New Gold Standard for Finishing a Basement – Cherry Hill Contractor shows you how!

Is there a new Gold Standard in Basement Finishing? Out with the old and in with the new.  Every contractor catches up eventually but for quite some time, a better method of finishing basements has gone un-recognized and very rarely used in South Jersey.  For over 40 years contractors have been throwing up wood studs over a 6 mil vapor barrier and faced insulation towards the living space.  That method has been proven years later to be susceptible to mold growth and other moisture related issues.  The basement has a relative humidity much greater than the rest of your home.  Concrete is porous and every crack and gap allows even more moisture into your space. Next Level Remodeling cares about your investment.  We want our finished basements to last just as long as the rest of your beautiful home.  This is why we have made the following basement finishing practices our Gold Standard. Wall Preparation:  We begin by testing questionable areas with clear...
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Construction Standards for Residential Remodeling Protection – A Checklist

Construction Standards for Residential Remodeling Protection – A Checklist   For homeowners as well as residential construction workers to be safe, everyone needs to be aware of the minimum standard safe work practices for the construction industry. You can create a residential construction checklist based on the standard OSHA requirements for construction on a residential site from the following guidelines: Analyzing the Safety of the Worksite A construction site must be assessed by the construction team including the managers and workers in order to find any potential hazards that will put workers or a homeowner in danger of being hurt. If any hazard exists, it needs to be safely removed so that the removal itself does not create an additional hazardous situation. Safety and Health Training Before any construction professionals begin work at a site, the OSHA requirements state that all workers must have safety training within the company that they work for that meet the minimum requirements of the environment that they will be working in....
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DELRAN, NJ WINDOW PROJECT

DELRAN, NJ WINDOW PROJECT

WINDOWS in GENERAL When searching for a new home, windows are usually not a huge determining factor. As long as we can see through them, they open and close, and are reasonably presentable; little effort usually goes into research into their quality. Unfortunately, if a home was constructed with many others in a “development” context, the builder likely put similar effort into choosing them. It’s the cost that usually drives those decisions. Not just the cost of the window units, but the cost of their installation as well. Window and door installations, like roofing, siding, drywall, and every other facet of new home building, are often performed by “piece workers.” They are workers that are paid according to the quantity of units they install. The quality of the installation has little oversight. Since the consequences of a poor install will not be realized till long after the check clears and the warranty expires, the installation is geared toward speed rather than longevity or...
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