The Problem: This past spring an apartment complex in University City, MO experienced a fire that affected four apartment units on the second floor of the building. Our Community Service team responded to the fire to provide support to the victims that were affected by the fire. Our team was able to secure the building by boarding up any open windows damaged by the fire and placing a tarp over the roof to protect the interior from the elements, as well as helping tenants relocate to new units in the meantime.
The Solution: Our Fire Restoration team came in and collected the contents inside the units that had been affected by smoke, soot, and water to start the cleaning and deodorization process. After all contents were removed, 15 Woodard Construction Services team members began the demolition and structure cleaning process, deodorized the area, and sealed the units. Next, work on the damaged roof began. Because of the amount of damage that the roof faced, the safest plan of action was to remove the affected roof altogether and replace with a brand new unit. Part of the rebuilding process required going through University City’s permit process, which required architecture drawings of the apartment building, mechanical calculations, and one permit for all of the construction work to be completed.
Summary: Woodard has the most capable employees in the industry, and with hard work and expert knowledge we were ableto restore the building back to livable conditions. The rebuilding process took a total of 6 months to complete, but the families affected by the fire are now back to enjoying their lives in soot-free, odor-free, brand new units.