Exterior Wall Surveys present the results of a visual examination of existing
facilities wall systems. The purpose of the survey is
to sufficiently determine the wall systems condition in order
to provide our clients with recommendations and budgets required to
maintain or restore the water integrity of the wall system. As a result
of the visual survey elevations requiring additional investigation utilizing
non-destructive and destructive methods are identified. IRS provides our
clients with a proposed scope of work, justification for the additional
investigation and our opinion of probable cost. In many instances a visual
survey of existing window and entrance systems is completed in conjunction with
the wall survey.
Construction Document Review:
IRS reviews original construction prints that may be available to identify
deviations in the actual construction from those stated in the documents.
This verification is completed visually, unless destructive testing is required
and authorized in writing.
Wall Conditions and
Photographs: IRS examines each elevation's general
appearance and condition, analyzing its appearance, condition
and construction to the extent possible. Observed conditions,
general characteristics, areas of excessive deterioration,
staining, and the presence of any contaminants and/or previous
repairs are noted on the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable. The
locations of specific problem areas are recorded on the CAD elevation drawings,
if applicable. Digital photographs are utilized to document observed
deficiencies and are located on the CAD elevation drawings, if
applicable and included as part of the written report.
Window Conditions and
Photographs: If applicable, IRS will examine the windows
installed on each building elevation to identify their general appearance,
condition and construction. Problem windows will be located on the CAD
elevation drawings, if applicable. Digital photographs of any observed
deficiencies will be referenced on the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable
and included as part of the surveys written report.
Written Report: IRS compiles
the data gathered during the survey into a written report. The written
report details variations in construction, general condition, aesthetics and
overall condition. The locations of specific items discussed are
referenced to the CAD elevation drawings, if applicable.
Recommendations and Estimated
Costs: IRS provides recommendations and provides an opinion of
probable construction costs necessary to address observed
deficiencies. Recommendations and budgets provided for the required
restoration and repair are based upon our clients' goals and objectives
for each facility.