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When your home or business needs general repairs or remodeling, there are many essential questions before hiring a contractor. SERVPRO's construction services resources give you the information you need before you make that call.

What are the 7 Different Types of Construction?

Construction is a way of life for all of us. Whether we see it on the road, in our cities, or in our neighborhoods, there are many different types of construction happening every day. In fact, there are at least seven differe...
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  • Slab Foundation vs Crawlspace: What's the Difference?

    Slab foundations and crawlspaces are commonly found in homes across the country, but what exactly is the difference? Where are they most common? What makes the most sense for your property? And ultimately, how do they function in severe weather or affect your home? In the end, the type of foundation you have typically depends on where you are located and your style of home.Architectural Digest def...
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    Defining Residential Construction

    SERVPRO® offers a variety of construction services, but what, exactly, is involved in residential construction? Turns out, there are many “sub-types” of residential construction. If water damage, fire damage, mold growth, storm damage, or more strikes your residential property, and you need services beyond cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO is available to provide 24-hour emergency services, includi...
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    What is Commercial Construction?

    There are as many as seven types of construction projects. One of those is commercial construction, which SERVPRO is equipped to help with after storm and weather disasters, property damage, or other destruction occurs. But what is commercial construction, exactly? Can SERVPRO® really help with every type of commercial property rebuilding job? We are Here to Help® explain this and more.According t...
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    SERVPRO Can Help Clean and Restore Your Mixed-Use Construction Project

    You might not be familiar with the term “mixed-use construction,” but it has quickly grown to become a major part of the construction industry. So what is it, exactly? And what are the different types? Read on to learn how SERVPRO® can help clean, restore, and repair any kind of mixed-use construction project in the aftermath of disaster or severe property damage.According to Law Insider, mixed-us...
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    Does SERVPRO Clean Damaged Industrial Construction Projects?

    There are seven primary types of construction, and if you split those seven between two primary “buckets”—residential and commercial—you’ll soon discover “industrial construction” as a type of commercial construction. But what is it, exactly? And what are common examples? SERVPRO® is here to review this and more. If your industrial construction project experiences damage, SERVPRO is available to p...
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    SERVPRO Can Clean and Restore Damaged Heavy Civil Construction Projects

    When civil construction projects experience damage and require specialty cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO® can help. But what is a heavy civil construction project, exactly? And what are some examples? It turns out, in addition to highways and airports, heavy civil construction projects also involve government properties, an area of cleanup and restoration SERVPRO specializes in. Acc...
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    How to Protect Your Roof from Snow Damage

    Did you know winter can put an enormous strain on your roof? The bitter cold temperatures, snowstorms, and ice that accompany the winter season can also take an extreme toll on your roof, the shingles, the gutters, and the attic, and even cause your roof to collapse.If winter weather causes damage to your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO®.  Here are six things you need to know to preve...
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    What is Wind Chill and How it Works

    Sometimes, it isn’t just cold weather that can be dangerous. When temperatures plummet, wind chill can threaten your health and safety if you don’t take the right precautions. But what is wind chill, specifically, and how does it work? According to the National Weather Service, the definition of wind chill is “a term used to describe what the air temperature feels like to the human skin due t...
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    What is Damage Reconstruction?

    Four walls, a foundation, a roof, windows, and a door. Whether large or small, that’s the basic definition of a home or business. But a tornado, flood, or another type of disaster could put you in a position to need damage restoration services. Whether you experience minor damage or need extensive construction services in the aftermath of fire damage, SERVPRO® can help no matter what type of remed...
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    How to Find and Repair a Roof Leak

    A leaky roof can be destructive. But what if you can’t find the source right away? With the interior of your home, business, garage, barn, or other area exposed to the elements, severe weather, debris, and other waste can quickly make its way inside your space and cause further destruction. Thankfully, there are some helpful tips you can follow when you need to quickly detect the source of a roof ...
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