Combs Court renovations well under way

CORINTH – Work at the Combs Court Apartments in Corinth is moving as quickly as possible to get residents of the flood-damaged units back home, Corinth Housing officials said.
The estimated cost of clearing out damage from the 73 apartments that were flooded on May 2 and completing the renovation work is about $750,000, said Dianne Timbes, chief financial officer for Corinth Housing Authority.
“We have a warehouse filled with supplies already bought and stored ready to go in as soon as the apartments are ready,” she said Thursday. “We are so far ahead of the game with so much that had to be done just to get everything out before we could start the repair work.”
The extensive damage required using a number of different contractors. They include:
– R&R Flooring and Construction, Booneville: Installing drywall.
– Arrow Construction, Corinth: Installing trim.
– Ramjack, Jackson, Tenn.: Mudjacking, a process to raise apartments that settled due to the flooding.
– Quality Carpet and Tile, Ripley: Tile work.
– The Door Shop, Corinth: Building interior doors required because of special door facings in the units.
– Bath Fitters, Memphis: Covering bathtubs and bath surrounds.
– Turner Woodcraft, Kossuth: Installing kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.
– Works Unlimited, Corinth: Pulled up tile and painting.
– ServiceMaster, Tupelo: Spraying apartments to kill mold, mildew and bacteria.
“Everything is falling in place,” CHA Chief Executive Officer Don Morgan said last week. “We’re about 10 percent done, but everything should be coming together quickly now that everything is lined up.”
Morgan projects that about 10 apartments will be available in mid-July, another 25 or so by the end of the month, and all finished by the end of August.
“When that person’s apartment is ready they have the choice of going back in that apartment,” Timbes said. “We’re still checking with them on a regular basis, letting them know where we are.”

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