flood prevention

Home Water Leaks Peak in Summertime for Easily Avoidable Reasons

Water is simultaneously vital and infuriating. We can’t survive without it but it’s tough to control. This is particularly true in homes during the summertime. Residential water leaks are one of the most common causes of house damage, costing insurers a hefty $11 billion USD a year. Sixty[...]

Drying Water-Damaged Concrete Slabs Should Be Easy, But It’s Not

When a broken water main flooded the strip mall, the property owners knew clean up and restoration would take time. And it did: six weeks of mopping up, refurbishing contents, removing soaked drywall and flooring, and replacing building materials. The stores gleamed after restoration, shoppers[...]

Paul Davis Rescues Flooded ‘The Degree of Honor Building’ In St. Paul, Minnesota

One hundred and forty years ago, the wives, sisters, daughters and mothers of U.S. rail workers formed a women’s auxiliary organization to help create better lives for their families. Years later, the then thriving group, calling themselves the Degree of Honor, built its 10-story granite[...]

As Commercial Buildings Age Pipe Leaks Spring Eternal

“Many – perhaps even most – older commercial buildings are equipped with piping that is very often no longer sound,” says Andrew Golkin, President Paul Davis of Suburban Virginia. “Perhaps the system was state-of-the-art at the time of installation – yet that piping type is now[...]