Category: Interior Remodeling

Posts on topics that are not unique to kitchens and bathrooms (can be anywhere in the house including kitchens and bathrooms).

Should I Replace the Drywall? DAD's Construction

Where Do You Need Fire Code Drywall?

Where Do You Need Fire Code Drywall? When performing a bathroom, kitchen, or full interior remodel, clients are often surprised to hear they have firewall’s. These require special consideration.  What is a firewall and where do you need fire code drywall?  A firewall is a special wall or door assembly that is designed to limit […]

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When Should I Repipe My Home

When Should I Repipe My Home Many clients in South Orange County California ask me “When Should I Repipe My Home?”  After more than 45 years in the construction and remodeling business, here is what I’ve learned: When Should I Repipe My Home? If your house was built during or before the year 2010. When […]

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Should I Replace the Drywall? DAD's Construction

Should I Replace the Drywall?

Should I Replace the Drywall? When performing a bathroom, kitchen, or full home remodel, with few exceptions, DAD’s Construction recommends replacing all of the existing drywall.  You might be asking “Should I replace the drywall?”.  The answer is “Yes”.  Here is why: Lead Exposure Asbestos Exposure Mold Exposure Visible Seams Cost and Appearance When considering […]

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Should I Use PEX Tubing or Copper Pipe?

Should I Use PEX Tubing or Copper Pipe? Clients often ask me “should I use PEX tubing or copper pipe?” when considering a home repipe.  Here is what I tell them: If you are looking for a longer-term solution, a new PEX Plumbing system will be your choice. Looking for a cheaper solution, a new […]

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Home Renovation Cost

Home Renovation Cost

Home Renovation Cost Home renovation cost continue to grow.  Historically, prices increase 12-18% per year regardless of what the economy is doing.  Some years are more while others are less.  But the average increase of 12-18% remains.  Why? Materials, labor, taxes, regulations, government debt/bonds, building codes, utilities, transportation, and insurances (health and workers compensation) don’t […]

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