Lead-Safe Remodeling

Update home safely with a lead-safe certified remodeler You’ve made the decision to finally remodel the outdated kitchen and living room of your home, but if you live in a house built before 1978, a federal law regulating the removal of lead paint will affect your home remodeling project if you hire a professional remodeler… Read More

Breathe easier with livable remodeling

Published in the November 19th, 2017 edition of the Houston Chronicle. All remodeling projects generate dust. Air quality is a vital concern for homeowners who are undertaking a renovation especially if someone suffers from health problems such as asthma, allergies or other lung problems. Even if the dust is completely harmless, it still is a… Read More

Rebuilding Post Harvey

You are all cleaned up, drying out and waiting for your adjuster… Get a file folder, note pad or computer/phone for recordkeeping. Having everything organized in one place will make it much easier. Be sure to put a price value on everything.  If you don’t remember the value or have a receipt, Google it or… Read More

Finding help with small remodeling jobs, repairs Houston Chronicle

Finding help with small remodeling jobs or repairs can be challenging. Who do you call- a remodeler or handyman? Many people believe that if the job is too small, a remodeling contractor may not be interested and call a handyman instead. Keep in mind that all handymen are not created equal. Every handyman may not… Read More

Roof Cleaning – Washing

Ever hear of roof cleaning?   Need a new roof?  You may be surprised to hear that you have another option to bring life back to your roof, before opting for the large expense of roof replacement.  80% of America is unaware that a roof cleaning service exists.   Even if your roof is only… Read More

How Handy is Your Handyman?

There are many talented people who believe and claim they can “fix” anything that needs repair or tackle any remodeling project.  Many have integrity and are very talented. However, keep in mind that every handyman may not be a carpenter, plumber, electrician, etc… My experience is that most home owners I visit have a handyman story… Read More

Protect Your Family From Lead in the Home

Many homes built before 1978 have lead based paint. Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards. If you plan on renovations, repairs, or painting it is important to use a Certified Lead contractor to ensure your family’s safety.  Recent rules have required additional training for contractors to keep their certifications. The… Read More

Prevent Water Damage to Your Home

Gutters, Downspouts, and Drains For every inch of rain hundreds of gallons of water are collected. When a storm drops heavy rainfall in a short time, the ground can become saturated, causing surface water to run off.   This is when a system of gutters, leaders, and drains can collect and properly direct this water away… Read More

Fixing drainage issues on your landscape

Does your property retain water and become over-saturated or flooded? Soil composition and land grading can cause these problems, resulting in ruined lawns and plantings, foundation problems and pest infestation.   There are several drainage options to consider that will effectively remove water from your property.   Contact us to discuss which drainage solution is… Read More

Keeping Fido Happy and Safe During a Home Renovation

Written by Larry Abbott, Abbott Contracting Remodeling your home can be stressful for humans – can you imagine what your pet will go through?  Their whole world and routine is disrupted from all of the commotion.  In order to help your pet remain happy and safe during a renovation it is recommended to have a… Read More

How “Handy” is Your Handyman?

Written by Larry Abbott, Abbott Contracting Beware of the Handyman, especially those that claim they can fix “anything.”  Not to disrespect Handymen because there are many out there that can do an array of construction tasks in a professional manner. Many have integrity and are very talented. However, keep in mind that every handyman may… Read More

Best Home Improvement Choices a Home Owner Can Make

Plan to have someone help you prepare – pack up, hire a pro to pack and store, throw things away, spring cleaning. Concentrate on the outside exterior first. Some people remodel a kitchen or master bath when they need a roof, windows, or siding. New work inside can be damaged if exterior repairs are not… Read More

Dust Free Remodeling

Abbott Contracting is one of the most sought after home improvement companies in SW Houston due to our “Dust Free Remodeling” process. People are always trying to improve their home, their sanctuary, but most are in fear of having unskilled, questionable workman inside and with all the mess and disruption AND the DUST!! Most Home Improvement… Read More

Improve Mobility with a Residential Elevator

When you or a loved one has mobility issues and has trouble getting up and down stairs we have a solution to improve their quality of life. The Telecab Elevator, a residential two stop elevator, fits into any house and maximizes living space. It requires minimum construction and electric, and even blends in with your… Read More

Do You Know What’s in Your Attic?

Most attics are under insulated and full of old construction debris left from HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractors. Cleaning and re-insulating your attic will remove dust and debris, and improve ventilation and energy efficiency. Often there are holes or cracks in your attic which can cause water damage, damage to wiring and piping, or even… Read More

Fall Home Check Up

Fall is the time to give your home its annual checkup.  Look around for leaks, cracks, wear and tear that can develop over the year. Here are some of the things you should check: Exterior Is paint is faded and/or peeling Check caulking condition at all woodwork and around windows and doors Look to see… Read More