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Kevin Stagl
Designtech Projects
163 Waterlynn Ridge Road, Suite 203
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
(P) 704.418.3100
(E) support@designtechprojects.com
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Quality Craftsmanship

I offer wisdom based upon decades of experience, skill, and talent performing several trades. Quality home improvement projects, remodeling, repair, and restoration services are available cost-effectively.  As a former nationally certified home inspector each project I perform meets or exceeds community standards.

Cost-Effective Solutions

By visiting the TESTIMONIALS page you will find numerous written accolades by customers. Many customers share a common experience because I offer prompt, professional, and cost-effective workmanship.  The TESTIMONIALS page shows many references written by senior citizens.  I enjoy assisting senior citizens because our senior citizens deserve to rely upon a local source of experience, skill, and talent to achieve cost-effective solutions.

DIY Projects

As you review the projects keep in mind many homeowners enjoy pitching in to save time and money. I offer a DIY service to teach senior citizens how to do some of the work themselves to save time and money.  Several local homeowners have saved a substantial amount of time and money by pitching in and performing some of their own labor to reduce the cost of their projects.

Home Improvements Generally

Concrete & Concrete Coatings

Docks, Decks, & Boathouses

Home Improvement: Dock Repair

The property owners reside in The Point fronting on Lake Norman. As the owner of a real estate development and commercial construction management firm the property owner could have selected and relied upon any number of local dock experts. Upon my initial onsite inspection the existing dock needed a spring cleaning and structural work. Three dock stringers were reinforced and ramp glides were removed and replaced. Rope rail post were tightened and rope replacd. Rail caps were replaced. The resulting dock repair potentially extends the use and enjoyment of the existing dock structure many years.

Dock Repair Testimonial

Home Improvement: Concrete Coating

The property owners requested the removal of an existing wood deck in order to place and finish a spacious concrete patio. The irrigation controller was reinstalled. Four specimen trees receive stack block. The existing concrete pool deck and the newly placed concrete patio will each be ground using an industrial diamond grinder to prepare both surfaces for the forthcoming concrete coating application.

Home Improvement: Concrete Coating

The property owner resides in a local Waterlynn residential home community in Mooresville.  Upon initial inspection, the existing concrete surfaced were pitted, cracked, and the color was worn out. A double coating of acid wash and back to back pressure-washing removed substantial surface blemishes, mold, and other organic crud. The cracks were filled with a cementitous filler. Two coats of custom color concrete coating gives a desirable appearance of a new concrete surface while avoiding a far more costly surface grinding.

CONCRETE COATINGS PROJECT

Home Improvement: Outdoor Kitchen

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. The property owners requested an outdoor kitchen.  The design and appliance selection tasks were each decisions by the property owners. The cutting and grinding of granite was performed by another local contractor. I reinforced the existing deck structure, framed the new kitchen, installed cement board, installed stack rock facade, and installed the stainless steel appliances.

Outdoor Kitchen Testimonial

Home Improvement: Tile Repair

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. A second floor overlook contains a herring bone tile floor. This exterior exposure is subjected to frigid winter weather blowing off the lake, and direct sun in the hot summer months. The expansion and contraction caused cracking to occur between the tile. My role was to grind the cracked grout lines and repair that tile floor utilizing an application of a polymer-based grout to maintain maximum flexibility winter and summer.

Home Improvement: Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. The property owners requested several home improvement projects including refinishing a kitchen cabinet door to eliminate surface imperfefctions.

Home Improvement: Pavers & Fire Pit

This luxury home ofers an exceptional backyard surrounded by majestic trees and private green environment to relax. The property owners requested a paver sidewalk and fire pit project.

Pavers & Fire Pit Testimonial

Home Improvement: Interior Trim

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. The property owners requested several home improvement projects including installtion of interior trim to distinguish the walls and ceilings.

Home Improvement: Interior Painting

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. The property owners requested several home improvement projects including repairs within bathroom, bedroom, closet, and storage area.

Home Improvement: Garage Floor Coating & Patio Coating

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. The property owners requested a garage floor coating and patio coating. The industrial clear-coat and clear coat are solvent-based  applications. Unlike water-based paints, the high-end solvent-based applications typically wear better and last longer.

