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)
  We are going to replace that Cameron Park water heater, it doesn’t look so good.   Replacing a water heater can be a tough choice sometimes, but sometimes you really do need to get it replaced. The reasons can vary: The water is no longer heating Water is leaking from the water heater The flow of the water has slowed down The water heater that we replaced in Cameron Park today did not look well. The dark build-up near the base and in the exhaust vent was not normal. Something had to change.   The air vents supplying the closet were covered with dust, I think the lack of air flow may have been a part of it. What do you think – Time to replace the unit?         View Larger Map
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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 had an unexpected rain this morning in Placerville; it came down pretty heavy for about a half an hour, and then slowly tapered off. This photo was of the sunset the night before, it probably was a good indicator of a possible rainfall in the future. It was nice to get a bit of rain to wash things out.       View Larger Map
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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)
  A Special Subway Sandwich Shop in Cameron Park, Let’s Meet For lunch!   I make my love for Subway Sandwich known to all that care to listen; most of my lunches are spent eating my favorite sandwich there. I have been to hundreds of shops in many cities over the years, but I do have a favorite location – it’s in Cameron Park, CA. There is a Subway in the Golderado Shopping Center that really is a step above the rest. Sure they sell the same sandwiches as other Subways, but there is something special about this shop. If you are in the Cameron Park area, stop in and give it a try. They are located right next to the CVS, there is plenty of parking. It is a family owned business that cares about the customer. There is always friendly conversation, light-hearted humor, and genuine customer ...
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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 must be that time of year for spiders; they seem to be in all the right places.    Dark places, cooler spots, remote areas less bothered – you know, all the areas that a general contractor needs to be working to get to the dry rot and water damage. J   I nearly walked into this one yesterday; she is a beauty up close.       Enjoy this day!
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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)
      The skies were quite cloudy in the Sierras today; it looked like rain and was very “muggy” most of the day. It never did rain in Cameron Park but the temperatures were down. This afternoon the skies got clearer with just a few thin clouds to decorate the clear blue backdrop.
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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)
  3900 Rustic Rd Cameron Park, CA being sold as-is, I wonder if they will be needing a general contractor?     Bank owned properties tend to be in need of some repair, and the repairs can range from simple maintenance to major overhauls. Buyers may need to contact a general contractor before the purchase to get a better understanding of the cost to do the repairs.  
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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 will work while you are away from the home or office.     Just because it is a holiday or weekend doesn’t mean that a contractor isn’t willing to go to work. Sometimes this is the best opportunity to get things done. We work on a Sunday to get some paint sprayed to an interior of an apartment clubhouse interior. Spraying on the weekend, while the office is closed, helps to cut down on the disruption of business; the work was done during daylight hours.     We don’t mind.
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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)
  Squirrels can do some real damage too!         While opening a decorative column surrounding this 6”x6” post in an apartment community in Cameron Park, we came across this at the base of the post. It seems the squirrels have been chowing at the base of this post for some time. Luckily it was discovered before something really bad happened.  J
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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)
  Is that Gutter Falling off The Building?   While replacing an entry door in Cameron Park today, the rains started. The rain was predicted to come so it wasn’t really a surprise when it started. However, it seemed to be heavier than they described on the news. The heavy rains brought a surprise while working on the entry door. Water was cascading over the walkway, not down the downspout. When I looked up to see the source of this water, I noticed that the gutter had a problem. The problem was that the gutter was coming off the building. I guess no one had noticed the gap between the metal gutter and the roof end. The rain made it obvious the gutters need to be looked at more closely. I will be doing that in the near future. This is not all that uncommon of a problem in apartment commun...
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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)
  Just a few dollars can make a big difference in renting an apartment.   There is a battle brewing in the apartment rental market. Many residents in the Cameron Park area are taking advantage of the low interest rates and dip in the home prices to get into a home of there own. With the demand for apartment living dropping, there is competition in getting the units filled.   We can see many different tactics being used to draw the new tenants to the sites. Free month rent, cash incentives, special accommodations and much more is being dangled in front of those looking to move. While these incentives can bring the people in to the rental office, are they signing the lease? The answer ultimately is in the unit and community itself. Does it look like someplace you want to live? Am I gettin...
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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)
  You can never quite fully explain the potential damage that may be found under water damaged siding. You can make notes in the estimate that the damages may extend beyond what can be seen. An experienced contractor can describe what might be discovered once things get opened up. You can even tell the client that you are pretty sure that the damage will be extensive, but they always sound surprised to see what things look like when the walls are opened up.   If you are talking to a contractor that is pretty sure that the damages are likely to extend into the structural framing - believe him. It is likely just to let you know in advance that you do have a problem and it can be fixed. It is not the frighten you and to get a change order out of you.     
