In August of 1999, a tornado ripped through downtown Salt Lake City and cut a swath up through the Avenues. While working for Venturi Flood and Fire, David Mefford was able to secure the repair contract on eight different homes. Repairs consisted of the structural replacement of roof trusses, sheathing, shingles along with extensive drywall and painting repairs to the interiors. A total of $250,000 worth of work on 10 different homes was completed in about 4 months time.
The onsite coordination provided by Mr. Mefford was indespensible in the proper completion of these projects and the happy customers that were earned for the company.
Bathroom after fire went through upstairs. Bathroom after all the repairs
Master bedroom walls and master closet after the fire.
This house had 6 frozen pipes in the attic that burst. Nearly all the drywall in the entire 2 bedroom house had to be replaced.
The stove was badly rusted and was refurbished. This is the stove cleaned out before restoration
This is the stove restored and beautiful.
Grease fire on stove top. Cabinets were cleaned and repainted to match existing antiquing process.
Car drove through the wrong end of the garage. Made repairs and matched brick.
Grease fire on stove top that damaged the cabinets and needed replacement.
Mold growing inside the wall of a curved shower. Had to replace
framing, glass block and tile shower surround.
This condo had nearly 3 feet of water, as you can see by the water line on the doors.
This bedroom has 6 inches of muddy water. We had to remove 2 feet of drywall from the bottom of the wall as well as the baseboard, repaint and replace the carpet.
Water from a frozen swamp cooler line created an ice sculpture on the roof that was the size of a VW Bug before the weight caused the roof to collapse.
Fortunatly, everyone had walked out for lunch 10 minutes before the roof collapsed.
This basement had 18 inches of standing water that had to be pumped out, dried and cleaned.
This mud came through the window when the sprinkler line outside broke and flooded the yard and basement.
This flood filled up the window well until the window broke and flooded the basement. The source was run-off water from an uncompleted catchbasin for a new subdivision on a hillside.
The owner forgot to put on the parking break and went into the house. The car did too.
The fridge water line leaked and destroyed the wood flooring.
Another photo showing where the boards actually jumped out of the floor. This had to all be replaced.
Muddy water flowed in the basement onto this laminate floor. It had to be replaced.
This was a cabinet shop, but the laquer spray booth caught on fire.
This is what was left of the spray booth.
Smoke on ceiling from grease fire. This was cleaned, sealed and repainted.
This is what happens when the main sewer line in the street becomes blocked with the body of a dead dog.
Yes, that is fecal sludge on the floor. This basement had 2 feet of standing sewage water.
This poor lady was in her 80's. She had her main drain line clog, but she didn't notice the basement bath for a couple of weeks.
Yes, that is fecal sludge in the toilet and 2" deep on the floor.