SBSA can provide professional engineering services to help answer the question, “Where do I go from here?”
SBSA sends out our prayers and thoughts to the victims of the Dallas tornado. As they restore power, and residents and businesses begin to assess the damages. Understanding the ramifications of the wind induced loads or debris (impact damages) should be done by a team of experts that specializes in building evaluation that includes structural systems, including lateral force resisting systems, and their interrelation to building envelope components.
The assessment of any site should include a well prepared and documented report that includes the necessary repairs to return your property to a pre-loss condition and understanding of the ramifications of the original construction, previous building codes, and new building codes. When repairing a portion of the structure, the connection of the repaired area to the non-repaired areas requires a proper evaluation to ensure that the systems will function for structural and weather tightness.
SBSA can provide your post loss evaluation and aid in the determination of the actual needs to return your property to a code compliant condition.
Whether your structure is structurally compromised should include an evaluation that consists of major structural components from foundation to roof, lateral force resisting system, building envelope, fenestrations, and building cladding.
When evaluating your claim, SBSA will provide timely reports, with clearly written analyses and conclusions that include:
Scope of damages
Cause(s) of damages
Repair solutions (when requested)
Our experts have conducted hundreds of observations and analyzed many structures due to the impacts of wind, rain, tornados, snow and other weather-related events allowing our expertise to aid you in a determination of the cause and results of your claims.
For claims that require forensic engineering or analysis in a litigation setting, SBSA has expert witnesses experienced in insurance-based matters. During the numerous wind, seismic, hurricane and other natural events of the 2000 to 2018 time frame SBSA staff was on site to review, analyze and determine the causation of damages from flood, surge, wind and rain, and other associated causes of damages.