EMA is a firm of structural engineers, Forensic engineers, & Threshold inspectors providing engineering services in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas & New York. Our Structural Forensic Engineering practice, primarily specializes in structural engineering, forensic engineering, Damage inspections and assessments, roof damage inspections, wind damage inspections, cause & origin investigation for building collapse, failure, moisture intrusion, storm damage to buildings, hurricane damage inspections, threshold inspections, construction inspections in Jacksonville, residential structural inspections Jacksonville, Infrared Inspections, structural defects, structural collapse, Thermal imaging, Infrared Inspections, structural engineering services, construction defects, infrared imaging Surveys, roof moisture surveys in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas & New York.

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Our Structural Forensic Engineers licensed in Florida, Texas & Louisiana primarily specializes in structural engineering, forensic engineering, 40 Year Structural Inspections, 10 Year Structural Inspections, 30 Year structural Inspections, structural engineering assessments , building damage inspections and reports, hurricane damage inspections and reports, roof damage assessments, roof wind damage, threshold inspections, Infrared Inspections, structural defects assessments & inspections, buildings structural collapse inspections & assessments, Thermal imaging, roof hail damage inspections, roof wind damage inspections.

EMA are Forensic engineers Ft. Lauderdale, Louisiana & Florida. We provide the highest quality of forensic engineering and expert witness services available. Our services include forensic damage inspections, flood damage assessment to residential homes, commercial buildings. EMA also provides structural & forensic engineers services for industrial warehouses, structural damage assessment, roof damage inspections, fire damage inspections, building structural assessments, structural foundation collapse, and assessment. We have provided building damage inspections and structural damage inspection after hurricane Katrina, Rita, Andrew and many others and have been very experienced in determining and origin of the damages in building at very competitive fees.

Our forensic engineers Ft. Lauderdale & Palm beach provide flood damage inspections, building damage inspections, roof damage inspections, roof hail damage, wind damage, foundation damage to residential & commercial building damage inspections, cause and origin, forensic buildings defects, construction defects, forensic investigations, site investigation, testing, technical research, and analysis of the information to provide our clients with an independent opinion on the cause of failure.

Forensic Engineers Ft. Lauderdale

Our team of experienced professionals offers the following areas of expertise:

Forensic Engineers Bahamas, Baton Rouge for Building Defects

Flood Damage Inspections provided in Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Forensic Damage Inspections by Professional Engineers.

Forensic Damage inspections for warehouses, high-rise, office steel, concrete and wood structures.

Roof damage inspections Ft. Lauderdale

storm damage inspections Bahamas

hail damage inspections, wind damage inspections, Ft. Lauderdale.

foundation damage inspection to residential and commercial buildings
– Forensic Collapse & Insurance Claims and Reports
– Structural Condition Assessments by Forensic Engineers.
– Discovery Assistance
– Second Opinion Structural & Forensic Inspections for Dispute Resolution
– Expert Witness & Testimonial

We provide structural & forensic damage assessment reports to insurance, as well as adjuster clients for building failures, natural disasters and failures due to under design. We also provide estimates for repairs based on original values and ASV. Whether the collapse is due to a design fault, natural disasters, deficient structural deign or over-stressing. we can provide you good enough reports that can tell u the real problem.

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Purpose of Forensic Engineers Assessment

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The process of a 40 & 10 year Structural Inspections and certification may be confusing at times and the Step by Step process below should at a minimum simplify to a certain extent the rigorous rules and regulations that govern the safety certification program so that the average citizen, Board member, Property Manager, property owner or any person can understand. During these inspections, the P.E inspects all the visually accessible structural members including general foundation, exterior walls or facade, roof structure, and other elements.

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EMA performs by P.E 40 and 10 year structural inspections

Step (1): 

When a Building age approaches the 40 years ( or 10 years) mark or when the city sends a notice that a 40 year or 10-year certification is required, this milestone will involve the services of an Architect or EMA Structural Forensic Engineer who are licensed in the State of Florida. There are specific forms that need to be filled out during the inspection of the structural and electrical system. The reason for the inspections is to identify problem areas of the Building concerning the structural and electrical systems and any areas or issues identified must be repaired by a certified contractor after the issuance of a building permit. Licensed contractors are not permitted nor qualified to prepare the 40 and 10 year structural inspections and re-certification reports. Beware that in some cases, contractors who may be licensed or not may represent to the owner(s) that they are qualified to prepare such reports by making false statements and misrepresentations to induce owners to engage the contractor’s services. This may be a fraudulent or false misrepresentation.

