Getting Back to Business After the Flood

Cedar Rapids, IA

When the Cedar River crested 20 feet above flood stage — at least twelve feet higher than ever recorded — water inundated United Fire’s three downtown Cedar Rapids buildings, completely filling the basements and reaching seven feet above street level. The GC3 team members arrived 48 hours later, and were among the first allowed into the flooded downtown. We faced a daunting task of dewatering, mucking out debris, decontamination and demolition before we could even begin to repair and reconstruct the interior. Download the case study to learn how GC3 helped United Fire stay in operation during the recovery process, while coming in $577,000 under budget.