High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Key Reasons Commercial Building Differs From Residential Construction

Construction & Contractors Blog

Do you plan to build a commercial building? While you have many choices when it comes to builders, one of the most important steps in selecting one is to find a builder experienced in commercial buildings rather than residential ones. Why? Here are a few of the key reasons.

1. Commercial Buildings Fill Varied Roles

Residential homes generally have just one main purpose: to house an individual or a family. That means that, while the interior layout and specific fixtures or features vary fairly widely, the basic elements are pretty much all the same. You need a set number of bedrooms, bathrooms that fit similar purposes, a kitchen, and a living room, for example. 

Commercial buildings must meet the specific requirements of their particular purpose — many of which vary quite a bit from one another. One might be a retail store, another a busy warehouse, and a third a technology-laden office space. To handle all this variety, the builder must know how to adjust everything to target the needs of this category of structure.

2. Commercial Buildings Have Many Occupants

Commercial structures have to consider the needs of many different people. While only one set of individuals will occupy a home, a vast array of users will be in a commercial building at any given time. There will be employees who need to work safely and efficiently on-site, customers who come and go, crowds for events, and vendors who need to deliver and pickup. 

The individual requirements of each of these categories of user will be different and have their own regulations. The safety needs of warehouse workers are different from those of an office worker. What is required to perform efficient work is different. And how they interact with the public is different. But one building must often address all their needs. 

3. Commercial Buildings Have Unique Needs

The commercial building itself will have unique elements that a residential home doesn't have. Parking must be appropriate for its size and purpose. It will likely need to meet ADA requirements for public access. It may need to attract strangers to the front door. It will need security features designed specifically for its industry. And it may need to conform to higher safety standards for things like earthquakes or storm resistance. 

Clearly, commercial construction has a lot more to take into account than residential work. For the most successful project, then, you need an experienced and qualified commercial builder on your team. Consult with one in your area today to learn more about the unique ways that they can take your business venture to the next level.

To learn more, contact a company like S  &  S Builders LLC.

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4 February 2020