Comprehensive Building Inspections

Comprehensive Building Inspections

Many buildings, regardless of age, price range, or location suffer from moisture (water) intrusion. Moisture (water) intrusion can damage your building and contents, and have a detrimental effect on the health of the buildings' occupants and the quality of life. Most causes of water intrusion can be corrected or maintained, but some can cause such damage that repairs can be very costly. Too often; when repairs are made, the causes of the damage is not properly addressed or corrected.

Don’t waste your money on improper repairs, and don’t unknowingly end up with someone else’s headache.


When hiring a Certified EIFS Inspector

There are different types of EIFS certifications from different organizations. There are EIFS certifications that are limited to the surface, and there are certifications limited to new construction. My specialty is the evaluation of the system and the effect that the system is having on the structure beneath the surface of the EIFS, and includes elements beyond the EIFS.

The Exterior Design Institute (EDI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training and professional standards of Building Envelope Inspectors, EIFS Inspectors, and Moisture Analysts. I am a proud alumnus and affiliate of the Exterior Design Institute.

Beyond EDI, I am EIFS Inspection Protocol trained and certified. The EIFS Protocol is the inspection (and report) standards developed for the court system during the famous Dryvit class settlement, and still used when evaluating EIFS for new and existing moisture warrantees. I am the only inspector certified to provide this quality and level of EIFS, Stucco, and other moisture intrusion related inspections and reports, including MoistureFree Warranty inspections in Long Island, Westchester, Rockland County and New York City (including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx).

I am a student and advocate of building science, with ties to the Building Science Corporation, and I have developed training material and trained Chubb Insurance appraisers at the corporate headquarters in Long Island; regarding EIFS and other moisture intrusion related anomalies.

During my more than 35 years of construction and inspection experience, I have built, rebuilt, troubleshot, solved and resolved many homes and buildings throughout New York, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland County. I feel safe saying that "I am sure you have seen or driven by something that has my handprint on it.

Moisture analysis and water diversion is my specialty and passion. It is not a service I “also” provide.

When I arrive to do your inspection; I am dressed as if I am going to be climbing all over your building... because that is exactly what I am going to be doing (I've seen EIFS inspectors show up in sport coats and dress pants).

Every property I inspect is very valuable, and many are high end. All work is done in a first class manner and great care is given to leave the job with few (if any) indications of the inspection.

Certified Building Envelope, EIFS, Stucco, Brick veneer, Stone veneer inspections and Moisture / Water Intrusion Testing in Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, and Queens, New York 

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