RSI’s reconstruction teams specialize in solving difficult building envelope and structural problems in commercial and residential single and multi-unit buildings. We can identify and correct problem air infiltration and water intrusion issues and manage your project from design through to completion.
We utilize a broad inventory of means and methods that are both proven and tested throughout the diagnostic and execution phases. In conjunction with our knowledgeable and experienced technicians, these tools and approaches allow us to provide thorough, comprehensive solutions that are at the cutting edge of industry standards.
Our expertise encompasses an extensive array of services, illustrating why RSI is a one stop shop. We address a variety of problems pertaining to both interior and exterior fixtures, such as roofs, walls, windows, doors, basements and crawlspaces as well as grading and foundation repairs. Our proficiency further extends to shoring, siding, brick, stone and stucco. We are not afraid to tackle challenges with ingenuity, precision, and experience.
RSI draws on these skills and more to cultivate and facilitate strong relationships with a wide customer base, including engineers, property managers, and individual homeowners. Our design experience allows us to be a valuable resource to property managers and engineers and our dedication to providing consistent and accessible communication, both electronically and via telephone, allows us to be available to all customers throughout the entire project.
Building Envelope & Facade ======
The “building envelope” is what separates the inside from the outside. It includes the roof, the walls, the windows & doors, and the foundation. It keeps out the cold of the winter, the heat of the summer, the wind, the rain and the snow.
The key to a healthy building envelope is control. Water incursion control. Air flow control. Thermal control. Vapor control. Without careful attention to all of these control layers, your building is, well, out of control.
At RSI, we are building envelope specialists. We have the skills and experience to help you regain control of your building. We employ a “whole building” approach that evaluates and addresses all of the key control layers that make up a healthy building envelope.
Often, the first symptom of a failing building envelope doesn’t point directly to the problem. Ice dams that back up on a roof may be caused by uncontrolled air leakage or mold on an interior wall may be due to capillary seepage from poor drainage planes. Our professionals are trained to look beyond the symptoms and to discover and correct the underlying cause of the failure.
We work closely with architects and engineers to develop comprehensive, cost-effective solutions to even the most challenging problems. Our expertise falls into three main areas:
Water Control Solutions
- Roofing, flashing and water plane detailing and correction
- Sheathing, drainage plane and siding restoration
- Brick face and stone face restoration and re-pointing
- Door and window flashing, sealing and replacement
- Deck, porch and platform reconstruction
- Certified interior and exterior mold remediation
Air & Thermal Flow Control Solutions
- Air sealing and pressure boundary restoration
- Insulation/ re-insulation
- Window and door replacement and sealing
- Complete interior finishing and restoration
- Air duct cleaning and sealing
Structural and Site Control Solutions
- Wall and roof reframing
- Shoring, jacking and structural restoration
- Site drainage and drainage plane corrections