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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Basic knowledge of your buildings, how to maintain them and things to look for on your spring walkthrough.
Table of Contents
Precast planks set on concrete posts, block or poured walls.
Poured garage with reinforcement (i.e. Rebar/Steel)
Parking garages free of water, efflorescence and moisture should last forever.
Eliminating water issues early is important for longevity
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.
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