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Hi, my name is Augustus Brown and I work for Foreverlasting Renovations Construction Incorporated. And we were basically going through this house to get some painting done, some sheetrock work done, we’re fixing lights. We put in new switches, new gloves already. Let’s go through we’ve had, we’ve had to do some sheet rock repairs in the ceilings with water damage. We’ll be reinsulating that once we get it completely finished up. We’ll be putting in new, we’ll be changing out the thermostat new, um smoke detector, and doorbell. And also what we’ve been doing in here too, is we’re gonna be doing something that kind of unusual, but not undone. We, we do do it. We’re gonna be taking and covering this with a skim coat on the floor, and then we’ll come back and we’re gonna be putting the LVP throughout the whole house. We’ll be removing the laminate that is presently in here.

And at the time we’re also going to be doing sheetrock repairs where cracks in the ceilings are. And in corners where we have sheetrock tape that’s loose, we’ll be repairing that as well. In the bathrooms, we’ll be putting vanities, a vanity in and getting this, getting the finish on the one started, right. So we are just coming in and try to get everything finished with a nice 30-inch white vanity and getting lights put up and putting in the register for the AC unit. On this right here, we had to come back. They, they had kind of did with something come back in here and put a sheet rock here. We gonna come back with 11-inch or a 12-inch board for a window sill, and then we’ll do a little trim out on the bottom and dress it out because of the way they actually put the window in. Unfortunately, sometimes when we come into these projects, we have to kind of work with what we have already.

As we enter into the kitchen area, we had a set of row lights here. We came in and we put some can lights in. On the electrical side with everything that we’ve done so far, put in about $3,800 in that price range. And that includes the fixtures. We did some fans in the, in the bedrooms and we’re doing, we’re doing can lights in this kitchen area here with one can light where the pantry is, and we’ll be changing this out to a nice light that hangs over the table. We are going to be changing the cabinets out in here, we’re looking at right now, we’re looking at possibly doing white cabinets with a butcher block. It all depends on how everything works out, um cost-wise. We’ll be doing a deep sink, new faucet here. And of course we’ll be doing stainless steel appliances. Washer. We’ll be doing the microwave over the stove. We’re going to be doing a stainless steel stove and we’ll be doing a stainless steel refrigerator. And once again, we run into issues in projects and you, you kind of see things that after you get into it, um and here we had some issues with some leaks. We’ll be changing this out putting a new box – box in for the washer and we had to come back and actually fix the holes around the dryer vent that goes outside.

Okay. We also have some minor repairs at the top of the panel box where normally the electrician will cut in to tie into lines, run lines, to different things of that nature. Taken out, it was a door casing, an exterior door case here, no door. But right now we’re looking at possibly doing a case opening here or a door. It depends upon what the owner desires. And then what we are doing here, we’re gonna come back in here as well, we’re going to run exterior framing in here. Because originally when they framed this, the water was getting in and it’s rotted. So we had to repair all of that. We’ll get all that repaired, reinsulate it. And then we’ll get it closed up with sheetrock. But they built a little wall out there, I guess maybe used it for a flower garden, but I believe it’s retaining the water and somehow it’s allowed the water to seep in.

So what we are gonna do is we’re gonna take the wall down. Then we’re gonna take and take concrete, form it up, slope it away from the house. And then what we’re gonna do is all the edges where the wood is, we’re gonna silicon all of that with a paintable silicon to make sure that the the cracks are sealed. Hopefully, that should prevent the water from getting in here. Unfortunately, you know, these projects we don’t build them so we try to work with what’s here already. As one person said, you have to work on the can- canvas that you already have. In here, we have to change out the side door going to the outside and we’ll be changing the front door out as well. We’ll also be changing the fixtures throughout the house, the doorknobs and different things of that nature. It was a garage that was converted into a living space, but you’ll notice they did put air ducts in here.

Normally a garage does not have that in there. And of course we’re insulating to make sure everything’s good. In here, you’ll notice that the sheetrock actually only comes so high because the framing does – they framed up the garage so it’s a little bit higher. More than likely, we’re gonna have to do a 6-inch base in here to try to get it to where it’ll come to the top of the sheet rock right here. This is all concrete down here. So in order to keep everything the same, they put a board here, which was a good idea. And then the baseboards would actually nail to this to cover the top of the sheetrock. In the hot water heater, they changed out the hot water tank. They put in electric tanks originally. They had gas tanks in here. So of course the holes that went through the ceiling,

We’ve already repaired at those holes in the ceiling. And now we will come back and put thermal expansion tanks on here and make sure that the ceilings are repaired and ready for painting. And we will be painting the entire inside of the house – walls and ceilings. And we will be painting the outside of the house and roofing the roof. Shed out back, it was actually framed previously. It was framed out of 2x4s. So it was sagging. It was a lot of water on the inside, but what we have to do is just come back and, and put something more sturdier up there. We went with 2x8s because of the span. And what we’ll do is now we’ll come back and sheet it and then we’ll have the roofer come back and he’ll put down what you call a two-ply, which it is, is a base sheet. And then it’s another cap sheet that goes on top of that. And it’s designed for roofs that are 312-and-less pitch so that you won’t have the issues with the water again. Basically what you see over here is what we just tore out of there. If you’ll notice all of the rotten material, this material here, where it was in bad shape, due to massive amounts of water getting in.

And another thing too, is this roll roofing that they had up there is so thin. It’s just falling apart. So evidently had been up there for quite some time.

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