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After engaging the services of an Architect or a Professional Engineer the reports will be completed predicated on time-consuming field site inspections, data gathering, and documentation of issues found and submitted to the building owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner who will, in turn, submit such reports along with a permit fee to the Local Building Department where the Building is located and has Jurisdiction Note: The Architect or Engineer does not submit the reports directly to the Building Department. If the Client elects that the professional submits such reports, permission must be granted by the Client as well as issuing required documents and payments as required by the Building Department.

Step (3):

Following the submittal of the certified reports, both the Electrical and Structural documents will be reviewed by the city staff, structural and electrical plans examiners who will review, and if there are no repairs required or has no questions, approve and return a copy to the building owner. The owner is then given a time frame of 90 days to repair all the defects found in the report.

Step (4): 

The owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner will now solicit contractors to submit bids for repairs. If significant structural or electrical defects were found that require major repairs, the building owner will need to engage the services of a Professional Engineer or Architect to provide the repair specifications and engineering drawings to be filed when applying for a permit at the Building Department. Concrete restoration and repairs may also be required as part of the overall repairs to bring the building into compliance. Once the bids are received, reviewed, and approved, the contractors will perform the repairs once they apply for a permit to perform the repairs and pay permit fees. Then the contractor will proceed with the repairs and has the responsibility to schedule required inspections with the city building official. Upon completion, the city will issue a certificate of completion and a certification that the Building now is certified for another (10) ten years.

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In some cases, the client will request from the engineer or architect to provide names of other engineers or architects to perform the 40-year inspection or the names of contractors who will perform the repairs. In such cases, when the professional refers to the name of other professionals or contractors to perform either the inspection or the repairs, the client needs to agree and understand that any names referrals should be checked or qualified by the client and including references. This will avoid the “Blame Game” if the referred party does not perform what was agreed upon even delay in submitting a proposal or a bid. Clients in some cases may construe that by referral of names by the professional that the professional is responsible for the conduct of the referred party and will blame the referee for mishaps. This in no way will be the fault of the professional who provided the names of other professionals. Therefore, the client will be the only party responsible for qualifying the referred party to perform the requested services not the person who made the recommendation. In few cases, clients even went to accuse the professional who provided the referrals for the negligent conduct of the parties the client hired, even though the engineer did not have any control for the conduct, action, or inaction of the referred party. Some architects and engineers want to help the client by selecting other entities but at the same time, beware of the consequences if problems occur. The client will more than likely blame the A/E firm that recommended the referred party since the client in his or her mind will conclude that if the referral was not credible why did the A/E make the referral in the first place. So, there is a liability in making the referral such that it saved the client time and provided a benefit to the client but at no benefit to the referee, thus it is considered a free service. However, may have negative or positive consequences depending on the performance of the third party. Therefore, the client has the responsibility of finding contractors and other professionals to perform the 40-year certification.

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40 Year Structural Certification Clearwater

40 Year structural Certification Clearwater

EMA are licensed professional engineers with decade of structural engineering and inspection experience in Florida, Texas & Louisiana. We provide the highest quality 40 year structrual certification Clearwater and recertification of the buildings throughout Florida. Our inspections are done by licensed P.E with decades of experience. We also provide forensic damage inspections and engineering and expert witness services available. Our services include forensic damage inspections, flood damage assessment to residential homes, commercial buildings. EMA also provides structural & forensic engineers services for industrial warehouses, structural damage assessment, roof damage inspections, fire damage inspections, building structural assessments, structural foundation collapse, and assessment. We have provided building damage inspections and structural damage inspection after hurricane Katrina, Rita, Andrew and many others and have been very experienced in determining and origin of the damages in building at very competitive fees.

