The Tile Phase Starts

The photos below will give you a perspective of how the project needs to flow.  Once the cabinets are installed the tile phase can start.  If you have a wood subfloor like this project you will see we have to add a concrete Hardi-backer board to the floor.  This product is glued and screwed and will prevent the floor tile from cracking.  The shower walls and shower pans are the vital part of any shower.  This is where the water proofing and truing the walls (floating the walls with concrete materials for a true level and plumb system) takes place.  If you don’t do this the tile work will look unacceptable, the margins will not be true and the joints will not be flat.

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This is where you start to see the fruits of all your labor where the project turns to the finishing phase.  The interior painting is completed and the finishes are starting to be installed.  This set of pictures shows the next phase of the project where the cabinets are installed.  Once this phase is completed the granite can be templated, the tile can be installed on the floors and walls as needed and the project starts to pull itself together.

 

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The pictures on this post show we are finished many stages.  We are completed with all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, backing, drywall and texture. It is now ready for paint!

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The photo on this post shows a problem we had with the existing roof system. There were signs of water leaks however it is unknown if this is an old problem that has been corrected or a problem that was never addressed. Unfortunately you don’t know if there is a water problem until rains. This problem lead to a total replacement of the existing underlayment which is the water proofing under the roof tile.

existing roof leak

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The photo on this page shows the finish color coat of the stucco system in a synthetic finish. Finishes can be any color the client desires and we can match any color chip provided.

exterior bathroom wall insulation

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The pictures on this post show the start of the rock stone veneer being applied over the existing brick veneer. Stone veneer is a slow process where time and patience is needed. The coating you see over the brick is a primer so the brick can be floated with a concrete setting layer so the stone will stick.

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The following photos show the home at a point where the building wrap/ foam and wire have been installed and have received the 1st coat of stucco.  This process typically wants to wait until the interior drywall has been installed because if you hang the drywall using nails it could create excessive cracking in the stucco from the banging on the walls.  However, the drywall industry mostly use screws to attach drywall so in most cases applying the stucco before the interior drywall has been installed decreases any issues in cracking the stucco.

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To continuing on our home builder story of the whole house remodel project.

The following pictures show the home at a point where the drywall has been hung and the screws along with the butt joints of the drywall have received their second coat of drywall mud.  We first use the drywall mud to skim the joints and cover the screw giving you a flat media to work off of.

Once this process is completed we then add a texture to the wall as selected by the owner or the Architect.  Since this texture is hand applied there can be multiple textures to choose from (heavy, medium or lighter with variations in between) depending on the client preference.  Other options are smooth wall where we don’t apply any texture or a spray on texture called orange peel.

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These photos show we are ready to install the sheetrock.

exterior bathroom wall insulation
interior bathroom wall insulation copy

In order to get to this stage we must first complete the framing, window install, all in-wall electrical, plumbing and duct work.

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The following photos show the beginning process of stuccoing the exterior of the existing home. Once we are done with the framing, window/ exterior door install and the roof has been dried-in we can start the exterior finish process. This project is using a one coat stucco system with a synthetic finish. Prior to adding the stucco we must first add a moisture barrier and then install a minimum of 1” insulation board. Once this is completed we add wire so the stucco will have something to hold onto.

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