Exterior Building Assessments-- Why They Are Important

The South Florida Cooperator writes, "It is recommended that reserve studies are updated every three to five years. Routine inspections could be done even more frequently. “For condos, survey inspections of exteriors should be performed on a routine basis, every year or so,” says Chalaire. “This keeps the association knowledgeable about the locations and extents of any repairs needed. The results of an engineering survey for framing damage (cracks, spalls) can help the association plan for repairs on a consistent basis. Damages typically get worse exponentially with time, so older structures should be looked at more often,” she says."

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