Letting the artistic juices flow

Letting the artistic juices flow

and Random Thoughts
I took a day off from construction work to do more artistic work. This was one of my finished products. It is enjoyable to work with different mediums and working with concrete is a favorite. The sea turtle created is larger than a typical concrete statues. He is almost three feet long and has been trained well. He sits and stays on command rather than swimming away in the sea. He doesn't leave surprises around the place. Check him out for sale at the Statuary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. [caption id="attachment_166" align="alignnone" width="300"] Massive concrete sea turtle[/caption]
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Why is my attic full of moisture????

Why is my attic full of moisture????

Contractors Tips And Ticks
Last post we spoke about a client whose attic had high moisture levels. Clifford had checked for penetration through the roof deck, because common causes of water damage on interior ceilings are roof leaks. Clifford's inspection revealed no damage on the roof which would cause water to penetrate into the attic and cause damage. Upon entering the attic, the interior of the attic was inspected for non-common causes of moisture entering the attic. This is the first unusual thing which greeted us once we entered the attic space. [caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="300"] bathroom vent, vented into attic[/caption] This is a bathroom fan which is being vented into the attic space. Image ever time you take a bath or shower,...... think of all the moisture which is being sucked out of the…
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Oh no! I think my roof is leaking

Oh no! I think my roof is leaking

Contractors Tips And Ticks
The phone rang late last evening, on the other line was an exhausted mother. There was water dripping from the ceiling in her home, again. This was the third time in the last several months in which water was dripping from recently painted sheet rock. After calling the contractor whom originally replaced her roof three years ago, she gave Wollman Construction a call. She explained, the roof was replaced three years prior. There appeared to be a leak of some kind. There was now water dripping from the ceiling, again. The previous contractor was no longer returning her phone calls, and she had no answer as to why water was leaking through the sheet rock ceiling. We arranged for Clifford to swing by the next day and take a look…
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Non-common reasons for water damage on a ceiling

Non-common reasons for water damage on a ceiling

Contractors Tips And Ticks
There are several different reason as to why there is water damage on a ceiling. The first thought is a leaking roof. There are times a leaking roof is a the cause of water damage, but there are several times it is not the cause. Below are a list of alternative causes for water damage on a ceiling. Ice Dams on a roof Improper ventilation a bathroom fan Improper ventilation of a kitchen exhaust fan Improper ventilation of a clothes dryer in adequate ventilation from Soffit vents Improper location or amount of roof vents The next few blog posts will be exploring the alternative causes for water damage on a ceiling. Stay tuned for updates.
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Most common places for Roof Leaks

Most common places for Roof Leaks

Contractors Tips And Ticks
With the snow and rain, we have seen an increase in calls about leaking roofs. To help our clients, we have created a list with the most common areas for a roof to leak. The most common places for a roof to leak are around the:  Chimney Skylights Vent pipes Flashing against a gable If you have water dripping from your ceiling, check the proximity of the above listed items, and give Wollman Construction a call .
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It’s still cold outside

It’s still cold outside

Contractors Tips And Ticks, Uncategorized
This morning it was 0F when I woke up with a 'feels like' of -13F. (oh how I dislike the windchill) As I stood in my kitchen shivering I gazed out the windows and noticed the curtains were moving. They were moving not because of the furnace kicking on or children running past, but rather were moving due to the colossal amount of wind permeating through the windows. The windows in my kitchen were installed less than 10 years ago. By the standard then, they were top of the line windows. A great deal has changed in term of windows in the last 10 years. The window industry has improved their insulated frames, and even started to change over to triple pane windows. I know it's the cliche, the contractors…
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Oh My It’s Cold Outside

Oh My It’s Cold Outside

Contractors Tips And Ticks
I've been away from my desk for a couple weeks finishing year end 'stuff'. Here were my final thoughts at the close of 2016. My apologies for the long delay in getting it published. -Stephanie [caption id="attachment_57" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Trees and flower bed after a blustery winter storm[/caption] As I slowly sip my coffee this blustery morning, I hear Michael Bublé crooning in the background. He is softly singing through the speaker, “Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful…. It doesn’t show signs of stopping… Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow…..” Let is Snow is a classic Christmas Carol which we have always enjoyed. This weekend it accurately described the weather: frightful. Sioux Falls, South Dakota was hit with an Arctic blast,…
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