Need Hurricane Ian damage inspections in Poinciana, Florida, are performed by EMA Staff engineers. A quick and coordinated recovery is critical in case of natural disasters, including hurricane damage & water damage, flood damage, roof damage by storm, wind, and hail, foundation scouring and damage, and structural damage. Not only is the safety and well-being of our loved ones at stake, but the welfare of society depends critically on the resilience of its business community to natural disasters.
We have experienced structural engineers & forensic engineers inspectors in Hurricane damage assessment. We at EMA are prepared to mobilize our staff of engineers, certified inspectors, and technicians to aid in the recovery process. To assist in coordinated long-term recovery, our structural & forensic engineers offer the following areas of expertise: building envelope,
Structural damage assessment of residential & commercial buildings after Hurricane IAN
Repair claims ( residential & commercial)
Forensic Engineering, including hurricane Ian Damage Inspections
Roof damage reports
Wind damage reports
* Fence support broken at the ground or blown over
* Landscape damage, largest size broken limb, trunk to check against F scale
* Roof blown off or displaced (check wall-roof connection; sometimes it is not evident)
* Broken windows — will indicate wind forces entering the building
* Brick blew off walls or in place
* Chimney and roof vent condition. It may cause carbon monoxide poisoning if used in a damaged condition
* Above-ground utility services — connected or off
* Always look ahead and keep the exterior in sight
* Do not touch exposed electrical wires or lights
* Check wall-roof connections. Look for evidence of separation
* Check for diagonal fracture of wall surfaces, if rigid like gyp board
* Watch for spilled liquid in and near kitchens, bathrooms, and garages. Very dangerous!
* Look for loose structural items that might collapse. Always assume they will.
* Check the stability of interior walls
* Check what happened to occupants if they were in the structure during the storm
* Check conditions of any basements, cellars, outbuildings
Steel Frame or Load-Bearing Walls
* Bent frame
* Broken welds on beams and trusses and at connections
* Reverse-loaded steel beams and trusses
* Racking of the frame
* Wind bracing broken, bent
* Glass breakage
* In high-rise buildings, watch for frame twisting, offsets
Concrete Frame, Slab
* Gouges from columns and floor surfaces from impacts
* Cracks running parallel with reinforcing steel
* Splitting out of the rebars
* Column-slab juncture, condition. Watch for the Spalding of concrete
* Look for previous water damage and Spalding.
The roofing system is most vulnerable to storm damage because so many factors can impact a roof. A hurricane damage inspection of the roof is based on several critical indicators, whether high winds have hit the roof, a downed tree, a catastrophic hailstorm, or even a lightning strike.