What is a Demo & Discovery Contract?
Is your home in need of repair? Whether it’s due to flooding, fire, dry rot, earthquake, or any other home disaster, repairs can feel like a Pandora’s Box. It’s often hard to understand the full scope of the damage until after you begin the work. For many homeowners, this is a scary thought. What if…Read More
How to Work with a Design-Build Firm to do Insurance Repair
Dealing with a home disaster can be one of the most inconvenient, frustrating experiences for a homeowner. Whether it’s a flood, fire, earthquake, or any other form of home damage, you’ll likely find yourself filing a homeowner’s insurance claim. If you choose to work with a design-build firm through your insurance company to repair your…Read More
Can Downspouts Cause Water Damage to my Home?
Gutters get a lot of attention, and rightly so. They catch the water that runs off your roof and channels it away. But where does the water go from there? Cue downspouts, the gutter’s underappreciated vertical cousin. In wet climates like ours here in the Portland area, downspouts serve an especially useful purpose. However, incorrectly…Read More
How to fix a shower leak
Nobody likes having a leak in their shower, and figuring out how to fix one can be a hassle. While the process of repairing a leaky shower may be inconvenient, the consequences of not repairing it can be catastrophic. But what if you don’t know how to fix a leak? Or worse, what if you…Read More
When to repair the foundation of a historic Portland home
There’s no question that old homes in Portland have character. But while charm and rich history rule the view from above, many of these homes face a challenge below ground. Hundreds of historic Portland homes today sit on crumbling, compromised, or poorly constructed foundations. If you own a Portland home built before the 1960s, you…Read More