Before and After: Home Repair for a former ReStore Volunteer
By Maddy Alewine, Communications Specialist
Carolyn knew it was time to do something about her floor when she had to move heavy furniture off of it and avoid walking on it altogether. Fearful she would fall through and injure herself, she turned to Asheville Habitat’s Home Repair program. She was no stranger to Habitat because Carolyn served as a ReStore volunteer for four years.
Carolyn’s family home was built in the 1940s, and like many older homes, water damage is a problem. Water damage caused the floor and wall to rot, creating an unsafe living situation.
The Home Repair team rebuilt the 16′ x 14′ section of flooring system in the living room where the framing was failing from water damage. This included removing the existing flooring and subflooring, installing new floor framing and support posts, and installing subflooring. The team also repaired the 16′ x 8′ exterior wall and bathroom plumbing and bathroom floor repair.
Now with a walk-in shower and stable walls and flooring, Carolyn can live comfortably and safely in her home again.