Building Pathology

Causes of building failures and defects can be wide ranging and detrimental to the operation, integrity and value of a property.

Defects typically occur through poor workmanship and lack of site supervision during construction, inappropriate specification, poor design and detailing, environmental conditions, adverse weather, lack of cyclical maintenance, mechanical, electromagnetic, thermal, chemical and biological agents.

Common building defects include cracking, movement, subsidence, instability, water penetration, dampness, condensation, wood decay and rot, insect infestation and component failure.

RS Building Consultancy provides a holistic pathology service, including investigating defect causation and reporting of effects, monitoring (if required), remedial solutions, procuring and managing the repair works via Contractors.

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