Building Envelope Investigation

The firm can evaluate water leaks at doors, windows, roofs, decks and exterior walls.  The firm’s in depth knowledge of building materials and assemblies including windows, doors, roofing, siding, hardboard siding, cement siding, vinyl siding, stucco, stone, brick, metal panels, GFRC panels, trim, and flashing provides the basis for solutions to water leaks and water damage.  The investigative services provided by the firm can utilize spray rack water testing, thermography, borescopes, and/or moisture meters.  This extensive background provides the firm’s clients unique technical support in the resolution of design and construction issues.  We have extensive experience in the analysis of failures and the repair of stucco, roofs, windows, doors, siding, decks, and balconies.

Water intrusion in these assemblies can lead to extensive damage and require complex repairs to address failures in an existing building.  Our investigation may include an assessment of the original building code requirements as well as new requirements that may be applicable to the repairs.  We can design repairs for permit, bidding, and reconstruction of defective assemblies using three dimensional graphics to address the three dimensional nature of buildings and building failures.