Since the devastation of Hurricane Hugo in 1989, engineers at MooreHackney have evaluated thousands of commercial and residential structures for damage causation and salvageability. We have helped numerous clients respond to more than 24 named storms along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts.
Our forensics teams are experienced in evaluating:
- Roof framing and coverings
- Cladding systems
- Structural elements (e.g. tie-downs)
- Piers, docks, and bulkheads
- Failure causation (wind vs. flood)
MHA has conducted evaluations following hurricanes:
Katrina, Irma, Andrew, Florence, Wilma, Ivan, Charlie, Rita, Irene, Matthew, Frances, Hugo, Floyd, Jeanne, Georges, Emily, Erin, Bertha, Earl, Isabel, Danny, Bonnie, Alex, Opal, Dennis, & Fran
MHA CAN HELP YOU EVALUATE:
What repairs are required?
What is the appropriate scope of repair for hurricane-related damage?
What if testimony is required?
In many cases the engineers at Moore-Hackney have served as experts in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and appraisals resulting from hurricanes, testifying in both state and federal court.
OUR STORM CLAIM SERVICES INCLUDE:
– Structural Damage Assessment
Initial structure assessments to determine safety and salvageability
Temporary repair feasibility
Extend of demolition required
Presence of original construction and/or design defects
– Windstorm Losses (Building Envelope Damage)
Proximate cause of failure
Extent of damage
Repair feasibility Flood Damage Claims