Our 40 year structural certification Clearwater and forensic engineers Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Palm beach provide flood damage inspections, building damage inspections, roof damage inspections, roof hail damage, wind damage, foundation damage to residential & commercial building damage inspections, cause and origin, forensic buildings defects, construction defects, forensic investigations, site investigation, testing, technical research, and analysis of the information to provide our clients with an independent opinion on the cause of failure.

40 Year Structural Inspections Clearwater & Tampa

Our team of experienced professionals offers the following areas of expertise:

40 Year Structural Certification Fort Lauderdale, Plam Beach, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg for Rouge for Building Defects

Flood Damage Inspections and 40 year structural certification provided in Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Forensic Damage Inspections by Professional Engineers.

Forensic Damage inspections for warehouses, high-rise, office steel, concrete and wood structures.

Roof damage inspections Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg & Ft. Lauderdale

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40 Year and 50 Year Structural recertification inspection of buildings including damage inspections, wind damage inspections, Ft. Lauderdale.

foundation damage inspection to residential and commercial buildings
– Forensic Collapse & Insurance Claims and Reports
– Structural Condition Assessments by Forensic Engineers.
– Discovery Assistance
– Second Opinion Structural & Forensic Inspections for Dispute Resolution
– Expert Witness & Testimonial

We provide structural & forensic damage assessment reports to insurance, as well as adjuster clients for building failures, natural disasters and failures due to under design. We also provide estimates for repairs based on original values and ASV. Whether the collapse is due to a design fault, natural disasters, deficient structural deign or over-stressing. we can provide you good enough reports that can tell u the real problem.

Purpose of Forensic Engineers Assessment

As one of our primary services, 40 year structural certification clearwater investigations, have gained in popularity with our clients throughout Louisiana Mississippi & Texas.  This service is for those who suspect they have a defective structure or defective system within the structure. For example, you have an A/C system that just doesn’t work right and you have had three different companies out and you received three different answers.   These inspections are designed to gather information quickly, determine the “Who, What, Where and Why” of the defect and the remedies needed to solve the problem.  We generate a report that provides overwhelming evidence for winning a potential court case for our clients. This type of service is extensive and may require destructive examination in order to determine what the defect is, and who is at fault. Because of its nature, this type of work requires an extensive knowledge base and experience of the construction industry.  An inspector must be able to visualize the inner workings of the structure or system in question and be capable of documenting his findings in a manner that is easily understood. Our staff has honed their skills through many years of experience in the field, not behind a desk, and we have the expertise to know how to convey the message.

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40 & 10 Year Structural Inspections Clearwater

The process of a 40 & 10 year Structural Inspections Clearwater and certification may be confusing at times and the Step by Step process below should at a minimum simplify to a certain extent the rigorous rules and regulations that govern the safety certification program so that the average citizen, Board member, Property Manager, property owner or any person can understand. During these inspections, the P.E inspects all the visually accessible structural members including general foundation, exterior walls or facade, roof structure, and other elements.

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EMA performs by P.E 40 and 10 year structural inspections

Step (1): 

When a Building age approaches the 40 years ( or 10 years) mark or when the city sends a notice that a 40 year or 10-year certification is required, this milestone will involve the services of an Architect or EMA Structural Forensic Engineer who are licensed in the State of Florida. There are specific forms that need to be filled out during the inspection of the structural and electrical system. The reason for the inspections is to identify problem areas of the Building concerning the structural and electrical systems and any areas or issues identified must be repaired by a certified contractor after the issuance of a building permit. Licensed contractors are not permitted nor qualified to prepare the 40 and 10 year structural inspections and re-certification reports. Beware that in some cases, contractors who may be licensed or not may represent to the owner(s) that they are qualified to prepare such reports by making false statements and misrepresentations to induce owners to engage the contractor’s services. This may be a fraudulent or false misrepresentation.

40 and 10 Year Structural Inspections Clearwater

After engaging the services of an Architect or a Professional Engineer the reports will be completed predicated on time-consuming field site inspections, data gathering, and documentation of issues found and submitted to the building owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner who will, in turn, submit such reports along with a permit fee to the Local Building Department where the Building is located and has Jurisdiction Note: The Architect or Engineer does not submit the reports directly to the Building Department. If the Client elects that the professional submits such reports, permission must be granted by the Client as well as issuing required documents and payments as required by the Building Department.

