Brooklyn contractor renovates brownstone after storm

Brooklyn contractor renovates brownstone after storm

When Hurricane Sandy damaged hundreds of thousands of homes in October 2012, many property owners faced significant cleanups.

Angie’s List member Rubina A. was fortunate to find a reputable construction company to repair her three-story brownstone.

Rubina, of Manhattan, hired High Tech Construction of Brooklyn to restore her brownstone, after the storm’s force cracked its facade.

“As a result of Hurricane Sandy, the roof had leaked, [and water got] into the house and damaged everything,” Rubina says. “Water dripped from the gutter, seeped into the walls and caused heavy damage. The walls were damaged with mold.”

High Tech, which gave an estimate that fell within Rubina’s price range, re-layered the roof to prevent more damage and applied Portland cement and scratch-coat to the facade that had chipped off about two inches.

“There were many details missing from the windowsills and facade that High Tech handcrafted and restored,” Rubina says. “I was very impressed with their hand-carving skills.”

High Tech recommended that someone should paint the cornice, and they restored all the details and designs before applying the final coat to the brownstone.

Inside, they removed the sheetrock and patched, and placed new insulation and sheetrock.

Rubina paid $75,000 to restore her brownstone.

“I had a wonderful experience,” Rubina says. [Owner] Shaiful [Hassan] was very responsive, and the quality of work was great.”


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