The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the most spectacular sights on earth.
They are also subject to some of the most corrosive conditions that a building can be subject to. Therefore, it is extremely important to maintain and preserve the exterior envelope of the structure to prevent any wind driven moisture to enter the exterior barriers of the building.
In areas where a building is subjected to wind driven rain, the condition can create pressure differentials that can draw moisture inside the exterior envelope and affect the building components creating mold growth, corrosion to metal fasteners and structural members, and possible wood rot to the structural components.
This conditions and lead to thousands of dollars in damages to the structure and potential loss of revenue to income property.
While performing an examination of the exterior cladding system, the inspector conducts a nondestructive examination of the exterior envelope to make determinations if the exterior cladding was installed as per the manufactures specifications and construction standards of practice.
Most importantly the exterior envelope is scanned non-destructively for the presence of moisture.
We then create a report based on our findings and prescribe a repair process for the water intrusion issues if necessary.
During any reconstructive process, we are available to perform on-site examinations of the repairs and work alongside with the repairing contractors to ensure the highest levels of attention for detailing.
We then create and compile reporting of the site visits to be kept with the buildings records to show any future buyer of the property or current property owners that all work was performed as per the manufactures installation specifications and ASTM recommendations.
This process also helps inform any future buyers of the building that all water intrusion issues were addressed and disclosed along with providing piece of mind that a third party independent inspector oversaw all remediation work.