Structural Drying >> Roof Leak Diverter

Focus on high value items that were not water impacted and items that have special significance. If an entire item cannot be saved, consider parts that could be saved. For example, if a family heirloom such as an antique chest cannot be saved, consider saving the non-porous handles Roof Leak Diverter or hinges for use on a replacement piece.

Porous items that were not water logged or moldy should be the second priority. Non-porous items such as glassware, silverware, Roof Leak Diverter and plastic furniture that need to be cleaned should be separated. (Note: Contaminated items should be cleaned on site if possible. Transporting wet/contaminated items presents the risk of cross contamination of the vehicle and location where the item is moved.)

Be aware of termites. If a termite infestation is found, consult a professional exterminator. When discarding or salvaging wood, paper, Roof Leak Diverter and other cellulose, protect your property and keep Formosan subterranean termites from spreading. For additional information, refer to the Louisiana Ag Center. Facilitate restoration Do what you can to salvage the contents on the property.

See American Red Cross, Repairing Your Flooded Home, Roof Leak Diverter http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_570_,00.html Get help The following resources may be useful in providing technical support during your recovery from a flooding event: -American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org) -FEMA (http://www.fema.gov) -Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration (http://www.ascr.org) -

Louisiana State University AgCenter - Cooperative Extension Service Roof Leak Diverter (http://www.LouisianaFloods.org) -National Association of Home Builders (http://www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=843) -National Association of the Remodeling Industry (http://www.nari.org)

The following resources may be useful in providing financial and/or Roof Leak Diverter psychological support during your recovery from a flooding event: -American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org) -Salvation Army (http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn.nsf) -FEMA (http://www.fema.gov) -Small Business Administration (http://www.sba.gov)

State/local health departments - such as the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/docs/hurricaneoccupant.htm) [end of Recovery Advisory] Attachment of Brick Veneer in High-Wind Regions Hurricane Katrina Recovery Advisory FEMA December 2005 Purpose: To Roof Leak Diverter recommend practices for installing brick veneer that will enhance wind resistance in high-wind areas. 

Key Issues Brick veneer is frequently blown off walls of residential and commercial buildings (Figure 1). When brick veneer fails, Roof Leak Diverter wind-driven water can enter and damage buildings, and building occupants can be vulnerable to injury from windborne debris (particularly if walls are sheathed with plastic foam insulation or wood fiberboard in lieu of wood panels). 

Pedestrians in the vicinity of damaged walls can also be vulnerable to injury from falling veneer (Figure 2). Figure 1. Failed brick veneer. Plastic foam wall sheathing Roof Leak Diverter was installed over the wood studs (plywood was temporarily installed after the brick failure). Figure 2. The upper portion of the brick veneer at this apartment building collapsed. 

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the damaged wall were vulnerable to injury and damage if remaining portions of the wall were to collapse during subsequent storms. Common failure modes include tie (anchor) fastener pull-out (Figure 3), failure of masons to embed ties into the mortar (Figure 4), Roof Leak Diverter poor bonding between ties and mortar and mortar of poor quality (Figure 5), and tie corrosion (Figure 6). Figure 3. 

This tie remained embedded in the mortar joint while the smooth-shank nail pulled from the stud. Figure 4. These four ties were never embedded into the mortar joint. Figure 5. This tie was embedded in the mortar, Roof Leak Diverter but the bond was poor. Figure 6. There were several ties in this portion of the wall, but they failed due to severe corrosion.

Ties are often installed before brick laying begins. When this is done, ties are often improperly placed above or below the mortar joints. When misaligned, the ties must be angled up Roof Leak Diverter or down in order for the ties to be embedded into the mortar joints (Figure 7). Misalignment not only reduces embedment depth but also reduces the effectiveness of the ties because wind forces do not act parallel to the ties themselves. Figure 7. 

Misalignment of the tie reduces the embedment and promotes veneer failure. Corrugated ties typically used in residential veneer construction provide little resistance to compressive loads. Use of compression struts would likely be beneficial, Roof Leak Diverter but off-the-shelf devices do not currently exist. Two-piece adjustable ties (Figure 8) provide significantly greater compressive strength than corrugated ties. Figure 8. 

Examples of two-piece adjustable ties, one showing base and vee anchor and the other showing eye Roof Leak Diverter and pintle anchor. Many buildings that exhibited damaged veneer were not in compliance with current building codes. Building code requirements for brick veneer have changed over the years. Model codes prior to 1995 permitted brick veneer in any location, with no wind speed restrictions. 

