Inspections and audits play an important part of any facade maintenance program to help building owners and managers identify necessary defects and effectively plan repairs and budgets. Through visual examination as well as analysis using specialised equipment to detect hidden damage or potential issues, a rope access facade inspector can report on issues before they escalate into major problems.
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A facade inspection is a visual examination of the exterior of a building, specifically focusing on the condition of the facade or outer wall. This type of inspection is often conducted for buildings that are older or have undergone significant weathering, as the facade is particularly vulnerable to damage from the elements.
During a facade inspection, an inspector will look for cracks, holes, and other visible signs of damage to the facade. They may also check for issues with the building's drainage system, such as clogged gutters or downspouts, and evaluate the condition of any decorative elements or architectural features.
A facade audit is a more comprehensive evaluation of the facade, including both a visual inspection and a structural analysis. This type of audit may involve the use of specialized equipment, such as thermal imaging cameras or moisture meters, to detect hidden damage or potential issues. The results of a facade audit can help building owners and managers identify any necessary repairs or renovations, as well as prioritize and budget for these projects.
It is essential to follow proper safety procedures when working at heights, as it can be a potentially hazardous activity. Technicians should be trained and certified in rope access techniques, and proper safety equipment should be used at all times.
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