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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Earthquake Repair Solutions in Christchurch

Residents in the city of Christchurch can firmly attest to the fact that an earthquake could strike any time and without warning. While the actual quake may only last a few seconds, the rebuilding process can take a whole lot longer.

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Back in 2011, Christchurch experienced a 6.3 earthquake that claimed 185 lives and destroyed approximately 170,000 buildings. That did not account for all of the buildings that sustained partial damage as there were many that needed some kind of home painting and repair work.

The insurance claims process has been an arduous one that has been drawn out over years. The end result has left many residents with homes that are not completely safe for habitation. It has put homeowners in a difficult place as they are forced to endure frustrating wait times.

Some claims have been slowed to the point where they will extend into 2017. Meanwhile, some of the neighborhoods hit hardest by the 2011 quake were ‘red zoned’ in the aftermath, which meant that it was deemed very unlikely that any homes in that area could be rebuilt.

That fact, coupled with the uncertainty of receiving an insurance payout, has even led some residents to develop cases of PTSD. The 2011 quake was only part of the problem as the aftereffects have also taken a toll on people’s lives. New Zealand recovery efforts also dimmed in comparison to the efforts extended in other major countries.

However, there are manageable solutions people can seek through private repair. IEX External Plaster & Construction is willing to work with Christchurch residents in an effort to repair homes that sustained earthquake damage.

IEX does not build homes from the ground up, but can attend to problems with a home’s exterior. That includes plastering and painting to get your home back to normal. At IEX, we know many people who were affected by the earthquake, which provides us with a personal interest.

Part of the rebuilding process has to do with being proud of your home and IEX can make that happen by offering affordable rates to our clients. The rebuilding process has come without being able to depend on insurance payouts and government help. That is why it is imperative for Christchurch businesses, like IEX, to be there for its residents in their time of need.

For the very best exterior plasterer and painter, contact IEX today and let us help get your life back to normal.