Your building’s first line of defense against environmental elements is the building envelope. Damage, which can range from minor to severe, can result from issues such as water infiltration, temperature variation, freeze-thaw cycles, acid rain, and ultraviolet radiation.
The Witmer Group's investigative services help to preserve the exterior appearance of your building and prevent future problems.
We will provide a detailed condition assessment of the building, a plan of action for required repair procedures, and a long-term maintenance plan. We review original design drawings and specifications, survey and test existing materials, assess material placement, suitability, and construction techniques, and review the adequacy of any previous repairs. Our investigators work together with engineers and design professionals to locate any and all structural deficiencies, forecast future vulnerabilities, and provide complete plans to mitigate and rectify, then strategize preventative measures. The investigative process we follow provides you with a clear understanding of the issues including valuable information and recommendations to make the best decision for your building.
Our Investigative Services Include:
Building assessment evaluation
Invasive investigation of building components
Water and air infiltration testing
Laboratory testing of existing material
Emergency stabilization and shoring
Pedestrian protection systems
Anchorage and condition assessments of building veneers
Crack and deflection assessments
Verification of reinforcing steel within concrete and masonry structures
Testing of existing or newly installed anchorage
Concrete/masonry core sampling
Testing of existing and new sealants
To provide you with the best information, we look at the whole picture with a careful and thorough investigation.