On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Mark Lancaster led crews from the Rotary Club of Frederick in a project to make an unlivable home a comfortable place to call home. Underground springs regularly flooded the basement. Weeks prior to crews showing up Mark donated equipment and labor to install in-ground drain tile around the basement. On the day of the project crews spent over 8 hours on-site doing chores such as removing poison ivy that was climbing up the exterior walls of the home and replacing all the windows and exterior doors to the property. In addition, the exterior of the house was repainted and insulation was added to make the home more energy efficient. Mark's son, Peter, a certified BPI and volunteer on the project said the added insulation will take the home from an R-10 value to an R-45 value which will result in significant savings to the owners in their future cooling and heating bills.
Photo above by: Graham Cullen, Frederick News Post