Poplavna varnost

Flood safety

Flood management and the effective rehabilitation of prefabricated houses are two topics that have attracted a lot of attention recently.

In the light of the recent flood situation in the country, we are working to improve our responsiveness and cooperation with prefabricated house owners. That is why we have set up the Poplave 2023 (Flood 2023) project, which allows us to focus on your questions and needs. For expert advice and further information, please contact us at poplave2023@marles.com.

In times of natural disasters, quick action, and the right decision-making to minimise damage and ensure safety is of paramount importance. Contrary to what many people believe, manufactured wooden houses are as flood-resistant as other types of construction and, with proper drying and rehabilitation, can be rebuilt more quickly and efficiently than other buildings.

Are the consequences of flooding worse in prefabricated houses?

Many people believe that wooden houses are even more vulnerable to flooding and that the consequences of flooding in such houses are worse than otherwise, but this is not the case. It is undeniable that the dampness resulting from flooding damages the wooden structure of Marles buildings and destroys the insulation in the building, but wood dries out much more easily than other building materials and insulation can be replaced quickly and easily, so the rehabilitation of prefabricated wooden buildings after flooding is much simpler, faster, and more effective than the rehabilitation of conventionally constructed buildings.

How to rehabilitate a flooded manufactured house?

When faced with the challenges of flooding on manufactured houses, quick action is essential. The first step is to drain the water, clean the area and start drying. It is important to remove damp floor slats and wall coverings and to continue with the removal of damp insulation and inspection of the wooden structure. Reducing the dampness of the wall elements is essential and in some cases, it is recommended to remove the wall cladding near the screed.

The extensive flooding that occurred in 2023 may have caused dampness of the floor coverings and screed. There are several ways of remediation, one of which is to remove the floor finish and dry it with dehumidifiers or dryers. Screed can also be removed to gain access to the wooden wreaths of the building, which are then more easily dried to the appropriate humidity.

Following the proper drying of the prefabricated building allows for faster restoration of dry walls and quality living. We recommend that the whole process is supervised by experts, especially during the final steps of drying, moisture assessment and restoration. A key part of the renovation involves the re-construction of the wall elements, which includes the installation of crossbeams for fixing the wall cladding, the installation of thermal insulation and the creation of a vapour barrier. Compliance with these steps is key to restoring a safe and comfortable living environment.

Contact us for rehabilitation of a prefabricated house

For all owners of prefabricated houses who need information on rehabilitation after flooding, we have set up the Poplave 2023 project. With our support and expertise, we aim to help those affected who have lost their homes and comfort, and help them in a fast, efficient, and sustainable way. You can contact us at poplave2023@marles.com.

Please send any questions and information to: poplave2023@marles.com

or fill in the POPLAVE 2023 form, where we will try to help you in the shortest possible time.