Step (3):

Following the submittal of the certified reports, both the Electrical and Structural documents will be reviewed by the city staff, structural and electrical plans examiners who will review, and if there are no repairs required or has no questions, approve and return a copy to the building owner. The owner is then given a time frame of 90 days to repair all the defects found in the report.

Step (4): 

The owner, Association, property manager, or an authorized agent of the owner will now solicit contractors to submit bids for repairs. If significant structural or electrical defects were found that require major repairs, the building owner will need to engage the services of a Professional Engineer or Architect to provide the repair specifications and engineering drawings to be filed when applying for a permit at the Building Department. Concrete restoration and repairs may also be required as part of the overall repairs to bring the building into compliance. Once the bids are received, reviewed, and approved, the contractors will perform the repairs once they apply for a permit to perform the repairs and pay permit fees. Then the contractor will proceed with the repairs and has the responsibility to schedule required inspections with the city building official. Upon completion, the city will issue a certificate of completion and a certification that the Building now is certified for another (10) ten years.

40 and 10 Year Structural Inspections St. Petersburg

In some cases, the client will request from the engineer or architect to provide names of other engineers or architects to perform the 40-year inspection or the names of contractors who will perform the repairs. In such cases, when the professional refers to the name of other professionals or contractors to perform either the inspection or the repairs, the client needs to agree and understand that any names referrals should be checked or qualified by the client and including references. This will avoid the “Blame Game” if the referred party does not perform what was agreed upon even delay in submitting a proposal or a bid. Clients in some cases may construe that by referral of names by the professional that the professional is responsible for the conduct of the referred party and will blame the referee for mishaps. This in no way will be the fault of the professional who provided the names of other professionals. Therefore, the client will be the only party responsible for qualifying the referred party to perform the requested services not the person who made the recommendation. In few cases, clients even went to accuse the professional who provided the referrals for the negligent conduct of the parties the client hired, even though the engineer did not have any control for the conduct, action, or inaction of the referred party. Some architects and engineers want to help the client by selecting other entities but at the same time, beware of the consequences if problems occur. The client will more than likely blame the A/E firm that recommended the referred party since the client in his or her mind will conclude that if the referral was not credible why did the A/E make the referral in the first place. So, there is a liability in making the referral such that it saved the client time and provided a benefit to the client but at no benefit to the referee, thus it is considered a free service. However, may have negative or positive consequences depending on the performance of the third party. Therefore, the client has the responsibility of finding contractors and other professionals to perform the 40-year certification.

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Damage Roof Inspections

Damage Roof Inspections

Visual Damage Roof Inspections Daytona, Palm Coast, Melbourne, Jacksonville are provided by licensed engineers and experienced technicians a set of ‘eyes’ during all phases of the installation. Critical areas such as fastening patterns of underlying insulation, mopping techniques, or glue application and drying times can be monitored for compliance with the contract documents and manufacturer’s standards.

EMA’s Damage roof inspections have extensive experience  to observe all phases of a roof installation to ensure materials are in compliance with project documents. Prior to the start of work, our inspectors are provided specifications, drawings, shop drawings and submittal. The inspector’s attendance at the Pre-Job Conference with respective contractual parties allows a thorough understanding of the system installation, set-up areas and anticipated internal disruptions. The inspector generates Damage Roof Inspection Reports which delineates material and installation compliance, and documents any unforeseen contingent items to the contract. Non-compliance issues are immediately addressed with the roofing contractor, design professional or building owner to ensure proper installation of the specified roofing assembly. We provide roof inspection in, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Rockledge, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, & Tampa.

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Damaged Roof inspections for residential and commercial structures

Inspections Daytona by Licensed Engineers.

EMA roof engineers can inspect and perform damaged roof inspections daytona, Cocoa, Ormond beach, Palm Coast on any roof system including concrete roofs, gravel and shingled roofs. After hurricanes, or natural disasters including lightening strikes the roof may get damaged. That is where we send our professional engineers and inspectors to do a thorough inspections of roofing and intent of damages for insurance claim purpose and repairs.

We also perform various structurally damaged roof inspections including initial tig-tag , structural in progress and structural final inspections for shingled, tile roofs. We also perform roof static uplift test TAS-105, TAS-106, Bell Chamber (TAS-124), Thermal Imaging etc. Various Services are performed and a Sealed and Signed report is prepared for the client.

