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Preventing Water Damage During Construction

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

big abandoned hall with big broken windows, white on the floor and puddles Water damage in a building while in construction

Water damage can be a major problem during a construction project in Trenton, OH. Whether from external or internal sources, water can cause a tremendous amount of physical loss. It can also lengthen the amount of time needed for a project. In the era of accelerated building schedules, a small problem can lead to large losses. For instance, contractors may face water pipe repair fees and the cost of hiring water damage remediation professionals to clean up the flooded area. They may also leave the contractor with an unhappy client and prevent them from getting more jobs. However, prevention can be the key to success.

Have a Plan

Before even starting a construction project, contractors should review the potential for water damage. Then, they should incorporate methods to reduce these risks into their project plan. For example, early in the construction process, groundwater and weather-related events could be dangerous. Preventing loss due to these types of risks will require that the contractor examines the site thoroughly. This will allow them to figure out which dewatering systems are the best for the site. Some potential types of equipment they may use include:

  • Special site grading
  • Stormwater drains
  • Pumps

Once the building is complete and the electric, plumbing, and other systems are being installed, contractors have to worry about a new set of issues. At this point, almost every incidence of water damage has serious consequences. The chances of water damage also become greater. Therefore, this is where contractors will need to have a plan in place to prevent water damage and deal with it when it occurs. For instance, they will likely set aside funds for potential issues that could occur, such as burst plumbing and water pipe repair fees.
Having a plan in place before starting construction can prevent incidences that can lead to water damage, such as a broken pipe. Contactors will also benefit from having preventative measures in place because it plans for issues that could arise from water damage, such as water pipe repair fees.

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