Back in July of 2016 – Madison, Middleton, Verona, Fitchburg, and many other surrounding WI communities were unexpectedly hit with a wave of thunderstorms, flash floods, and hail. Causing over a million dollars in water damages to commercial buildings and residential homes all over Madison. It is in situations like this, that A&J Specialty Services DKI calls upon the “DKI Network”.
The DKI Network, or better known as DKI Commercial Solutions, is North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization. With over 550 locations throughout the United States and Canada, DKI has the highest service standards in the industry. When a disaster strikes, DKI can execute emergency services quickly and professionally.
When widespread storms or disasters strike Wisconsin, A&J can call in another DKI company to assist with storm damage clean up. In July, we called upon J.C. Restoration of Rolling Meadows, IL, to assist in handling the water damaged properties that A&J needed assistance with. Below is the Case Study of how powerful the DKI Network is for not only A&J Specialty Services DKI but for Madison and Dane County area businesses and homeowners.
(Originally published by DKI Commercial Solutions)
Thunderstorms with heavy winds and hail produced widespread damage across Wisconsin during the month of July 2016. Due to the velocity of these storms, two buildings: Oz and Grimm on the Epic Software Campus in Verona, WI were largely affected. Oz and Grimm were located within an active construction site with hundreds of workers on site when the flooding occurred. So, both buildings required immediate drying to continue the construction.
Originally, A&J Property Restoration DKI was called to the loss on July 22, 2016, but due to limited manpower and the strength of the DKI network, they contacted J.C. Restoration to assist. The JCR team immediately headed out to the site, 130 miles away, within the same day of the call, for the initial inspection.
They discovered multiple areas were affected, including the drywall, insulation and flooring in both buildings. With the large amount of square footage affected, the immediate deadline, the distance between the two buildings and the confusing layouts, logistics for equipment and personnel were challenging, offering limited power options.
JCR completed cleaning and disinfecting prior to installing the drying equipment with hepa filtration and installing temporary power. Throughout the restoration process, both buildings remained climate controlled.
Even with the challenges JCR and A&J Specialty Services experienced, the teams were able to successfully complete the job and remove all equipment within five days to allow the construction workers to continue working on site.
“This project was definitely one of the more unique and challenging ones I’ve managed. The overall logistics with the size of both buildings, and the overall work environment with it being an active construction site made this one pretty special. We had to make sure JCR brought in all necessary equipment to get this site dried in a very timely manner, because time is money. Each hour these construction crews were delayed affected their business and overall timeline. JCR made sure we got this handled correctly and swiftly.”
– Shane Engler, Water Division Manager, J.C. Restoration.