Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gutter Cleaning

It's getting to be that season again. Leaves are falling, weather is changing, and the rains will be here soon. It's time to start planning your gutter cleaning for this season. Gutters leaking? I found a site that describes "How to patch a gutter Leak". Let Tromler Construction know if we can help.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rebuilding a Lightweight Concrete Deck

A lot of damage was found in the decking, rails, and structural framing. It took some time to get everything removed and rebuilt. I've included some pictures here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Unexpected Water Damage!

I got a call from an apartment manager regarding some loose concrete on a balcony to one of the units in the community. I checked it out. The concrete had some movement in it, probably some moisture damage to the sheathing below. I explained it to the manager and we agreed that the concrete and water damage needed to be replaced for safety reasons. Since the unit was vacant, now seemed like a good time to do the work. Here is what the decking looked like before the demolition started.

The very first blow of the sledge hammer revealed that the damge was pretty extensive. The sledge hammer went through the concrete, the sheathing,l past the joists, and through the siding below. Removal of the rest of the concrete decking exposed damaged joists and the 4x12 header. This was clearly a safety issue that needed the approval of management. Everyone agrreed that all the damaged wood needed to be replaced.
None of this could have been known until the decking was opened up.

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