Facade ordinance inspections look at a building’s exterior to identify unsafe conditions that could injure people or damage property. You need to perform these inspections regularly to quickly recognize and repair issues before they can cause serious harm. Boston facade ordinance laws specify that high-rise structures (more than 70 feet tall) or buildings 35,000 cubic feet or more must be inspected by a registered architect or engineer every five years. If the building is unoccupied, yearly inspections are required.
Our facade ordinance engineers will inspect qualifying buildings in the Boston area and throughout New England. We’ll visually inspect facades 125 feet or less using binoculars, review from adjacent elevated structures, or include drone video. For facades over 125 feet, we will perform a close-range visual evaluation with at least one drop per facade. Our facade ordinance evaluations will look for:
- Gaps, cracks or splits in the facade that water could permeate.
- Loose, cracked, missing or damaged facade elements that could fall off the building.
- Water staining and cracking on the interior walls.
- Efflorescent in the facade can signify water infiltration.
- Stained or discolored facade elements.
- Loose or poorly fastened signage, lighting, metal cladding or other anchored items.
What We Do
Vital Structures LLC follows a specific and thorough process for our facade ordinance evaluation service. Our professionals will inspect your building’s facade, following your city’s guidelines. If required, we’ll do destructive and material ground testing to gain a more in-depth understanding of your structure’s needs. We’re one of few companies located in the Boston area that offers this service.
Our facade ordinance engineers will use our testing and investigation findings to diagnose your facade issues. After you hire qualified contractors and staff to complete the necessary remediation work, we will supervise the necessary work until your project is complete to make sure you get the best results from a quality repair.
Schedule Your Facade Ordinance Inspection Today
Vital Structures LLC is the business to call when you need your routine facade inspection. We’ll identify the cause of your problem and the best repair solution to get the job done right the first time. Our team has several years of experience with facade evaluations, building envelope and structural engineering that you can rely on.
Call 508-279-0655 or contact us online to set up your facade inspection today.