Hurricane Sandy was the second costliest storm in our nation’s history. The Superstorm destroyed thousands of houses on the east coast. During the aftermath many were in a panic they would never see their homes restored, including the owners of a house located on Dock Street in Union Beach, New Jersey.
Union Beach Hit Hard
Union Beach was one of the most drastically effected of all the towns hit by the storm. Residents were and still are searching eagerly to find a contractor who was capable of getting them back to living in a place they could call home as soon as possible. Fortunately for the owners of the Dock Street home they chose the right man for the job.
Charlie Croce Construction to Save the Day
Their home was in shambles. Suffering from extensive water damage the house eventually had to be demolished. The owners were looking for a contractor with a reputation of doing quality work at a swift pace and reasonable price.
They had heard many horror stories about contractors taking large deposits on work they never intended on finishing. They were smart enough to pick the right team to work on this project and knew after their first meeting that Charlie was that man.
The family was living in their back yard in a trailer for close to a year. They were waiting for the funds to rebuild their home. It wasn’t easy on them and the owner who installs in wall intercom and music systems, lent a hand and installed the system in the house. After all that is what he does for a living and his new house had to have the latest in technology in each room.
The Planning Process
After meeting with his clients and getting an idea of what they were looking for Charlie began to map out their new house. Shortly after he met with his architect and together they came up with a plan. On the first shot the customers loved the design and the drawings were ready to be finalized.
This would be a 3 bedroom, 2 full and a half bathroom, convenient laundry room, deck, open design kitchen, living room and dining area. Because this house had to meet new code it had to have a much higher foundation to prevent future flooding, a full height basement was required, that has windows and is actually built at ground level.
New Construction Begins
After the paperwork and building permits were in they were ready to break ground. In one day the footings were dug and with the cooperation of the Union Beach Building Department, they were inspected the next day and the work began. In less than two weeks the foundation was built and the framing was installed and within three days the roofing and siding was completed.
From start to finish the project ran smoothly. Once construction began it only took 3 months for the Sandy victims to move out of the trailer and into their new home.
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