Cameron Park, CA Real Estate News

By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  My Guess Is That It Was Not An Expert's Repair     While I was climbing around working on some dry rot repairs to the siding of a building in Cameron Park, I noticed womething that did not look normal. I was convinced it was not done by an expert. What I saw was the end cap to a gutter that had several sheet metal screws drilled through it to hold it together. This is not the usual practice for this repair. I was not around during the last rain storm, I'm wondering if it is working. Just because it is not the industry practice doesn't mean it doesn't work. Big storm is coming on Thursday and I will be on site looking at a unit with a moisture intrusion repair issue, maybe I can check on the gutter too.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Above the Fog in El Dorado County     So as I was driving down the hill this morning going toward Sacramento County, I could see the heavy marine layer blanketing the county. I had no idea that the valley was so foggy until driving down into it, the skies in our county were quite clear.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Beautiful Day To Take In Some Color     The temperatures are dropping a bit this week and we are expecting rain tomorrow, and that is much needed. While getting some things fixed before the rain, I couldn't help but notice that the trees are changing colors. This is just one of the trees I saw today.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  S&D Automotive for All Your Auto Repair Needs in Cameron Park, CA   There are always so many choices for auto repair services in many cities, this can happen in the foothills of the Sierras too. If you are in need of automotive repair, where do you go? Better yet, ae you satisfied with the service? I go to S&D Automotive for all our auto needs. We have always been satisfied with the owner Scott Pyle and his staff at his Cameron Park shop. We have brought in 6-7 different vehicles over the years with a multitude of needs. We have had everything from smog checks and oil changes to new transmissions and engines done by Scott and his crew. We have nothing but good things to so and would highly recommend S&D Automotive.       Their shop is located at: 2564 Merrychase Dr, Cameron Park, CA 9...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Come see the new Cameron Oaks Apartments Rated #1 in Cameron Park, CA     A Million Dollars in Improvements to Apartments   Cameron Oaks apartments in Cameron Park has undergone an extensive exterior dry rot repair and replacement. Following the wood repairs, the exterior of the property was painted to look like new. While working on these 14 buildings all of the roofs were redone. In many ways this is an all new property that you need to check into if you are looking to move to Cameron Park.   Check Out What The Community Has To Offer You   The large community is nestled in the wooded surroundings while only minutes from commute routes. Summertime you will experience the huge pool and spa, the winters may have you in front of the energy efficient fireplaces. Need more? Washer and Dry...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  It's Behind the Frig, Who's Going to See It?     I was replacing kitchen counters today in Cameron Park, and came across something behind the refrigerator. I realize that not all repairs are as good as others, but it should look like it was done professionally. This area around the water line for the ice-maker looks like it had a leak. The repair patch work will be a constant reminder that there was a problem in the area and then covered up.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  We Just Need To Open It Up A Bit   A common method of removing and drying walls is to open up the lower portion of the wall. Part of this water damage restoration method is to get the saturated material taken out before molds and mildew can begin. The other part is that with the wall opened like this, fans can be used to eliminate any moisture within the wall cavity. If you have ever had a small flood or water leak you may recognize the photo. There may be other actions taken to restore a property to it's pre-flood condition but this is a common practice when it comes to drying out wall materials. Are there other methods? Sure but they may not be as effective in removing moisture from a wall. One common and ineffective method is to run a fan toward the surface of the wall, without rem...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  There May Be Some Additional Changes With That New Water Heater Installation in Cameron Park       Water heaters do not last forever. When it becomes time for a new heater, consider hiring a contractor to install the unit right. Sure, it may seem like a matter of draining the old unit and sliding the new one into it's place. There may be some additional changes necessary that you have not thought about.   One of the things to realize is that the new unit will probably not match the old in every way. Take a look at the photo, the new water heater installed in Cameron Park did not match the old one. This pressure relief valve line should not be connected in this fashion. I know from doing these installs that the old heater was on the top of the unit.   Rather than move the pipe lower in...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Another Tub/Shower Kit Installed in Cameron Park, CA   I am not talking about some custom bathroom with fancy materials, just your basic Fiberglass Tub/Shower Kit. This particular Apartment Community uses the three wall system with fitted tub. It is relatively inexpensive and the model produced today is virtually identical to the unit being replaced that was installed 25+ years ago. The benefit of installing the same model tub/shower is that none of the plumbing needs to be moved to a new location to fit. This can really save time, and helps when getting these units “turned”. This really helped today, we were really up against the clock! I got a call yesterday afternoon from the manager to replace this tub/shower kit, the move-in was today. We were able to get a delivery early this mo...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
I’m Not Sure How This Cracked Tub Was Missed,But the Move-In Is Tomorrow     “Do you replace bathtubs?” That was the call I received yesterday afternoon. I do all sorts of construction repairs, including tub and shower replacements. I got over to the job site to see what was involved. Apparently no one saw that the tub had a large crack in it until right before the scheduled move-in – Today! I had to inform them that it would not be done today, but that I would get on it right away. So I called in for an early morning delivery of a tub/shower kit to match the existing, and started getting the old one out. This morning I am ready for that delivery and should have things closed up by the end of the day. I will have to come back to finish and paint the walls before it is done. I can only ...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  My Fascia Boards Are Rotted, I Need A Contractor     Most homeowners do not even know what a fascia board is, most hear about it for the first time when it comes up on an inspection or pest report. Often times this is a difficult board to replace; it is usually up high and needs to be done from a ladder and the nailing requires a lot of time to remove and replace. If you are in need of replacing your fascia board, I would strongly suggest having it professionally done by a contractor.
