Chris Moore, founder of Solid Rock Enterprises, is spending time with God’s Pit Crew in Letcher, KY, to help rebuild after a natural disaster hit there earlier this month.
They are building a house for a family that went to bed with the stream up to the top of its banks where it had been many times before. They were awakened by water coming into the house. By the time they got out, it was chest high and the house was completely destroyed.
Day 1 (March 27, 2023)
These photos from Day 1 of work show where they started the day (framing), from getting up walls and sheathing to setting roof trusses. You can even see what looks like a calm stream in the background; that’s the water that rose here.
Some siding was added on the first day of work and even framing for a porch and some interior floorwork.
From Chris on the second day of work: “Today we got shingles installed on the roof, decking and stairs installed on front porch and back deck, siding work continues, and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC rough in’s completed.”
After three days in Kentucky, the siding is complete, columns on front porch installed, foundation coating in progress, electrical, plumbing, HVAC inspections passed, and insulation installed.
We finished hanging the drywall, started finishing it, started hanging doors, got most of the electrical outlets and switches installed, completed the front porch railings and trim, graded the yard, planted grass, and got most of the shrubs planted.
Rained all day, watering our newly planted grass and shrubs. Completely finished the drywall and the finish carpentry. Ready for paint tomorrow. Amazing how much work got done this week!
Much of the painting was finished and installed most of the cabinets. The appliances were also delivered.
Yesterday we took the day off in observance of the Lord’s Day. Today we are back at work, continuing the painting and flooring. Countertops and backsplash went in today, shoe molding was in the process of being installed. Vanities, countertops, sinks, and commodes were installed I the bathrooms and water heater and washer and dryer were installed. Furniture arrived and was being assembled. Straw that blew away in the windstorm was replaced, more shrubbery was planted, and pavers were installed at the back deck steps. All in all, a very productive day.
Finished construction today and started installing furniture.
Finished! In just 10 short days a completed and decorated house is ready to be presented to a family that lost their home eight months ago. The house will be given to the family tomorrow at 11:00 am. You can see it happen at facebook.com/GodsPitCrew