Facade Investigation & Repair

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Facade Investigation & Repair

No matter the age of your facility, from historic 18th and 19th century structures, to newly constructed buildings experiencing post-occupancy problems, WDP can preserve and enhance the value of your existing facility assets through tailored engineering solutions.  We are a nationally recognized consulting engineering firm that specializes in the investigation, evaluation, and repair of existing structures that are experiencing distress and architectural serviceability problems, or that are in need of structural improvements.   Our investigative strategies and cost effective design approaches have addressed countless issues, from cracking, facade instability, air and water leakage, to moisture and mold, and aesthetic deficiencies.

More often than not, our clients must maintain occupancy and use of their building(s) throughout the course of the repair or restoration, requiring construction phasing that minimizes disruption.  We routinely transition from the evaluation of problems into the production of repair and restoration design documents, bid solicitation, bid evaluation, construction administration and quality assurance inspection. Our primary project team members typically remain assigned to the project from start to finish providing continuity of service.

When feasible, employing a repair or revitalization strategy for clients has demonstrated significant cost savings over a raze and rebuild alternative.  WDP has completed hundreds of projects of this type for higher education, healthcare, multi-family residential, and other government and private owners to restore the structural performance and weather resistance of stone, concrete, brick masonry, and metal panel facades.

WDP’s expertise has garnered recognition and allowed the firm to work on numerous challenging and high-profile projects, but it is the quality of the service provided and our attention to clients’ specific needs that has become the hallmark of the firm. 

Our senior staff are nationally recognized experts that are actively involved on the national level on standard and code development committees that write and develop the standards that are used to design, construct, and repair buildings.  We also have an in-house testing laboratory and a full suite of non-destructive testing capabilities necessary to develop sound, accurate, and cost effective repair solutions.

Façade Investigation and Repair programs typically encompass:

• Façade systems of masonry, concrete, stucco, exterior insulation and finish, and metal panels

• Window, curtain wall and skylight systems

• Terrace and plaza systems

• Steep and low slope roof systems

• Waterproofing repairs

• Development of Maintenance Programs

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