True Carpentry Home Builders |  Ebensburg, PA

True Carpentry Home Builders
106 Main Street | St. Michael, PA 15951

Meetings by appointment, only.                          Please call us at 814-243-0451.

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Foundations and Concrete:

  • Outside footer drains with sump pump or 50 ft of runoff pipe
  • Inside footer drain to allow for the possible need of radon removal or rising water table
  • 3 inches average base under basement concrete
  • 4 inches of concrete in basement floor
  • 8 inches poured concrete steel reinforced walls
  • Damp Proof foundation waterproofing guaranteed 10 years
  • Floor drains in basement and garage


  • 2x6 studs 16 inches on center, exterior walls
  • 2x4 studs 16 inches on center, interior walls
  • 2x10 or TJI floor joists16 inches on center (depending upon requirements of the house)
  • 3/4 inch tongue and groove Advantec flooring glued and nailed with a 50 year warranty
  • 7/16 OSB sheeting on all exterior walls
  • Trusses 24 inches on center with 7/16 OSB
  • 30 yr rated Owens Corning shingles
  • Continuous ridge vent
  • Alcoa Quest vinyl siding
  • Continuous aluminum gutters

Windows and Doors:

  • BEST double hung windows “Gold Series” with low E glass and screen and full lifetime warranty
  • Thermatrue steel insulated exterior doors
  • Steel insulated garage doors, electric openers, remotes and keyless entry pad (clopay Premium Series)


  • Sill sealer
  • R-38 ceilings (vaulted ceilings R-30)
  • R-25 exterior walls in living space areas
  • R-19 garage walls and ceiling
  • R-13 basement studded walls (unfinished)
  • Polyurethane sprayed in walls to increase energy efficiency
  • True carpentry is a “Energy Star Builder” (Increases home value, ensures the customer they have a energy efficient home and homeowners receive a tax credit)

Electric and Plumbing:

  • Heat pump, forced air with A/C (we recommend you consider Geo Thermo)
  • Range hood (none vented)
  • Washer and dryer hookup with dryer vent
  • 2 outside GFI electric receptacles
  • 200 AMP service
  • Smoke detectors wired direct with battery backup
  • Bathroom exhaust fans vented to exterior
  • 5 phone jacks
  • 5 cable TV jacks
  • Lighting fixture allotment
  • Mirrors in bathrooms
  • 50 gallon electric water heater
  • One piece tub and shower units
  • Front and rear frost free spigots
  • Waterline for ice maker
  • Manablock with PEX plumbing (longer life with more convenience)

Interior Finish:

  • A variety of name brands of kitchen cabinets and vanities
  • Drywall glued and nailed
  • Formica or other solid surface counter tops with backsplash in kitchen
  • Vinyl or tiled flooring in bathrooms and kitchen
  • Floor covering allowance to suit your tastes and budget
  • Paint grade base and casing trim (colonial style)
  • Walls painted with 1 coat primer and 1 coat low sheen enamel paint (washable)
  • Turned stained handrail to second floor
  • Vinyl coated shelving (many options available)
  • Allotment for cabinets and countertops to give freedom of choice
  • Colonist raised 6 panel interior doors



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