A Dozen Good Eggs

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

carpenter, supplies, carpeter, carpet......

this all adds up. and its going to cost us close to 4 grand to fix our basement so we can live in it again. and we are finding problems as we go....little things like the closet shelves no longer fit because the builder used crappy fiberboard instead of sheetrock and now that the sheetrock is up the shelves wont fit. the cold air intake for the furnace is not insulated enough that the cold air hits the warm air and condenses and drips on the ceiling panels. not sure what we can do about that.

anyways this is a lot of money. We also had to buy a pump so this never happens again. that was a good thousand dollars. so all in all that rain fall last march 23 is costing us close to 5 grand to repair. thank goodness we did some of it ourselves. we took down the old sheetrock and carpet. put up the simple parts of the new sheetrock.

today the carpenter put the window sashes back on and baseboards back on in both rooms. the ceiling in the girls room is fixed. the ceiling in the girls closet is as well. but now that we cant put the shelving back in the closet he will have to put in a new closet rod and shelf and then that room will be finished except for carpet. and a place for the girls clothes.

1 comment:

  1. You have my sympathy! We had a flood last summer (4 feet of water in the living spaces), so I understand your pain.