Veteran Repair Corps Job: Insulation, Floor Replacement, New Cabinetry

Clarence served as an Army Corporal in the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He is now 83 and his wife Frances is 77. They’ve been together for more than 50 years and bought their home in 1963 where they raised their three children. In the past, Clarence has done all his own repair work, but his health no longer allows him to do so. Asheville Area Habitat planned to fix a soft spot in the kitchen floor of their home. However, when the work began, it became clear that the rot extended beyond the original area of repair. Habitat’s Home Repair team eventually decided to pull up the whole floor. This enabled them to put down a complete new subfloor with vapor barriers and insulation and install a new floor across the whole kitchen, as well as install new lower cabinets, a sink and a faucet.

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