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.

40 and 10 year structural inspections
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.

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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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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 for roof damages by windstorms

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.









40 year structural certification inspections

Structural Inspections

Structural Inspections

EMA can provide structural inspections for the following cases

Structural Inspections Foundation

Structural inspections masonry

Structural inspections concrete & steel structures

Structural 40 Year recertification inspections

structural building inspections

Project construction inspections.
Hurricane damage Inspections
Special buildings Inspection
Quality Assurance Inspections
Structural damage Inspections
Fire Damage Inspections
Residential/Commercial Inspections
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Forensic Structural Inspections

Flood Inspections Retaining Structures

Foundation damage inspections

building damage inspections

soil erosion cause & origin

Roof Damage Inspections

Hurricane damage Inspections

Wind Damage Inspections
Threshold Inspections
Forensic Inspections
School Inspections
Tree Damage Inspections
Structural Framing Inspections
Structural Shoring Inspections

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Structural Inspections Florida


Structural forensic roof inspections or quality control monitoring and proper inspection of a roofing system will provide a good water tight roof. It is important to monitor the condition of the roofing system through proper inspection at frequent time intervals to discover damage to the roof. Small imperfections can be corrected with minimal maintenance. No roof system can be expected to give long term performance without some attention and maintenance. Too frequently, roofs are forgotten until a leak develops. Most problems begin in a small way and if left undetected, develop into a more expensive need for repairs, or in the extreme, need replacement of the roof.

A Infrared Inspections consists of the following elements:

Infrared Inspection: To pinpoint and identify moisture within the roof mat.

Roof Moisture Verification: Infrared roof testing is performed to verify areas of moisture.

Observations and Findings: Results of the investigation.

Drawings: Location of infrared findings of additional suspected moisture.

The summary of infrared analysis and thermograms correspond to areas shown on drawings.

EMA Florida Structural Inspections Techniques include: