After a tornado devastated the area, a large distribution center in Florida was left with extensive damage to the roof and framing system, leaving the facility and all its products exposed to natural elements. Cotton arrived on site soon after the event and found that the entire western portion of the building (500,000 sqft.) was covered in three inches of water. Cotton crews were tasked with emergency mitigation services including restoration and construction, all while keeping the facility 100% operational throughout the entire process.
The first thing Cotton did was make the worksite safe for everyone, including the client’s personnel and Cotton’s emergency restoration and construction crews. From a restoration perspective, this included extracting the water and preventing further water damage. Construction crews then installed shoring to support the building before they began removing and replacing the damaged framing and roofing systems. Within the six months, the area experienced up to 21 weather events that resulted in water intrusion but, thanks to Cotton’s ability to track weather and stage emergency mitigation and restoration ahead of incoming events, the client’s distribution center remained operational.