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Why Do Disaster Recovery Companies Use Demolition Techniques to Solve Brockton Flooding Issues?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

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In the chaos after a severe storm that causes flooding, it can be disturbing to a homeowner when a restoration company suggests using partial or controlled demolition as a strategy. When you look around at the destruction, it is hard to accept that planning more disruption is a pathway to recovery. 

What Are Some of the Reasons We Recommend Demolition? 

Although every flood damage restoration project in Brockton is unique, there are three primary reasons why our team might pursue demolition as a mitigation or remediation tactic.  

  • Safety Hazard Control and Water Mitigation 

If we notice telltale signs like bowing and bulging of surfaces, peeling or blistering of paint, or significant staining, we consider the chance that a hidden cache of rainwater collected in building cavities. Roof leaks caused by high winds or airborne debris destroying shingles or loosening flashing allows water to flow and migrate to lower levels. Rather than wait for collapse, we punch weep holes or remove materials to allow water to release in a planned and monitored way. 

  • Disposal of Irreparably Damaged Building Materials 

We cannot restore crumbling drywall and buckled flooring. SERVPRO removes the damaged portions in anticipation of replacement with sound materials. 

  • Access to Wet Cavities to Improve Structural Drying Efficiency 

Flood cuts, where we saw drywall several inches above the water line, permit the release of water and provide the warm, moving air conveyed by our drying equipment to reach confined wet areas. We also cut smaller holes to drain water and allow systems like Injectidry to use positive or negative air pressure to remove moisture. 

Who is Responsible for the Repairs and Rebuilding? 

We feel particularly comfortable making the decisions to employ controlled demolition because of our robust build back team. In addition to supporting or performing the demolition, our construction crew is ready to repair holes and replace destroyed building materials. 

The wrap-around assessment to reconstruction services offered by SERVPRO of Metro Brockton makes your experience stress free. For a streamlined restoration after storm-related flood damage, call (508) 690-4690. 

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