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Insurance Services

Criterium-Kessler Engineers' expertise in building systems is often requested when clients need someone to determine the cause and origin of a failure, determine how best to remedy the problem, develop estimates and contract documents, manage the repair, and provide court testimony. We do not decide whether defects are covered by insurance but render an opinion as to what caused the problem and what can be done about it.

Typical defects relate to:

Structural- settlement, cracking, foundation movement
Interior:  Evaluation of cracking of interior wall board
Site:  drainage and water problems
Rot and water damage penetration
Electrical Systems- e.g. capacity, safety
Mechanical Systems- e.g. comfort concerns, indoor air quality, energy costs
Fire and Flood  Investigation
Accessibility - ADA and FHAA Compliance

We document the damage and provide opinions as to the suspected cause.  Additional investigation may be required, or a design repair may need to be produced. We are also capable of preparing designs for any plan of repair. Expert witness services are also available.