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Deck Building

By Todd Vendituoli on Jun 25, 2012

As you have seen we are building a new home and part of that includes a deck. Now the first thing that I do is run a band of Grace Ice and Water Shield where... Continue reading

construction

Project Update: New Home Construction

By Todd Vendituoli on Jun 22, 2012

Here's where we left off at the end of last week. The foundation was capped off and the SIP's were installed. We started and built a front porch and I always use Ice and Water... Continue reading

construction, framing, sustainability

Building a Home with Structural Insulated Panels

By Todd Vendituoli on Jun 19, 2012

This home is being constructed with SIP's- structural insulated panels- so I thought we'd take a closer look at this process. These panels are made with a special layer of Oriented strand board (OSB) and... Continue reading

construction, foundation, framing

Single-Week New Home Progress

By Todd Vendituoli on Jun 15, 2012

Well I thought it would be nice to see what has happened since last Saturday. In future posts will look at more individual parts but for the end of the week I thought a picture... Continue reading

foundation, construction

New Home Project Update

By Todd Vendituoli on Jun 08, 2012

Well the project is in full swing and the well has been drilled. It went down 300' and we got 15 gallons of water per minute. More than the average home will ever use. We... Continue reading

landscaping, sustainability

Advice for Creating a Sustainable Garden

By Todd Vendituoli on May 30, 2012

Advice for Creating a Sustainable Garden   Many love the idea of planting a garden; however, there are some of us who need specific information and help before beginning such a project. Having your own... Continue reading

foundation, construction

A New Project Begins

By Todd Vendituoli on May 23, 2012

The start of a new project in Vermont. First thing is to strip the topsoil. The foundation hole gets dug There has been a slight complication as we had to dig some additional trenches to... Continue reading

sustainability

Eco-Friendly Green Roofs

By Todd Vendituoli on May 17, 2012

How Eco-Friendly Green Roofs Save Energy, Conserve Water and more; Clean Up Cities If you were a bird flying over any major metropolitan city in the world, your eyes would be greeted with a vast... Continue reading

tools

5 Free Apps to Keep in Your Toolbox

By Todd Vendituoli on May 10, 2012

There are numerous tools available to get a home improvement job done. There are screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, ratchets, saws, and drills. There are pliers, bolt cutters, clamps, snips, routers, and sanders. There are...well, you get... Continue reading

basements, interior design, real estate

Basement Remodeling for Resale

By Todd Vendituoli on Apr 25, 2012

Guest post contributed by Sophie Taylor, on behalf of SuspendedCeilingShop.co.uk If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home before selling it, you should be careful not to overlook your basement.... Continue reading