Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tile, Part Deux

The base wall repair took forever to dry so with new tenants coming, I was relieved when it was finally ready to set tile on Friday afternoon.

The first step is a lot like making mud pies... applying the mastic to the new backer...
Then the magic of making it all better, lining up the tiles and deciding on a pattern for the replacements, since there's never an exact match...

Tomorrow - I'll grout and with luck, it will be better than new.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tile Time

What a day... beautiful and windy and got to do two of my favorite things... put a couple in their new home and worked on a rehab job.  Did I mention it was windy?  Many thanks to the guys at City Glass for only laughing a little when the wind snatched my sheet of freshly cut glass and shattered it against my truck... and even more for so kindly replacing it.

Started on a shower tile job, when the bathroom was originally constructed, there was no fan for ventilation.  We put the fan in but some tile damage was already present from the excess moisture.  Today was all about getting the loose tile up and drying the backing.

Here I have a Halogen light on it, drying the lath below.  Tomorrow - backer board to replace the damaged plaster.

Monday, March 25, 2013

No Vacancies

You may have noticed that there were no more pictures of the 3/2... that property has been rented and is no longer available.  Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest.  We are currently looking for more opportunities and as you know, if anything is available, we'll put it here first.