High Level Facade Inspection Company in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
What is a facade inspection?
The Facade Inspection Safety Program requires that owners of buildings with six or more stories above grade have their exterior walls and appurtenances inspected periodically – as set forth by the commissioner – but at least once every five years. Unsafe: The façade has problems/defects that pose a threat to safety.
What is involved with a façade inspection?
The short answer is that it depends. The requirements for a façade inspection depend upon the different items: What are the particular city’s façade inspection requirements. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have different requirements for Façade inspection. Total Ozone is the expert company in High Level Facade Inspection.
Why is facade inspection important?
A facade inspection can identify property issues before they become problems. Knowing what the existing and potential issues are is crucial to ensuring the safety, aesthetics and value of a building. This is especially important because a home is often a person’s largest lifetime investment.
Carrying Out the Façade Inspection
Here are some of the more general issues or concerns that the inspector will be looking for:
- Any avenues for water to infiltrate through the building façade. These could be gaps between different building materials, cracks or splits in the joint sealant, missing pieces of flashing or gaskets in the windows, etc.
- Loose, missing, cracked, or otherwise damaged façade elements. Examples would include spelling concrete from exterior balconies, cracked decorative masonry elements in the roof cornice, cracked window panels, etc. These types of façade elements could potentially become falling debris hazard to anyone on the ground level.
- Water staining, cracking, etc. on the interior of the building.
- Efflorescence in the building façade elements. Many times the efflorescence can be a signal that water is infiltrating the façade system and exiting at the point of the efflorescence.
- Staining or discoloration in brick, windows, and other façade elements.
- Any other signs of distress in the building elements.
In addition to the façade inspection, an informal interview is usually completed with the building engineer, property manager, or any other person with a history of the building façade’s prior repairs.