Home Improvement: Wall Sconce Repair

This luxury home offers a second-story landing complete with two wall sconce fixtures as shown.  Each wall sconce backer board was loose due to aging, rusted nails. The backer boards behind each of the electrical fixtures were repaired by drilling, countersinking, and tightening coated screws to tighten and secure each of the electrical wall sconce fixtures.

Home Improvement: Loggia Facia Trim Repair

This luxury home offers a magnificent loggia structure overlooking the swimming pool and overlooking Lake Norman. This project involves the repair of loggia facia trim. In addition to scraping, sanding and filling tasks that multi-layer facia trim needs caulking, stainblocker, and a fresh coat of exterior trim paint.

Home Improvement: Landscape Drain Pipe Repair

This landscape drain pipe repair project consisted of several tasks. The first task was to dig up the existing drain pipe and determine an appropriate pitch plus repair a small hole in the top of the drain pipe.  Next, the existing drain pipe was properly pitched to overcome the prior slow-drain.  After proper pitch was achieved and water now running properly the river rock was added to prevent soil erosion. In a forthcoming second image the river rock is added on top of the pipe and the landscape island cleaned and raked.

Home Improvement: Exterior Trim

This luxury home fronts on Lake Norman. This project involves the exterior trim above the front entry. The initial work involved a 21′ ladder balanced on the front steps. That ladder work required extensive lean left and right, whereupon a boom lift was a safe solution eliminating ladder risk.

Home Improvement: Rental Property Repair

This rental home suffered an HVAC leak resulting in water dripping from the attic onto the second-floor ceiling. The resulting water stains and soaked drywall require a large ceiling patch with numerous coats of fresh compound and stain blocker prior to paint. Designtech Projects offers rental property repair.

Home Improvement: Bathroom Remodeling

This local property owner resides in The Point. This property owner requested to assist during this DIY project. The property owner assisted to upgrade and remodel his master bath. This DIY property owner worked long and hard for several days to perform portions of the demo of a spa tub, removing drywall, removing a wall-to-wall mirror, plus tearing out wall tile and floor tile. Underlayment was installed to prepare for floor tile. The property owner saved money performing some of this DIY project.

BATHROOM DEMOLITION TESTIMONIAL

Home Improvement: Drywall Repair

This project involves hanging and finishing drywall following a water leak.

Drywall Repair Testimonial

Home Improvement: Landscape Services

This landsdape project begins with grading of soils around the new swimming pool. With the soil in place the irrigation system is installed. Additional soils will create a smooth transition in the backyard and behind the pool. The plants, specimen trees, and privacy hedges coming soon.
The mulch and grass to follow.

Home Improvement: Concrete Coating

These property owners are local senior citizens. During a winter freeze salt was utilized to melt ice. The salt pitted the sidewalk surface. While grinding the sidewalk surface dozens of additional defect areas were exposed containing pockets of loose aggregate.  To overcome deep ruts, I trowel-coated two coats of cementitious concrete coating followed by enamel stain. The sidewalk surface is now textrued to improve grip plus a non-slip additive was included during the stain application.

Home Improvement: Driveway Pressure Wash & Sealer

This project involves a residence located on Lake Norman.  Prior to repair, the surface of the driveway was stained with muddy clay and dirty water due to a blocked drainage system. The drainage system was blocked with roots and cumulative collection of organic leaf-twig debris spanning several years.  The pressure-wash task included acid-wash, cholrine treatment, and two-coats of concrete driveway sealer.

Home Improvement: Concrete Coating

This project involves a residence on the Peninsula in Cornelius, North Carolina. The retired Colonel retained my home improvement services to shot blast several layers of paint. The shot blaster removes paint coatings from concrete driveway.  The removal of paint was followed by a treatment of muriatic acid, cholorine treatment, and pressure-wash. Several concrete driveway cracks were patched and the entire surface finished with Heavy Shield.

CONCRETE COATING TESTIMONIAL

Home Improvement: Dormer Repair

This project involves a luxury residence located on Lake Norman. The property owners requested repair of three dormers on the second story above the garage. The three dormers were promptly repaired.

Home Improvement: Furniture Refinishing

This project involves refinishing a hardwood maple table top. After years of use the family decided to refinish the maple top including repair, sanding, and hand-rubbed finish.

