CAI-MN Managers Seminar. Components of Building Construction – Building 101. Basic knowledge of your buildings, how to maintain them and things to look for on your spring walkthrough. Introduction. Welcome Who we are?
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Precast planks set on concrete posts, block or poured walls.
Poured garage with reinforcement (i.e. Rebar/Steel)
R401.3 Drainage- Surface drainage shall be diverted to a storm sewer conveyance or other approved point of collection so as to not create a hazard. Lots shall be graded so as to drain surface water away from foundation walls. The grade away from foundation walls shall fall a minimum of 6 inches within the first 10 feet.
Heaving can be caused by several things (Water mgmt, poor compaction, low grade materials, substrate)
Things to look for on a walkthrough
Cracks, heaving, dips, slab movement
Ensure there is a proper maintenance plan in place to care for these areas. Have a plan for Inspection, sealing and replacement.
EIFS/Stucco w/ WMS
Brick Veneer with Weeps
Life Expectancy with proper installation and maintenance
EIFS/Stucco 50+ years.
Vinyl 25+ years
Hardie 50 years
Brick 100+ years
Treated wood expands and contracts the greatest
Treated decks can last 25-30 years
Cedar Decks 10-15