sealed|
Sunday, June 12, 2011
|Entertainment Center of Great Room|
|Looking into the dining area of the Great Room|
|Dining area of Great Room|
|Looking from kitchen through Great Room|
|Wetbar off rec room|
Monday, March 21, 2011
These are photos of the interior of our previous home after painting and re-carpeting.
|Built-in shelves on stairs|
|Looking from dining room into living room|
|Breakfast nook and kitchen showing new vinyl|
|Kitchen sink looking out on backyard|
|Master bedroom coffered ceiling|
|Sun room off master bedroom|