The past five months.

This slideshow contains a few select photos of the steps along the way of recovering a home following a flood.

In short, it depicts removal of damaged materials, treatment for mildew and mold with antifungal solutions and drying of floor baseplates and studs to achieve optimum moisture content before reinstallation of new materials.

An on-site storage container was secured to hold the bulk of the personal property of the home allowing for faster work to be done inside.

Quantities and specifications of new materials were determined and purchased to sync with the schedule of reconstruction.

The reinstallation began with replacing the exterior wall insulation followed by proper installation of new drywall (including taping and floating to match the thickness of the existing drywall).

This was followed by texturing the drywall over the entire height of the walls, hanging the new doors, installing new vanities, and reconditioning other cabinetry.  Next, the window trim (stools and aprons) and baseboard for areas taking new carpets and door trims were installed, preped, primed and painted.

Continuous quality checks were made along the way to ensure proper functioning of vanity drawers and doors.  Then the walls and trim were given a primer coat followed by a finish coat of appropriate colors. Existing defects in the ceiling were corrected before it was repainted.

Shortly after the painting was completed the installation of the flooring was begun. Finally, the carpets were installed.  Once the new vinyl laminate flooring was installed the remaining baseboards were installed and coated with paint.

A punch list was developed and updated daily during the last ten days of the project and communicated regularly with the appropriate key personnel.

The subcontractor was paid in three relatively equal progress payments agreed to in the beginning and corresponding roughly with the earned value on the project over time.

Finally, the storage container was returned and a deep cleaning of the home interior was scheduled before moving the homeowner back in, as well as scheduling a debris removal contractor to come by and pick up any and all remaining construction and demolition debris.

The demolition and preparation phase went on for about three and half months followed by about a month of contractor support to install all new materials other than insulation and apply coats of paint where needed.