ATI’s qualified team assesses structural issues, prevents further damage, works with your insurance company, and creates a strategy to restore your property to pre-loss condition. They perform a wide range of repairs, including concrete repair and concrete restoration, precast repairs and replacement, re-framing, steel repair and replacement, roofing repair and replacement, and more. The team is thorough, replacing all waterproofing to perform at its optimal strength and re-installing all necessary building material. With cutting-edge techniques and equipment, our goal is to minimize displacement and get your life back on track.
Structural Repairs after Water Damage
Water can erode and rust any metal in a building’s skeleton. Following any significant water damage, our disaster recovery team scans affected surfaces for hidden water and moisture that could reach any load-bearing materials (like steel) and cause erosion or rust. For these situations, the team uses various tools to water map the building and mark areas needing repair and waterproofing and sealant materials as needed. Water can also cause excess weight to a foundation. The team can test the foundation for cracks or breaks and repair it accordingly.
Structural Repairs after Fire Damage
Fire and smoke can cause structural damage in multiple ways. Many building materials will undergo deformation, collapse, and compaction due to fires. This strain on the building, plus any added weight from fire control measures, can break or fracture structural columns and beams. Heat from a fire can also compromise a frame’s strength by burning or melting different elements holding the building up, causing further deformation. Once a fire is out, the disaster recovery team conducts a thorough evaluation of the building to identify areas in need of structural restoration services and repair, and test other potentially damaged areas.
The number one benefit: keeping your building intact! Structural recovery or restoration ensures the functionality of your facility for the long term and prevents a building from collapsing.
The recovery process for structural repairs will depend on the type of building. After a disaster, ATI’s team will evaluate the damage and report any structural issues caused by the disaster, as well as any potential future threats. An engineer helps to evaluate your building and create the best repair solution, whether it’s concrete repair, steel repair, or any other type of material.
Structural repairs are individualized, so there is no set price tag. Costs vary depending on the size of the building, the building materials that make up the structure, the level of damage and the type of damage.
It is often assumed that a building with a damaged structure should be leveled and rebuilt. Structural recovery, or restoration, restores a structure using sections of a building and building materials that are salvageable from the damage. This process can save building owners a significant amount of time and money compared to a complete reconstruction. Reconstruction is where the damaged structure is removed and rebuilt.