In March of 2007, Owner Tom DiGregorio and his team of waterproofing specialists from AquaGuard Foundation Solutions volunteered their expertise for an episode of the Emmy-award winning TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Lake Arrowhead homeowner Faith Tipton-Smith, after facing a series of hardships including the loss of her home and the death of her teenage son, needed help completing construction on her new home. Through the show’s auspices, thousands of volunteers showed up to help transform a decaying and damaged frame into a beautiful new home for the owner and her family.
The frame of the home faced severe exposure to the elements while Faith was unable to continue construction, creating numerous mold and moisture problems. For this reason, AquaGuard’s waterproofing skills were indispensable. A crew of sixteen workers spent over twelve consecutive hours encapsulating the structure’s three thousand foot crawlspace. An array of Basement Systems patented products salvaged the home’s integrity and added protection against future mold and water issues. Tom and the AquaGuard team installed a drainage system complete with a TripleSafe sump pump and backup battery, a SaniDry dehumidifier , and CleanSpace liner and drainage matting . Together, these products successfully sealed and waterproofed the crawlspace. They will keep the Tipton-Smith family safe and dry!
Everyone involved in the project was touched by the spirit of goodwill that pervaded the job site and felt awed by the work accomplished in just ten days. AquaGuard was happy to help out in the community and for a family so deserving, and the company was honored to be trusted for such a special job. Tom and the AquaGuard team look forward to having more opportunities to assist other deserving homeowners!