Industry Articles & News
A “certified” roof inspector declared a roof was damaged by hail. Estimates for repair were in excess of $75,000. Was the roof damaged by hail? Or did improper construction, a manufacturing defect or normal age-related deterioration cause the problem? Our engineers made that determination.
A shuttle bus caught on fire sitting in a driveway. The suspects at large are the vehicle’s manufacturer, a company that installed new parts on the vehicle and the company that was transporting the vehicle. What failed? Who’s to blame? Our investigators made that determination.
You’re definitely seeing damage, but was it all caused by last week’s storm or has some of it been around for years? Here are a few things to look for that will tell you if the damage is new or old.
Chimney fires cause $246 million in property damage every year, but how can you be sure that the problems aren’t caused by maintenance issues or normal wear and tear? Chimney sweeps or other professionals may claim that they can tell if a chimney fire has occurred just from looking at the outside of the chimney, but is this reliable?
A tow truck boom hit a highway overpass, allegedly causing more than $100,000 in damage to the bridge. Did the tow truck cause all of this damage? Was some of this normal wear and tear? Did a prior collission cause the damage? Our experts made this determination.