Determine cause of failure

An assessment of the cause of failure can determine true liability. We are dedicated to making honest, accurate engineering judgments based on a compilation of site information, laboratory tests, and historical data. Initial inspection of debris combined with laboratory testing can provide pinpoint accuracy in determining the cause of failure. After careful analysis of all components, we will assess the cause of failure, support our assessment both in oral and written form, and provide you, the client, with supplemental, documented information as supporting evidence of our findings.

Evaluate Scope of Damage

Structural evaluations of damage require assessment of salvageability, determination of replacement cost, and feasibility of reconstruction. We bring estimation and evaluation experience combined with practical construction knowledge to this phase of the consultation.

Expert Testimony

Although it is preferable for insurance and legal cases to be settled without court litigation, on those occasions when expert testimony is required, we are prepared to analyze data and report observations and conclusions impartially, clearly, and concisely. Exhibits, photographs, functional models, drawings, etc. can be used to supplement a testimony providing reliability and documentation in the courtroom setting. We have been recognized as expert witnesses in federal, state, and local courts.

Areas of Expertise

Roof Assessment

  • Adverse Weather Damage
  • Mechanically Inflicted Damage
  • Installation Compliance
  • Steep Slope Roof Inspections

Natural Disaster
Damage Assessment

  • Tornadoes
  • Hailstorms
  • Earthquakes
  • Lightning
  • Floods

Blasting & Explosive Damage

  • Mining
  • Vibration
  • Construction

Foundations / Soils

  • Settlement
  • Retaining Wall Failure
  • Foundation Wall Damage

Water Infiltration
& Source of Moisture

  • Crawl Spaces
  • Attics & Roof Coverings
  • Interior Flooring

Infrared Inspections

  • Moisture Migration in Roof Insulation
  • Leak Detection
  • Insulation Evaluation

Concrete & Steel Structures

  • Analysis
  • Reparability
  • Erection

Building Code Compliance

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Installation

Commercial & Residential Construction

  • Proper Construction Practice and Techniques

Construction Accidents

  • Heavy Machinery Overturning
  • Trench Collapse
  • Structural Collapse