If I wouldn’t have insisted on manmade materials for our decking the porch would be complete by now. But guess what?! I don’t want to have to power wash and stain a cedar deck every other year. We estimated that to have that work done would take 2 people 2 days to complete the task and cost between $1,200 and $1,500 each time. Or we could do it ourselves and risk marital strife. No thanks. The pergola and railing are cedar. The profile of the hand rails are rounded to prevent water from accumulating and rotting the wood. These portions won’t need power washing and staining nearly as often.
Want to see something cool? Spray foam. Being in the house (very briefly with my shirt over my mouth so I wouldn’t accidentally insulate my lungs) during the spray foam application made me feel like I was on the set of E.T. (That’s a movie from the 80’s for those of you who are wondering). It was very cool and yet a little freaky at the same time. I thought I would miss seeing the exposed Chicago brick from the inside but I don’t. I have enough Chicago brick in my life.
The hose you see in the picture above leads out to this truck:
The spray foam in the basement is interesting because two different kinds were used. You can tell by the different colors in this picture:
Here is a picture of the laundry room as of yesterday:
Here is a close-up of the cool, beautiful and slightly freaky spray foam:
Thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!