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Third Party Moisture Infiltration and Mold Prevention Quality Control Construction Inspection Services (EIFS Inspection Services)
Marathon Services conducts Third Party Moisture Infiltration and Mold Prevention Quality Control Construction Inspection for owners and general contractors/construction managers. This is required as part of the Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Repair/Restoration process in order to qualify for a warranty upon completion of a project. Marathon Services' independent third party inspectors are engaged by owners or general contractors/construction managers and are not agents of any warranty company.
Marathon Services inspectors:
Are knowledgeable of construction industry and practices;
Are knowledgeable in the installation of EIFS, sealants, architectural coatings and other wall envelope components;
Have environmental related degrees or certifications;
Are employed by firms which are regularly involved in building envelope evaluations and knowledgeable of building envelope forensic evaluation processes and protocols.
Assessment of Existing Conditions:
Marathon Services inspector shall identify all necessary forensic investigations based on the initial survey and level of repair desired by the owner.
This may include visual observation as well as water penetration testing or other tests as necessary to properly assess existing conditions and verify appropriateness of remediation procedures.
Marathon Services inspector shall present a written report identifying the recommended level of repair to properly restore the cladding to a funtional state in accordance with sound engineering judgement and the owner’s expectations.
Scope of work may include, but is not necessarily limited to, repairs to the EIFS, flashings, sealants, roof, windows, doors, and other building envelope components as deemed appropriate by the inspector. Such conditions shall be identified to the owner and a determination made as to necessary repairs. Repairs to any components of the building envelope other than the EIFS, shall be completed per that product manufacturer’s published recommendations and industry standards.
The intent of repairs is to bring the building envelope into a serviceable condition that will provide the owner with a durable, long-lasting enclosure, in compliance with his communicated expectations.
Frequency of Inspections:
As a minimum, Marathon Services inspector shall visit the project weekly while work is in progress and document existing conditions. Any deviations from recommended procedures and contract documents shall be documented and forwarded to the contractor and owner. All deviations shall be resolved to the satisfication of the inspector and verified during the following visit.
The owner may require that the inspector inspect the project more frequently than listed. This should be agreed upon between the owner and the inspector.
Inspections shall be conducted by the Marathon Services inspector according to the agreed schedule and include the following as appropriate:
- Material Storage
- Inspection of installed substrates
- Temporary weather protection of substrate, and repairs until installation is complete
- Installation of drainage medium (if applicable)
- Inspection of flashing and sealants
- Inspection of interface between EIFS and other claddings
- Installation of insulation board
- Application of base coat and reinforcing mesh
- Application of finish or other coating
Marathon Services' third-party inspector shall provide owners and general contractors/construction managers with a weekly and/or monthly report which will assist in evaluating the existing condition of the major building envelope components that pertain to moisture infiltration and mold prevention.
Prior to initiating any assessment, Marathon Services will review the client and project objectives and consider the site specifics to determine the best assessment strategy.
We perform regulatory consultations and negotiations on behalf of our clients to ensure their facilities are in compliance with applicable standards at every phase of the project. We prefer to prevent environmental liability for our clients rather than addressing its aftermath and feel all involved parties benefit from this perspective.
Our clients' business requires timely information, attention to detail, and a team member who treats the client’s investment as their own, resolving potentially costly environmental situations inexpensively and effectively.