Your Disaster Recovery Solution
Fire, wind, vehicle accidents, dry rot, corrosion and termites can all cause structural damage or structural failure. Regardless of the cause, ATI can assess the structural integrity of the building and determine what repairs need to be made. When the decision is made to go ahead with repairs, we have a team of professionals ready to handle the range of work involved in repairing structural damage to a building.
CSome causes of structural damage are:
• Wood Rot
• Dry Rot
• Framing Collapse
• Vehicle Accidents
• Construction Defects
• Shifting/Unstable Landscaping
• Defective Plumbing/Electrical Wiring
• Faulty Draining or Water Intrusion
As a licensed, bonded and fully insured general contractor, we offer a range of construction services for handling all structural damage needs from replacing flooring materials to reconstructing heavily damaged buildings. Our supervisors are trained to manage and oversee most trades involved in reconstruction jobs, including:
|Fencing||Masonry||Tile / Stone|
|Finished Carpentry||Mechanical Shaft/Elevators||Windows|
The Reconstruction Process
The reconstruction process varies depending on each job and what type of loss occurred. Regardless of the job size and scope, we always assign a project manager and superintendent to oversee reconstruction work and serve as your point of contact from start to finish. Two of the most common causes of structural damage are water intrusion and fire:
- Water Damage – Once our superintendent conducts a preliminary walk-through with the building owner, our team begins rough trades: electrical, plumbing and framing. If cabinets must be built, old cabinets are measured to determine sizes before being fabricated. Our millwork shop can provide custom-made cabinets for any project. As rough trades begin, our superintendent collaborates with the owner to select materials, schedule deliveries, and set a timeline for completion. When all repairs are finished, our team will walk through with the owner for review and final approval.
- Fire Loss – Our project manager first surveys damage with the building owner, insurance company representative and engineer. The engineer develops a structural plan –typically required by the local city government before permits are issued – to address how damage will be repaired to comply with current building codes. The engineer and superintendent coordinate approval of plans, secure necessary permits, and schedule necessary inspections – all of which can take several weeks up to months to complete. Fire loss reconstruction is a delicate process, as materials deliveries and weather can determine or delay the demolition and repair schedule. Our superintendents are trained to manage all of these considerations in order to complete jobs in a timely manner. As with water loss reconstruction, our team conducts a final review with the building owner to approve completed work.