Perfect Solutions for the Proper Restoration Process Home Improvement by Jessica Dorothy - June 25, 20190 In the house after the flood, most of the work is carried out as soon as possible to prevent the formation of mold and fungi. Most damage will occur immediately after the water has disappeared. We advise you on how to make the floors, walls, and windows come back to the state before the flood. Floors Wooden floors: planks, parquets, and their fiberboard sleepers will probably be moldy and moldy after the flood. Similarly, panels, carpets, and PVC. They are no longer usable, so you have to discard them as soon as possible (and also remove the skirting boards). From the Five Star Complete Restoration, this is one very important option for you. Will it be necessary to forge a concrete foundation on the ground? It depends on the damage caused by flood water. In single-family housing, a floor load of up to 150 kg / m 2 is designed. If there was a meter high water in the room, the load was 1000 kg / m2. Floors on the ground, especially those whose foundation has not been properly compacted, will settle and break under such weight. In the wake of the foundation, partition walls will break sloping features will be visible on them. The partition walls can be separated from the ceiling of the upper storey. If the concrete foundation does not settle, clean it from mud, wash and disinfect. The dilatation joints and cracks must be thoroughly cleaned because in them the mud has definitely settled. It is also worth doing pits in such places and checking if the mud together with the water did not get under the foundation. If the leaks are large, remove the undercoat and replace the ballast fragment. Ceilings If it was flooded with reinforced concrete slab or prefabricated from channel slabs, it is necessary to drill holes from the bottom so that water can flow out. The surface of the ceiling after drying should be disinfected. A new floor can be placed only when the ceiling has dried completely. Wooden floors should be removed from wooden floors and from wood-based materials, including the material under the floor (for example, insulation). From under the floor it is necessary to remove all the backfills (sand, slag, expanded clay) and replace them with new ones, the floor joists should be dried and rubbed three times with impregnation to protect against fungus; it is also necessary to impregnate all wooden materials intended for the renovation of floors (new wooden floor surfaces should be impregnated from below). External walls In sandwich walls, water can be closed between the partitions, especially in old buildings, where an air gap was left in this place. In order to check if the water got inside, it is easiest to forge holes from the outside just above the base of the wall. If water starts to seep or run out of the water, similar openings should be made in all external walls at 1-meter intervals. The worst, if the gap was filled with mineral wool or loose material – there will be serious problems with its dehydration, disinfection, and drying.