Sometimes you need to look under the hood to find the problem. This is especially true of building facades. When puzzling problems occur, the most direct approach may be to perform a construction forensic investigation. This simply means, take the construction apart and look inside.
We forensically disassemble troubled parts of the building facade, layer by layer until the problem becomes clear.
Every step of the forensic disassembly is documented. We issue clearly explained and well illustrated reports describing the problem.
Then, based upon our 40 years of experience, we propose remedial repairs. Upon your request, we will perform the repairs indicated by the construction forensic investigation and test them for effectiveness.
Areas of Construction Forensic Investigation
- Caulk/Sealant failure
- Coping leaks/failure
- Curtainwall leaks/failure
- EIFS (or stucco) leaks/failure
- Flashing leaks/failure
- Glass breakage
- Glass fogging or seal failure
- Masonry leaks/failure
- Panel system leaks/failure
- Roofing leaks/failure
- Storefront leaks/failure
- Window leaks/failure
Tools and Equipment Used for Construction Forensic Investigation
- Boom lift / scissors lift
- Caulk/sealant guns and tools
- Data loggers for moisture and temperature
- Glass thickness and coating meter
- Glazing cups and glazing tools
- Hand tools and power tools
- High Resolution Camera
- Humidity meter, including absolute humidity
- Infrared camera
- Masonry tools
- Moisture indicator paper
- Moisture meter
- Polariscope for finding stresses in glass
- Safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment) Scaffolding
- Thermometer and thermocouple