Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 Forecast

2011 looks like a very busy year so far. We still have a few winter and summer start dates available. The ice conditions are pretty good so far, which enables us to start our winter work on schedule.
Our kit cabins have been more popular than expected and we will be adding more plans during the coming year.
As reported in the November 29 blog, there will be a 6% price increase on January 1.

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
- Oscar Wilde

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

We at Friesen's Custom Cabins want to wish all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a great NEW YEAR to come!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ice Testing Video

Testing ice for thickness is a very simple process. Be sure you test in several different spots before you drive your vehicle on the ice. Be sure and watch for warm springs, creek outlets and inlets, and other areas of thin ice. Be sure and have at least 12" of good black ice for cars and pickups, 24" to 36" for larger rigs. Refer to the Blog dated 11/13/09 for the ice thickness formula put out by the Corp of Engineers. Above all, be careful!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pile Driver Extraordinaire!

We have built on many different sites over the years. Many times the only practical foundation is steel piling. When we need steel pilings we call Charley Ross at Pilings Plus.
If you are doing a project that requires steel pilings I highly recommend Charley. His number is 727-3027.
This particular project is on the Kenai in a flood zone. The only foundation that makes sense is a steel driven foundation.