Beat Natural Disasters and Save Your Multifamily Building With These 3 Steps

The year 2017 marked one of the most natural disaster ridden years in recent history. During the year, the U.S. alone was impacted by 16 different billion-dollar disaster events says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These disasters included: three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, a drought, and a massive wildfire. These tragic events cost billions of dollars in repair and an invaluable amount in loss of life and loved. Moving forward, 2018 is not showing any signs of slowing down as we are entering tornado season in many states.

How can we be proactive in protecting ourselves, our homes, and our country against these disasters long term?

As a developer, architect, engineer, or general contractor you need to know these three ways to protect your investment and secure the safety of its tenets for years to come.

  1. CLP Systems Tie Down Rod Systems Protect Against Winds and Quakes

CLP Systems is expert at keeping your multi-residential building safe and secure for the long-haul. Our tie-down rod systems are designed, manufactured, and installed by us for you. Our systems ensure the longevity and quality of your multi-residential building by combating the seismic forces and lateral winds that try to overturn your building. Our custom-designed rod systems also protect against wind uplift that could potentially destroy your roof during high-wind events. Find out how you can start protecting your next multi-residential building here.  

  1. The Right Roofing

Choosing the right materials and pitch of your roof can be the make it or break it between having your complex vulnerable to long-term slow damage that causes innumerable issues, and one that stands up against the elements and protects for years to come.

In a disaster event, effective and well-maintained roofing can keep your complex from being highly susceptible to damage, saving you in the long run. Read more about apartment roofing tips here.

  1. Appropriate Storm Water Control

Keep building-crumbling flooding at bay with the proper storm water control system in you multi-residential building. The year 2017 made an impact with eight severe storms and two inland floods that decimated communities and cost billions of dollars in repair. Practice proactive storm water control now, so you will not have to reap the problems in the future. Find out more on what appropriate storm water control looks like for you next project here.




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Smith, Adam B. 2017 U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: a historic year in context. NOAA. January 8, 2018. Web.