Our practical experience in brick construction is the foundation of our expertise in masonry construction in Long Island. Understanding failure modes and avenues of water infiltration allows for proper diagnosis and analysis of brick structures. Certified Structural Masonry Special Inspectors are available to perform the highest level of inspections as required by building departments. Recognizing their expertise in masonry structures, the EBI team was selected to provide masonry consultation on Long Island’s Landmark Jones Beach Tower.
Our roots in masonry go back three generations. This extensive practical experience in brick construction is the foundation of our expertise in understanding the failure modes and water infiltration issues of masonry structures.
Engineered Building Inspections, P.C. (EBI) has performed countless inspections of masonry structures including Local Law 11 façade examinations. We have designed and overseen many façade restoration projects, paying particular attention to the flashing and waterproofing systems. Certified Structural Masonry Special Inspectors are available to perform the highest level of inspections as required by building departments.
Whether a ten story old brick building or a new home, the staff at EBI is expertly qualified to evaluate the condition of the brick construction and identify deficiencies. The results of our assessment can be memorialized in an engineering report or illustrated with corrective construction drawings.
Masonry structures can be constructed of multiple wythes of brick creating a solid (composite) wall or a single wythe of brick. Each type of building exterior wall assembly has unique potential for structural and water related failures. EBI applies its understanding and experience of how façade elements work together to protect a building from wind, rain and moisture attack. The professionals at Engineered Building Inspections, PC have garnered this knowledge as a result of many years serving the building industry with a concentration on the waterproofing of masonry structures. Encountering a variety of construction issues in the field have led to an unparalleled understanding of masonry construction. More importantly EBI is experienced in the proper techniques of corrective actions to solve the most difficult moisture intrusion problems.
The team at EBI will integrate structural reinforcement, water repellent barriers, flashing and weep systems into their design, resulting in efficient and effective solutions to address the building needs. Anticipating what may be concealed within the facade wall system can save building owners, managers and tenants time and money. This is what the specialists at EBI provide for their clients.