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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We Love to Hear From Our Customers

Wow it really made our day when we received the below feedback on the new home construction work we did for Art & Deb Hicks.

 

  1. Contract options- Lump sum vs cost plus.  You can talk about the cost plus contract and how you felt it went.  The transparency of how it worked and how we worked hard to save you $$.

    We used a cost plus contract, so we paid for the actual cost of the labor and materials, and a cost adder for overhead and a profit for the contractor. We were provided a list of materials and labor with their costs, which were estimates, based on preferences we’d indicated. There was also an agreed upon date for completion so that there was no incentive to delay for profit.  Actually we were given the opportunity to save costs at our discretion whenever that was possible. There was never any confusion about the process or what our costs were. The process seemingly worked well for everyone.

  2. Quality of work

    The work was excellent, and any questions were dealt with appropriately.

  3. long distance relationship with your contractor – how we communicated and how your expectations were met.

    We used phone calls, voice mail, text, photos via text, and email to conduct the project long distance.  Some decisions may have been made differently had we been able to stand in the middle of the project more often, but that was not practical for us.  After all was said and done we still wound up living in the best home construction project that we ever attempted.

  4. Project schedule- how you were sent a schedule at the beginning of the project and how we were able to complete on-time.

    We were given a project completion date which was met with time to spare, and done to our satisfaction.

  5. Billing- how the billing was presented and if it was easy to interpret.

    We had no particular issues with the billing.

  6. Did you feel we were easy to work with and did we take a proactive approach to the project?

    We had no problems dealing with the Biermann Construction team.  Emerging issues were dealt with productively and proactively.

  7. Were we able to work through any issues and come up with solutions?

    Yes, any issues the contracting personnel or we observed were reported during the process, and they were resolved in a satisfactory manner.

  8. Did you like the subcontractors we work with?

    Yes, and we’ve hired some of them for various follow-on jobs.

  9. Would you hire us again or refer us to someone else?

    Yes, we would hire you again, and in fact we pass along your name regularly as an excellent choice for a Builder.  We’ve gotten feedback from miscellaneous sources, indicating that you are an excellent choice and that they are jealous, having used someone else.

 

Regards,
Art & Deb Hicks
2605 Timber Owl Rd
Sedona, AZ  86336
(408) 605-7564

It is a wonderful feeling to know when we know our work has please our clients.  Thank You!

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Here we talk about interior doors, “Open Cell Insulation”, and window installations in our continuing whole house remodel story:

The photo to the right shows the delivery of interior doors that will be installed prior to drywall.  The reason we install the doors/ jambs now is because the jambs are kerfed which allows the drywall corner beads to wrap into the jamb.  This will replace any door casing you typically see in older homes.

delivery of interior doors
Open Cell Insulation

The photo in the left column shows the “Open Cell Insulation” in the ceiling.  We use this product where when a framing design call for no roof ventilation.

The two photos below show are typical photos for window installations.  The white window wrap is installed prior to the window installation which provides a more water tight application.  The inside view shows the windows after installation which shows the window wrap materials wrapping the sill area and up the sides for a better seal.

window installations outside view
window installations inside view

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The photos on this page are showing different views of portions of the construction prior to putting up drywall.

This photo shows a space where we completed all the inwall and framing components and are ready for drywall placement.

view of completed inwall

The below two photos show the exterior and interior of a bathroom wall wrapped with sound insulation.  This will help prevent any sounds from the bathroom to enter the bedroom.

exterior bathroom wall insulation
interior bathroom wall insulation copy
bedroom prior to drywall placement

Another picture of a bedroom with new and existing insulation prior to drywall.

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