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  • Unexpected Flood Debris

    A surprising amount of waste created in our recent flooding were natural materials that flowed in from the surrounding environment.

  • Hauling and Disposing of Flood Debris

    Warm weather and wet conditions made every pile of trash a moldy health risk that had to be taken care of as quickly as possible. The city and county governmenst stepped in to provide extra resources to help clean up the area.

  • What Possessions Can Be Saved?

    Often the most important things flood victims want or need to save are the toughest to salvage such as paper documents, old photos, and other media.

  • Hidden Doors and Secret Rooms

    My team completed this remodel of a 1930's house this past year and it had several fun hidden doors inside.

  • Builders Blitz '13

    My local builders association teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod to build one house in one week, an ambitious goal for any group. I was initially interested in swinging a hammer with the team, but they quickly recruited me to photograph the process.

  • Maintain your Tankless Water Heater, or ELSE!

    If you have hard water and use a tankless water heater, sooner or later you will need to flush your unit.

  • OSB vs Plywood Sheating

    Have you ever seen a house that was framed with Thermoply sheathing?

  • HVAC Systems

    A 20 minute version of my HVAC presentation to the AIA Austin Chapter in August 2013.

  • Sanitizing and Drying Out

    After removing the water and wet building materials from a flooded structure, the next crucial step is to clean and sanitize the building as needed and to thoroughly dry both living and storage spaces.

  • Bringing Vocational Education Back to the Classroom

    Like a breath of fresh air, Fresno county's superintendent says it's time to recognize the value and professionalism of people who work with their hands.