EiRM’s program is comprehensive, touching all facets of the construction process, and aligns with any insurance third party peer review requirements that may be stipulated in the policy.
Foundation inspections focus primarily on the footing/foundation layout, installation of rebar, post-tensioning cable and embedded structural hardware, and the placement of concrete for the buildings foundation system.
Why this is important: Careful installation and execution of the construction of the foundation system is critical to providing the required support of any structure that is supported by it.
The required waterproofing of any concrete surface or structure will be inspected for a compliant application and/or installation of the waterproofing system.
Why this is important: Complete and adequate installation and application provides protection from moisture intrusion into the envelope of the building structure.
EiRM will inspect the installation and integration of the windows, doors, primary moisture barrier, and the flashings of all penetrations.
Why this is important: The correct installationof the weatherization system is vital to controlling moisture infiltration into the buildings structure.
EiRM will inspect the installation of the wood or light gauge framing systems and structural components within the building structure.
Why this is important: Correct framing is key to the durability of a structure, its exterior finishes, and the protection of the interior finishes and occupants.
EiRM provides inspections of the installation and protection of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Why this is important: With the correct installation and protection of the MEP systems, the possibility of mechanical or electrical fire and/or the potential for plumbing water intrusion is greatly reduced.
EiRM performs observations of any exterior cladding systems, such as stucco, siding, and masonry for adherence to the design, industry and/or manufacturers installation requirements.
Why this is important: The correct installation of any exterior cladding system is important to the protection of the primary moisture barrier and the overall aesthetics of the final exterior finish for the building.
EiRM will inspect the installation of the various components of the roofing assemblies such as underlayment and the final primary covering, and the integration of those assemblies into the building envelope.
Why this is important: It is critical that a homes’ roofing system is installed correctly to provide protection for the building against weather related moisture intrusion.
Decks and balconies will be inspected by EiRM for conforming waterproofing or water management assemblies and details, structural attachment, and framing assemblies and the installation of guards and hand rails.
Why this is important: Decks and balconies pose a particularly high risk of structural, hand rail/guard and water intrusion failure given the high exposure to the elements and the methods of construction and attachment to the building structure.
The fit and finish service is a comprehensive inspection of the quality of final finishes of a completed home or building. Areas and items of focus are the interior walls, flooring, and cabinetry finishes. Electrical, plumbing, appliance and mechanical system installation and operation.
Why this is important: Fit and Finish inspections help to ensure that the quality of the finishes meet the builder’s standards so as to deliver a high quality product, enhancing the overall customer experience.