Controlled Demolition After Falmouth Flood Damage
Certain Materials Can Be Ruined by Flood Damage
Flooding is one of the more complex and rapidly developing disasters impacting homes in the area. As violent and intrusive as these emergencies typically are, controlled demolition is often needed to protect the property from more significant harm and make restoration more efficient.
Recovering the Attic
Flood damage in Falmouth homes can often impact areas like the attic. Water penetration usually means damage to the roof, which must get repaired or rebuilt. Underlayment, insulation, damaged trusses, and other construction elements can often require removal to recover attics after flooding.
Cleaning the Basement
The basement level of your home is a typical area to experience intruding water for local homes and businesses. Falmouth properties contend a great deal with groundwater, and vulnerabilities in the foundation of residences can allow water to penetrate this lower level of the property directly. Demolition in this area might require wood framing, masonry foundation block, and subflooring for the main level.
General Building Materials
Even without one specific area of the house being targeted by flood damage, certain materials used in the construction of your home are sensitive to absorption and saturation. Some of these include:
- Flooring – Porous flooring absorbs flood damage from carpet to hardwood and can cause seams to bloat and warp.
- Baseboards – Trim around the base of the walls can be heavily impacted when wall systems fall victim to flooding.
- Drywall – Drywall gets used in the ceiling and wall assemblies and is one of the first materials to buckle underwater exposure due to its high porosity.
Many areas of a residence will become overwhelmed and even destroyed by flood damage. Because of the severity of these disasters, and the impact on the structure, our SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands professionals, respond fast to get mitigation and emergency services started. Call us today at (508) 888-5985.