IMMEDIATE NEEDS: Those which must be done without delay to stop active leaks, on-going damage, and to keep water out of the roof system and building.

SHORT-TERM NEEDS: Those which must be done soon to maintain and extend serviceability of the roof.

LONG-TERM NEEDS: Those which will be necessary at the end of a planned Life-Service Period.

A Roof Survey and Inventory is essential as a maintenance and planning resource for any facility or organization. A survey consists of collecting information, recording the types of all existing roof system materials, and identifying the condition of each roof section of each property.

During field visits, every component of the roofing system is checked closely. Signs of deterioration are noted as well as rooftop traffic patterns, signs of poor drainage, collection of debris and evidence of abuse. The condition of roofing accessories (roof hatches, ladders, walkway pads); drainage structures (roof drains, scuppers, gutters, downspouts); and metal flashing and coping are recorded.

A visual inspection is made of the structure itself, looking for evidence of problems which might suggest roof failure, e.g. water stains, efflorescence, cracks or movement at walls or parapets, physical repairs, or roof deck integrity. Alteration or installation of new equipment which either penetrates or overloads the roof deck also is noted. Special attention is directed toward Life-Safety and Code issues which might affect the usability of the facility. Forensic investigation is available to identify subsurface conditions. After all data is collected and analyzed, a written, graphic, and electronic report may be provided as an interactive management tool.

We invite you to contact us for access to a sample Roof Survey.