Rich Sobolewski

ROSSVILLE, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) – Crews and Volunteers are making swift work at the Sharrock's new home in Rossville.

In a matter of hours, crews have been able to lay the foundation, install the floor joists and begin erecting the walls.

A representative from Vision Homes says they're still a few hours behind schedule after hitting a septic line in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

But delays hardly seem to be dampening volunteers' spirits. Cheers rise up from the Volunteer camp every time an empty truck is driven off the lot.

Crews are working at a tremendous pace, with a new truck arriving at the site every ten minutes or so.


Antwan Harris
Eyewitness News

ROSSVILLE, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) – Day 3 was one the most important days of the build, laying the foundation.

Most of the framing for it is complete, but that didn't come without a few expensive problems.

The Big Hearts Build faced a big hurdle for Day 3 of the build. A septic issue forced the builders to call in an engineer and emergency gravel to fill weak foundation.

Overall, it was a $20,000 problem that set building back more than four hours.

Builder Craig Smith says a project of this undertaking is bound to hit a few snags.

He says for him, it's only added to the excitement and pressure to get the Sharrock home finished by Saturday.

A heavy crane dropped tons of prefabricated foundation into place as volunteers and skilled workers worked throughout the day to get set for framing.

Smith says the delays and setbacks are part of any construction project. He says the family is his focus and motivation to make sure the job is done quickly and efficiently.

Framing is next on the list and this will require hundreds of volunteers.

Builders hope to complete that over the next 48 hours.


Ken Nicholson

ROSSVILLE, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) - The volunteers at the Big Hearts site have been working around the clock on the new Sharrock family home.

With the clock ticking, Craig Smith with Vision Homes says they had a few setbacks, but the intensity of the project only boosts the morale.

Delays were caused by soil issues after septic lines were ruptured overnight. Engineers were brought in immediately to fix the situation.

He says additional funds are now needed because of this unexpected issue and donations are certainly welcomed.

With only a couple hours sleep, Smith remains optimistic that the project will be completed on time.

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