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Flood Damaged Property: A Guide to Repair



Flood Damaged Property: A Guide to Repair

David G. Proverbs, Robby Soetanto

ISBN: 978-1-405-14806-1 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages


With climate change and the development of property on flood plains, the flooding of buildings has become a considerable problem, both for property owners and their insurers. This book, based on extensive research, provides guidance on how to assess and repair flood damaged properties.
Introduction to flooding; Preparing for a flood; Flood characteristic; Drying out flooded building; Reinstatement of flood-damaged floors; Reinstatement of flood-damaged walls; Reinstatement of flood-damaged doors and windows; Reinstatement of flood-damaged utilities and fittings; Conclusions and summary
I would recommend this book to all surveyors as it provides a useful insight into the extensive damage a flood can cause properties and provides a variety of repair options.

Building Engineer Feb 2005

An interesting publication which will probably find it's way onto the shelves of loss adjusters, surveyors, contractors and all those with an interest in flood damaged property.

The Institute of Structural Engineers

* Huge financial sums involved for repair of flood damaged properties - in England and Wales alone, 2 million homes and 185,000 business properties are at risk from flooding
* Existing methods for assessing damage and repair work are unreliable – this book provides benchmarks
* This book reduces variations in repair recommendations, improves level of service offered by insurers and surveyors and reduces the time and cost of dealing with the problem
* Endored by Lloyds TSB, one of the UK's largest insureres of domestic properties