Existing and new standards for the moisture content in structures and “warranty” issues will make having a moisture report an essential part of the records of completion for many new structures.
The solution is simple: If the moisture readings are too high in the existing structure…dry the structure quickly before it can foster fungal (mold) growth.
This can be done as soon as the structure is complete enough to be sealed (doors and windows on).
Large industrial dehumidifiers and moisture monitoring equipment are the principle tools used to get results. Progress and results should be accurately documented as well.
On Site Construction Drying and Moisture Inspections
Our on site service to building contractors includes checking moisture content of building materials to identify any elevations in recommended readings and the means to rapidly dry materials to prevent mold problems post construction. Superior is the builder’s resource for peace of mind when Mother Nature “rains on your parade”.
Allied Restoration uses state of the art equipment for measuring the moisture content of materials including wood, insulation, brick, drywall, and concrete. Non-invasive as well as invasive moisture meters are available. Meters are regularly calibrated and certified. All readings are digitally recorded and dated for documentation.
Upon completion of the project the builder and the customer will be provided with a “certification of dryness” for everyone’s peace of mind.
For those pesky storms that aren’t always predicted by those infallible weather forecasters, if you’re caught off guard, Allied Restoration will be on site rapidly to get your project dry and back on track with a minimum of delay.
Floods, fires, earthquakes, pipe breaks, hurricanes, tornadoes and rainstorms all lead to the water damage of homes, offices, factories, schools, stores and other buildings. Allied’s drying services allow the restoration and preservation of these environments, while protecting them from traditional water damage problems such as structural deterioration, corrosion and biological problems like mold and mildew. Superior provides a turnkey service which includes consultation to owners and insurers, expertise in drying all affected materials, equipment installation and careful monitoring of the process. This service enables disaster victims to avoid substantial reconstruction, returns the facility to use quickly, and generally offers a significant reduction in recovery costs.
Guaranteed Drying – How the Allied Restoration Process Works
Superior provides an efficient construction drying system. Allied ends construction site moisture problems with State of the Art drying equipment. Allied Restoration equipment continuously replaces humid air inside the building with air which has been dehumidified. This extremely dry air has a low "vapor pressure." As a result, it attracts moisture from wet surfaces - such as recently poured concrete, joint compound, freshly painted walls, stored building materials, etc. - allowing them to dry at an accelerated rate. Allied provides a turnkey moisture reduction and management process for the builder during critical construction phases. Accelerating the drying of such products as concrete, joint compound, and paint reduces overall construction cycle time.
Deeply dry air, when exposed to water damaged environments, will remove moisture from wet materials, such as wallboard, concrete block and wood floors, drying them. After a flood, the ambient air is too humid to remove moisture from affected materials and dry the objects quickly. Thus, not using Superior services can result in the loss of property from deterioration or biological contamination.
CARPET, WOOD AND TILE
Floor covering subcontractors won't guarantee their work if sub-flooring does not meet the manufacturer's standard for moisture content. Why risk buckling, delamination and adhesive failures? Superior can dry your sub-floors to manufacturer's specs in record time.
Moisture sensitive materials such as wood flooring, plywood, drywall and masonry powders can gain moisture when staged in outdoor areas or humid interior spaces.Superior can dry your storage area so materials do not take on unwanted moisture while awaiting use.
WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION
Buildings under construction can be particularly susceptible to storm damage, water main breaks or leaks in unfinished roofs. Once inside the building, moisture is absorbed by structural materials, only to cause problems throughout construction and later. If your building sustains water damage, call Superior. Superior will immediately create optimum conditions for finishing work, by deeply drying any moisture trapped inside walls, floors and masonry.
Superior ends construction site moisture problems using a combination of various State Of The Art drying equipment. Superior's equipment continuously replaces humid air inside the building with air that has been dehumidified. This extremely dry air has a low "vapor pressure." As a result, it attracts moisture from wet surfaces such as recently poured concrete, joint compound, freshly painted walls, stored building materials, etc. allowing them to dry at an accelerated rate. Building materials, like paint and "mud" dry in hours instead of days. Concrete slabs can meet specifications for coating or floor covering applications as much as twice as fast than normally would be expected. Likewise, staged materials, such as millwork or wood flooring don't absorb excess moisture