|This Old House Bring A New House To Manasquan Homeowner|
David: ?We came down to the Shore and we decided we wanted to tell the story,? said Richard Trethewey, heating and plumbing expert for the show. ?We never imagined the level of destruction. We don?t want America to forget.?
The house is on East Main Street. and belongs to Rita Gurry. Her former home, which sat at the same location, was demolished as a result of damage from Sandy.
?I had a little Cape that was built in 1940. I bought it 15 years ago and had just paid it off last September,? Gurry said. ?A month later Sandy came to town and I had 3 ? feet of water in my home.?
Her first floor was ruined she explained, and mold was a threat to claim the rest. Gurry decided then to have the home knocked down and a new prefabricated, modular home installed. Her new residence, a Cape with a Salt Box shape roof, was built by Zarrilli Homes, located in Brick.
?I didn?t want to deal with all the individual contractors. The last seven months have been grueling, but Zarrilli made this a cakewalk,? Gurry said.
Anthony Zarrilli, owner of Zarrilli Homes, said the house was fabricated in Liverpool, Pa., and delivered to the site Tuesday in two boxed sections. It was placed on a foundation of 37 pilings.
?The pilings are 78 inches from the finished grade to the first floor,? said Zarrilli. ?It?s over two feet above the advisory base flood elevations. The total height to the ridge (peak of the roof) is 32 feet, 6 inches.?
The pilings will be enclosed by masonry with smart vents built in. The vents, one for every 200 square feet of concrete, will allow water to flow in and out in the event of a flood. According to Zarrilli, water recession and pressure is what blew out a lot of foundations during Sandy.
The structure was also hurricane strapped and bolted to survive 120 mph winds.
The home was delivered at 8 a.m. and by noon it was already snapped together on its
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