Hurricane Damage Inspection

For Hurricane damage  inspections assessment a quick and coordinated recovery is key. EMA has extensive experience of preparing  hurricane damage assessment reports.

We have experienced engineers to help after hurricanes. We are prepared to mobilize our engineers, certified inspectors, and technicians to aid in the recovery process. To assist in recovery, our structural & forensic engineers offers the following areas of expertise. Our engineers have inspected residential, commercial buildings, seaport and airport building damage for hundred of buildings after hurricane Andrew, Charlie, Wilma, Rita & Katrina.

Storm damage assessment after hurricane inspections.

Structural damage assessment

Repair claims ( residential & commercial)

Wind & Wave investigation

Hurricane effects on buildings

Hurricane damage to construction projects

Forensic Engineering

Hurricane effects on Foundation collapse

Hurricane effects  on Roof collapse

Hurricane Damage to EXTERIOR:

* Fence support broken at the ground or blown over
* Landscape damage, largest size broken limb, trunk to check against F scale
* Roof blown off or displaced (check wall-roof connection; sometimes it is not evident)
* Broken windows — will indicate wind forces entering the building
* Brick blown off walls or in place
* Chimney and roof vent condition. May cause carbon monoxide poisoning if used in damaged condition
* Above-ground utility services — connected or off

Damage Inspections to INTERIOR:


All of the above, plus the following for the special structure:

Steel Frame or Load-Bearing Walls
* Bent frame
* Broken welds on beams and trusses and at connections
* Reverse-loaded steel beams and trusses
* Racking of the frame
* Wind bracing broken, bent
* Glass breakage
* In high-rise buildings, watch for frame twisting, offsets