June 14, 1992 |
Trotters Ridge, North Hanover Township, Burlington County A new builder and new designs have come to Trotters Ridge in Burlington County, where the key word is spacious. Stafford Bergman, with 35 years of experience in building semi-custom homes, has joined forces with Hanover Pond Development Corp., a division of Toyoshima Sales Corp., of New York. According to sales manager Diane Johnson, Bergman will complete the 40-home community that started as Hanover Pond. She said 12 homes had been sold before Bergman took over last fall.
September 22, 2012 |
Question: Is it worthwhile to add a dehumidifier to an existing heating system? If so, approximately how much would it cost? I have a gas-fired furnace and central air. Answer: Our house in the winter is not damp but dry, and I shut down the basement dehumidifier from November to April because it is unnecessary and expensive to run, although I've never broken down the electric bill to determine costs. Because the house is so dry, the gas furnace has a humidifier that adds moisture once the relative humidity falls below 30 percent (comfortable is considered in the 30 percent to 50 percent range)
February 29, 2008 |
Answer: Certainly a bad paint job, involving poor surface preparation, might be one reason. If the ceiling were in a bathroom or kitchen with insufficient ventilation, then the paint would probably bubble and peel even if you used paint designed for high-moisture areas. You didn't tell me whether the old roof was removed down to the decking or whether any damage created by the ice dams was repaired. Once they start, leaks are often terribly difficult to stop, and if the roofers just added another layer, then the problem remains.
August 15, 2010 |
For years, visitors at the Philadelphia Zoo have been walking right by the funny little house known as The Solitude. It's been locked up, easy to miss, especially when the boxwood hedges were six feet tall. But no more. After decades of being used by the zoo for everything from a snake exhibit in the parlor to executive offices in the library, The Solitude is well on its way to inviting company over. Come September, after $500,000 in renovations that include substantial hedge-trimming, the house will be open for group tours.
October 26, 2001 |
Surprises abound at Wagon Works, an apartment complex created from the historically certified manufacturing plant, Fairmount Wagon Works, which was built in 1887. Beyond the single, controlled-access entry to the three-story, brick main building is a secret garden, a maze within a maze, a quiet respite from the busy city. This open but intimate courtyard encompasses two more buildings (one- and two-story), walkways, stairwells, and sculpted beds of flowers, stones, shrubs, and trees.
January 15, 1998 |
If Chicken Little had been anywhere near the Bonsall Elementary School in Camden yesterday, would she have sounded a warning that the ceilings were about to fall? Well, the sagging ceilings haven't crashed on the heads of students and teachers - yet. And school officials want to make sure they don't. A recent engineering study - done after a ceiling in another school did collapse over the Christmas holidays - found that the ceilings on the second and third floors of Bonsall, at Mount Eprhaim Avenue and Chase Street, also are in danger of collapsing.
February 12, 1995 |
Thornbury, Washington Township, Gloucester County Is it true that the home design built as a sample sells best in a new development? Maybe. Take the Winthrop design at Thornbury, for example. It's one of nine designs offered, most of which have two or three different exteriors. It's also the sample home built at Paparone Corp.'s new community of single-family homes in Washington Township, Gloucester County. And Debbie Sessa and her husband, Charles, president of Covenant Bank in Haddonfield, fell in love with the Winthrop as soon as they saw it. "We had lived close by. We needed a bigger house and wanted to stay in the area, close to schools and churches we belonged to," Debbie Sessa, the mother of three school-age sons, said.
August 22, 1986 |
Officials at Burlington County College have completed repairs and have reopened a section of the school damaged in a chemical fire last year. Students attending classes in the college's A Wing will be working under new ceilings, lighting, electrical wiring and air ducts, according to college spokesman Richard Pokrass. "It looks like a brand-new building," Pokrass said. He said the school's equipment and word-processing offices, as well as its biology, chemistry, physics, electronics and drafting and design rooms, would be reopened to students when they return Sept.
December 8, 2000 |
In the late 1800s, hoopskirts - those unwieldy, Victorian, bouffant petticoats ladies wore under their dresses - were manufactured at the Klosfit Petticoat factory on Arch Street, in an area now known as Old City. Tastes change and hoopskirts have long been out of fashion, but a taste for the architecture of yesteryear lingers on. Understanding that, Brandywine Construction & Management Inc. converted the historically certified Klosfit Petticoat building into 43 two-level apartments.
September 24, 1988 |
The United States and the Soviet Union yesterday wound up two days of high- level meetings unable to report significant progress in improving any part of their relationship. President Reagan declined to make a public statement after saying goodbye to Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, but Secretary of State George P. Shultz described the sessions as "pick and shovel work. " Shultz said that although many hours were spent trying to narrow differences in the crucial area of arms control, results were, at best, "mixed.