Monthly Archives: May 2015

Air Barrier Membrane Install

It seemed that it took getting the new doors and windows installed before the time was right to finally install the membrane. I made the decision to use the vapor permeable air barrier from Siga in October of 2013. We … Continue reading

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Oh no, more leaks. We had literally weeks of rain in our normally dry climate. Our rain gauge registered almost 3 inches more than once. On one particularly stormy day last week we began to see water penetration. We heard … Continue reading

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Remedies for Door Difficulties

Efficiency Matters returned to relevel and replumb the doors–and they fixed most of the biggest issues with the doors opening and closing which was a huge relief. They also reinstalled the back door into 2 x 6’s instead of the … Continue reading

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Skid Steer Skills

I rented a skid steer for the day from Arvada Rentalls. I decided moving concrete by hand was too slow and I wanted to scrape the grass off the slab area too. The machine required a large trailer to bring … Continue reading

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