Rebuilding After Harvey
All of us are affected in some way by the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey. It was heartbreaking to see so many homes and towns inundated with floodwater and debris. Two weeks later, there are still streets lined with lifelong possessions outside of homes, years of stories and savings destroyed and resting next to piles of wet sheetrock and insulation.
Yet, in the midst of the storm, there were constant portraits of everyday heroes – first responders, neighbors helping neighbors, the random guys on bass boats rescuing complete strangers. Two weeks later, there are still countless groups donating their time and elbow grease to help clear the debris and gut complete strangers’ homes so that the rebuild process can begin. Hope was not lost.
Since I can remember, I’ve been a proud Texan. But I’ve never been more proud of being a Texan than when I saw the response from the Lone Star State as it faced off with Harvey.
Now, the work continues – the wet building materials: sheetrock, insulation, flooring, baseboards and trim, in some cases the exterior masonry or siding, etc need to be removed and studs need to be treated twice with an antimicrobial/disinfectant spray – not Bleach* – such as MicroBan or Benefact to prevent mold growth. Then the home needs to sit and dry out. Or, if the extent of the damage is too great, remodeling might not even be an option and the entire home will need to be demo’ed and a new one to take its place.
As we all recover from Harvey’s sharp wounds, the Kurk Homes family is ready to assist you in creating a safe and sturdy home once again. Let us know if you need our help in remodeling, redesigning, or reconstructing your family’s home. Together, we can REBUILD.
* It is generally not recommended to use bleach, as it can be corrosive to any exposed metal.