Cabarete Building Services
Getting it done right, the first time.
Bill Grigoropoulos is the Founder and Head Project Manager at Cabarete Building Services. He is a native Australian, working in the Melbourne construction industry for 18 years. Prior to moving to the Dominican Republic, his construction experience consisted of works in: plumbing, tiling, electrical, and complete house construction using timber, brick and concrete. Bill is capable of everything from installing a lock on your front door, and changing your taps, to building a 10 room dental office building and a luxury million dollar home.
Your home is an investment in your future.
“Whatever the project is, we are going to complete it correctly and properly or we are not going to do it at all. Quality work is our highest priority.”
- Bill Grigoropoulos, Owner.
Roof RepairsMany roofs throughout the world are constructed using poured concrete. These structures are usually made with reinforced steel. They are inexpensive but require a great deal of maintenance to keep them from leaking since they shift, move, and dissolve easily. The problem with concrete is that it IS concrete. Concrete is made up from several ingredients including calcium carbonate and sand. Calcium Carbonate is a plentiful substance that comes from the dead skeletons of sea life. These plentiful substances dissolve quite easily in very wet environments unless they are protected. Concrete roof repair is often necessary because concrete is susceptible to scaling, cracking, crazing, spalling, etc. In most cases, minor, timely repairs and regular maintenance will ensure that there is no structural damage. The root problem when using concrete as a roofing material is that concrete is porous and retains moisture. This moisture can result in cracking or even corrosion of the rebars, leading to spalling. The most common complaint with regard to both concrete tile and flat concrete roofing is water leaks.
Here in the Dominican Republic if your roof is concrete and more than 5 years old, chances are you have had some repairs done to it or are in need of a leak repair. The common method of repair if you have used a local tradesman is to place a "band-aid" like repair job on top of the damaged area. This method will guarantee you future problems. We frequently find roofs here that have several layers of repair work piled one on top of the other and the roof continues to leak because that is NOT the answer.
CBS will identify where the problem is truly coming from. We will remove the layers of old work or dig out the trouble spot and replace it with a new surface. The area will be properly primed and sealed. We will come back after the next big rain and check if any more adjustments to the repairs need to be made to ensure that the problem has indeed been solved.
We work with flat and graded concrete roofs, tiled roofs and asphalt roofs.
Bathroom Repair and RenovationFrom shower tile and drywall repair to laying ceramic flooring and more, CBS can help with all your bathroom repairs, maintenance and improvements.
New fixtures are a quick way to transform your home. An updated sink gives your bathroom a new look without the higher cost of a bathroom remodel. Light fixtures with a new finish add brightness and energy savings when the appropriate light bulbs are used.
Have Bill install new or refurbished lighting and bathroom fixtures. A few updated touches add value to your space - all in a short time frame. You'll save time by not having to call multiple contractors.
- Ceramic tile installation
- Lighting and Faucet Fixture installation
- Counter top and furniture installation
- Dry wall repair
- Waterproofing of wet areas prior to tiling
PlumbingGuaranteed to be done right and on time, CBS handles major and minor home repairs with professionalism and dedication. Common plumbing services include:
- Replace Fixtures: Changing outdated fixtures for newer hardware is one easy way to add design appeal back to your bathroom or kitchen. CBS can install or replace fixtures including faucets, showerheads, bar fixtures, and more.
- Repair or Replace Toilets: Whether you have Bill install low flow toilets or have your existing toilets repaired, you know the job will be done right and on time.
- Fix Plumbing Leaks: No matter if you need a pipe replaced or tightened, let CBS solve your plumbing leak problem. A dripping faucet alone can waste 212 gallons of water per month.
- Tile Installation: Choosing the right material is critical to any home remodeling project. Bill can help you identify the right tile for your space.
DecksA nice deck provides a beautiful and relaxing spot for you and your family to enjoy the outdoors. It's important to stay up to date on deck maintenance in order to enjoy that relaxing space. Since you have better ways to spend your time, call CBS. Bill is ready to help you with all your deck repair and deck maintenance needs.
Common Maintenance Issues
Decks suffer from a variety of common problems caused by normal wear and tear. Wood becomes loose or cracked. Boards start to give too much, which can result in nasty trips. Handrails start to loosen. The support posts grow old. All of these issues are correctable, and CBS has the expertise to fix them correctly. We will come to your home, examine your deck, and make the necessary repairs to ensure that your deck is in top shape. These small repairs will lengthen the lifetime and beauty of your deck for years to come.
CBS can seal, stain, paint, power wash, sand, clean or fix your deck.
TilesLeave tile installation work to the experts at CBS. We are professional tile installers who can install and repair tile in many areas of your home.
- Ceramic Tile Installation
- Porcelain Tile Installation
- Stone Tile Installation
- Glass Tile Installation