Well, they tried!! Sandy did not like the surprise to secure the roof with a semi-reinforcement (not sure what it is called). The majority of the reinforcement was BLOWN AWAY! So much for being prepared--the house has puddles of water through out. I was trying to remain optimistic; but I could tell this STUFF may not withstand the winds because it was loosely tacked on the roof. When I surveyed the reinforcement, I could see the edges of the STUFF flapping in the wind. Most of the water is in the upstairs master bathroom and was dripping straight through the house to the basement. The only thing that kept us from being flooded out was the roof and I am happy to report that the damage is minimal; but I am still concerned what this may do to the durability of the floors. I would rather be set back in our build than to have poor floor quality. Our PM was already visiting the community to check out the impact Sandy had on the homes with open construction when we arrived on the scene. I was happy to see him so that he could give us an assessment of the water damage. We were told that the plywood that RH uses is very strong and resilient. The plan is to sweep the water out and should they find that the floor is too squishy and soggy before the drywall is installed they would definitely have to replace it. They also plan to install the shingles on the roof tomorrow and not sure if the HVAC stuff will be delayed or installed because it was also soaked. Forgot to ask!! I must admit I felt sad seeing all the water in the house AND they tried to reassure me that this does happen and it should be fine because the plywood is built to withstand these types of situations. On the flip side, the HOUSE is STANDING STRONG!! We still plan to meet with Guardian on Thursday at 1:00 pm; however, the wiring for Guardian may be delayed until the initial wiring is complete which may take a day or two. We have quite a bit of wiring and our PM wants the wiring completed before Guardian enters the house.
|There goes our reinforcement--DID NOT WORK!!!!!|
It's raining in the house!
|The STUFF landed in our neighbors lawn!|