Case Studies

Take a deeper dive into our work.

Sometimes, it’s hard to judge a professional contractor just by the pictures online. That is why we went a step further to explain some of our work. Here is a look at a deck and two bathroom remodels we did recently.

Case Study: A New Outdoor Deck

THE PROJECT: Rebuild a deck with severe termite damage and relocate all electricals for greater efficiency.
THE RESULTS: A Beautiful new low-maintenance deck, resistant to fading, staining, mold, termites and rot.

With year-round sunshine and great weather conditions, San Diego is the perfect place for a nice deck. Which is exactly the thinking of one of our clients who built his 15 years ago. But since then, the wood became badly damaged by a tough combination of termites and weathering. Wanting to take advantage of his great space, he called Team Renovate to rebuild it with material that would stand up to the elements without time- and cost-consuming maintenance.

The Challenge:
After an inspection of the homeowners deck, we noticed that the wood which he installed 15 years ago was not the best choice in timber for an outside deck. Over the years, it had become badly damaged from termites and a constant bombardment from the sun and various elements. Luckily, all the concrete foundation was perfect. He had painted a few coats on the top of the deck, but the wood underneath was uncoated and wouldn’t last any longer.

The Solution:
We wanted our client to enjoy his deck, so we acted fast. First, we replaced all regular wood framing with Pressure-Treated Timber. That took care of the problem of the rot and termites. Second, we built the rest of the deck with composite decking board. This is a durable product that has a 25-year fade-and-stain warranty. It’s also extremely low maintenance—a big request by our client. The third and final step was to add an electrical subpanel to bring greater efficiency throughout the whole deck. A major plus, especially considering we added a new Jacuzzi to the deck. He’ll now be enjoying his new deck for many endless San Diego summers.

The Results
It couldn’t have been better. We rebuilt deck was a great way to improve the value of our client’s home while providing a terrific outdoor location for his entertaining and year-round family fun. The low-maintenance, highly durable materials provide him the peace of mind his deck is protected against termites and rot, but it’s the great look of the finish makes his deck truly shine.

Case Study: Two Bathroom Remodel

THE PROJECT:Fully Remodel Two Bathrooms Before The Owners Got Back From Vacation.
THE RESULTS: Completely Upgraded Two Bathrooms On Time, On Budget, and Beyond Expectation.

Remodeling can be a stressful process for anyone, and our clients were particularly concerned that remodeling their master and guest bathrooms would cause added headache that they just didn’t need. They had been referred to us and called with a unique proposal: Could we remodel two bathrooms while they were on vacation? Because of our strong work ethic and high quality we were able to get the job done within their tight time frame.

These were referral clients, and we knew they were hesitant to remodel because of the expected hassle—but until we met, we had no idea how worried they were. They had worked hard to have a happy, relaxing retirement, and dreaded the mess that typical companies leave behind. During the consultation, we discovered that their home was fully furnished with decor and furniture they loved. The whole place would have to be covered extremely well. We confirmed the dates they would be on vacation, set project start and end times with them, then explained the measures we would take to ensure no dust or debris affected their property. They wouldn’t know we were even there—until they saw their upgraded bathrooms. Keeping things clean would be easy, but we would still have to exceed their expectations.

To ensure the remodeled bathrooms reflected our client’s taste and personality, we showed them diverse options for tile, cabinets, granite, and lighting. After they chose their favorites for each, we ordered the supplies and had them delivered to the property the day before we began work. This allowed us to have everything in place to begin quickly and efficiently to meet the deadline. To keep the house spotless and free of all work-related dust and debris, we perfectly covered all the furniture. Then we began working quickly and efficiently. Teamwork was the most important aspect in completing the whole project on time.

When the owners returned from their vacation, their home was clean and their bathrooms totally complete. The results were higher than they were expecting. They couldn’t have been happier, and neither could we.

“My house was clean and my bathrooms finished! Edgar and his team did an excellent job. It was much more than my husband and I were expecting.”
– Jean and Roger Forna

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