Designing your home to survive wildfires

Designing your home to survive wildfires

As homeowners begin to rebuild after the recent wildfires, there are a few basic architectural design decisions that will greatly improve the chances that their home will survive the next wildfire.

Southern Californians have to realize that sooner or later all chaparral MUST burn, and the longer between burns, the more intense the fire will be. If you build near chaparral you must either be prepared to loose your house or else you should design it to automatically protect itself on the assumption that you will be away and that the fireman cannot reach it in time.

Livability during your remodeling project

Livability during your remodeling project

Your livability is our top concern during a remodeling project. As a clean contractor we take pride in limiting the biggest threat to livability during a remodeling project: Dust That’s why we invested in the newest dust control technology to incorporate into our dust control plan and best practices. We can promise that by using the groundbreaking BuildClean Dust Control System we will capture and remove up to 90 percent of airborne dust that accumulates during your remodeling project.

Best dust management practices

Best dust management practices

Our team at, Caldwell Construction, uses the BuildClean dust control system, along with other best dust management practices, on every job to make every project “livable” and to ensure that our clients highly satisfied. 

Alleviating dust during a remodel has always been a problem– until recently, when a new market solution that “scrubs” the air was introduced.   By incorporating this new system our crews can dramatically reduce job site dust and capture 90% of the dirty airborne work area dust. 

A worry free remodeling experience

A worry free remodeling experience

Caldwell Construction takes great pride in our worry-free remodeling experience and we took notice when we started hearing a manufacturing partner of ours talk about “livable remodeling”.  The concept is simple, complete the project in a manner that makes living through the work acceptable - and makes sure that all aspects of the job, including dust management and indoor air quality, are being addressed. 

How to live at home with your new roommate, the remodeler

How to live at home with your new roommate, the remodeler

How to live at home with your new roommate, the remodeler

Warning: Your new roommate is going to wake up early, be a bit loud and, if you’re not careful could make quite a dust storm. For about six months. Are you ready for your home to become a construction zone during your remodeling project? If not, here are some points to review with your contractor–timeline, schedule, logistics and dust control–before you give up your peace and quiet for quite a while.

Dust control an essential part of a healthy remodeling environment

Dust control an essential part of a healthy remodeling environment

About 90 percent of homeowners stay in their homes during remodeling projects. 

Some end up regretting it. 

Why? Dust, which can permeate every part of your home, from your toothbrush to your dog’s fur. 

Here are a few ways you can tell whether your contractor is concerned about a livable environment during a major remodeling project, lasting six months or more. 

Three things you need to ask a contractor about remodeling dust

Three things you need to ask a contractor about remodeling dust

Construction dust is the No. 1 nuisance issue during remodeling projects for the contractor and homeowner.  

During a remodeling project, the dust starts flying immediately and doesn’t stop.  

The demolition process produces countless pieces and particles of cement, silicates, lead, wood, insulation and dirt. From there, dust continues to pile up from sawing lumber, sanding drywall and cutting tile, countertops and flooring. 

Starting to cough from all that dust yet? 

Three things you need to ask a contractor about remodeling dust

Three things you need to ask a contractor about remodeling dust

Construction dust is the No. 1 nuisance issue during remodeling projects for the contractor and homeowner.  

During a remodeling project, the dust starts flying immediately and doesn’t stop.  

The demolition process produces countless pieces and particles of cement, silicates, lead, wood, insulation and dirt. From there, dust continues to pile up from sawing lumber, sanding drywall and cutting tile, countertops and flooring.