Now you don't have to wait until Saturday morning to see your favorite home improvement show and hope that's it's either one you haven't seen before or one that's relevant to a job you have in mind. Just click on VIDEOS to see short video clips of household maintenance tips, home improvement jobs, interesting construction techniques or just parts of a house where no owner has ever gone before! Morning, noon or night - any time of the week when you have the time - just click.
For information on the cleaning and reconstruction of the mold house please click on 'VIDEOS' above and scroll to the bottom of the list. Phone numbers and e-mail links are available on this and the following page.
Gleaned from service calls from South Carolina north to Maryland and Virginia west to Tennessee, these clips are a few of the interesting challenges I work on day in and day out and you will find them educational and informative - I guarantee it or your money back! And I will continually update the site as I come across interesting jobs.
BEFORE YOU DIG! http://www.missutility.net/ OR http://www.missutilityofvirginia.com/
E-mail comments, suggestions, criticisms, whatever, to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm a big boy so you can be brutally honest. Just don't forget - I know where you live. And keep it constructive. It might just end up on the site.
WANTED! Location of genuine American Chestnut trees (not Chinese-American hybrids or Chinese chestnut trees) 25 - 30 years old or as tall as a two story house. If they survived to that age they should have some resistance to the blight. I know they're out there! American Chestnut Foundation. www.acf.org
COMING ATTRACTIONS! The millions of viewers of PBS and PAX TV who waited breathlessly for the latest installment of "HomeWork with Bob Fenwick" will have to wait no longer. We will soon be posting the shows on this site.
OTHER PROJECTS: The first Christmas novel written for the Internet: http://www.santas-little-helper.com
www.SaveMcIntire.com A web site dedicated to saving McIntire Park from development.
IMPORTANT INFO ON RADON MITIGATION STANDARDS: On April 28, 2006, EPA retired the Radon Mitigation Standard (RMS). EPA now recommends the Standard Practice for Installing Radon Mitigation Systems in Existing Low-Rise Residential Buildings for residential radon mitigation. This standard was developed and issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials International, and is identified as ASTM E-2121. A free copy of the ASTM E-2121 is available from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications http://yosemite.epa.gov/ncepihom/nsCatalog.nsf/SearchPubs?OpenForm. If your computer won't hit that page call 1-800-438-4318.
Most days construction guys hang out around the used tool bin at the local plumbing supply house early in the morning trading the latest jokes with their chums. Here's a few of the latest side splitters - or pants splitters if they're plumbers. These jokes are probably from "Women's Day" but these guys wouldn't be caught dead admitting that.
Henry, the carpenter, was placed against the wall, and just before the order to shoot was given, he yelled out "Earthquake!" The firing squad panicked. In the confusion Henry jumped over the wall and escaped. Charlie, the electrician, was next and while the firing squad reassembled, he pondered what Henry had done. Before they could shoot he shouted "Tornado!" Again, the squad scattered and Charlie slipped away to safety. Last in line was George, the plumber. He thought, 'I see the pattern here. Just scream out a disaster and hop over the wall.' As the firing squad raised their rifles and took aim, George grinned smugly and yelled, "Fire!"
Hal's handyman wasn't the swiftest guy on earth. But he was cheap, and so was Hal, which is why he hired the guy to paint his porch for $50. "You tightwad!" scolded Hal's wife. "Our porch covers half the house! He'll be there for days." Hal simply smirked. An hour later there was a knock at the door. The handyman had finished. "How did you get done so quickly?" Hal asked. "It was a piece of cake," the handyman replied. "Oh, and it's a Ferrari, not a Porsche."
As he hammered siding onto the house, Clem would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail, and then either toss it away or pound it into the siding. "Hey, Clem. Why are you throwing those nails away?" yelled Lem, the foreman. "If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it's pointed toward the house, then I nail it into the siding," said Clem. "If it's pointed towards me, I throw it away 'cause it's defective." "You moron," yelled Lem. "The nails pointed towards you aren't defective. They're for the other side of the house!"
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SERVICES OFFERED BY FENWICK CONSTRUCTION
901 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville, VA 22902, phone cell 434-981-2298, office 434-296-6130
GENERAL CONTRACTING, VA CLASS A LICENSE #13681
PRE-SALE PREP TO MAXIMIZE SALES POTENTIAL
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES TO RESOLVE CONSTRUCTION OR PRODUCT LIABILITY DISPUTES; COURT OR TRIAL TESTIMONY WITH AN EMPHASIS ON 'SHOW AND TELL'
RADON MITIGATION, LINK FOR INFORMATION FROM EPA http://www.epa.gov/radon/
MOLD, MILDEW REMEDIATION, LINK FOR INFORMATION FROM EPA http://www.epa.gov/mold/
BASEMENT/CRAWL SPACE MOISTURE CONTROL
PRESENTATIONS TO SALES MEETINGS, GARDEN CLUBS, CHURCH OR SOCIAL CLUBS ON RADON, MOLD OR GENERAL CONSTRUCTION TOPICS (NO CHARGE)
VIDEO PRODUCTIONS FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS PREPARED TO SEND BY E-MAIL OR CD. GREAT FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS TO PREVIEW PROPERTIES OR WINNOW DOWN A LIST.
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