Evaluation of gymnasium floors
Light Frame Structures
Wood Advisory Services is frequently called upon to assess performance problems in light frame wood structures. Many performance deficiencies in these structures are due to poor construction practices, design errors, moisture problems, or defective materials. In addition to common residential and commercial light structures, we have been called upon to evaluate performance problems in very specialized applications, such as pool buildings, log homes, bowling alleys, ice-skating rinks, and timber-frame structures. Our services have typically included:
  • General assessment of light frame construction
  • Analysis of paint failures
  • Evaluation of moisture, decay, and insect problems
  • Assessment of wood siding performance
  • Dimensional instability and warpage analysis

Visual grading and wood species identification of timber floor system
Wood Products and Assemblies
The scope of our investigative work is not limited to wood structures and related components. WAS has conducted performance evaluations and failure analysis on an array of various wood products, including:

  • Wood Flooring
  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Wood Ladders
  • Wood Scaffold Planks and Supports
  • Wood Pallets
  • Transmission and Distribution Lines
  • Tree Failures
  • Trusses
  • Bowstring truss inspection, grading, and evaluation

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