Sources of air leaks in your home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy– and money-saving tasks […]
Here’s a photo of a hallway which was flooded and the water damage was so extensive, that even the baseboard is being lifted. Floors in such conditions can not be restored, as the only course of action is to completed remove it, dry the sub-floor, and reinstall new hardwood flooring. This particular property was a […]
Here’s Photo 1 showing an attic with extensive mold growth due to over insulating an attic. Another issue is poor ventilation, and you can clearly see water marks and saturation on the joist. The photo also shows several layers of insulation on top of insulation. This resulted in nearly $10,000 worth of remediation.
Class 3 Class 3 water intrusion is where moisture has wicked up the walls more than 24 inches, water may have come from above and/or wet insulation may be present and there is more water present than any other class. Class 3 water losses include: Strong wins damage the roof and rain enters from above, […]
Along with Categories of water, there are also Classes of Water. Classes of water describe the potential rate of evaporation based upon the amount of water present and the type of material affected. In this session, we will define the different classes of water. Class 1 Class 1 intrusions involve only a part of an […]
This is a picture of a stucco job performed on a third floor row home in Philadelphia. The house is surrounded by two story homes, but this one had an addition built to add on another bedroom for a large family. Months into living in the extra space, the home owners noticed water damage on […]
This photo shows a plumbing job done to a home which failed at the connection points and caused several thousand dollars of damage to the ceiling, walls and floors. You can see multiple couplings used instead of cutting the PVC at the right length, or because the contractor used whatever scrap pieces they had left, […]
Solutions The damage caused by ice dams can be controlled in 2 ways: Maintain the entire roof surface at ambient outdoor temperatures or build a roof so that it can’t leak into sensitive building materials if an ice dam forms. Cold roofs make a lot of sense. Here you let the cold outdoor air work […]
The final photo in our series which looked at a basement in where the joists were treated and encapsulated, shows the room brought back to pre-loss condition. In 7 days the ceiling tile and suspension grid was removed, the basement was contained with air control being established, the joists in the basement and the two […]
What does hardwood floors look like after a water loss? It is a question we get quite often, so here’s a picture of a water loss on the second floor of a home which destroyed most of the flooring. The hardwood in this photo is beyond any sanding and had to be removed.