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Water Damage Restoration in Chatham, NJ and 5 Different Types of Flood proofing to Protect Your Home from Being Ravaged by Floods

April 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Floods can result in significant damage to your property and belongings, and contaminants present in flood water can cause serious property damage. After a flood, you should hire a company for water damage restoration in Chatham, NJ and across Northern New Jersey to prevent further damage to your belongings, and ensure that other problems, such as mold growth, are avoided.

The following are different types of flood proofing which can help protect your home during future floods.

Types of Flood Proofing

Flood proofing refers to the use of methods and materials which help in preventing or minimizing damage from floods. Different flood proofing methods include:

Elevation: This involves raising the building so the lowest floor is above flood level. Elevation is a suitable method of protecting your home in case it faces deep flooding (flooding which is more than 6 feet deep) or coastal flooding.

Flood Walls: Flood walls are built to the minimum height of the declared flood level in your region. Generally constructed using concrete, a flood wall can either connect with high ground or surround your building.

Approval to construct a flood wall should be obtained to ensure it does not lead to drainage problems for your neighbors. Flood walls are most suitable for locations which face flooding at a maximum of 3 feet deep.

Dry Flood Proofing: This involves sealing your home and ensuring water cannot enter those parts of your home that are below the flood level. This is attained by applying plastic, rubberized, or other types of waterproofing compounds over walls, and using special doors, windows, and vents that can be sealed during flooding.

This option is recommended if flood waters do not exceed 2 to 3 feet above ground level.

Wet Flood Proofing: This refers to utilizing building materials that can withstand direct contact with water in areas within the home below flood level so there is minimal damage due to flood waters.

If your home has been damaged by a recent flood, ServiceMaster Metropolitan can assist you with water damage restoration in Northern New Jersey. Our trained technicians have the required knowledge, experience, and equipment to perform water damage restoration work in the best possible manner. All you need to do is call us at 1.855.560.7999. We will dispatch a team to your home to assess the situation, develop a plan of action, and begin the necessary restoration work.


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