Callen Construction

Interested in some important plumbing tips? If you live in an area where the temperature drops below freezing in the winter, there’s always the potential for your water lines to freeze. If this happens without your knowledge, the pipes could easily burst, resulting in an emergency plumbing situation. Not only will you have to hire a plumber or plumbing services, you’ll be faced with having to remove the water – possibly hundreds or thousands of gallons. By thinking and planning ahead, however, you can prevent frozen pipes and avoid an expensive plumbing repair. It’s best to do this months before the winter season begins.

What is a Free Estimate and Inspection? A system design specialist from one of our dealerships will inspect and measure your basement or crawl space completely FREE of charge. You will also receive one of our books (valued at $14.95) at no cost to you including free shipping. Answers to all your questions, including why the Total Basement Finishing System is the best option for basement remodeling , including an introduction to our 50 year warranty.

Most especially if you are living with your family, it is best to consider what the entire household will like to have for the new basement. Decide on what is best suited for the family by brainstorming and letting everyone input some ideas. Remember that this will be for the overall refashioning of your basement space. Wow, you’re really into plumbing. Good advice. I trained as a plumber here in France, but hope that I don’t need to use the skills on our pipes now that the thaw has begun.

I choose to leave my ceiling rafter exposed and painted the entire ceiling in Flat Black paint. This is what some call the loft look as they have in some New York apartment lofts. I painted all heating ducts, wires, all plumbing and every inch of wood giving the ceiling an illusion of being higher than it really is. If you are using another brand of acid stain check with the manufacturer as to their recommended method of neutralization. Baking soda combined with water or a cup of ammonia in a 5 gallon bucket will usually do the trick.

Here’s the thing though, you’ll need framing first before you can drywall. That could run another 4-5k. AND you’ll need to re-work the electrical. Even though it already exists it will need to be moved to run through the new framing and prepped for the new drywall – again another 3-5k. Provide electrical wiring and lighting to code – This is going to depend upon the amount of work required, but electricians average from $65 to $85 per hour. This project might be priced on a per item basis, or the electrician might simply base it on the square footage. Drawbacks include the porous nature of drywall, which is conducive to mold growth. Drywall that has been damaged by water must be replaced.