Archive for August, 2009

Washington DC Demolition Contractors

Washington DC Demolition Contractors

Posted on: August 26th, 2009 by admin No Comments

With our demolitionpermit hanging in the window, we were ready to start the dirtiest, butarguably most gratifying phase of the project: Demolition.  With a crewof four, we predicted demolition to be complete within ten days.Ambitious? Slightly, but that was our Read more

Washington DC Salvaging Materials Contractor

Washington DC Salvaging Materials Contractor

Posted on: August 20th, 2009 by admin No Comments

Four Brothers is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (http://www.usgbc.org/),and we emphasize sustainable green building practices during all ourremodeling projects.  A component in green building involves salvagingreusable and/or recyclable materials before actual demolition begins,and practicing “deconstruction” whenever Read more

Permitting – Round 1

Permitting – Round 1

Posted on: August 17th, 2009 by admin No Comments

With the exception of minor interior repairs, homeowners and contractors are required to obtain permits for all remodeling projects.  (In the industry, this is often referred to as “pulling permits.”)  Permits are pulled at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Read more

Washington DC Home Remodeling and Renovation Project Overview

Washington DC Home Remodeling and Renovation Project Overview

Posted on: August 10th, 2009 by admin No Comments

Just as Rome was notbuilt in a day, a house cannot be rebuilt over night.  (Rome also was not destroyed in a day, and houses are not worn out over night, butrather; from years of wear and tear, rowdy residents, Read more

DC Row House Renovation Introduction

DC Row House Renovation Introduction

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by admin No Comments

Recently, Four Brothers began an extensive remodeling project on Fairmont Street in Northwest DC.  From the outside, number seven-hundred and fifty-three is a stately, two-story brick row house.  Step inside however, and what you’ll find is a jumbled mess (3,200 Read more

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