The contents of the building are no more safe and sound than the structural integrity of masonry surrounding it. The owner of a new building should only be concerned with minor details on a punch list, rather than “are these block and mortar walls going to fall down 2 years after my warranty period expires?”. When most people talk of modern day construction the words “steel and concrete” are commonplace. Each structure is designed for this steel and concrete to “lean” upon each other. A structural grout scan utilizes infrared technology to ensure that a building is constructed as designed. “Solid walls” take on a new meaning when structural grouting is being discussed.
Those cracks in the veneer of your vintage 1920’s building; are they the sign of a time tested, classic example of architecture, or a structural disaster waiting to happen? Cracks can be interpreted as slight settling or a building whose days are numbered. A structural grout assessment utilizes infrared technology to identify the areas of a wall that are structural or commonly known as “load bearing”. These infrared images are then compared side by side with intended design of the build construction documents, and/or reviewed by an engineer to determine if a structure will be standing for decades or days to come.
That new side entrance or additional truck dock makes a world of difference in the efficiency of the operation. But there was more to this remodel other than making the hole for the entryway and trimming it out. This new dock door may be the beginning of the end for this building. Structural amendments are designed to incorporate an expansion or new opening in an existing building. Structural grout scans utilize infrared technology to ensure that the designed structural amendments were executed properly resulting truly “seamless” addition to the building.