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Preventing Water Damage During Construction

5/12/2021 (Permalink)

During the construction of residential or commercial properties, the foundation and base structures of your project are exposed to all of the elements, including wind, rain, heat, and more. These elements can cause water damage during construction if you aren’t careful about preventing water and moisture from seeping through unsecured building openings like windows, doors, and more. This may lead to mold growth, which is dangerous for your health and safety as well as the integrity of the building and should be avoided to the best of your ability. 

How Can I Prevent Water Damage During Construction?

Monitor for water leaks and detection to avoid unnecessary damage. Most pressurized potable fire and water systems can have monitoring devices attached to them so you can monitor the mains for any water leak detection. Having these devices set up to signal an alarm when a leak is detected will allow you to catch leaks early so you can take care of them while on the job or after hours.

Are There Any Potential Existing Water Damage Issues?

Water damage prevention should be top of mind when designing a project’s construction and schedule. You should also make sure that any contractors that you’re working with are fully qualified to install roofing and help with the building components that they’re hired to take care of. This ensures that everyone working on your construction project is taking the necessary measures to build with water damage prevention in place. 

What Is A Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan?

A Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plan is key to preventing water damage during construction. After all, planning ahead is the best way to prevent damage from happening. What will you do in the event that a natural disaster or severe weather is heading your way? Are there tarps and weather-withstanding materials you can use to protect your building from harm’s way? A QA/QC plan also includes:

  • Planned evacuation routes
  • A setup for leading water away from your construction project
  • An assessment of water infiltration susceptibility so that you can account for vulnerabilities

If you find yourself facing water damage on the job, give SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville a call at (615) 242-9391 and we’ll be prepared to assist you as soon as possible. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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