Similar to structural drying you will need to remove any pooling water as quickly as possible.
Manual extraction of water is performed and in extreme flooding submersible pumps will be installed. The pumps remove the water and pump it to a drain located outside of the affected area.
The sub floor then requires dehumidification to remove water which cannot be manually removed.
Once the air movers and dehumidifiers are installed the space may need temporary seals in place to stop external humid air entering the area. Our technicians will install these temporary seals for you.
Once drying is complete the equipment is removed and moisture levels with the property reviewed to ensure no water is seeping in to the home.
How can I stop my sub floor flooding?
There are various methods to stop water entering a property. One method is installing agricultural piping around the external perimeter of the property.
A trench is rug and the piping laid within. The trench is then filled with stones. As water flows towards the home the trench catches the water trough the stones and in to the pipe. The pipe then diverts the water to existing drainage.
Who can I talk to about drainage?
A landscaper would be our first recommendation however a builder or drainage expert could be considered.
What if I can’t install drainage?
In cases where you are unable to install drainage you can consider sub floor ventilation systems. These systems have a range of fans installed to dry the sub floor. However this is a remedy rather than a cure. The ideal scenario is to stop the water entering the sub floor all together.