How to mitigate water damage on construction sites

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Authored by HSB

Water damage is the second most frequent cause of loss during building projects

Water damage represents a large percentage of Construction All Risk (CAR) claims. Water damage occurs in large and small projects alike and it can bring an entire construction project to a halt. From rain entering a structure through openings in the roof and unfinished windows, to plumbing systems that leak when tested, to flood waters that appear when snow melts, water damage is a significant cause of loss to buildings under construction.

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