The inspection process

During a facade inspection, specialists will have an up-close look to ensure that your building still conforms with municipal and national codes. They'll be on the lookout for any problems that may require immediate repair, and this can be prioritised based on whether the repair is deemed a safety matter or less urgent. They will help determine why such repairs are necessary and what conditions could be contributory if the building facade is subject to deterioration.

Why regular inspections are important

When you schedule a regular facade inspection, the expert can check for water or air leakage and also test the installation to see if it is standing up to its requirements. This can help you manage the building's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills while keeping residents and occupants happy.

Every building owner should schedule an inspection from time to time as they are responsible for the maintenance of the structure. This can be a relatively straightforward job sometimes, but it is often complex and depends on the building's shape, size and configuration. Local ordinances may specify inspection schedules, but a regular check is a good idea in any case to avoid more significant problems. If water has penetrated through the facade, it may begin to cause issues elsewhere, and an inspection can head off these threats before they become serious.

Safety inspection

Don't forget that safety is paramount and that issues with a facade may pose a significant risk to people or property. Therefore, regular inspections will help uncover loose bricks or other components, cracks in windows and even improperly secured building utilities. Any of these situations could prove dangerous and represent a liability to the property owner as well.


Why is facade inspection important?
A facade inspector can help to identify problems before they become serious. Often, an inspection will need to be done annually, and especially to look for problems or defects that may pose a threat to safety.
What can an inspection reveal?
Many facade failures can be attributed to water ingress, while ultraviolet exposure may also cause gaskets, caulking or water-repellent sealant to break down. If the area is subject to temperature extremes, a freeze/thaw cycle could aggravate the issue. Regular inspection can reveal some of these pending problems before they get a chance to take hold.

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