Handyman Repair and Installations
Sheet Rock Repair
Sheetrock repair(1994) performed poorly by another contractor. We cut the bad sheet rock out and started over. Finished job with happy customer and another reference.
Damaged Sheet Rock
Sheetrock damage(2018) due to poor workmanship and settling of the house.
We repaired the settling issue first by installing pier jacks under the damaged area at the entrance door of the house. Our sheetrock repair is different from most companies or sheet rock repair guys. We do not dry sand sheetrock. It does take a total of 3 days for the complete sheetrock mud drying time.(3 coats =3 days) For customers with breathing problems or for clients that would just prefer a more environment safe job this is the only way to go. This is not a new technique but a very old technique. Dry sanding sheetrock mud became a thing in the late 70's and as we all know, very much practiced today. The manufacturers even present it as the primary method of repair. **Of course they do because it using 3 times more than our process.)**Do you think professional sheet rock installers 3 floors up installing sheet rock ceilings sand their sheet rock mud? NO THEY DON"T. I will admit that I ran into a company in Alabama back in the early 2000's that had been in business for 40 years and they prepped their mud this way until I showed them how to install mud without dry sanding. **Please understand that I am referring to dry sanding and manufacturing an extreme amount of sheetrock dust.** Cutting sheetrock and installing has a small amount of dust that gets in the air. All job areas should be protected by plastic regardless of which method is used.**
Door Installations and Repair
Door rot is a very common problem in homes from the 1960's and early.
We installed new wood for the bottom plate over the threshold and side jams before installing the new door.
This home belongs to a real estate investor. I only work with investors that allow me to fix the repairs correctly.
This makes for a great home for the new renter later when the project is fixed.
Concrete Block Repair
This was a large project that we did for another investor. The concrete block had been installed okay but their mortar mix had not been mixed correctly. You can see the large cracks where the mortar had fallen out. After checking out the other side of the blocks under the house we determined that we could repair this by caulking the cracks and then placing stucco over the surface.
This is a great fix for many homes with this issue. Give us a call for a free estimate. 843-808-2226
Custom Fence Build
Custom Fence built(2018) from Pressure Treated wood. Fence is built from 2x6" P.T., 6"x 6" P.T. post, 1"x 6" dog ear planks. Planks are installed in channels cut into 2"x 6". This fence should have been built from Western Cedar but due to pricing the customer elected to build from a wood that would be much more costly in maintenance.
Photos show how close to house and property line we built without crossing property lines. 1/4 inch gap between fences.
Fence is 6 ft. tall and 287 ft. in length for 4 sides with 2 doors.
We do not install fences. We build CUSTOM fences.
This mobile home(2017) had weak spots in the floor. We removed the sheathing in the living room and replaced it with a better grade O.S.B. A vinyl flooring was installed over the top of it. (We do not install flooring top surfaces) ***Concrete blocks were placed in the floor from the last contractor that repaired this floor. We removed blocks and added the proper supports there.***
Vinyl Siding Replacement
This house(2017) was built in the 1930's. It also belongs to a real estate investor.
The vinyl was installed over wood siding and it waved at you when you looked at it.
We reinstalled the vinyl that was still usable on this side of the house and removed most of the waves.
The vinyl had not been pressure washed at this point. We replaced the back wall and installed new vinyl and a new deck on the back side of the house.
There are many different materials for siding. We have installed most of them over the years.
Above you will see some of our projects over the years that we have installed siding on. Most siding we install today is vinyl.
Building a pergola (5/2018) in a landscaped yard with only the room you see. We had to be very careful not to touch the plants or get sawdust on any leaves. Built with 2x6 P.T. material. Anchored to the header over the sliding glass doors. All necessary braces installed for build. We used 2x4s for the top run bracing. Another happy customer
Sagging Floor Joist
This is an old farm house and the floor had sagged about 2 inches. They were on a budget so I had to improvise on jacks. Still a quality job.
We removed an old deck from the house. This type of rot and damage is due to the deck not being flashed at the sill plate. The entire length of house had to be jacked up so we could install new 2x10" plates for the house.
Never let someone with a car jack or just makes claims that they can jack up your house. Only qualified technician should be hired.
This was(2017) an old home built 1920s, the floors were sagging in every room. Different size floor joist in each separate room. Most of the new joist were 2x6 p.t on 16"o.c-20"o.c. The bid on this job $6200 and the customer had to set the floor joist for proper height and the company would come in and install concrete piers. We came in at $3900 and worked with what they had. We installed 4"x 4"x 12'P.T. across the floor joist 4' ft O.C. We're using 4x6 p.t. blocks instead concrete blocks or solid concrete blocks because the concrete will crack or break under extreme pressure. Example**take a 4" solid concrete block and a BIG sledge hammer and hit the block till it breaks. Now I want you to do the same to a 4x6" p.t. block the same size and the results will always be the same. You can crack or break the concrete block, but you can't break or crack the p.t. block. Yes you can sprinter it and chop it up with an axe or similar tool. The point here is that this small object will have thousands of pounds of pressure pushing against it. The p.t. block is a lot more dense than the concrete block. You also don't want to have to reset the 4x4's because a block cracked and they will.**** For those of you that think you would put 6x6" post under there. Most houses have limited room and your setting these post by hand. Back in the late 90's when Atlanta had a lot of tornado's come through, I was being hired by the insurance companies to reset entire foundations that had been moved by the high winds. When under taking a project like this make sure your hiring an expert, not somebody telling you they can do this work and has no equipment.
This was a minor install. Floor joist had buckled and we pushed it back in place.
This house, we removed the deck and found the sill plate had major water damage. We replaced the sill plate before we could start project.