Pro-active steps to reduce flood costs
risks can be substantially reduced by the new technology of flooring and wall
coatings that employ waterproof, mold-, and mildew-resistant materials like
epoxy coatings. These coatings have been used successfully in swimming pools,
laundries, warehouses, garages, and various types of shops for decades. Now they
are being used increasingly in living spaces.
Flooded epoxy floors and walls, can be pressure washed and scrubbed back into
service in minutes. Mold, bacteria, and contaminants can be rinsed off, with
living areas ready for occupancy within hours. These flooring surfaces are class
III laboratory qualified, meaning the surfaces are impervious to penetration by
liquid-born contaminants. Even diesel, gas, and oil will not penetrate them and
can be washed or wiped off.
To avoid expensive cleanup in flood prone areas, some property owners are even
pre-flooding their vulnerable areas with clean water. Because their spaces are
already filled with clean water, contaminated water is kept out. Once flooding
has receded. The clean water may be pumped out, leaving the protected area
uncontaminated. Of course to do this it is best to coat the floors and walls
with water resistant epoxy coatings.
The costs of flood re-mediation often include the labor expenses of removal,
hauling and landfill expenses, as well as contamination cleanup and replacement
costs. Old technology floorings, including carpeting, vinyl tile, linoleum, and
wood, are subject to such severe contamination and damage that, after flooding,
they are essentially unrecoverable. Carpeting and wood often harbor
health-damaging bacteria, mold, and mildew after being flooded. Sewer,
petroleum, and many types of organic matter brought into living spaces by
floodwaters all need to be neutralized and removed.
It is not just living spaces within flood plains or hurricane areas that are at
risk from flooding. Plumbing problems, from overflowing bathtub or laundry and
kitchen appliances, can create the same damage as natural disasters. Sewage and
other contaminants need to be removed; warped and shrunken surfaces have to be
repaired or replaced.
New designs in homes offer beautiful flood-proof epoxy coated flooring from wall
to wall, often including coated vertical surfaces to help further contain
floodwaters. Area rugs create an elegant look on top of these easy-to-maintain
The beauty of epoxy coatings can be enhanced and personalized by using colors.
Colored chips, glitter, decorative stains, and artwork and decals can be
laminated into these attractive surfaces. Epoxy coatings are a solid choice when
rebuilding or re-mediating flood-prone properties or living spaces.
Durall Industrial Coatngs supplies kits of materials that are customized to
owner specification and delivered directly to the job site. Kits include full
directions and 24/7 help lines staffed by seasoned experts, so professionals and
amateurs alike can successfully install quality surfaces.
For more information, contact Chris Biesanz
at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-800-466-8910 or 952-888-1488
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