Look!: Slow Storm Recovery

Look!: Slow Storm Recovery

Jessica
Mar 5, 2008

The damage to this back deck/porch occurred last August when that crazy Chicago storm caused a full-grown tree to fall onto this two-flat. We've been eagerly monitoring the restoration progress from our local train platform every morning but it's been awhile since we've seen any movement.

The tree was removed and chopped up immediately. Shortly after that, the gutter system was reconfigured. But, as far as we can tell, that's about it. We're so curious as to what's going on.

If this is your house, please log in and shine some light on the situation for us. If this isn't your house, jump down to ask your own questions, to offer some good advice, or share your own storm horror story.

Are the owners planning to restore the enclosed deck? Or will they tear the whole thing out and leave the stairs open? Is it currently even safe to use these back exits? Have the owners received any flack from the city regarding the stringent deck safety regulations? Are they having insurance issues? We have so many questions!

Understand that we are in now way judging the lack of completion on this project. We know how many things can get in the way of finishing a task and we're not in the habit of throwing stones at damaged houses. But, since this fix-up seems to have hit a wall, maybe our curiosity will get the ball rolling again.

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