We also perform damage roof inspections for all shingle, metal & clay tile or concrete tile roofs after any storm or hurricane as per Florida building code chapter 15. please call for our services.

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Damage roof inspections

Damage Roof Inspections & Testing.

EMA Engineers performs detailed, professional damage roof inspections in Volusia, Flagler, Duval, Indian River, Brevard, Orange, Polk, Lake counties with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices and gives thorough explanations with digital pictures.

Roof Damage Inspection Procedure.

The starting point of the roof Inspection Daytona should be the roof of the building. The interior walls and ceilings should be checked for signs of water staining. After inspecting the interior by a damaged roof inspections engineer   thorough inspection of the exterior walls should be made along with the roof system.

The following roof components should be inspected:

Flashing: These are the protection for the membrane termination and often provide a waterproof cover at the membrane termination. These include Counter- flashing, expansion joint covers, copings and flashing at walls and curbs. A variety of problems may occur at these vulnerable locations by damage roof inspections throughout East and Central Florida as well as Tampa, Orlando & Ft. Lauderdale.

Penetrations: These are pipes, drains, vents, stacks and other items that penetrate the roof membrane. These MUST be flashed properly to assure a watertight roof system by roof engineers.

Field Membrane – What to look for:

· Open seams excessive blisters, wrinkles, ridges or areas of non-adhered membrane.
· Worn spots holes or deteriorated areas of the membrane.
· Deteriorated, areas of surface coating on the membrane.
· Adequate, drainage and ponding problems of the membrane checked by roof inspections.
· Areas around rooftop equipment that may have been degraded by leaks or spills or punctured by dropped equipment parts.

How to Inspect damage Roof inspections Types

The first protection any house has against the elements is the roof and there are a variety of roofing materials. You can learn a few basics about each material that will help you spot damage that needs to be repaired or roofing that should be replaced as reported in roof inspections.

Shingles damage roof inspections

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Asphalt roofing surfaces are granular. When asphalt shingles age they become brittle from the sun and other elements. Then the granules can detach from the shingles. Check in the gutters and at the end of the downspouts for asphalt granule deposits. Inspect the roof for spots that look bare where all the granules have detached and been washed away. Also inspect for missing, torn or warped shingles. When the edges or corners of shingles are rising or curling, they have outlived their usefulness and will need replacing. Also look for indentations or punctures from hail damage. This can be far more costly than simply adding shingles so knowing how many layers are on the roof and the legal limitations can be valuable. You can commonly determine how many layers are present by examining the edge of the roof during damage roof inspections.

Metal Damage Roof Inspections

Metal roofs are commonly steel, copper, aluminum, or galvanized iron. Most metal roofs have a life expectancy of about 50 years. Perforations, pits, rust, or corrosion can help determine the age of the roof. Check the seams, corners, and joints for loose, dried out, or peeling caulk or other seam material while performing damage roof inspections.

Slate or Clay Tile metal Roof Inspections

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Damage Roof Inspections of 3 most common tile roof materials and these are concrete tile, clay or terracotta tile, and composite or light weight tiles. The most common tile is made of concrete and you can identify these roofs by the thickness and absence of color on the bottom or underside of the tiles. They often have 75 years or lifetime warranties. However they can leak sooner depending on the quality of workmanship. Local codes and the area of the country will require these tiles be attached with nails, construction adhesives, battens, screws, foam, or a combination of fasteners noted during damage roof inspections.

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Composite tile damage roof inspections are not as popular and are made to resemble clay tile. They are principally installed on homes that lack the structural ability to hold much heavier concrete. Composite tiles also cost less to install.

Clay tile roof inspections comes in two types: terracotta and sand cast. Terracotta tile look just like the material of clay flower pots. Sand cast tiles come in different colors noted during damage roof inspections.

