These are some of the issues involving construction materials and/or
practices that have the potential to affect your property. Click
on the titles below, or the links to the left, for additional detail.
- Expansive Soil
The Colorado Front Range is famous for its expansive soil,
causing millions of dollars in damage to homes, buildings, roadways
and infrastructure. Proper engineering and construction are of
paramount importance in mitigating the potential for damage.
Everyone knows that our climate has not been this dry
for 50 years. But did you know that many homes are experiencing significant
damage as a result? And what about drought recovery? How are soils and buildings
readjusting to the reintroduction of moisture?
- Aluminum Wire
Aluminum wiring was used from about 1965 until about 1975
as an alternative to copper wiring. Most homes built during this time frame have
- Radon Gas
Considered by the EPA to be the 2nd leading cause of lung
cancer, radon gas is common in Colorado. Fortunately, mitigation
is relatively easy and inexpensive, but you need to know if you have
- Shake Shingles
Are they an asset or a liability. Despite their good
looks, cedar shake shingles are not ideally suited for our Colorado
- Hardboard Siding
With lawsuits abounding against manufacturer's, owners of homes
with hardboard siding can take simple precautions to protect
Short for Exterior Insulation and Finishing System, EIFS is
commonly known as synthetic stucco.
Suspended floor systems in basements provide an ideal
environment for mold growth. Learn how to protect yourself.
Asbestos has long been known for its excellent insulating
qualities and resistance to heat. Contrary to popular
belief, asbestos is still allowed in certain building materials and
The Denver area has been experiencing a new-home construction
"boom" since the early 1990's. The rapid rate of construction,
however creates many opportunities for construction errors and deficiencies to
Coyle Inspection Engineers, Inc.
2170 S. Parker Rd., Denver Colorado 80231
- Telephone: 303-745-5209