Structures fail, collapse, sink, or shift for a number of reasons. Forensic Engineering's purpose is to establish a failure-cause for insurance claims and to resolve or mitigate the issues causing the failure by creating a repair plan.
Prindle Engineering, Inc. gathers and evaluates data and visual evidence to reconstruct event sequences and cause-effect relationships when conducting a structural failure analysis and investigation. Disciplines used in evaluating failures include Geotechnical and Civil Engineering.
Investigations may include:
- soil and foundation analysis.
- construction material analysis.
- drainage analysis.
- original design investigation.
- construction management investigation.
- refraction microtremor measurements and analysis.
- ground penetrating radar data and analysis.
- leak detection testing and analysis.
- pipe video inspection and analysis.
- 3D CAD modeling of site, grading and drainage.
- site photography.
- excavation for soil analysis.
- boring and Geotechnical lab testing for soils.
- floor elevation survey of structure.
- review of structure's historical data.
Once testing is completed and problems identified, Prindle Engineering's job is to provide the client with the best possible and most economical solutions. As this can be a very real traumatic experience to the owner, especially a home owner, Robert Prindle, PE, President/CEO, is available to these clients 7 days/week.
A list of projects may be made available upon request.