ISE's staff includes a licensed and practicing building contractor who can assess tradesmen issues such as workmanship and negligence in building construction related situations.
Building Impact Damage
ISE's Structural Engineer can address building impact and structural damage. These kinds of losses to buildings can be caused by fires, impact, explosion, or numerous other situations. In addition, code issues that lead to building failure can be determined by the Structural Engineer.
For starters, the foundation of a building can fail due to poor construction practices, substandard materials, inferior workmanship, and infiltration of moisture (as evidenced by the moss in this retaining wall photo). One of these, or one of many other causes, can be confirmed by an ISE investigation.
Settlement happens when parts of the house drop below the elevation or height at which they were built. This can be caused by frost heave, improper compacting of soil under the foundation, compression stress caused by insect damage, and many other factors. ISE will conduct a structural engineering investigation to determine the cause of a building settling.
Roof Damage and Inspections
Roof damage can occur from age, wind, ice, defective materials, and a host of other causes. ISE has the tools and talent to determine the cause of failure beyond any doubt.