Florida Rainy Season


It is that time of year in Florida when the heavy afternoon storm shower becomes an everyday occurrence. This happens to coincide with building owners noticing new leaks or concerns about the integrity of the building envelope.

Leaks have the troubling ability to travel far distances within walls, floors, attics, and ceilings before manifesting on the interior, which can make finding leaks all the more challenging. Additionally, leaks can be caused by wind driven rains which can make recreating the leak during a water test difficult, if not impossible.

When leaks do develop it is important to address them as quickly as possible. Aside from the obvious damage that can occur to interior contents and finishes, leaks can also cause damages to enclosed structural components. The structural damage can significantly increase the cost of repairs if left unaddressed.

When you are faced with this scenario it is important to retain a consultant that is knowledgeable and that you can trust to help determine the proper course of action. Prescott Engineering, LLC has over 16 years of experience in dealing with the unique tropical environment that Florida provides. In addition to being a licensed professional structural engineer, Clayton Prescott is a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC) with the Roof Consultant Institute (RCI). This unique combination and experience makes Prescott Engineering the perfect consultant for a building owner that is faced with these challenges. Mr. Prescott has assisted condos, municipalities, and commercial building owners to repair and maintain their buildings in this aggressive Florida environment. Prescott Engineering is dedicated to its customers, going above and beyond to help educate its clients about the condition of the structure as well as options for repairing and maintaining the building.

If you find yourself in need of a knowledgeable and experienced consultant, please reach out to us at 727.637.6062, info@prescott-engineering.com, or www.prescott-engineering.com.