Wall area per tie in some model codes was greater than the current maximum. The current masonry code referenced in model building codes, Roof Leak Diverter Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 (ACI 530) addresses brick veneer in two manners: rational design and prescriptive requirements. 

Essentially all brick veneer in residential Roof Leak Diverter and low-rise construction follows the prescriptive requirements. The first edition of American Concrete Institute's (ACI's) 530 limited the use of prescriptive design to areas with a basic wind speed of 110 mph or less. The 2005 edition of ACI 530 extended the prescriptive requirements to include a basic wind speed of 130 mph, with lower area per tie limits. 

In locations with a basic wind speed above 130 mph, Roof Leak Diverter the rational design approach must be used. Compliance with ACI 530-05 should reduce wind damage. The following Brick Industry Association (BIA) Technical Notes provide guidance on brick veneer: Technical Notes 28 Anchored Brick Veneer, Wood Frame Construction, Technical Notes 28B  

Brick Veneer/Steel Stud Walls, and Technical Notes 44B Wall Ties (available online at www.bia.org). These Technical Notes provide attachment recommendations, but the recommendations are not specific for high-wind regions and are, Roof Leak Diverter therefore, inadequate.The brick veneer wall system is complex in its behavior. 

There are limited test data on which to draw. The following guidance is based on professional judgment, Roof Leak Diverter wind loads specified in ASCE 7-02 "Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures," fastener strengths specified in the American Forest and Paper Association's (AF&PA's) National Design Specification for Wood Construction, and brick veneer standards contained in ACI 530-

Fema Flood Zones And Debris Disposal

Household Chemicals (i.e., Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)) can be taken to a county or municipal HHW facility for recycling or potentially reuse. Check with your local environmental health representative to see if a temporary HHW collection site has been established. If HHW cannot safely be removed  read more..

Structural Drying Courses

Hurricanes Ivan (2004) and Katrina (2005) have demonstrated that constructing a building to the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements or constructing a building outside the SFHA shown on the FIRMs is no guarantee that the building will not be Structural Drying Structural Drying Courses damaged by floodi  read more..

Find Out How To Hire Professional Cleaners

The way notice is delivered is very important. A landlord's notice to quit to a tenant must either be delivered personally, or by registered or certified mail. If notice is mailed, a landlord should send the notice to the address of the premises rented by the tenants. If the landlord is not abl  read more..

Basement Drying

Unprotected building occupants and water restoration workers should be evacuated from the Sewage Cleanup Basement Drying affected areas during the beginning stages of decontamination, sewage cleaning, and disinfection, such as until the sewage has been completely removed and the disinfectants applied. The water restor  read more..

Water Damage Carpet Cleaning Hints

There is a lot of misinformation circulating on social networks regarding the response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy. Rumors spread fast: please tell a friend, share this page and help us provide accurate information about the types of assistance available.Check here often for an on-going   read more..

Frozen Pipe Burst Prevention

Cold Weather TipsGuard Against Cold DraftsSince most water meters and pipes are located in unheated areas, they are vulnerable when temperatures dip below freezing. Even a small draft of cold air through a cracked basement window, Water Damage Frozen Pipe Burst Prevention foundation or sill during extremely cold periods could  read more..

Mold Remediation Protocol

If the remediation job disturbs mold and mold spores become airborne, then the risk of respiratory exposure goes up. Actions that are likely to stir up mold include: breakup of moldy porous materials such as wallboard; invasive procedures used to examine or remediate mold growth in a wall cavity; ac  read more..

How To Remove Lead Paint From Walls

Nine test kits (both chemical types) were used to test for the presence or absence of lead in a set of six alkyd oil-based paint standards prepared by CPSC's Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, Division of Chemistry (LSC) staff (at lead concentrations of 0.0 percent, 0.06 percent,0.10 percent, 0.50  read more..

Coming Home To Flood Damage

Steps to File Your Flood Insurance Claim

Step 1. Contact your agent to report your loss: Have ready the name of your insurance company (your agent may write policies for more than one company), Flood Damage Coming Home To Flood Damage policy number and a phone number and/or e-mail address where you can be reached.
  read more..

First Steps During A Sewage Back up Into Your Home

First Steps During a Sewage Back-up Into Your Home. Call DPW Customer Service (864-7428) to report the back up. Your call will be logged in our tracking system. The City will dispatch crews to check the public sewer line. Although the City is not usually responsible for the back-up into private prop  read more..