Specialist Drying Experts For Properties
Although drying equipment is widely available covering a broad range of deployments, it is important that in certain cases lateral thinking of what is damaged and how drying regimes can impact businesses and occupants is established at the outset. This approach serves to demonstrate an awareness of all the drying equipment available today and their capabilities.
In many instances Cornerstone has deployed state of the art drying equipment designed to minimise destruction of building materials and the everyday use of affected locations.
State-of-the-art Drying Process
Our understanding of regime deployment and how materials behave when wet is embedded in our reporting process and clearly demonstrates our specialist restoration knowledge and professionalism.
This consistent approach serves to uphold our desire to minimise cost, impact on livelihoods, reduce alternative accommodation and where possible reduce the reinstatement requirements.
Specialist drying techniques include deploying containment areas, false floors, walls and utilising footprints of existing furniture to deploy discreet drying processes.
Our Specialist Drying In Practice
Case studies include a Michelin star restaurant that suffered a ‘black’ classification flooding incident only to be advised by a retained drying company that the restoration process would be 4 weeks in duration with the business closed during this period.
With a consequential significant loss of earnings on the horizon, Cornerstone were asked to give an opinion which resulted in false floors, sacrificial carpeting and boxed-in drying equipment being deployed overnight and the business continuing to trade throughout the 5 week drying period with no business disruption or loss of earnings for the restaurant and disturbance to the patrons.
Introducing Calculation Apps
With a proven track record of undertaking credible fact based damp related surveys for a host of clients from NHBC, to social housing to private individuals all looking for a clear and concise outcome to a reported problem, Cornerstone have consolidated their knowledge base and released three new app designs.
Our Cornerstone Case Studies.
Cornerstone have experience in dealing with a variety of issues across the UK, and are trusted by leading housing associations, loss adjusters and more.
£37,000 Cost Saving for Insurance Company
Scenario: Decorations and furnishings were reported water damaged as a result of ‘secondary flooding’ from the recent flooding. Neighbours advised that water damage to the property was a result of floodwater ingress during the event, even though the property did not sugar any specific ingress. Moisture damage was evident on the ground and first floors.
Multi-Disciplined Approach to Damp Problem
Scenario: A 1970’s detached property has suffered from a damp problem to a localised area of the structure over a number of years. Prior to the appointment of Cornerstone, extensive investigations and been undertaken by a variety of professionals without resolution. Reason for contact: To identify the source of the moisture affecting the structure.