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Affected Materials During Crawlspace Flooding in Hampstead

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Inside view of Crawlspace Crawlspaces are often the first to feel the affects of flooding. SERVPRO is always available to restore your home.

Crawlspaces of Hampstead Homes Can Become Quickly Damaged by Intruding Floodwater

While flooding is traumatic and hazardous to homes and businesses throughout our service area, the situation worsens until basic mitigation steps get taken, like water removal services. Extracting standing water from the crawlspace of area homes requires tools capable of operating around a confined space, such as:

  • Truck-mount extractors 
  • Wet vacuums
  • Trash pumps

Supports for the House 

Flood damage around Hampstead properties can have a direct impact on foundational materials. While some homes in the area feature slab foundations, when crawlspaces are present, the suspension of the house to support this designed area features needed structural elements to hold the home's weight. Whether poured concrete, masonry, wood, or other materials, continued exposure to floodwater and moisture can be destructive and damaging. 

Impact on the Subflooring

Another considerable concern after exposure to floodwater is the rapid development of mold and microbial threats in this environment. Subflooring and supports for the main floor of the house are particularly vulnerable to this developing mold threat. 

Preventing Recurrences of Prolonged Flood Damage 

Even with the substantial efforts needed to remove floodwater and restore its harmful effects on the house, it is often most crucial to develop a permanent solution to avoid recurrences where possible. The best choice in this venture is crawlspace encapsulation which protects the exposed structural elements from water exposure and diverts intruding water away from the household. 

Flooding can be a rapidly developing and severely threatening disaster, even if the water does not directly penetrate the living space of your house. Our SERVPRO of Pender / West Onslow Counties team can help area properties manage flood damage in crawlspaces to prevent more significant harm to the structure. Give us a call today at (910) 319-0600.

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