Ensuring safety with Fire Escape Repairs and Load Testing
Delta Delta Delta Sorority gathered to take a composite photo with all 40 ladies on their fire escape in 2010. Bolts pulled out of a rotten wall, and the fire escape lurched downward. Fortunately, no one was hurt. After this, the Corvallis Fire Department enforced a load test and inspection of every fire escape in Corvallis. We also recommend bringing fire escapes up to today's building code. For example, taller handrails might have prevented the 2002 death of a Corvallis fraternity member, when he fell off of the low handrail he was sitting on.
“Since 2011, we've removed, repaired, load tested or replaced most of the fire escapes around OSU. Please call us for advice on your fire escape.”
Carl Christianson, Owner
The Corvallis Fire Department made a big push to have Owners upgrade, test, and repair their fire escapes. G. Christianson Construction can help you rest assured that your fire escape is safe and sound.
Replacing Fire Escapes
After the installing a new fire escape stair tower, this fraternity can safely evacuate their house with no worries of collapse. Our licensed welders will work with a Structural Engineer and third party inspectors to ensure proper safety and code compliance.
Load Testing Fire Escapes
When a full replacement isn't practical or within your budget, we provide load testing services to prove that your fire escape will hold code required weight. Each escape is unique, but we often test with water barrels, winches and load cells. We always take steps to prevent a catastrophic collapse during testing. Load tests are typically required every ten years.
Fire Escape Repairs
We work with a Licensed Structural Engineer to provide engineering for any repairs. Our team includes two certified welders, concrete masons, carpenters and painters to tackle any problem.
What our Clients are Saying
“The highlight of the job, “Coming in and finding the job done and done right!””
Debby Gerdes, CorvallisSee the project
“We have hired G. Christianson Construction for many projects in two homes over a span of many years... I would not hesitate to recommend or hire them again. Thumbs up! ”
Laurie Sheriff & Scott Dickinson, CorvallisSee the project
“When Old Spaghetti Factory's contractor failed, Bob called us for help. We stepped in and completed their new restaurant, on budget and on time.”
Carl Christianson, Superintendent and OwnerSee the project