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Defining Residential Construction

2024-04-11 17:36


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    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, including full-scale residential construction.

    What is the Definition of Residential Construction?

    The United States Department of Labor defines residential construction as “…those projects involving the construction, alteration, or repair of single-family houses or apartment buildings of no more than four floors in height.”

    What are the 3 Types of Residential Construction?

    According to Workyard, there are three sub-types of residential construction: 1) residential family home, 2) multi-unit residential building, and 3) custom-built home. When disaster strikes, including water damage, fire damage, mold growth, severe weather and storm damage, or more, SERVPRO is prepared to clean, restore, and rebuild these types of residential properties, and more:

    The first type, residential family home construction, is for standalone single buildings generally designed for one family. This type of home can widely vary in architectural style. Location and owner needs/preferences can also significantly affect one residential family home to the next.

    The second type, multi-unit residential buildings, includes condos, duplexes, apartment buildings, and townhouses (in other words, places where multiple living units are housed inside one single building or complex). These types of construction projects tend to involve heavy planning and coordination, since privacy and other needs must be considered for many residents on a large scale.

    The third type, custom-built homes, is a project where homeowners themselves are heavily involved in the design and construction of their home. This usually means the homeowner has distinct design or architectural elements they want included, using various features and unique layouts to accomplish the goal.

    Residential Construction: Frequently Asked Questions

    Some common residential construction questions and answers include:

    Q: Do I have to be in my home during the whole project?

    A: No. You’re welcome to stay onsite, but you don’t have to. SERVPRO professionals will regularly communicate the progress of the job, including the timeline, so you are aware of what stage the construction is in.

    Q: Do I need a permit?

    A: SERVPRO will handle estimates and gaining permits as needed, making sure to follow local government authorities in your area and follow-through with the permitting process on your behalf.

    Q: Do I need to move my belongings out of the house for construction?

    A: Some belongings may need removed from your house, but that’s not always the case. In the event belongings need moved, SERVPRO professionals will efficiently and skillfully pack up your items to be relocated. They will be cared for and returned to your house once it is ready for belongings to return.

    SERVPRO Helps with Residential Construction

    Residential construction is an important part of any job’s life cycle. When disaster strikes your home, it is important you reach out to a dedicated restoration company committed to not just cleaning up your property, but restoring and rebuilding it, too.

    SERVPRO franchise professionals will manage your entire residential construction job from start to finish. With 2250 franchise locations in the United States and Canada, there is a SERVPRO franchise nearby. Find your local SERVPRO today and reach out anytime, including holidays and weekends, for 24-hour emergency services. SERVPRO is Here to Help®, and committed to returning your property to pre-loss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

    Our FAQ and Glossary provide additional information about SERVPRO and the cleanup and restoration industry. Check them out today.

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