Exterior Building Evaluation Services

Assess structural integrity with an exterior building evaluation from ESS.

Balcony & Deck

Moisture Intrusion

Stucco & EIFS

Property Condition Assessment

Roofing Systems

Condo & Townhouse

Commercial Building


If you own or manage a building, you know there are many complex systems involved in its integrity. Every building needs a solid foundation, sturdy structure and sound roof. How safe and sound is your property? The best way to know is with a exterior building evaluation from an expert with real-life experience. That’s where ESS can help.

Engineering Support Services has a team of experienced engineers, architects and building experts on staff. With more than 170 years combined experience in building and construction management, we know what can go wrong. Because we’ve worked in the construction and building management industry, our team gets it. We specialize in finding and fixing building integrity issues for good.

We understand how important is is to communicate openly and honestly. And we know how to write reports that make sense. With an exterior building evaluation report from ESS, you’ll know your exact building integrity issues. You’ll have everything you need to hire contractors to fix them.

Are you concerned about the time it will take to manage a structural repair project? We can help with that, too. Get more information about our repair project management services by visiting our construction services page.

Our Exterior Building Evaluation Services

balcony and deck assessment Phoenix

ill Balcony & Deck Evaluation

Did you know that balcony failures cause thousands of injuries every year? To protect the safety of residents and guests, have your balconies and decks inspected regularly. Single-family homes can also benefit from regular deck inspections.

Our NADRA-certified team will perform a detailed inspection of your property. Then, we’ll develop a report complete with defects and recommended repairs.

AZ moisture intrusion assessment

moisture intrusion evaluation

Moisture is the enemy of all buildings. Eventually, bricks and concrete crack and roofs and windows leak. The problem is that most moisture damage isn’t visible until it’s too late. Structural damage is costly and time-consuming to repair.

Regular inspections by a certified engineering firm can help prevent moisture intrusion damage. Our experienced staff will report any damage and recommend repairs.

Property Condition Assessment team

property condition assessment

Have you found commercial property you’d like to buy? Then you’ve probably done some research. As an experienced building engineering firm, ESS can help you learn more.

Because they have real-life construction experience, our team members know what to look for and where to find it. Once our PCA is complete, our written report will define any concerns. We’ll even recommend and spec any repairs. You’ll know the real condition of the property before you close.

AZ roofing evaluation

roofing system evaluation

Roofing system integrity is critical. The roof protects the whole building from the elements. If it’s failing  you’ll have structural integrity issues throughout your building.

The ESS team has hands-on experience with all types of roofing systems. From pitched roofs to flat ones, we know what can go wrong and how to fix it. Our roofing system evaluation reports will give you all the information you need to ensure your roof is doing its job.


AZ EIFS Inspection

stucco & EIFS assessment

Synthetic stucco and EIFS (exterior insulation and finish system) clad buildings have unique issues. It takes an experienced building integrity professional to find those issues. It takes even more expertise to recommend the right way to fix the issues. 

Our certified stucco and EIFS experts will use the latest technology to identify problem spots. We’ll write a report that will give you a clear understanding of the issues in terms you can understand. We’re experienced in both commercial and residential building EIFS inspection.

What kinds of buildings does ESS evaluate?

Southwest condo and townhome evaluation

Condo building exterior evaluation

Condos and townhomes are complex buildings. As a manager of a condo building, you have lots of balls to juggle. The last thing you need is a surprise condo or townhome building integrity problem.

With an exterior building evaluation from ESS, you’ll know the status of your buildings. Our evaluation reports are easy to understand. That means everyone has what they need to make the best decisions. It also means contractors are more likely to get the repair done right.

Our real world construction and community management experience are at the heart of everything we do. So are strong client relationships. We stay involved in the Community Associations Institute. It helps us keep our finger on the pulse of issues that concern you.

Find peace of mind with a condo or townhome exterior building evaluation from ESS.

office building evaluation downtown Phoenix

commercial building exterior evaluation

Commercial building exterior evaluation can be challenging. Office buildings have different building integrity issues than warehouses and factories. 

Multi-tenant commercial building managers have some of the same concerns as condo managers. Making sure all tenants and owners agree on what needs to be done can seem impossible. The last thing you want to worry about is the condition of your buildings.

Our experienced team can help you navigate these challenges. If you’re worried about moisture intrusion, we can help. Stucco cladding in bad shape? We can help you find and fix any issues. In fact, when our building exterior evaluation shows issues, we can even manage the integrity repair process. No matter your concern, we have the experience and expertise to help.

Southwest single-family home structural evaluations

residential building exterior evaluation

Houses have building integrity issues just like larger buildings. However, most engineering support firms ignore single-family home exterior evaluations.

Not ESS. We’re here to help all property owners find building integrity issues. In fact, ESS specializes in evaluating synthetic stucco and EIFS (exterior insulation and finish system) buildings of all shapes and sizes. While EIFS and stucco can be good for many years, problems can hide behind this cladding. Moisture can get in. Structural damage can happen. And we’re here to help. Our experienced team can inspect your home for hidden damage. With our report in hand, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to fix the issues.

Does your home have a deck or balcony? Chances are it’s taken a beating from the desert weather. Our NADRA certified inspectors can assess your deck or balcony for structural damage or concerns. We’ll let you know what’s wrong and how to fix it.

If you’re concerned about the structural integrity of your home, ESS has the residential building exterior evaluation help you need.


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