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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Investigates A Slab Leak That Threatens A Braun Station Residence

Water damages to the foundation of your Braun Station home require immediate attention and experienced assessment. Such was the case with this home in the area who reached out to the experienced restorers of our SERVPRO franchise to help them better understand the water damages they experienced.

As is the case with many of our restoration projects, our expertise was called upon by an insurance provider. In this case, that insurance company was State Farm. As you can see in the short video, our project manager walks around the Braun Station residence with the homeowner to see the damage firsthand and begin the planning process necessary to restore it and prevent further occurrences in the future.

Depending on the source of the damage, the approaches to prevent recurrence vary from home to home. Often crawlspace waterproofing and encapsulation can help to limit the effects of pooling water underneath the house. This process involves covering the inside of this crawlspace with thick 12 mm plastic sheeting and ventilating the area.

In cases like this home where there is mainly just a slab that the house is sitting on, the same manner of water damage can present threats. Hydrostatic pressure can force moisture up through even hairline cracks present in the concrete and affect the wood materials used in the construction of your home.

The damage can get so severe that it begins to warp flooring or saturate carpets as the moisture between the slab and your house continues to increase in volume. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to divert this water away from the slab and dry out the area with stationary installed equipment like dehumidifiers. The critical thing to remember is that this problem only stands to get worse the longer it persists.

Regardless of how the water damage began to affect the slab that supports your home from ground shifts to leaking pipes, the situation requires fast action on your part. Much like the homeowner in the video, trust in the experience and professionalism of our SERVPRO of Braun Station water restoration technicians. We are available 24/7 at (210) 267-2159.