Framing the hallway

I designed and built framing for the basement hallway today. When I bought the house, the hallway was an open passage directly in the laundry room. As part of the new design, I’ve added a door into the laundry room, and a linen closet at the end of the hallway.

Drain tile system pays off!

Heavy rains are hitting the Twin Cities again today. Glad we had drain tile installed. At first I was nervous that the sump pump wasn’t working. But it’s actually just very quiet! I only heard it turn on when I was standing right next to it. We’ve worked so hard to repair our home, and this system is protecting our investment.

Sump pit cover as part of a drain tile system in a basement.

New window well and trim paint

Our new basement window is just below the grade, so I customize and install a window well and fill it with gravel. I also paint the cedar trim around the window.

A basement window with a window well.