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Reconstruction a Ball Ground House After a Water Damaging Event

2/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Reconstruction a Ball Ground House After a Water Damaging Event Water Damaged Reconstruction for Your Ball Ground Home? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Restore and Reconstruct Your Water Damaged Ball Ground Property

Water damage does not stop when the water is pumped out. Most of the actual damage comes from the water that has soaked into your home. Different elements of your house respond in varying ways to water intrusion. In severe cases of flooding, by natural disaster or internal failed infrastructure, significant rebuilding may be needed.

Reconstruction after water damage to a Ball Ground home requires a professional team with experience. SERVPRO has decades of experience in Georgia with leading-edge equipment and some of the most highly trained personnel in the restoration and rebuilds industry. Our employees are state-licensed, and our work is guaranteed.

If the damage appears to be severe, the first step is demolition and removal. To determine what is still salvageable, we have to exclude what is not. Our work crews remove doors, windows, siding, and more. While these exterior items may clearly be junk now, the framing and support beams behind are still serviceable and can be used to rebuild your home.

With that completed, our technicians start at the bottom. They check foundations for cracks and if they have shifted due to water undercutting them. If shifting has happened, our crews adjust the foundations back to normal using a combination of helical piles and push piers to support the structure and replace the washed away soil. There may be circumstances where a third party may be needed for comprehensive foundation work. With a now solid foundation in place, crew members examine wood floors to determine if there is any damage that requires replacement. If it is limited to only one or two areas, the replacement moves along at a fast pace.

As crew members replace the flooring, other SERVPRO technicians examine the wall framing and other structural support. If the house is determined safe to work or live in, replacing and reframing windows and doors is the priority. We do this for two reasons: Restoring the windows and doors helps secure the home from wild animals, trespassing, vandalism, and even looting. It also presents a much need facelift to the home and a lift to the spirits of the residents; they can now return to the home to examine personal property or even live in the safe areas.

However, if there is larger structural damage to load bearing walls or the roof, the priority is different. The work crew shores up the damaged wood with temporary supports and begin replacing it. While this process is ongoing, residents cannot enter those areas and perhaps not the entire structure. Our technicians are fully trained to replace buttresses and all other support beams and frames in residential homes.

Returning a home back to normal is not a simple or quick process. At SERVPRO of Cherokee County, we understand that these are our fellow members of the community and do everything possible to put their homes and lives back in place. Call us at (770) 924-3848 today to get started.

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