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How Can Flooding Against Lewiston Basement Building Materials Get Managed?

8/30/2021 (Permalink)

equipment in warehouse Basement flooding is very dangerous if you don't know what to do. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained for every phase of storm restoration.

With Specific Techniques, Restorers can Clean and Protect Common Lewiston Construction Materials. 

Flooding is a dangerous and damaging situation for the basement level of area homes. With many key structural components, flood damage must get resolved as quickly as possible. 

Block Walls for the Foundation

Block walls can often be the only line of defense against flood damage in Lewiston homes with natural flooding situations. Hydrostatic pressures against masonry can expose weaknesses and vulnerabilities, creating conditions where the block walls can begin filling with floodwater. Relieving the pressure and the trapped water involves drilling weep holes in the bottom course of blockwork to allow the fluid to drain and collection systems like our wet vacuums to remove it. 

Wood Framing of Main Floor Supports 

The basement level of the property often has fully exposed structural supports for the main floor of the house. OSB board and lumber used to make these joists and subflooring can become extremely damaged by the high moisture content. Without addressing conditions like standing water and higher relative humidity, secondary effects like mold growth are inevitable. 

Content Protection and Relocation 

Your personal belongings are another area where mitigation and quick action are required when flood damage exists. Spreading water can overwhelm contents and furniture, causing irreparable harm without relocation actions. Often moving the items to another safe area of the house can prevent this damage, but we also provide pack-out services for more intricate cleaning and restoration at our nearby SERVPRO facility. We can provide:

  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Deodorization
  • Drying

Flooding can be a difficult situation for many homes and businesses, making the need for immediate and experienced action critical. Our SERVPRO of North Niagara County team can help with mitigation and restoration services for post-flooding recovery 24/7. Give us a call today at (716) 299-0330.

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