Bill Jadiker Duplex, Kemper Nomland Jr., Architect 1961; Arminda Diaz d3architecture (interiors) 2012

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Bill Jadiker Duplex, Kemper Nomland Jr., Architect 1961; Arminda Diaz d3architecture (interiors) 2012

In an April 25, 2012 interview Jadiker, now 93 years young, offered the following recollection, "Kemper Nomland, Jr was an architect, as was his father, Kemper Nomland Senior; together they designed modern residential housing. Kemper Nomland, Jr designed 1732 Silverlake Blvd, and Bill Jadiker built it circa 1951. There was a big sign “Jadiker Plumbing” – Jadiker’s plumbing business was there from 1953 to 1969. After that residence the building to the south, the office building and a duplex on top of that. Back in the same lot Jadiker built a 4 unit that Nomland, Jr designed. Annis Nin lived in one of the 4 units. This was around 1957. Jadiker built another Nomland, Jr building a three more unit in front of 1732 Silverlake Blvd in the late 60’s.

Jadiker worked with Neutra when his home called the Case Study house* on Silver Lake Blvd. A fire burnt part of the house down and Neutra only wanted Jadiker Plumbing to do the repair on the house. Neutra liked the kind of buildings that Jadiker was building. Jadiker plumbed the bathroom. There was no kitchen it was a study house in the front. Neutra would teach classes in architecture at … Read More

How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Winter

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Winter in the North Eastern US, as well as the North and Mid-West, can be a dangerous time for your foundation.

Temperatures sway between freezing and cold. But, what most home owners do not realize is that winter is typically humid as well. We just do not feel the humidity because the temperature is so low.

Every time it rains or snows, the humidity level is high. This presents two problems for your home:

1. Humidity will make your foundation feel damp, cold, wet. This is the first step toward mold and mildew growth.

2. All of that rain and snow gets into the ground around your home. The soil will do it's best to filter the water down, deep into the Earth. But, most of the soil around your house is heavy with clay.

Clay has really poor drain. The water stays in the soil, causing expansion. Now, when the ground is frozen, it is contracted. But, soon spring rolls around, the temperatures rise, and the soil will expand, putting a great deal of pressure on the walls of your foundation and foundation.

That pressure leads to cracks forming. Once cracks take root, even tiny cracks, water can start … Read More

Everhart Construction, Home Remodeling In Houston

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Everhart Construction, Home Remodeling In Houston

Everhart Construction is one of the best remodeling contractor in Houston Texas. For more information about us please visit at [www.everhartconstruction.com/] or you can contact us using the address, Everhart Construction, 1212 Cedar Post Ln Houston, TX 77055, Phone: 713-461-4434

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Using a Home Renovation Consultant

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Many homeowners are anxious and overwhelmed when it comes to home remodeling or renovation. Indeed, even those who have been through the process before can be wary of tackling another one. A home renovation can put a stable a marriage to the test and turn best friends against each other.

It is for these reasons that a new trend is developing: hiring a home renovation consultant also known as a remodeling coach. Once it was only multimillion dollar renovation projects that would hire a project manager or consultant to oversee the process but now with a plethora of finish and product choices, stiffer building and zoning codes, demanding work schedules, family and personal commitments, and the shear volume of decisions that must be made, it is often necessary to involve an expert as the homeowner's advocate or agent.

As the homeowner's agent the interest of the renovation consultant and homeowner are aligned. Home renovation consultants become the eyes and ears of the homeowner. While the homeowners are busy with their normal lives, the renovation consultant is monitoring the process, organizing and prioritizing decisions and filtering information so that the homeowner is able to concentrate on important issues and decisions.

From … Read More