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Forensic Investigation and Documentation

Many times properties do not meet the minimum requirements of building codes and standards. These properties are defective and substandard. A building does not need to exhibit obvious or pronounced problems, such as interior moisture, exterior staining or cracking, to be in need of serious/major repair or replacement. The only way to know if your property would be classified as defective and substandard is to have it evaluated whether it is residential or commercial. It is most important to note that the person evaluating the property should not have any financial interest or gain in the outcome of the evaluation, such as, performing contracting repair work.

A defect does not have to be damage! Do not let someone tell you, “No damage is equal to no defect!” This is NOT a true statement.

So to have a substandard defective application does not mean there has to be current damage.

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Some states have enacted restrictions on lawsuits brought against original builders and in most cases property insurance does not cover repair/replacement as a result of construction defect.

Repairs and or replacements should always have a building science consultant perform third party independent oversight. This consultant should have the knowledge and expertise to ensure the project meets the building codes and standards and who utilizes common sense because property owner's should only have to go through this one time, so it needs to be done properly the first time.

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Webster’s definition of;

  • Substandard: Deviating from or falling short of standards, of a quality prescribed by law.
  • Defective: Falling below the norm in structure of physical condition.

We’re pleased to offer a wide variety of consulting and investigation services, including:

  • Condensation, Corrosion and Moisture Investigations
  • Calibrated Bond Testing
  • Impact-Echo Analysis of Masonry and Concrete
  • Indoor Air Quality Surveying
  • Source Identification & Ventilation Assessment
  • Rain Penetration/Spray Rack Wetting
  • Air Leakage / Blower Door Testing
  • Air Movement / Air Pressure Field Mapping
  • Re Entrainment / Tracer Gas Testing
  • Recommendations for Repair and Redesign
  • Follow-up Testing
  • Expert Services for Resolution of Claims
  • Exterior Building Survey
  • Causation Reports Regarding Construction Claims
  • Compliance Observation Reports
  • Video Documentation / Graphic Exhibits
  • Defect / Issue Matrix Preparation