DINING TABLE TESTIMONIAL

Home Improvement: Deck Repair, Pressure-Wash, & Deck Painting

These salt-of-the-earth homeowners are retired military. The retired Colonel retained me to improve their beautiful farm home deck north of Statesville, North Carolina.  The aging deck was pressure-washed, treated with acid and chlorine prior to two coats of high-quality deck & rail paint. This project was fun and filled with positive regard by friendly local folks.

DECK UPGRADE TESTIMONIAL

Home Improvement: Irrigation System Repair

This homeowner is a retired professional residing on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina. The irrigation system froze and fractured pvc lines during  winter months.  The suction line, boot valve, and fittings in the lake and connections to the pump were removed and replaced. The pump was serviced including tightening bolts, tightening drain fittings, and surging air from the lines.

IRRIGATION REPAIR TESTIMONIAL

Home Improvement: Deck Repair & Deck Planter

This homeowner’s backyard fronts on Lake Norman in The Point in Mooresville, NC.  The initial task was to remove the aging jacuzzi and install new deck boards. Following the deck repair a new deck planter box was constructed.  The deck planter consists of 3/4″ pressure-treated plywood with white vinyl lattice.

Deck Repair Testimonial

Home Improvement: River Rock Pond

This homeowner is a local professional residing on Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina. The majestic home transcends several unique property elevations.  A series of three images captures the essence of this river rock pond project. In the first image the homeowner has already removed river rock from the pond to expose two submerisble pumps. The next two images show the sprawling river rock creek and river rock pond area after replacing one submersible pump and restacking river rock around the designated pond area. This DIY project (in main) was performed and directed by the homeowner. I was honored to assist for 2-hours to connect the discharge line to a new submersible pump and also assisting the homeowner restage the river rock within the pond area.

Home Improvement: Crawl-Space Insulation

A crawl-space insulation project can reduce the homeowner’s monthly utility expense by adding additional r-value in the crawl-space. This project updates the r-value from R-19 to approximate R-34. An R-34 value retains heat during cold winter months and retians air-conditioning during warm summer months.

Home Improvement: Tile Repair

This residence is rental property. The owner resides out of state. The tile repair was performed promptly.

Home Improvement: Concrete Driveway Repair

As depicted in the corresponding image, homeowner suffered a dozen lengthy cracks in the driveway.  The cracks were caused by several issues such as insufficient expansion joints, differential settlement of soil, and freeze-thaw heave causing portions of the driveway to rise up 3/4 inch in the Winter.  The work I performed included ready-mix concrete (3600 psi and fiber-reinforced) plus I added additional street saw expansion joints.

The property owner is a retired painting contractor with 40+ years experience. The property owner repainted the driveway with a commercial-grade enamel stain and is upgrading the stenciled brick design around the perimter of the driveway.

Home Improvement: Interior Foyer Pool Removal

Homeowner suffered numerous leaks inside the home from a foyer pool.  Homeowner requested removal of the foyer pool. Foyer pool was solid concrete requiring jackhammer.  Sub-floor was beefed up and new sheathing installed.  A tile contractor was commissioned to create a new tile emblem design to fill the foyer pool area.

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Home Improvement: Drywall Repair

Homeowner is a senior citizen purchasing a double-wide mobile-home to fix and flip.  The dining room wall was substantially diminished so homeowner retained my services to hang and finish new drywall in the dining room. This project was successfully completed so homeowner will be scheduling a second project to repair, pressure-wash, and paint the back deck, plus interior painting of all rooms as well as other home improvements of the 2000 square foot mobile home.

Home Improvement: Driveway Pavers

This local property owner suffered the loss of gate motors due to lightening strike. The property owner ordered and installed new gate motors. I was retained to remove driveway pavers, trench across driveway, and subsequently reset driveway pavers after the property owner installed his direct burial gate motor cable.

Home Improvement: Room Repairs

Homeowner suffered substantial leak in their three-story residence fronting on Lake Norman.  The leak was corrected by a stucco contractor working outside. Upon my arrival onsite, I was hired to reassemble the turret room. This project involved hang and finish of new drywall, installation of window sills, window shutters, crown moldings, and floor moldings.