Common Materials That Get Replaced After Water Damage to New Haven Homes

Water and moisture damage can be destructive to many areas of a household. As a trusted contractor, our Connecticut Reconstruction Services (CRS) team can provide fast and reliable demolition, repair, and complete build-back services where needed. 

The Deterioration of Wall Systems and Plumbing

Beginning water damage reconstruction for New Haven homes starts with the impact of water on critical wall systems. There are several elements within a wall system that plumbing breaks or leaks can damage. Our contractors must establish what is salvageable and what must get repaired or removed. 

  • Drywall – Sheetrock panels are the most common installation material for a wall system. Between flood cuts and total demolition, portions of this exterior must get removed to access damaged plumbing. 
  • Baseboard – Wood trim baseboards are common in residences and must get removed to tear out drywall and reach damaged portions of the structure. 
  • Insulation – Many of the wall systems containing plumbing also feature insulation. When this material gets wet, it must get removed with a special vacuum and replaced when we rebuild the walls. 
  • Plumbing – As the source of the damage, our contractors work to repair the damaged portions of this system to re-establish the water service to the household and prevent further damage. 
  • Electrical Fixtures – With several outlets installed on a single wall surface, moisture is a safety hazard, and often these outlet assemblies must be replaced. 

Carpets and Hardwood Flooring Damage

Flooring can be an area of a home or business that is thoroughly damaged or potentially ruined by water exposure. Pooling on flooring materials ultimately results in water penetration to areas beyond the surface, making it likely that materials like carpeting must be pulled up from tack strips and discarded. Likewise, damaged portions of plank flooring get uninstalled to the established drylines. 

Cabinetry and Structural Fixtures

Any direct water damage pooling on flooring can impact base cabinets and vanities. With many of these constructed from low-end wood or particleboard, distortion and warping occur quickly. Often our CRS professionals must remove these elements entirely and discard them as it is more cost-efficient than restoration

Rebuilding after a damaging water loss requires fast action and experienced contractors. Give our Connecticut Reconstruction Services team a call now at (203) 239-0040.