This was a post-Hurricane-Sandy project, a ground-level apartment flooded by the storm. The space had just been renovated prior to Sandy, but given the fact that four feet of water filled the space for several days, the apartment had to be totally gutted. The Houseplay team seized the chance for transformation, with the help of a design created by the architect and homeowner.
Our team installed all-new electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and we completed lighting, sheetrock, and exterior stucco work too. We also added a steel header and French doors in the back wall, which helped open up the space and let in natural light. As the basement floor had previously been framed with wooden joists, we took the opportunity to instead pour a new concrete slab on grade before laying all new tile. During the rebuild, we used FEMA-approved closed-cell spray foam insulation and DensArmor Plus in place of sheetrock.
If your apartment or house has been damaged by a natural disaster, don’t hesitate to contact us; we’d love to help you rebuild better than before!
Photo Credit: Home Exposure LLC, Joe Locascio