Slate and clay tile roofs and even cement shingles are designed to last as long as the structure when cared for properly. However they can be broken by hail, ice, or by walking on them. Avoid walking on these materials and use a drone or binoculars to look for any missing tiles or ones that are chipped or broken roof inspections.

wood shake roofs

This is another roofing material you should not be walking on. Inspect these roofs from a ladder, with binoculars or a drone camera. Wooden shakes are split by hand, and wood shingles are sawed and tapered. Weather will deteriorate wood shakes and shingles over time. See if there are missing rotted, warped, or broken shingles or shakes. As a general rule of thumb if a third or more of these roofs are damaged, the whole roof needs replacement.

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Roof Inspections Jacksonville

Roof Inspections Jacksonville

Roof inspection jacksonville engineers can inspect and perform damaged roof inspections in Jacksonville, Cocoa, Ormond beach, St. Augustine, Cocoa, Melbourne,& Palm Coast on any roof system including concrete roofs, gravel and shingled roofs. After hurricanes, or natural disasters including lightening strikes the roof may get damaged and may need a roof inspections jacksonville visit. That is where we send our professional engineers and inspectors to do a thorough inspections of roofing and intent of damages for insurance claim purpose and repairs.

We also perform various structurally damaged roof inspections including initial tig-tag , structural in progress and structural final inspections for shingled, tile roofs. We also perform roof static uplift test TAS-105, TAS-106, Bell Chamber (TAS-124), Thermal Imaging etc. Various Services are performed and a Sealed and Signed report is prepared for the client.

We also perform wind damaged roof inspections jacksonville roofing inspections for all shingle, metal & clay tile or concrete tile roofs as per Florida building code chapter 15. please call for our services.

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Roof Inspections Jacksonville & Testing.

EMA Engineers performs detailed, professional visual roof inspections Jacksonville with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices and gives thorough explanations with digital pictures.

TAS 105 – Fastener Withdrawal Resistance Testing
TAS 106 – Uplift Resistance Testing Tile Roof by Roof Inspections Jacksonville.
TAS 109 – Polyurethane Foam Roofing (pending certification).
TAS 124 – Existing and New Roof Wind Uplift Resistance Testing.

Roof Inspections Jacksonville INSPECTION PROCEDURES

The starting point of the roof Inspection Jacksonville is the roof of the building. The interior walls and ceilings should be checked for signs of water staining. After inspecting the interior by a damaged roof inspections daytona engineer   thorough inspection of the exterior walls should be made along with the roof system.

The following roof components should be inspected:

Flashing: These are the protection for the membrane termination and often provide a waterproof cover at the membrane termination. These include Counter- flashing, expansion joint covers, copings and flashing at walls and curbs. A variety of problems may occur at these vulnerable locations by damaged roof inspections Jacksonville in Central Florida as well as Tampa, Orlando & Ft. Lauderdale.

Penetrations: These are pipes, drains, vents, stacks and other items that penetrate the roof membrane. These MUST be flashed properly to assure a watertight roof system by roof engineers.

Field Membrane – What to look for:

· Open seams excessive blisters, wrinkles, ridges or areas of non-adhered membrane.
· Worn spots holes or deteriorated areas of the membrane.
· Deteriorated, areas of surface coating on the membrane through roof inspections jacksonville.
· Adequate, drainage and ponding problems of the membrane checked by roof inspections Daytona.
· Areas around rooftop equipment that may have been degraded by leaks or spills or punctured by dropped equipment parts.

Roof Inspections Jacksonville.

Roof inspections jacksonville Service is recognized by the roofing industry as a vital component of successful Roof Construction Management. Many vital areas of a roof installation are not visible for inspection upon completion and many times are already covered over before periodic site inspections can be made.

Full-time roof inspection jacksonville Inspection provides a set of ‘eyes’ during all phases of the installation. Critical areas such as fastening patterns of underlying insulation, mopping techniques, or glue application and drying times can be monitored for compliance with the contract documents and manufacturer’s standards by roof inspections jacksonville.

Count On EMA and Our Trained Roof Inspectors
EMA’s roof inspectors have extensive experience  to observe all phases of a roof installation to ensure materials are in compliance with project documents. Prior to the start of work, our inspectors are provided specifications, drawings, shop drawings and submittals. The inspector’s attendance at the Pre-Job Conference with respective contractual parties allows a thorough understanding of the system installation, set-up areas and anticipated internal disruptions. The inspector generates Daily Roof Inspection Reports which delineates material and installation compliance, and documents any unforeseen contingent items to the contract. Non-compliance issues are immediately addressed with the roofing contractor, design professional or building owner to ensure proper installation of the specified roofing assembly. We provide roof inspections jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, & Tampa.

