Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage

Flood Damaged Building
Flood Damaged Building

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson
UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension
FCS/ EFNEP Agent

 

Check walls and foundations for damage. Much can be done to reverse the effects of high water and to restore even heavily water damaged buildings. Make sure to repair structures as soon as possible. Here are a few key points: Check foundations and footings. Start from the bottom when investigating structural features. See that underlying material has not washed out. Filling under the footings should be done with masonry or concrete, never with earth or gravel. Raise or brace up in position to make floors level. Click here for more info on renovations…

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Posted: August 24, 2012


Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Community, Disaster Recovery, Disasters, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Shelley Swenson, Wakulla County Extension


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