When unwanted moisture or water enters into the building indoor air quality, mold, interior damage, and structural deficiencies can occur. Traditionally this moisture intrusion was most always blamed on roof problems. In many cases the exterior walls of a building can be the culprit. Even in new construction, improperly designed window, door or transition flashings can allow moisture into building systems and poor installation workmanship can also result in moisture intrusion.
These are all issues PSI’s facilities team can help you evaluate, quantify, and solve. Our exterior surveys are designed to assess the overall condition of the buildings exterior in order to evaluate and develop maintenance, repair and replacement options. We also perform annual envelope surveys on a proactive basis for clients who want to address deterioration before problems occur.
As with many of our other services, exterior envelope consulting services consist of the following types of projects, one or all of which may be needed depending on the facility conditions.
- Envelope surveys
- Envelope design and specification
- Quality assurance monitoring
- Infrared scanning