Waterproofing is really a collection of items that work on keeping moisture intrusion at bay. When these systems fail, moisture will find a way inside. In a 2008 study, published in the ASHRAE Journal, the authors state that 84% of building claims are moisture-related and of that, 82% is building envelope related. The magnitude of this problem is the biggest issue with buildings. Various factors can influence the moisture transmission such as wind load, mechanical ventilation, stacking effect, hydrostatic pressure, and of course failed barriers.
BECS’s trained staff can identify the source of the infiltration and follow its path through the interior. Using industry standards, BECS can perform a variety of different field tests to diagnose the root cause of the issue and work through the repair or remediation with the building owner or manager. In the event of biological concern, a.k.a. mold, BECS’s network of trusted contractors and consultants are available to help mitigate and remediate the problem.