Solomon Contracting Projects

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Restoring a Rotting Facade

Elizabeth Bridge - Friday, August 12, 2016
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This home owner is a long time Solomon Contracting customer.  He started to notice part of the facade below two windows on the front of his house starting to peel and expand. This was due to the use of particle board under sheeting which is popular with some contractors.  Couple this with a failing seal under the window sill, and you have a formula for a big problem. Read More. . .



Deck Restoration

Elizabeth Bridge - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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This home owner in North County wanted to update his aging deck.   After inspecting the structure, we determined that the underlying foundation was not sound.    The old structure was completely removed.  We installed a new rock solid support system.   Read More. . .



The Roofs of St. Albans

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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If you have never heard of St. Albans, let me direct you to the home owners association for the best explanation of the community.  They say: "St. Albans is a historic community in northeastern Franklin County bordering St. Louis County . Not far from the Missouri River, St. Albans setting is beautiful with high bluffs overlooking the river and river valley.  A peaceful drive about a mile north of Route 100 and a few miles west of Wildwood, St. Albans has evolved into an upscale residential community with a private country club and two beautifully maintained golf courses.  Property owners at St. Albans share an intimate, old-time community with quiet streets, exquisitely planned neighborhoods and finely established architecture." Read More. . .



Resealing a Driveway

Elizabeth Bridge - Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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It seems we have been doing many jobs in St. Albans over the last couple of years.   In this case, the home owner needed his driveway pressure washed, sealed, and a special filler applied between the concrete pads to prevent vegetation growth.  The results are pretty impressive.  This driveway looks brand new and will stay that way for many years to come. Read More. . .



Restoring a Fire Damaged Garage

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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This historic garage is located in South St Louis City.  It was completely destroyed by fire and the insurance company wasn't thrilled about rebuilding it, preferring instead to tear it down and build a cheaper replacement.  After intense negotiation, we were able to get the funding to restore the garage to it's original architectural beauty. Read More. . .



Replacing a Hail Damaged Roof

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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This roof was damaged by hail three years ago, replaced, and then damaged again when a dramatic hail storm came through the area again this year.  Preparation of the roof deck, proper installation techniques, and quality materials are all essential elements for a quality roof installation. Read More. . .



Replacing Hail Damaged Siding

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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The Ballwin area was hit with a major hail storm about three years ago.  A recent hail storm followed almost the same path, damaging many of the homes repaired three years ago.  We replaced the siding on this home a couple of weeks ago.  We will return and replace the roof. Read More. . .



Soffit Repair

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Extreme weather came through the St Louis area in December of 2015.  Heavy wind, hail, and monsoon style rain exploited any weakness in exteriors.The home owners of this home in Ballwin received bids from two prominent local roofing companies. Mark Solomon got on the roof and found problems the others had overlooked.   Read More. . .



Deck Resurfacing in Ballwin

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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We have been helping this home owner in the Ballwin area fix up many problem areas in his classic home.  His deck needed some attention and after inspecting the structure, we determined that the underlying structure was sound, so we were able to resurface it with low-maintenance engineered material.  What a difference! Read More. . .



Exterior Repair in Ballwin

Elizabeth Bridge - Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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We recently completed this exterior repair and repainting project in Ballwin.  The paint on the pillars and rails was old, moldy, and chipping away.  It's really important to scrape away the old material and make repairs to the wood work.  Next we make sure to prime the areas.  Last, a high quality exterior paint is applied. Read More. . .