October 15, 2014

Out in the Field With Handyman Marc

Marc Dunham
Schloegel Handyman, Marc Dunham

We were out in the field last week with Schloegel handyman, Marc Dunham, at a unique home in the Argentine neighborhood. When you pull into the driveway, you notice the large tree around which the home was designed, and you feel like you’ve arrived at a villa in Napa Valley or Spain, but the home’s construction is what really makes it unique.

The home is built of cement block and shotcrete (the concrete they use to line swimming pools). This makes replacing windows a little tricky – where do you put the nails? “There is no wood to affix the windows to,” says Marc, “so we used a heavy duty construction sealant to install the windows.” The new windows replace the original 15-year old single-pane windows and will improve the home’s energy efficiency. They also provide better functionality than the old windows.

Marc also replaced a standard door to the garage with a beautiful new oak door. “It hurt to cut a hole in it,” said Marc, referring to the hole he had to make in the new door for a mail slot. The finished door and windows will help this family enjoy their home for many more years.

Meet Marc.

See more before and after photos from this project.

 

A close-up of the old single-pane window; how will new ones be attached to the concrete home?
A close-up of the old single-pane window; how will new ones be attached to the concrete home?
Attached with a heavy-duty sealant, the new windows look beautiful.