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
I Keep Patching the Crack But It Just Comes Right Back!   Maybe you have had one of these stubborn cracks in your wall or ceiling; no matter how many times you patch it, it just keeps coming back. Each time you bring out the supplies, you are certain that this will be the last time. In a matter of days the hairline crack begins again. Why is that? There are a couple of things to think about here. A crack can be the result of a shift and movement, building materials do not crack without this movement. We see this in new home construction as the green lumber dries the boards can twist and shrink. This causes movement in the sheetrock and with enough pressure a crack will occur. In most cases, this crack can be fixed without it recurring. There are homes in areas where the soils expand an...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Those Shrubs May Be Hiding Some Serious Water Damage   Where are the most common areas were water damage occurs? I hear that question asked plenty of times as a general contractor in Sacramento. Being a contractor who repairs water damage, there are area of your home that you need to check from time to time. In the photo, you can see one of these spots behind plants. Here are the problems that I noticed with this location.   Shrubbery can hide the lower courses of siding The irrigation can be spraying on the building Lack of circulation and daylight allows moisture to hang around longer   All of these can create an environment that accelerates water and dry rot damage. There are some actions that you can take to prevent the damages from starting. Here are a few that can be simple to d...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Out of sight, out of mind!       I sometimes have to point out dry rot damage to the owners that they have missed in their search for water damage. A common area is they siding above the roof. Though it is pretty apparent if you know what to look for, it can be overlooked. A contractor may be able to help you spot those problem areas.   Tromler Construction – Dry Rot and Water Damage Repairs in Cameron Park    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
"I Don't Know Anything About Dry Rot, I Thought I Should Call You.”     I think it is safe to say that dry rot is not a good things to have. Most of us probably recognize rotting wood when we see it. Even the average homeowner doing some work on their home can see that it is something that needs to be addressed. That is what happened recently to a homeowner in Cameron Park. I got a call from a man who was getting his home ready for painting. In cleaning up and prepping the building, he came across some boards that were soft and not in good shape. At first it was not such a big deal to remove a board, he could just replace it. Then as he worked his way around the place, he needed help in finding and repairing all the damaged wood. Getting someone to do the work for you has it's benefits....
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  It Looks Like A Crack In The Concrete     I was looking at some vinyl flooring in a bathroom that was installed 6 months ago. The flooring was fine except for these lines of discoloration. The lines look like they could be cracks in the concrete slab, this is not unusual to see in concrete. But why the discoloration? Water seems to be the first suggestion, but why in this bathroom? Maybe the water is filling the crack at the toilet or tub and just following along the crack. This could be, but this is not the normal characteristics. We will have to do some exploratory testing.    
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Yes, Your Kitchen Sink Looks Worn Out     I will be replacing a kitchen counter in Cameron Park tomorrow, I told management that the sink is worn out. Worn out? Yes, with enough use the porcelain covered steel sink starts to look worn out. The bottom no longer cleans up to the white color when new, and it is no longer glossy.   The kitchen sink is worn out in Cameron Park!  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  Need a General Contractor in Cameron Park Area This Week?     This week Tromler Construction will be replacing a tub shower that has cracked. Tom's crew will be working for a few days in replacing a tub/shower unit. You may have the same sort of repair needs and interested in getting an estimate for repairs. This would be a good time to get a quick estimate, they are already in town.   Of course if you have any other needs and are in the market for a general contractor give Tromler Construction a call at 916-765-5366. Whether it's dry rot repair, water damage restoration or other repairs, Tom will be more than happy to help you this week in the Cameron Park area.   Tromler Construction specializes in Dry Rot Repair and Water Damage restoration in the El Dorado County Area. If you are ...
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
  What's up with all these broken drain lines?     I got a call to check out a broken drain line while repairing a drain in another apartment unit. There seems to be a rush of these cracked ABS drain pipes in this Cameron Park Community. I'm not sure why they are happen at the same time, probably just a coincidence.   In any event, as a general contractor in the Cameron Park area I look forward to more of these sorts of plumbing repairs still to come.  
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By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Even a small apartment fire can be troublesome   Over the holiday weekend, there was a small apartment fire in a Cameron Park apartment community. Luckily the tenants had insurance and quickly contacted there insurance company for help. That was just the beginning of the apartment repair. The fire was small; it started on the stove and ruined the stove and microwave oven. Apparently it was a grease fire that burned for a while until the fire department and staff could get to it. The cabinets, counters and flooring can all be saved, but the smoke carried throughout the unit. This is where is work will be needed. We had to wash down the entire unit, every inch of every surface. Most of the unit was not the dark soot that was found near the fire area but there was a film of soot on everyth...
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