Recycled homes find new life after death – Times Leader

MCT PHOTO Kevin Henderson and Harvey Burrell remove the floor of an Englewood, N.J., home that was being replaced. The 'deconstruction' approach allowed the lumber to be donated to Habitat for Humanity and reused.

MCT PHOTO Kevin Henderson and Harvey Burrell remove the floor of an Englewood, N.J., home that was being replaced. The ‘deconstruction’ approach allowed the lumber to be donated to Habitat for Humanity and reused…

To dismantle the old Englewood house, Teicher hired a crew from a Baltimore non-profit, Humanim. Interviewed at the house recently, Chris Posko, an operations manager for Humanim, said 80 to 85 percent of a home can typically be saved.

“There’s value in everything,” Posko said. “To be able to get over 1,000 square feet of heart pine flooring (from the Englewood house) is beautiful.” Part of Humanim’s mission is to hire and train the unemployed to do the deconstruction and build their own work record.

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