Midwest/Chicago area winter thaw highlights snowmelt as impetus for water intrusion

Chicago, IL and most of the Midwest are currently experiencing a mid-winter thaw that has resulted in flooded buildings and basements throughout the region.  The unseasonably warm air that pushed through the area over the past two days has created a new risk for building owners and managers in the ...
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Hail damage, insurance coverage and business risks

Business or risk managers reviewing storm related insurance coverage often focus on wind and flooding as the key points of exposure.  An often overlooked storm effect is hail, which can result in catastrophic damage to business property, landscaping, equipment and people. “The National Weather Se...
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Water intrusion: identifying the source and mitigating the risks

Each year thousands of property owners and managers file insurance claims for mold infestation, structural and interior damage or rot, and various other damages all of which stem from an initial source of water intrusion.  In a perfect world all building envelopes would be water tight and structura...
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