Whether a pipe burst, a drain backed up, or weather conditions led to a flooded home, cleanup is the first order of business. There are some very good reasons why you should bring in professionals for property flood cleaning instead of trying to do it yourself.
1. Hazardous Conditions
There are often dangerous conditions in the home following a flood. If there is still standing water, some of these hazards may not be clearly visible.
Vertical cracks can be found on nearly every slab or basement foundation. Just because they are common, though, doesn't mean that they should be ignored.
Vertical Crack Severity
Vertical cracks are not necessarily perfectly vertical. A vertical crack is generally defined as any crack that runs roughly upward at 90 degrees from the ground, but the crack can slant up to 30 percent off of 90 degrees to the ground. Anything variance that is greater than 90 degrees is considered a diagonal crack and requires a different assessment and repair plan compared to vertical cracks.