1/2 House lift in Albany

In preparation for building an ADU under an existing house we had to cut a split level home in Albany in half and lift the front half of the house to align with the back half of the house. Once the two sections of the house are re-connected we will lift the entire house together to the correct height to be able to build the ADU below.

Concrete foundation for Kensington addition

This is just a clean and simple foundation with retaining walls for an addition we did in Kensington.

Albany metal railing install 2nd floor

This is a video of the installation of a powder-coated metal railing system on the 2nd floor of an Albany home that we just completed. There were 5 of these railings and the stucco had just been completed so we brought in a crane to help install these railings very carefully!

Buried Tank discovery!

OBI hit a line while digging out for a new foundation in the Berkleley Hills. Turns out there was a large OLD Kerosene tank buried on the property over half FULL! We had to shut down the project, call the fire dept, Hazardous waste etc...drained the tank, disposed of fuel properly and then once the foundation is removed we will have the tank removed, test the soil etc... After 35. years in construction this was a first for us!

Albany house lift for ADU

This was a split level home in Albany, OBI actually "cut the house in half" and "unsplit" it. We then lifted the house another 5' to be able to pour a new foundation and build a lower level ADU. Often OBI uses a foundation sub-contractor but during COVID we decided to do this foundation ourselves. We did this to limit contact with others, keep our crew busy and isolated during the shutdown.

House demolition

In preparation for building a new house, this is the existing house coming down

Homeowner Spotlight

"Having access to an app like Buildertrend has really enhanced the experience." Hear more what Heather Wolf, Oliver Builders customer, has to say about her home addition and remodeling experience with Oliver Builders and Buildertrend.

Artwork Installation

Installation of a very heavy piece of custom artwork.