Building Investigations & Leak Chasing
The first step in setting a restoration budget is to figure out what areas are priority. To do that, an envelope investigation or assessment should be completed before an accurate scope of work can be generated for pricing. Glasstec is available with the equipment and skill to assist or lead in one of our many building investigations or envelope assessments.
Oh no! Water showing up inside your building! Your first response is going to be to seal the spot where it’s showing up. Problem solved right? Maybe, until the next rainstorm when suddenly you have a leak someplace else. What you’ve done is chase it someplace else. Nine times out of ten, where a leak shows up is NOT where it originates! And on top of that, it probably originates in a highly inaccessible spot, which would be why you’ve overlooked it. Your building walls are cavities with all sorts of crazy avenues for water to travel and it ALWAYS takes the path of least resistance. Once water gets in there’s no telling where it’ll come out. A leak showing up in a 4th floor corner unit may actually be the result of compromised caulk joints at the 10th floor level. A window may appear to be leaking when actually the drain system is the easiest way for water trapped in the wall to escape. How did it get into the wall? Water is a master at finding the weakest point to infiltrate a structure and once it’s in, expect damages. Inspections and maintenance are the first line of defense against leaks. Glasstec’s skilled eyes can help determine the origin of that leak and get it stopped. We have the equipment to access it and the skilled tradesmen to solve it. We’re never far away.