Repairing Disaster Damage to Your Home

Disasters come out of nowhere in ways that may shock you. The floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes can cause drastic changes to your life in seconds as they tear through your home, destroy your belongings, and uproot your life. As the disaster passes and the effects wane, you may find yourself ready to gather your belongings and rebuild your life. Here are some of the ways you can choose to repair your home after a damaging disaster.

1. Walls

Wet walls soak water up further than the liquid line appears. When removing the sheetrock, plasterboard, or drywall, make sure to tear-out the area at least six inches higher than the wet line you can see. This will prevent mold from growing inside your walls.

2. Foundation

No matter what the disaster was that struck your home, you can be sure the building’s foundation felt nature’s force. Sometimes the disaster can pick the building up, causing weaknesses and distress. Other times the movement may come from below your house as the building shakes. Always make sure your home’s foundation is stable once the disaster has passed.

3. Floors

If floodwater soaked your hardwood floors, you might need a specialist’s help determining if the wood can be saved or if you can repair hardwood floor damage San Diego CA. The same is true if an earthquake or fire ripped through your home. Call and ask for a professional opinion before you tear the planks out.

4. Cement

No matter what type of disaster hits your home, the cement surrounding the building will be moved, twisted, and crumbled. Check for cracks, sinking sections, and crushed areas. If the disrepair is severe, the concrete may need to be removed and replaced.

You can often repair the damage caused by natural disasters. Choose qualified contractors and ask for a close inspection of each area in question. It is better to know what problems exist than to have them spring up in the future.