Damage to any building can be attributed to the initial design and construction of the building or during subsequent remodeling, renovation or repair.
Some states offer protection against defective construction, which later manifests in damage to the building in the form of statutory warranties. For example, Minnesota has a ten year warranty for both new residential construction and some types of remodeling.
These defects often lay hidden and may not be discovered for years. Typical causes may be any/or all of the following: Improper project sequencing, incompatibility of materials, improper design, misuse of materials, poor workmanship, product failure and negligence.
FBS has evaluated over 3000 residential and commercial structures damaged by defective construction. Using a step-by-step process to arrive at a causation analysis and then being able to explain how the damage occurred and how it could have been prevented make FBS one of the “go to” companies for establishing building failure causation.
Typical Inspections Include:
- Infrared scanning
- Moisture inspections
- Destructive inspections
- Roof coring
- Window water penetration testing
- Wind uplift analysis
- Load path calculations
- Building code analysis
- Product failure analysis