What is a Construction Inspection?
A Construction Inspection has as its final objective to be able to determine the constructive state of a building and to know the structural and constructive functioning and to identify the constructive pathologies that the building may develop. This service is a first step to find out if it is appropriate to rehabilitate structurally, if our building may have aluminosis, pathologies derived from poor insulation or a bad ventilation system, for example. The inspection can also determine the advisability of carrying out tests or trials.
What does it consist of?
In a construction inspection, a technician visits your property and takes data that will be used to draw conclusions about the building’s construction state. In the first Inspection, the symptoms that can be seen with the naked eye are assessed and the suitability of complementary studies and/or tests is assessed, such as: aluminum test, “tests” to access hidden elements, “tests” to extract witnesses and carry out load tests in the laboratory, etc. If it is deemed appropriate, in a second Inspection it can be assessed more thoroughly: based on the tests carried out and on more specific inspection devices (hygrometers, thermal chambers, fissurometers, etc.). Finally, a report can be made of everything observed.
“A Construction Inspection will tell us if a crack may imply a risk of structural collapse, what is the most likely cause of a moisture stain, if a building may have aluminosis, etc.”
What will the client get?
The client will obtain information about the visit at the end of it and, if requested, a subsequent report with which he can have the opinion of an architect on the constructive state of his building. The report will be drawn up and signed by an expert architect in building pathologies. You will know if you need to take remedial action on a defect, if it is considered feasible to file a lawsuit against third parties, or if the cracks in a structure that worried you are not really a concern.
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