Category Archives: construction


Crawl space or basement?

Most people looking for a simple and/or small addition assume they can save money by putting it over a crawl space rather than a basement. I always advise them to at least ask for pricing.  They are […]

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I’ve soured on Big Pink. No, not the seminal album by The Band— I mean the ubiquitous fiberglass insulation. It’s still the standard in the residential building world, but lately there has been a movement away […]

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Working with general contractors

I’ve been fortunate to meet and work with some of the best residential contractors in northern Virginia. I have a bullpen of go-to guys that I can recommend based on the circumstances of the project. Not […]

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