Outdoors 2013: Step 1 – Foundation Repair

We have finally begun our foundation and landscape re-grading!  The foundation cracks were the first step to having a flood-free basement.  We knew we had these foundation cracks for the last few years, but it was finally time to get them repaired from the outside.

Atlas Restoration has been extremely helpful with the entire process.   We began working with Atlas during the first few floods we had in 2010.  They repaired the cracks from the inside, but this wasn’t working for us.  We continued to flood from the same cracks every year.  Finally we bit the bullet and had them repaired from the outside.

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They start by digging a hole where the crack is.
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Guest Bathroom: Paper Bag Floors

Guest Bathroom: Paper Bag Floors

I found this idea on Hometalk, a fabulous site about gardening and home improvement projects.  It’s similar to Pinterest, but the Hometalk community is great because you can post questions, link your blog information, and look for things that people have completed or done on their own.

Ashley from Domestic Imperfection posted a great tutorial on Hometalk about how to complete this super cool  and inexpensive flooring option. I’ve wanted to update the guest bathroom for a while and since I was still on maternity leave, there was no time like the present!  The Hub-E was skeptical about how this would look, especially in a bathroom, but has now found that he loves it.
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