Despite advances in construction methods and building materials, water is still a formidable enemy. In Florida, hurricanes and heavy rainfall command our attention, but many types of water damage is caused by water being trapped and not drained.
The fundamental principle of water management is to shed water by layering materials in such a way that water is directed downwards and outwards. The key to this fundamental principle is drainage. Decks, balconies, and claddings should be designed and constructed to allow for water to shed or drain away from the building.
The telltale signs of poor water management include:
- Ceiling/wall stains, blisters or discoloration;
- Mold or mildew;
- Moist surfaces;
- Peeling, bubbling or cracking paint;
- General deterioration or corrosion.
Innovative Construction Solutions specializes in investigating the root cause of the problem, and uses building science technology to create a customized drainage plan to address your poor water management issues.
Call Innovative Construction Solutions today at (239) 384-5890 for more information.