If you have real problems -- leakage, masonry cracking or deterioration,
window or skylight leakage, fogging glass, condensation, mold
growing on interior finishes, delamination or buckling of flooring
-- you shouldn't have to guess what's causing it. You need to
know the real causes, and compare options for repair, before you
start spending money.
We get up onto the building and have a look for ourselves. We
water-test with spray racks to determine how and why the building
leaks. We make openings in the walls, where necessary, to observe
the condition of concealed elements such as fasteners and flashings.
And we look for the clues that other people may not have noticed.
Water in the portrait gallery
Leavitt Associates was contacted by
an ivy-league university because they had found leaks in
the wall of a gallery, where some 18th century portraits
of their presidents and trustees had to be taken down to
avoid being damaged by water.
We arrived at the site the following
morning, with spray racks, and a lift, and determined the
cause of the leaks. We responded with a written report the
same day, and worked with a contractor to develop a repair
that was implemented immediately.
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