In this project our client has their block support pillars deteriorating below soil and is needing to replace them as soon as possible. These pillars support the front porch roof and are also bearing the weight of the existing deck. This project has required architectural drawings, engineers approval, city permits and of course inspections. Let us take you through the process of this project and you can continually come back for updates and more! This is the state of the porch before The Handy Force arrived!
The first step to this project was to remove and dispose of all windows, siding and interior to expose the existing structure. This allows us to know where we will need to build temporary supports that will take the weight of the roof once the pillars are removed. We arrange to meet with our engineer to obtain a clear design of how the supports should be built to meet Ontario Building Code guidelines. To ensure everything is weather and critter tight, we enclose the structure in tarps. During this time we building the necessary supports and await to meet with City of Toronto inspectors for approval.
Like we say, we are the “odd jobs people”. Yes, we may be odd but that’s not my point! Being odd gives us the opportunity to tackle many different aspects of construction and very versatile for whatever project you may have in store for us. Our client here was looking to cap some exterior wood trim that kept rotting away and also add some security to their back french doors. We installed custom bent aluminum flashing and steel security doors with added design.
In this project, our client had a basement bathroom and laundry area with old tile floors, plumbing running on the outside of the wall and no proper connection to vent the dryer. We removed one of the external walls that was built out of strapping on concrete and framed a new wall to accommodate for proper installation of plumbing and electrical. We then built a bulkhead to run the venting and tie into the existing line. With some new drywall, trim, flooring and paint it completely transforms the room.
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In this project, our client wanted to enclose a block opening at the front of their home. They wanted added security, but a high quality front door. We provided and installed a beautiful oak stained door that is able to withstand the different weather elements with no shrinking or warping. Looking to spice up the front of your home? Call us!
Our client had come to us seeking a solution that has to be both useful and cost effective . They needed to help the snow plows avoid hitting their downspout and concrete curb when removing the snow. We came up with the solution of digging down 4 feet, and installing a steel beam to act as a barricade. We then filled the hole with crushed gravel, limestone, concrete and topped it off with an asphalt finish. Like we say, BIG or small, we do em’ all!
Big or small, we do em all! Our client had an existing load bearing wall they wanted removed to open up their kitchen. With the help of our architects, we made that vision come true. We installed new support beams and post, new hardwood flooring, new cabinets and counter tops and a big full wall window to open up to their backyard. Take a look and just imagine what we could do for your home!