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Water Damage Restoration and Real Estate

Wed 15 Apr 2009 - 13:26

Water Damage Restoration and Real Estate
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Randy_Hough]Randy Hough

By adding fill dirt with a back hoe and grading the parking area, he was able to change the drainage and save the house from further damage. One easy to use technique is to use a chalk line and level to determine the grade of the lot.

This simple method works well and requires no expertise or special equipment. Water flows downhill, so all you need to do is keep adding fill until the level is tipped away from the house sufficiently. Stretch the chalk line across the parking area and line the long plumbers level along the chalk line. Once this is done you need to ensure that the water has an escape route so it can continue draining.

Another way to change the elevation of a parking area or driveway is to use cement or blacktop. By changing the elevation using the above method and adding the surface treatment, such as blacktop, you can be sure of a permanent solution.

Sometimes this approach leads to other solutions for the property, such as adding retaining walls or steps in areas that should have already been managed. These simple, but very effective approaches can be done by the home owner, provided there is a willingness to do the dirty work. For more complicated projects that require heavy equipment, such as a back hoe, you will need to hire an operator, unless you can rent one and operate it on your own.

Many real estate bargains exist for the entrepreneur willing to take the time and do the work to deal with water damage restoration. These properties are usually shunned by the casual investor because they are unattractive and appear somewhat beyond hope.

Of course, once the water drainage problem is fixed, you can begin the next task of restoring the interior. The good news is that the cause of the water damage problem is eliminated and you should be able to develop the property and have a very pleasant house.

Randy Hough has worked in Industrial Engineering for over 30 years and has a comprehensive website dedicated to helping families improve their health and welfare. Together with his father, he has helped restore many neglected houses for sale or rent. Learn about [http://www.fixyourwaterdamage.com]water damage restoration to improve your health and welfare.

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