All building types deteriorate over time and leak, causing damage to important components. Inspection and subsequent repairs are the key to staying ahead of decay.
All building types deteriorate over time and leak, causing damage to important components. Building materials used in construction have a lifespan especially the ones that weatherize the structure. Generally speaking waterproofing products are made of organic compounds that break down within 20 years. These materials are typically out of reach or hidden behind cladding.
To make informed decisions about building repairs, you need to understand the condition of the components. Periodic inspection by a qualified consulting firm will assist your team with maintaining the weatherization functions of your building. If your building is between 10 and 20 years old repairs are likely needed to maintain performance.
We provide third party inspection of existing buildings, ranging from wood frame condominiums to commercial high rise. Depending on your building type access is accomplished in various ways including by ladder, man lift, boson chair, or swing stage scaffolding. A variety of approaches are taken to inspect buildings depending on your goals and budget. The following are typical steps taken during a detailed inspection.
Typical inspection scope:
– Site walk to develop inspection plan
– Document review
– Component testing (siding removal and/or sealant testing)
– Thermal imagery
– Water penetration testing (if necessary for leak diagnosis)
– Findings report with photo documentation
– Meeting with you to dicuss the findings