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Forensic Engineers Jacksonville

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Forensic Engineers jacksonville services provided by EMA to our clients to our clients as an outstanding application of EMA Engineering’s expertise is Forensic Engineering and Building Damage Assessment.

Highly experienced structural engineers with forensic engineers Jacksonville experience and engineering staff are available for investigation, diagnosis, assessment and remediation advice covering, buildings and structures for damage of all types. We have experience of providing damage assessment and forensic inspections after major hurricanes including Andrew, Charlie, Katrina & Rita.

We are trusted by the architects, property owners, builders, insurers and loss adjusters to establish the root cause of building and structural failures and to determine cost effective remedial works.

  • Structural / Building Assessments, Inspections and Forensic Investigations by Forensic Engineers Jacksonville.
  • Investigation and damage assessment of all types of buildings and structures, retaining walls, pavements, water tanks and swimming pools.
  • Expert Witness and Reporting service for legal proceedings and court hearings.
  • Building and Structural Defects and Damage Causation investigation and reporting.
  • Cause of damage determination and repair specification for the insurance industry.

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Forensic Engineers Jacksonville & Daytona

  • Remediation advice and disaster assessment following fire, storm, earthquake and flood events by forensic engineers Jacksonville.
  • Pre-purchase building inspections for residential, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Preventative risk assessments.
  • Hurricane damage assessments.
  • Wind damage inspections and assessments
  • Building cladding wind damage
  • Roof damage assessments.
  • hurricane damage assessments by forensic engineers Jacksonville, Daytona, , Melbourne Florida.
  • Building maintenance appraisals and recommendations.
  • Dilapidation surveys prior/post construction.
  • Building movement and underpinning.
  • Infrastructure damage and emergency management plans (buildings, bridges and other structures).
  • General building inspections, providing structural and building advice to property owners.

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Forensic engineers Jacksonville, Daytona

is the application of engineering knowledge to determine why a structure or machine failed. It also tries to determine why there was damage to a structure or machine. Forensic engineering involves using reverse engineering to find out why a component, structure, or machine failed to perform properly.

In other words, forensic engineering is all about trying to find out what went wrong.

Forensic experts may then use their findings as evidence in court. Specifically, they use their evidence in court if the failure caused human injury or damage to property.

They also use the evidence in court if their findings have anything to do with a criminal case.

Put simply; forensic engineering is the investigation of failures. They range from minor to catastrophic failures. Some of them may also lead to court action.

The American Society of Civil Engineers has the following description of the term:

“Forensic engineers Jacksonville is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems.”

“Forensic engineering also involves testimony on the findings of these investigations before a court of law or other judicial forum, when required.”

The word ‘forensic‘ refers to the application of technical or scientific knowledge to solving problems. Specifically, finding out why something went wrong or how a criminal activity proceeded.

Forensic Engineers Jacksonville Inspections

The purpose of the Forensic building engineers and Structural Engineers is to perform cause and origin of structural damages due to structural design faults, construction defects and ill maintained buildings, bridges, silos, and other superstructures. Our engineers have extensive experience with the basics for the investigation of failures and understanding some of the pertinent legal aspects, which has prepared us for the eventual practice of forensic structural engineering.

Engineering investigation and determination using forensic engineers jacksonville of the causes of structural failures of buildings, bridges and other constructed facilities, as well as rendering opinions and giving testimony in judicial proceedings, often referred to as Forensic Structural Engineering, where most of the investigation is performed by forensic building engineers in teaming up with structural engineers, has become a field of professional practice of its own in the US. With rapid economic development, increased design sophistication, more-and-more daring construction technology and accelerated project delivery came the proliferation of structural failures throughout the world. Several countries are reviewing and/or streamlining technical, business, and legal procedures modeled on US practices – with both their advantages and faults – which require expert consultants/witnesses in both the forensic investigation and in the ensuing dispute resolution. Our engineers have extensive engineering experience in all facets of damage origin determination.

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