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.
These conditions can 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.
Once repairs commence, we work alongside architects, engineers, and contractors to document all repairs and provide architectural detailing if necessary for any waterproofing details associated with the repair.
Also, during the construction phase, we document all repairs and how they were performed. This documentation deems useful to show any prospective buyers of the property or property owners themselves that all work was performed as per the manufacturer's installation specifications and ASTM standards and was overseen by a third-party independent inspector.