Shifting terrain, moisture, dry rot, corrosion, termites, fire and strong wind are all causes of structural damage and structural failure. Whatever the cause Arcbuild Insurance will determine the structural integrity of the building and decide what repairs are needed. Once the OK is given to go ahead with repairs we have teams of skilled tradesmen ready to get on with the range of work involved in repairing and restoring all forms of structural damage.
Causes of structural damage are:
- Dry Rot
- Framing Collapse
- Weather Conditions
- Vehicle Accidents
- Design Defects
- Construction Defects
- Material Defects
- Subsurface/Geotechnical Problems
- Shifting/Unstable Landscaping
- Faulty Plumbing/Electrical
- Defective Draining or Water leakage
Arcbuild Insurance Capabilities
As a licensed, registered and fully insured general contractor, we offer the full range of construction services for repairing all structural damage, from minor repairs to reconstructing heavily damaged buildings. Our formen are trained to manage and oversee the trades involved in reconstruction jobs, such as:
- Stone Masons
The process will vary with each job depending what type of damage has occurred. Regardless of this, we first assign a project manager and a foreman to oversee rebuilding work and as a point of contact for you from start to finish. The two most common causes of structural damage are fires and water intrusion.
Below is an outline of the process for a fire damage situation:
Fire Damage – The project manager meets at the site with the owner, insurance company rep and an engineer. The engineer develops a structural plan to outline how damage will be repaired to comply with current building regulations. The engineer and foreman coordinate approval of plans, obtain building permits, and schedule required inspections. Fire Damage reconstruction relies on may factors as material deliveries, permits and inspections, weather and equipment availability can delay the demolition and repair schedule. Our foremen are trained to consider all these aspects in order to complete job on budget and on time.
At the end of all our reconstruction projects when all repairs are finished, our team conducts a final review with the owner to approve the completed work.