Fallen tree results in basement remodel

Water damaged basement wall
Water damaged basement wall
Basement with water damage
Basement with water damage

A tree went down on the electric line knocking out the power to the main sump sump and the battery on the backup sump pump failed during the night.   By morning there was 6 inches of water in the basement.  We removed the wet carpet, bottom 12″ of drywall, soggy insulation and began the repair.  The ceramic floor tiles were installed on Schluter Systems Ditra.  The old battery powered backup pump was replaced with a water powered backup pump.  Finally, a very loud alarm was placed in the sump well should the water level rise above the backup pump float switch.

Water powered backup sump pump
Water powered backup sump pump
Battery powered backup sump sump
Battery powered backup sump sump

Bathroom makeover

New ceramic tiles in a small bathroom.
New ceramic tiles in a small bathroom.

This bathroom was a disaster.  Not only did the toilet leak causing the floor underneath to rot, the owner decided to paint the entire room – including the shower walls – UK blue.  Of course, the paint pulled away from the walls and it became a more of a mess.  We reused the tub, vanity, and toilet and replaced most everything else including the window.  The end result was a nice looking, modern bathroom.