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Many accidents today may involve damage to the structure of a bridge, but the actual damage and cost of repair are being exaggerated. Elite has on staff, experts that can analyze the repair and give you the real cost to fix it. We analyze all issues that can be involved including the following to save you money.
Electrical Utility Systems are confusing to the average person; it takes an expert to sort through the myriad of parts, pieces, and equipment to make sense of it all. Our professionals understand the industry language and intricate billing practices (i.e. material lists and labor classifications, etc.) necessary to calculate the reasonable cost of repairs to successfully negotiate with utility companies.
Elite Consulting provides clients with accurate and timely technical information regarding the cause and extent of damage, costs to repair, restore and replace high technology equipment. Elite also provides the highest level and most complete line of consulting service related to industrial machinery, medical equipment, telecommunications systems, audio/video, control systems, computer/network, heavy equipment, as well as any other type of high technology equipment. If it has an electrical circuit board, wire, chip, or connector we can help.
When digging, drilling, boring, or excavating on a job site, sometimes locates are not accurate or sometimes pipes are missed and you end up damaging them. The company whose pipes that you damaged then responds to the situation and sends you a large bill that covers their losses and repairs the pipe. Keep in mind this bill might contain more than what you actually damaged and that is where Elite comes into play. Our professionals analyze the bill to research for liability and are able to make recommendations or negotiations for the actual costs.
There are several types of guardrail, but here are some of the most common: 1) W-beam (standard guardrail) 2) Box-beam 3) Common attenuators: ET-2000, SRT-250, and SRT-350. Common billing issues with guardrail claims include 1) Frequently more sections than necessary are replaced. This could be upwards of several thousand feet of upgrades. 2) Upgrades such as a newer style of guardrail or rustic post often occur. 3) Depreciation is not always applied. 4) Labor rates, overhead, number of workers on scene, and contractor costs are all frequent areas of wrongful overcharges.
Standard utility poles: There are five classes of wooden poles, class 1 through class 5, ranging in height from 30 to 55 feet. Bigger poles are more expensive to replace than smaller ones, and corner poles are more expensive to replace than line poles. Oftentimes you are charged for a line crew from the phone company to wait while a line crew from a different utility replaces a pole so the phone crew can switch the cables to the new pole. Frequently crews reuse the hardware from the old pole. Despite this, bills normally reflect costs for all new materials used for full replacement.
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Asphalt roadways are constructed differently from asphalt parking lots and driveways. Roads consist of a binder course ranging from 1 inch to 4 inches thick, with a wearing course from 1 to 3 inches thick, topped by a friction course. Parking lots have no wearing course. Diesel spills are most damaging to new asphalt, but it is not necessary to remove the whole surface to make repairs. Mobilization and demobilization costs for asphalt repairs are considerable. It’s a lot of work to get a paving operation up and running. The life of an asphalt surface depends greatly upon the kind and amount of traffic it carries.
Here is a list of the most common types of telecom facilities damaged for which claims are filed. The 7 major areas of overcharging (described below) apply to all the following categories: 1) Poles 2) Aerial cable and fiber 3) Direct buried cables and fiber 4) Underground cables and fiber 5) Vaults/manholes 6) Cross-connects and remote terminals
All of us know what water damage looks like and what water remediation is; however, how one analyzes the damage vastly differs. In our experience as third party claims examiner who evaluates claims after the water damage occurs, and cleanup has been completed, we are left with a story, pictures, invoices, and statements.
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Gas, Sewer, Water
Light & Signal Poles
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Elite’s Electronics Division specializes in anything with an electronic component from smaller personal electronics to multi-million dollar catastrophic losses. We provide clients with accurate and timely technical information regarding the cause and extent of damage, costs to repair, restore and replace high technology equipment. Elite also provides the highest level and most complete line of consulting service related to industrial machinery, medical equipment, telecommunications systems, audio/video, control systems, computer/network, heavy equipment, as well as any other type of high technology equipment.
Have us negotiate a fair settlement, or audit these claims for you! Call us today to submit a claim for review, or assistance in any way with any electronics claims! A telephone call is free, so please give us a call to determine which services would be beneficial for your loss. If there is a more efficient or cost effective solution, we will tell you!