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What's a Flood Cut???

11/12/2021 (Permalink)

Hallway after demolition cleanup. Flood Cuts

The term "Flood Cut" is used in the construction/restoration industry to describe the removal of damaged/contaminated drywall from  flooding/sewage backup. Typically anywhere from 12-24 inches of drywall would be cut from the bottom up where the flooding occurred. 

When Should a Flood Cut Be Necessary???

  • If you're dealing with a flood with contaminated water, industry standards recommends the removal of drywall to access the interior walls to avoid trapped bacteria infested waters in your framing/cavity.
  • The vast majority of homes have some sort of insulation. When dealing with class 2 and above water damage, the removal of drywall is necessary to properly dry out, remove, and replace the affected insulation.

If you're dealing with water damage and wanted to know exactly what the term "Flood Cut" meant, you're now one step closer to understanding the terminology used in your home's recovery from flooding.

For any questions regarding any type of water, fire, mold damages to your property, give us a call at (310) 939-9293

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