St. Joe, Missouri Hotel Restoration

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 18 Feb, 2011
At 11 pm on Christmas Eve Eve 2008 a St. Joe, Missouri hotel sprinkler pipe burst in its attic. The hotel was slow, with only the night auditor in the building, who was unable to locate the water shut-off. Water slowly accumulated in the poorly drained sloped area, causing the water to freeze and the […] The post St. Joe, Missouri Hotel Restoration appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
At 11 pm on Christmas Eve Eve 2008 a St. Joe, Missouri hotel sprinkler pipe burst in its attic. The hotel was slow, with only the night auditor in the building, who was unable to locate the water shut-off. Water slowly accumulated in the poorly drained sloped area, causing the water to freeze and the pipes to explode when temperatures dropped.
High pressure water flooded the third floor for 40 minutes, running down the partition walls into the lower floors. While the hotel guests moved to another area of the hotel, the hotel called in help and thought the problem was fixed. On Christmas Eve day four more pipe breaks occurred, one about every 30 feet, causing the hotel to close for business. The extensive damage ruined drywall, carpeting, vapor barrier, doors, frames, trim and acoustic ceilings.
The hotel called J. Thompson Restoration on Christmas Day and we arrived on the day after Christmas. We guarantee our mitigation services on-site within 12 hours and our reconstruction services no later than 48 hours. J. Thompson Restoration provides all contracting to clean up and repair the damage sustained in a disaster. Our disaster team manages all aspects of the job including any communication with hotel staff, contractors and insurance agents.
On this project, J. Thompson Restoration replaced:
  • 85,000 sq. ft. of wallpaper
  • 30,000 sq. ft. of drywall
  • 30,000 sq. ft. of carpet
  • 25,000 sq. ft. of insulation
  • 7000 sq. ft. of sound board
  • 203 door trim sets
  • 80 in-room coffee bars
  • 23 toilets
The 2 million job placed the hotel in restoration mode for 8 months, but with our quick recovery plan it was able to open within 5 months. We hit every deadline on time and kept the project within budget.

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