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Work continues on 5227 Chartres. The Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, otherwise known as The Center on Chartres undergoes repairs by the CSED. We replaced termite damaged wood from the cantilevered section of the front porch.
September 28th volunteers from the USGBC's Green Apple Day of Service will be assisting with additional repairs to the porch at The Center.
Last week Baptist volunteers helped remove rotten wood from the Sustainable Engagement and Development Center (aka 5227 Chartres Street House). As we peeled back layers of drywall and rotten tongue and groove, we found beautiful barge board rafters that make up the old bones of the house. After several consultations with Andrew Spaulding (Nola Green Building Architect Extraordinaire), we determined the next step is to remove termite damaged framing in the cantalevered section of the porch (bottom right pic), and replace with new treated lumber. This will reinforce the roof rafters and ceiling joists that tie into the top plate at the front of the house. Stay tuned for updates & project progress!
Volunteers from West Virgina assist Big Jim and I in digging six holes for six new piers at 5227 Chartres. The CSED is thankful for all the help from our volunteers!!! Next step is leveling and loading the pier pads and then building the piers. Final step: lifting the house, finishing the piers and then letting the house back down!
Twenty-nine folks from the First Baptist Church of Hurricane Youth Group out of Hurricane (pronounced "hurr-i-kuhn" ;), West Virginia, blew into town this week & created a whirlwind of volunteer action, creativity, & hard work! The fabulous five that I worked with at the CSED community pocket park & orchard at 4817-19 Dauphine Street accomplished an amazing number of tasks in just three days! Hats off to Philip Bradley, Mark Moore, Timothy & Courtney Hayslett, & Alyssa Tolley for their service to our community!
Just look at the result of all their creativity & hard work!