Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bathroom Update

It's the end of week two of the bathroom remodel and it hasn't been as smooth as week one. One day the contractor put a nail through a water pipe. The fortunate part is that the water rain down through a framed doorway so there wasn't any wall damage and it was a relatively small amount of water that was left in a pipe. Also, the leak was easily accessible so it could be fixed without disturbing anything else.

A few days later one of his helpers drilled through a water pipe and released a gush of water that soaked through a small section of the ceiling of the family room below, ran down the wall and soaked a section of carpet and padding! This leak was not accessible and a section of the living room wall had to be removed to get to the pipe.

Yes, these things happen and are the downside of any remodeling. I think that's why some people don't like to do home improvements because no matter how much planning go into it there are always the unknowns and the unexpected. That's why it's so important to work with a reliable contractor and one who communicates well and takes responsibility for his mistakes.

The drywall guys are working this weekend so things are progressing. Hopefully, next week will go smoother.


  1. I'm enjoying this series of posts as I am redoing my bathroom too! Started with a leak at the toilet that was not seen until water damage had taken over. I have my floor down and the walls painted, but now I have to design my countertop and it's hard to find time to do that template.

    Look forward to more posts Connie.

  2. There are a lot of minute details that a lot of people don't think about. And, if you're like me, everthing has to be done to the fraction of an inch. Let me know your progress.

  3. This is very informative.Not all bathrooms can be lavish spaces with whirlpool tubs and two separate vanities. For some bathrooms, space is at a premium and knocking out walls is not an option, but remodeling must be done.