THG Blog

The Foundation.

"How is the foundation?" That is always the first question asked when assessing the condition of a building.  Only discussed when it is in need of work, the foundation is everything.

The process to build the Rose Ave foundation was a team effort in every sense. Thanks to extensive volunteer support, board member heavy lifting, and professional contractor labor, we ended up with a dynamite product. Here is the run down...

Potential future resident Darrell stands in front of 12 tons of gravel soon to be wheelbarrowed, raked, and slung across our lot. Two neighborhood kids make "Welcome to the neighborhood" signs for our residents. To be framed and hung prominently in the homes. 

Potential future resident Darrell stands in front of 12 tons of gravel soon to be wheelbarrowed, raked, and slung across our lot. Two neighborhood kids make "Welcome to the neighborhood" signs for our residents. To be framed and hung prominently in the homes. 

THG board members helping the project with more than just their brains... Throwing some dirt and slinging some gravel. 

THG board members helping the project with more than just their brains... Throwing some dirt and slinging some gravel. 

Once the gravel was laid the pros were called in. Kevin Bruno Inc. was an expert group who took over the project. Here is their just stellar form work.

Once the gravel was laid the pros were called in. Kevin Bruno Inc. was an expert group who took over the project. Here is their just stellar form work.

We had a break in the typically cold Syracuse March and took full advantage... Finally pouring the cement.

We had a break in the typically cold Syracuse March and took full advantage... Finally pouring the cement.

Despite being a "tiny home" we still had to call in the big guns. That roller coaster feeds cement from the cement truck to hard to reach places. Like the back of our lot.

Despite being a "tiny home" we still had to call in the big guns. That roller coaster feeds cement from the cement truck to hard to reach places. Like the back of our lot.

The waiting game... Tempting to put some initials or a hand-print in there!

The waiting game... Tempting to put some initials or a hand-print in there!

A good hard week of work, and we are ready for some walls.

A good hard week of work, and we are ready for some walls.

A home's foundation is vital and so happy to have such a hard working group of volunteers and board members. But just as our homes need a good foundation, our future residents need that foundation as well. Stability and support. That is what THG is going to provide to those facing homelessness in Syracuse. Thank you for reading.

-Andrew Lunetta