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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)
  15th Annual Foothill Cruisers Car Show Cameron Park, CA June 8, 2013   The Foothill Cruisers are back! Gates open at 7:00am, show starts at 10:00am. Come early and pick your favorite spot on the green, enjoy a cup of coffee and some pancakes and settle in for a relaxing day of music, vendors, raffles, food, refreshments and mingling. This year’s car show will be at Christa McAuliffe Park; 2400 Merrychase Drive, (Hwy 50 at Cambridge Road Exit) Cameron Park. Interested in participating? Vehicle registration fee is $25 ($30 day of the show) and includes a goodie bag with dash plaque and automatic entry into a door prize drawing.  Pre-registration is encouraged (limit 200 vehicles). FREE to spectators. Entrants and spectators will enjoy Music, Vendors, Raffles, Food and Refreshment throug...
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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)
  Let’s just tie into the plumbing in the next room!   I had to clean up my hands in a local commercial building today, got a surprise plumbing lesson while in there. Apparently they added a small sink in the break room and figured that they could just run a new drain line into the restroom. It is a creative idea.     View Larger Map
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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)
  Just Enough Rain To Make For a Muddy Day.     Drizzling rain in the morning made for a sloppy, muddy day of concrete demolition and form board setting in Cameron Park for this general contractor. As the morning progressed, the sun finally poked its way through the clouds and we got some dry weather before the end of the day.  
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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 Wife Doesn’t Know It But Today I Was Picking Up Some Chicks   I got the opportunity to pick up some of the baby chicks that a friend was adding to her chicken population. This is the same woman who had introduced me to the fresh colored eggs that I had never seen before. These chicks will be producing eggs after they get a bit older.   I’m looking forward to getting some more of those fresh eggs.
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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)
  You Talked About It In The Winter, Get Your Roof Checked Now.   Maybe you had a minor leak in your living room, or a few of those shingles were lost in the wind. Some homes may be in need of rotted wood from years of moisture getting under the roofing material. Now is the time to get these things checked out by a licensed contractor.     If you are looking for a local roofing contractor in the Cameron Park, CA area, I know a professional roofer 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)
  Dry Rot Repair in Cameron Park   Who do I call to get the rotted wood repaired on my Cameron Park home? It is not uncommon for homes in El Dorado County to have wood rot, yours may be one of them. The repairs can be swift and inexpensive if detected early and corrected. If nothing else, call someone to get an estimate for the cost of repairs You may want to hire a licensed contractor that has the proper insurance, just to be safe. A contractor with experience in the repair of dry rot and water damage can be a better choice. How do I find a Contractor with experience in dry rot repair? You can do a Google search, contact friends and neighbors, or talk to a professional real estate agent. If you are in need of dry rot or water damage repair consider Tromler Construction. Years of repair...
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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 are some big changes happening at Cameron Oaks Apartments in Cameron Park. Exterior renovations and dry rot repair in preparation of exterior painting. There are exterior changes being done to the landscaping throughout the property, this large pile of wood chips is a small part of the huge changes being made in this top ranked community.   If you are looking to rent an apartment in Cameron Park, consider looking at the new Cameron Oaks Apartments located at 2640 Cambridge Road in Cameron Park, CA. Check out the Cameron Oaks Apartment Facebook Page.  Cameron Oaks Community Video from a few years ago, before the recent changes.       View Larger Map
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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)
  Shingle Springs / Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce Moves to a New Location   The Chamber of Commerce in Cameron Park is so recent; the Wells Fargo Bank signs are still on the building. That’s has not deterred the move though, the new location is open for business. The Chamber is located at: 4095 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682   Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce on Facebook  Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce on MetroChamber     View Larger Map
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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)
  Sidewalk in Cameron Park – Before and After   Not everyone can visualize what a new concrete sidewalk will look like before a concrete is installed. In a recent concrete job, I had access to the stairwell above the area where the sidewalk was needed. By taking a few photos from above, it was easier to draw out what the layout was going to look like. I had a chance to show how many of the plants could be saved. Some were trimmed back and one removed. It would have been too hard for the manager to see where I wanted the new walkway to go and how I was going to go about it. Using the “before” photo I could literally cut a strip of paper to simulate the new walk, close to scale, and slid it across the photo to show all the possible locations and what it would look like. Not exactly high t...
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