A Unique Sump Pump Drain Solution

By Robert Robillard

Sump Pump Drain Solution A client of mine has a house with no gutters. The problem with not having gutters is that all of the roof run off drains against the houses foundation walls and usually finds it’s way back into the house.  Exterior drainage for a sump pump was an issue and we needed…

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Rain Diverters

By Robert Robillard

Installing Roof Rain Diverters Nothing is more annoying than having to walk through a waterfall coming off your roof to reach the front door every time it rains. For many people gutters is not an option. Photo: copper rain diverter installed on roof above porch entry On the Concord, Massachusetts house pictured here the owner…

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Home Maintenance Checklist

By Robert Robillard

Tips to keep your home well maintained As a carpenter I am often called to peoples homes to repair, replace or troubleshoot house problems. Most if not all issues that I deal with are a result of not taking the time to perform periodic maintenance.  These people need my  home maintenance checklist. The fall season, is…

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Repairing A Window Sill

By Robert Robillard

Rotted Marvin Window Trim and Sill Sixteen years ago I put these windows in and have always maintained the paint on them.  Unfortunately the finger jointed wood trim that window manufacturers use these days is far inferior to that used in days past and now required repairing a window sill. Repairing A Window Sill I…

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