Structural Repair

Complete Remodel in Pinecrest

The gallery below is of an on-going complete remodel in the Village of Pinecrest in South Florida. The owners purchased the home in it’s original 1950’s condition and the new design called for multiple additions throughout all facets of the home leaving only 30% of the original structure. The exterior alterations also included impact-windows, stucco-siding and a new charcoal flat cement tile roof bringing this home the 50’s to modern times.

Inside, the home was completely gutted and new partitions were lifted, new electrical and plumbing conduits were installed. Solid wood cabinets were installed in the kitchen and bathroom vanities along with state of the art security system and two high-efficient air conditioning systems.

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Illegal Construction Demolition

This property had a Work Without Permit Violation due to the illegal construction of an addition at the rear of the residence requiring the property owner to demolish the illegally constructed area.

Demolition of Illegal Home Addition

Below is a before and after comparison of a Work Without Permit violation on a property resulting in the demolition of the non-permitted part of the structure. An attempt to legalize this home addition was impossible becuase how poorly it had been constructed. Over half of the living area in this property had been built without the proper permits from the Miami-Dade Building & Zoning Dept. and therefore had to be demolished.

Before & after photo of illegal home addition demolition built without permits

Before & after photo of an illegal home addition demolition that was built without permits

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R.E.O. Illegal Addition Demolition

This is a Real Estate Owned/Bank Owned property that had multiple illegal additions. The Rausa Builders, Corp. demolition team demolished the illegal construction, repaired the old roof and painted the entire home so the bank could place the home back on the market.

Complete Remodel With Home Additions

This is a complete remodel with multiple additions to the original structure and roof. We built an addition to the entrance of the home requiring a new roof and decorated support columns, giving the home a complete new look by itself. We also added part of a dettached garage to the homes living space and keeping half of the garage for storage. The addition of the previously detached garage to the home added an additional 900 sq ft of living space. The original concrete floor had to be cut to run new electrical and plumbing to accomodate the interior remodeling design. The home was completed with an all new look and new roof.

New Roof & Repair on Miami Home

This home had substantial roof damage in multiple places requiring the replacement and reinforcement of the roofs plywood and some trusses.

Unsafe Structure & Code Compliance Violations Rehabilitation

Front of home with violations before rehabilitationThis home was purchased with an existing unsafe structure cases open with Miami Dade county Building Department. The owners had to hire an attorney to file an injunction to put a halt to the demolition order that the county had placed on the property. In due time if the owners did not begin to correct the problems by submitting plans and permits, the department was in its right to demolish the existing house and leave the bill for the owner to pay. The county would then place a lien on the property in order for them to recuperate their monies.

After photo of fully rehabilitated residence
Rausa Builders, Corp. was hired to correct all the code compliance violations and the unsafe structure case. This was considered a full rehabilitation construction project. We demolished the rear illegal addition and rebuilt the rear envelope of the existing structure. In this demolition there were two illegal bathrooms and one bedroom utilized as an efficiency. We re-wired the complete residence with new electrical wires, electrical panel and meter box. We replaced the water supply lines as well as the cast iron sewer lines that were exposed after demolition. The bathrooms and kitchen were completely remodeled. A new Central Air Conditioning Sysytem was installed with all new duct work. All the windows and entry doors were installed new with hurricane storm panels. The homes old shingle roof was replaced with a new clay tile roof and a circular asphalt driveway was created. The complete residence was cement stucco as the existing exterior walls are from frame structure. The complete interior floor was enforced with new 1/4″ tile backer and was completely tiled throughout.

Miami Home Addition

This home addition required some demolition of the original structure in order to add more entertaining area, a bedroom and bath. It added an extra 800 sq. ft. of living area to the residence and required new block walls, a concrete foundation, a new roof and interior framework.

Roof Repair / Fire Damage

This is a fire damaged home in Westchester. These photos are of the kitchen roof trusses that were chard and needed to be replaced. The project also required the legalization of a residential addition on top of the fire damage repair. Some of the plumbing and electrical had to be put to today’s code, air conditioning, structural repairs, complete roofing, drywall and painting.