Dropping Anchor on Fragile Ground: Point Pleasant
Carlos and Maria Santos own a 1950s home, just steps from the waterfront in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, that is one of the three rebuilds being featured on TOH TV. The couple took steps to temporarily elevate the house right after Sandy had filled their living space with 5 feet of water. Once the floodwaters receded, Carlos did all the remediation himself, tearing out wallboard, dousing the stud walls with anti-mold agents, and running dehumidifiers to dry things out. A few months later, they elevated the structure about 10 feet above grade on high-tech helical steel piles.