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A Few Tips for Preventing Water Damage During Construction

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Group of construction engineer team in standard safety uniform work planning in construction site Construction project in Bella Villa, MO

Preventing Water Damage During On a Construction Site

Whether you are a project manager for a construction project or in charge of a company that is in the midst of construction, you know that the building process presents a number of risks. Water damage is one of these and comes from two main sources: outside water entering the building envelope or inside water from unexpected releases. Even if your company in Bella Villa, MO, has good insurance, a water pipe repair will still impact your bottom line as you could be left paying deductibles or a percentage of the cost. Therefore, preventing damage is in your best interest and can usually be accomplished by using best practices.

Quality Planning
A professional construction crew will look ahead and plan for all the exigencies of a project. This means having a plan in place for the following possibilities:

  • A severe weather system
  • A construction site in a low-lying area
  • A broken pipe
  • A sub contractor who cuts corners
  • A power outage on the site

A lot can happen during construction with heavy equipment seemingly everywhere and contractors coming and going. It can be a chaotic situation if someone isn't clearly in charge. A slip up could even result in a flooded site. Avoiding a water pipe repair comes with a high degree of organization and leadership.

Professional Safeguards
It is worthwhile to put one person in charge of preventing water damage on a construction site. This director will be responsible for tracking, monitoring, testing, and repairing any issues that might arise. A weekly punch list will help focus the attention on prevention. If a water pipe repair is needed, the director should contact a water remediation franchise that can arrive on the site on short notice. This team will have the equipment and the expertise to mitigate any water problems. The technicians will know the best methods to clean up the water and minimize damages to the building.

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