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Topic - Steve Briggs
When Steve Briggs and Steve Weiss, principals with SAI Contractors in Cabin John, worked with homeowners in North Arlington to demolish their home and build a new one on their lot, they never expected to find three streams running underneath the site.
"After we added the second story and we were repairing some of the first-floor stucco, we discovered that the framing on the entire first floor had rotted from the inside out," Mr. Briggs said. "It was not visible at all, but the old stucco had failed around the windows, and water had seeped in and rotted and mildewed the framing. We had to re-support the entire house and replace all the stucco, but now the house is healthier and energy-efficient."
Mr. Briggs said the water is colored blue so everyone will know it's not tap water.