A Storm Overwhelms a College’s Dormitories
Haag consultants first assessed the water damage, then helped tackle a second problem revealed during the restoration — asbestos in the aged buildings.
When the storm drains around the dormitories at a southeastern college proved inadequate in a heavy storm, water entered several of the buildings, damaging flooring and drywall. An inspection by Haag Construction Consultants established what needed to be done to restore the dorms. Then, during the restoration project, a new problem turned up: The flooring material and mastic contained asbestos. The Haag consultants arranged for an abatement contractor to perform the asbestos abatement. Despite this unforeseen complication and the delay it caused, Haag’s oversight helped the college complete the dorm reconstruction in a timely manner.