U.S. Forensic staffs a storm damage inspection team, offering our expert opinion on the origin and cause of structural damage due to water, wind, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods.
Damage from a storm can deteriorate a structure, leading to more significant problems that adversely affect its usability and value. Depending on the severity of a storm, owners of commercial and residential properties may need intense and costly restorations. U.S. Forensic can identify damages attributable to a storm, as well as what may be a result of a construction defect or deferred maintenance.
Who We Are
U.S. Forensic is an experienced forensic engineering company ready to help clients who need structural evaluation services after undergoing catastrophic events. We employ a storm damage inspection team to form expert opinions on whether structural damage is due to construction defects, long-term neglect, or a weather event. Our organization has rapid access to resources and possesses a vast set of skills to respond to the full range of damage typically caused by storms.
Storm Damage Inspection and Assessment
We perform storm damage inspections and assessments, examining any damage related to water, wind, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. We determine the cause of damage, the extent of loss, and the method of repair. Furthermore, we offer ancillary services, such as cost estimations, storm damage versus long-term neglect determinations, and wind versus surge analyses. We evaluate both commercial and residential properties to identify the cause and extent of damages. Structural damage can occur for several reasons, ranging from weather events, construction defects, material failure, lack of maintenance, and third-party contribution. Once we have identified the cause of damage, we supply clients with a report outlining whether it is related to storm damage or another source. As part of our reporting, we can also provide repair recommendations.
Our Storm Damage Inspection Services
- Building Code Compliance
- Building Consultant Services
- Contractor Cost/Scope Review
- Contribution to Construction Defects
- Deferred Maintenance vs. Wind
- Extent of Damages
- Feasibility of Repair Study
- Foundation Failure
- Flood Depth Determination
- Hail Damages
- Mechanical Damage Evaluation
- Remedial Repair Design
- Wind vs. Flood Damage
Roof Damage Inspection and Assessment
We conduct roof inspections and assessments to determine the extent of hail and wind damage. U.S. Forensic employs licensed engineers to perform roof inspections to ascertain whether the damage relates to a recent storm event, damage enhancement, end of useful life materials, improper installation, lack of maintenance, or other contributing factors.
Our team evaluates an array of roofing materials, including asphalt, tile, and wooden shingles. We identify roof damage on metal, modified bitumen, or other commercial and residential roofing systems. Furthermore, we assist contractors with estimate reviews and repair recommendations.
Flood Damage Inspection and Assessment
Our team of experts evaluates structural flood damage, inspecting buildings and foundations to identify the effects of flood waters’ hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pressures. We assess damages that result from consolidation, erosion, and scour.
We will supply property owners with repair versus replacement options, including price estimates if necessary. Furthermore, we will look at flood damage to any electrical or mechanical components in buildings and foundations, including escalators, elevators, HVAC systems, and other equipment.
U.S. Forensic offers structural evaluations from licensed professional engineers (P.E.s). Many of our P.E.s are members of professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE).
We adhere to the ASCE wind load requirements, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) base flood elevation requirements, and storm-related class-action certification matters.
For more information on our storm damage inspections, visit our Flood Damage Evaluations and Roof Damage Assessment pages. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, visit our Contact Us page, fill out the webform, and mention “newsletter” in the message section.
When a storm or other catastrophic event causes damage, it is crucial to contact a trusted forensic engineering company to run a full-scale inspection on the property. To schedule a storm damage inspection with U.S. Forensic today, visit our Contact Us page for our corporate address and toll-free numbers.