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Home remodeling starts with the spark of an idea. Bringing that idea to life is the responsibility of your general contractor, who will use their knowledge and experience to develop your inspiration and turn it into a reality.
At GVD Renovations, we provide everything you need to remodel your home at an affordable price, including Foster City general contractor services. What is the role of a contractor?
Like any other professional, a Foster City general contractor needs the right tools to get their job done in an efficient and timely manner. At GVD Renovations, we supply all of the necessary ingredients for the successful remodeling of your home so that your contractor never has to worry about the quality or timeliness of your remodeling features.
We make it possible for your general contractor to plan and complete everything from a siding replacement, bathroom or kitchen remodel to an entire home remodel, from design throughout construction. Your contractor understands that every piece goes into creating a complete whole, and our stunning line of products makes it possible for every remodeling nuance to be considered.
Some of the Foster City General Contracting services we offer include:
Siding Foster City
Siding is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it give your home a great deal of curb appeal, but it also provides protection against the harsh elements.
As professionals in siding replacement, we at GVD Renovations are committed to your complete satisfaction every step of the way. We can clearly and accurately assess the condition of your current siding, as well as provide you with a wide range of siding samples while helping you decide between the many different types that we have to offer.
As you can see, you have a wide variety of options available for siding on your home in Foster City. If you're not sure which one to choose, ask the experts! That's what we're here for. We can help you decide on the right type of siding for your needs and budget. You can feel confident that no matter what siding you decide on, it will be installed completely and professionally, providing your home with both beauty and protection.
Don't be surprised if your friends, family and neighbors ask about your new siding! With decades of combined experience installing all types of siding in Foster City, GVD Renovations has the skills and knowledge to make sure your siding exceeds your expectations!
Windows - When selecting windows, your contractor will need to assess factors that include energy efficiency, style, and functionality.
Flooring - Nothing brings a room together like the choice of flooring. From hardwoods to laminates, there are advantages to every style of flooring and your contractor will help guide you through the selection process.
Contact us today to find out more about our General Contractor Services at (916) 269-0761.
When you drive up to a home and it isn’t aesthetically pleasing, your eye has a tendency to look away to more attractive looking homes. There is no reason why your home should not be one of the most appealing homes in your neighborhood. Sometimes a simple change of a door can change the whole image of your home. Siding, countertops, windows, doors, pavers or maybe the addition of a porch can give your home a new lease on life. Contact GVD Renovations today and work with our professional contractor's to see what options await you to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Don’t hesitate to call us today for your free in-home estimate!
Across the San Francisco Bay in 1958 Union City was ready to incorporate, the United States Flag still had only 48 stars, developer T. Foster is coming out of a brief retirement from Pebble Beach, and took a $200,000 option to purchase Brewer’s Island which is an improbable undertaking to establish a new community that would be called Foster City, California with a San Francisco Bay Area business magnate by the name of Richard Grant.
These days, Foster City is a flourishing actuality that has a population of about 30,000 residents with a daytime population of employees that is almost equal with the evening population of people. This community has an impressive population of award-winning homes, lagoons, and trees. Amidst this prosperity and beauty, it is challenging to vision the barren, raw land of Brewer's Island with which Mt. Grant and Mr. Foster started their development.
Foster City is a well-designed community. Planned communities are totally conceived from their onset, with a well-established development plan, rather than being haphazardly developed in phases over a set period of time. Increased use of well-established communities was an extension of post-WWII Great Britain at a time when municipal destruction that resulted from destruction incurred during the war left Britons facing the formidable task of rebuilding their communities. At that time, the choice was made to rebuild according to a plan, rather than as the cities that had been originally developed and built.
The attainment of this modern-day community idea resulted in increased acceptance in the U.S. The initial two planned communities were Columbia, Maryland, and Reston, Virginia. Irvine, California soon followed Foster City. By 1973 there were over 50 planned cities in the United States and others around the world.
Usually, planned communities are established around a predetermined population level threshold. This population level threshold acts as the foundation for the determination with regard to the number of industries, shops, and homes to be constructed on the property and permits coordinated development of these fundamentals. The nature of planned population growth allows neighborhoods to be established intact and decisively evades the commercial thorough streets that normally divides neighborhoods in other communities. These neighborhoods are usually kept isolated from commercial developments. This results in a higher quality of life that is usually achieved in unplanned communities.
In addition, a planned community is frequently more appealing, and also follow a well-developed architectural plan that will result in a more methodical development of neighborhoods that will age better in the long run, and property that will continue to command high value. The architectural perspective somewhat controls the open market.
The scope of the engineering concept that created the land that Foster City is located on was quite histrionic. Some 2.5 million yards of material were unearthed to create an impoundment basin, better known as the lagoon. The lagoon contains some 425 gallons of water and is has some 218 surface acres. Four traffic bridges span the lagoon, and there are some 16.5 miles of drainage channels.
From the San Francisco Bay, some 71 million gallons of water each day is delivered by three automatic gates. During the rainy season, which is between November and February, four 66-inch diameter pipes, two of which are linked to two huge 700 hp diesel motors, can eject an incredible maximum of some 250,000 gallons of water to the San Francisco Bay, from the lagoon each minute.
The lagoon in Foster City was designed to withstand a storm of such severity that it has only a 1% probability of occurring in any period of 100 years. This system works quite well. In 1982, the devastating storms, which were very close to a frequency of some 100-years, Foster City didn’t experience any flooding, while the adjacent communities in San Mateo County experienced very severe drainage problems. From the time the lagoon was established until the current day, Foster City hasn’t had any draining problems resulting from flooding.
The Estero Municipal Improvement District was established in 1960 and became a self-governing entity that was complete with a Board of Directors. The initial three members of the Board were elected on the foundation one vote for every dollar of assessed valuation of property located within the District. Said another way, the more property that was owned, the greater the voting power, which subsequently provided Foster City with total control in running the district. This type arrangement was required since at that time, Foster City didn’t have any residents.
The District gave the developers a free hand in selling bonds in order to fund the infrastructure necessary for the development of Foster City. These bonds were to be repaid back by means of the levying of assessments on land that was founded upon future development. Article 10.5 of the Estero Municipal Improvement Act, reflects that the District might be subdivided into zones in accordance with the benefits received, which permitted the revenues to be imposed and collected upon the taxable land within each zone in accordance with the percentage of the amount that is to be raised each year in the zone by the imposition and collection of the tax.