These have been all too common questions of late. If you did flood, you have probably begun your drainage and cleanup efforts. If it was significant, and you need professional help assessing structural damage or want some damage mitigation tips - we are here to help. The Red Cross publishes some good advice (with a lot of typos) here and FEMA also has a lot of helpful information if you are in DIY mode.
Be diligent with your contractor, architect and insurance adjuster. Ask questions. Remember, mold problems occur when there is moisture and a food source. If it can't get completely dry - it will grow mold. If in doubt, open it up, rip it out, or throw it out.
We are helping municipal clients relocate garages in concert with an overall flood control project and gut and renovate a flood-prone municipal lower level with materials that are more water and mold resistant, as well as suggesting backup power for everyone's drainage systems!
To drier fall weather,Virginia Seminara, AIA, PP, NCARB
Michael De Biasse, AIA, PP, LEED AP
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