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Dirt To Done: Transforming Houses Into Homes!

Lorraine Blais is owner of Blais Construction & Design, and contractor of fine, custom-built homes in Maine. Lorraine specializes in taking her client’s from “Dirt to Done!” What does this mean? She works with only the most skilled craftsmen in the home design business to design the home of your dream. Right down to the flowers and toothbrushes, Lorraine is an expert in “turnkey service.” What does this mean? You can put complete faith in her to design, plan, excavate, build, and design the home of your dreams. Her integrity and dedication can be seen in her work and in the friendships she has developed with her happy clients in the 25 years she has been doing what she loves. Her motto is: “When you love what you do, it shows!

Call Lorraine at (207) 890-9198, or contact her online today!

The Half Way House on Kezar Lake!

This cabin was originally built in the 1940’s. Between that time and the 1970’s additional rooms were added, resulting in a structure that sat partly on cinder blocks and partly on stone. The house also sat very low to the ground, causing some major water problems: the joists and sills were completely rotted out and needed to be replaced. This dirt to done home building project in Maine dictated that the interior had to be completely gutted due to major damage from carpenter ants, as well as to increase the space needed to accommodate the family. In order to work in a full 8’ foundation with radiant heat in the cement flooring we needed to lift the house 10 feet in the air. The lay of the land allowed for the addition of a walk-out basement, a feature that provided an additional 1000 sq. ft. of living space. We then wrapped the foundation with ridged installation boards to keep moisture out and foam blown-in for the inside cavities, ensuring it would stay warm and dry. Lorraine designed a really neat bunk room with a locker room, and we added a separate laundry and a spacious pool/game room. This project took a total of 6 months to complete. The photos above show the scope of the project and the amount of detail than went into taking this home from campy to comfortable! Lorraine made a commitment to have them in there in time to celebrate the holidays with their family. Mission accomplished!

Call 207-890-9198 or email today to schedule an appointment with Blais Construction & Design today!