Wood Beetles In Old Homes

Anobiid wood beetle infestations are a very common and sometimes significant problem in older homes. Much of the lumber was milled without kiln drying which would kill any of the insects that were already in or on the wood. So despite the use of old growth lumber these insects, over time, can turn that very Read More

Flooding Prevention and Restoration: What Homeowners Need to Know

Flooding Prevention and Restoration: What Homeowners Need to Know

While it is not possible to fully eliminate the chances of flooding in the home, there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the chances of experiencing a flood or at the very least to minimize the amount of water that could affect the home. Extend the downspouts at least 4-6 feet away Read More

Damaged “I” Joists

What happens when that joist is located directly under the drain for the toilet? The first and most common approach is to cut, notch or in some way alter the joist to accommodate the drain piping. With dimensional framing a simple repair could be to “sister” on a section of scrap joist material to the Read More