Emergency Board up >> Structural Drying

As soon as local authorities allow you to enter your home, it’s time to assess the overall damage and begin your Structural Drying. A number of issues must be considered, and the following information might be helpful. If there is any water damage to the structure of your home, in many cases it is obvious, but water damage that is not easily seen might cause problems also. Look for wood structural members may have been cracked, and remember these could be hard to detect.

  1. Your Structural Drying bracing might not be tenable as tightly as originally. If your doors or windows do not open as they did before the storm, this might designate the structure has moved. In the case of severe structural shifting, your water lines, gas lines and electrical circuits might have also been damaged. If wetness happened because of a leaking roof, look for wet electrical circuits, wet insulation and other kinds of water damage to the interior of your structure. After your insulation becomes wet in a wall or attic, it has to be replaced. Wall insulation that is sealed within the walls of the structure will not dry out quick enough.
  2. Structural Drying that use a roof truss system must be very carefully inspected. In most cases, truss systems are constructed of 2 x 4s and metal fasteners. Any crack or break in the roof truss will greatly affect the overall strength of the truss system. Water damaged structures could be our homes, equipment storage buildings, barns and other outbuildings. The utmost care and consideration must be given to their restoration. Suitable measures might vary with the type, age and overall condition of the structure. Many times, the Structural Drying must be removed rather than reconstructed.
  3. The structural reliability of the building must be valued, and if the decision is made to repair, extra bracing might be needed before repairs begin. Repair of water damaged buildings requires a local building permit if it involves more than painting or replacing the Structural Drying carpet. Check with your local building administration or permit office prior to beginning or contracting your repairs. Make sure that the building is not in danger of collapsing. Look for bulges, waivers, leaning walls and sagging roof lines.
  4. First check the roof, your roof is a very good gauge of the condition of structural damage. Look at the upper ridge of the roof, and consider whether it is straight. This could be seen from a distance better than close up. If the upper ridge sags at either on the end or in the middle, then the load-bearing walls have shifted. Check all of the walls to confirm that they are straight up and down and vertical. This generally could be done by eye, a plumb bob or with a carpenter’s level. Check and see where the building’s structure meets its foundation. If the Structural Drying is on piers, look at the separate piers and see that they remain in plane and even.

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