Moisture intrusion into the building envelope, also known as building envelope failure, can go undetected for years resulting in the major decay of structural elements. Moisture intrusion can occur as a result of component and cladding failure (including EIFS and stucco), roofing failure, product defects and construction errors. Building envelope failure can also be the result of poor ventilation in enclosed cavities. No matter what the case, Knott Laboratory can determine the cause and origin of the damage.
All of Knott Laboratory’s structural engineers are qualified to enter and conduct investigations in structures known to have asbestos spills.