Carhartt Flex Shirts

By Robert Robillard

Carhartt Rugged Flex Mid-Weight Shirts for Winter Winter’s here and many tradespeople, if they have the option, prefer to do interior work during these cold months.  Remodelers, in particular, may have more flexibility to schedule interior work according to the seasons, but inside it where we’d all prefer to be.  Now when we think of…

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The Carpenter Apprentice Path

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Apprentice From Green2Great Hey guys, In the last 2 months, we’ve published a few videos with our newest employee, and carpenter apprentice – Dave Brefini.     Green2Great Video Series These videos have received great feedback and engagement from you all so we decided to make it a regular video series. Join Dave and…

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Rigid Insulation Board – Basement Insulation

By Robert Robillard

Basement Wall Insulation Using Rigid Foam Board Best practice for basement wall insulation [best insulating and vapor barrier system] is closed-cell foam, the second-best is using foam board, especially if you’re trying to save money. Using a rigid foam board creates a good vapor barrier along with an insulation layer that won’t promote mold growth. Rigid…

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Contractor SCAM

By Robert Robillard

How To Avoid A Contractor Scam True Story: A group of men, reportedly with Irish accents, have been knocking on doors around town offering residents services to work on their home, from chimney work to roofing. They promise to cut you a deal on work around your home, demand cash upfront, then jack up the price once…

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Basement Wall Insulation – Closed Cell Spray Foam

By Jeff Deitz

Using Closed Cell Spray Foam to Insulate a Basement Wall Here at Concord Carpenter we strongly recommend using Closed Cell spray foam to insulate a below-grade basement wall. Conditioned basement space has a never-ending battle against moisture gain and heat loss.  Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam (CCSPF), when installed properly by a trained professional, can…

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How To Use DAP Pro System 600 Spray Foam kit

By Robert Robillard

DIY Spray Foam With DAP System 600 Froth Pack If you only have a small area to insulate like a small addition, bathroom or a basement remodel hiring a spray foam contractor can be expensive and not a viable option. In these situations, I  purchase a spray foam froth pak, like the DAP Touch ‘n…

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Sealing And Insulating Rim Joists

By Robert Robillard

Sealing and Insulating Rim Joists – BEST PRACTICE Rim Joists [also called band joists] and sill plates are often an overlooked and under-insulated location in a house. The rim joist is a box-like cavity that the floor joists connect to and sits on the foundation sill and wall. Rim joists and sill plates, if not sealed, are…

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Cutting Concrete Block To Install Window

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Basement Egress Window In Concrete Wall We recently were asked if we were interested in cutting concrete blocks to install a window. The client had an existing single pane glass window that was much narrower and shorter than the opening required to install two new Anderson windows that they had acquired. Concrete Wall…

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