Potential Damages of a Flood
Flooding costs United States citizens over $8 billion per year, and can cause injury and even death. For something that can occur anywhere with extensive rainfall, it’s not to be taken lightly.
We recommend calling Rodriguez Construction in the case of any flooding, but if you have attempted to dry your basement out on your own, look out for the following symptoms meaning further damage has occurred.
- Cracks in walls
- Visible foundation movement
- Sloping floors
- Doors and windows sticking or not closing
Flood damage seeps into the most unexpected places, and because of this, it is important to hire a professional who can assess the situation accurately.
While each restoration is unique, similar assessment techniques are used.
- Assess visually.
- Extract water as quickly as possible.
- Dry out the room.
- Re-assess more carefully with the water out of the way.
- Provide an estimate for potential reconstruction costs.
When you hire professional water restoration services, you will get detailed and efficient quality workmanship that will set your home up to survive future flood emergencies.
The Reason for Flooding
Flooding can occur for many reasons, some that are preventable and some that come out of nowhere. In older homes especially, even if they have not flooded for many years, they can become unpredictable and start at any time.
Your home may flood for any of the following reasons, all of which Rodriguez Construction is equipped to deal with.
If your lot was not graded properly and your home is at the bottom of a hilly location, water will flow in your direction.
A foundation that was sealed improperly or has grown to be this way over the years will welcome water seepage.
Surprisingly enough, gutters have an effect on the basement of your home. If they’re not maintained properly, they will not be able to send water away from your home and instead it will pour down the outer walls directly into the foundation.
Unfortunately, pipes can age and also explode, resulting in unexpected and sudden flooding.
On Call When You Need Us
Rodriguez Construction is a full-service water damage restoration company, and as such, we are available at all times an emergency could occur—which is at any given moment.
Call us the moment you notice water coming into your basement, or what you may think is water damage and we’ll fix it up for you the same day!