Saturday, July 12, 2008

Habitat Blitz Build

Oak Hill Presbyterian Church spent the day on Friday July 11 21008 at the Habitat For Humanity Blitz Build.

Habitat will build 27 homes during the 2008 build season. Their build will take place in a familiar stomping ground for many of the Habitat Volunteers, the JeffVanderLou (JVL) neighborhood. Habitat built 20 homes in 2004 and another 20 in 2006 in JVL. Those homes were built on Bacon, Coleman, Garrison, & St. Louis Ave. This year's build will be near the intersection of Grand Ave. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., roughly six blocks south of the 2004 and 2006 build locations.

Interesting Info on the 2008 Build
Home style will be a combination of one-story, two-story, and one-and-a-half story homes
The one-story homes will be slab on grade, which is new for HFHSL this year
Exteriors will be a Nova Brick front and Pre-Finished Cement Fiber Siding
Exterior wall dimensions are 2' x 6' on 24" OC (on center)
Exterior wall sheathing will be 5/8" OSB (oriented strand board)
Foundations are a Pre-Cast Insulated Foundation System
Utilities will be underground
Roofs will be Foiled-Backed Roof Sheathing
..and Habitat will provide dishwashers to the 2008 homebuyers!

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