Ev-Air-Tight, Shoemaker routinely assists Professional Engineers and building owners with investigations to determine the cause of water intrusion both above and below grade. We can coordinate the project, provide the necessary equipment, specialized workers, and have the means and methods to provide the access they need to conduct their investigation. During the process we mitigate safety hazards, stabilizing areas until permanent repairs can be specified and completed.
Inspection or investigation of masonry structures are undertaken primarily with regard to the safety of occupants, but also in order to ensure that the building won’t simply begin disintegrating soon after construction, or following a severe storm. Modern masonry methods are more involved than they were in the past, and in response to that, inspection methods have evolved right along with them, so as to guarantee compliance with existing building codes.
The International Building Code has a specific section dedicated to Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures, so that there is uniform compliance with accepted best construction practices. Whenever we carry out any investigations or inspections of masonry work on your building, we make sure to comply with these requirements and specifications, so that you can have confidence in the structure of your building.
If you have any reason to believe that the structural integrity of your building has been compromised, by all means contact us so we can carry out a thorough examination, so you can once again have peace of mind. In some cases, there is visible damage which has occurred, and this will often be an indicator that there is more damage not apparent to the naked eye. There might easily be damage which has been sustained just behind the facade of your building, and it could continue to worsen if not addressed by a skilled contractor.
At Ev-Air-Tight, Shoemaker, Inc., we understand the importance of having complete structural integrity for a multi-family dwelling, because problems have a way of proliferating and spreading throughout the building. Before you know it, you could have a major repair effort on your hands, and it all could have been prevented if spotted in time and addressed when it was only a minor issue. If you’re the owner or property manager for a large dwelling, you would be well advised to arrange for periodic inspections with our company, so as to ensure that all issues are caught early, before they develop into huge problems.
The only sure way to know what the status of your building’s masonry work is would be to have it inspected at regular intervals, whether that is every six months, annually, or after any major storm has blown through the area. Don’t guess about the condition of a building which is your source of income, and which houses a number of occupants whose safety you are responsible for. Contact us at Ev-Air-Tight, Shoemaker, Inc., so you can have complete confidence in the structural integrity and the good appearance of your building.