Catastrophic Damage Evaluation
About Catastrophe Damage
Hurricanes, tornadoes, severe storms, hail storms, mudslides and floods are all natural disasters that wreak havoc on residences, commercial buildings and industrial facilities alike. The damage can range from minor cosmetic inconveniences to total devastation of the building. After catastrophe strikes, the real questions are; "is it safe to occupy?" and "can it be repaired?" That is where WFCG engineers go to work for you. We have the education and experience to analyze the situation and provide accurate answers to the most complex problems. We give you clear cut answers as to the exact cause of damage such as:
- Wind vs. Water or Storm Surge
- Moisture Intrusion
- Mechanical/Equipment Failure
- Structural Damage vs. Cosmetic Damage
- Building Code Compliance Issues
- Roof Damage
- Construction Defect Issues
- Structural Fire Damage
- Impact Damage
WFCG has the design and forensic experience in the
construction industry to "reverse engineer" a wide variety of
catastrophic conditions to determine the root cause of the problem.
The needs of our clients are diverse and of foremost importance to use.
We realize that you cannot make a good decision without accurate,
factual and honest information to make your decisions. Our forensic
engineers have the experience necessary to deduce and solve your problems.
The aftermath of a hurricane is overwhelming to a community and presents unique
challenges. Often times, the damages to a structure are primarily roof damages.
To complicate the situation, water intrusion generally follows and temporary
repairs are necessary. WFCG provides structural evaluations for the thorough
evaluation of a variety of roof systems, including metal, built up tar and
gravel, asphalt shingles, rubber membrane roofs and tile roof systems. A
thorough inspection of both the roof surface and attic space is necessary to
verify the structural integrity of the roof system to ensure compliance with
the current building codes.
Areas of Expertise Include:
- Hurricane Damage
- Severe Weather Damage (wind, hail, flying debris)
- Tornado Damage
- Earthquake Damage
- Sinkhole Damage
- Dam Failure Damage
- Chemical Corrosion Damage
- Environmental Damage
- Construction Damage