Protecting A House From Dust During Construction

By Robert Robillard on Dealing With Dust

Protecting A House From Dust During Construction

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Controlling Remodeling and Construction Dust

In recent posts I have discussed the importance of controlling job site dust and keeping a clean work site.   Protecting a house from dust during construction happens before the job starts.

Educating The Client:

Take the time to include wording in your contract detailing how you will be protecting a house during construction or a remodeling project.   customers love seeing this and expect to pay extra for it so include a line item in your proposal.

Protecting The House:

Day one is spent moving furniture and furnishings out of the room as well as anything hanging on adjacent walls. Floor protection in the work area  and all the way out of the work are and exiting the house.  Make sure to protect any areas that you may travel, including the bathroom, basement area, exits, etc.
Lastly install dust containment walls in the work area and zippered doors in any door openings that will be used.   Any doorway openings not used should be sealed off by closing the door and taping the seams on both sides.

People Notice Dust

It’s funny but people look less at the quality of the trim details and miter joints then they do the mess a contractor leaves or works in. The key is to keep a clean and orderly work site and take a few precautions.
For much more in depth details and techniques on dust containment and reducing remodeling dust read these articles:


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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