WATER INTRUSION & DEFECT
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE - MOLD
IMPROPER CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
RESPONSIBLE PARTY ASSESSMENT
COST ANALYSIS & REPORTS
Nationwide Inspection & Testimony
PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS
Water intrusion takes many forms. It can be the result of faulty construction
practices that lead to costly remediation. It can be caused by damaged
pipes or bathrooms in an upstairs neighboring apartment, or be due to
a high water table leaching into an improperly constructed basement area.
No matter what the source of the water, Mike Panish is an experienced water
intrusion and defect expert who has the expertise and experience to analyze
and help you evaluate your claim. He has been the retained expert on many
multi residential water intrusion cases where everything from leaking
roofs, clogged drains, and leaking pipes have created enormous costs to
owners and tenants. Owners and tenants were often told that they had the
responsibility of repair. When, in fact, the causes of the damage originated
in the general common area of the project. Other times, inappropriate
usage of an upstairs neighbor's bathroom created flood damage.
Mike has renovated and evaluated antique buildings with stone basements
that have been damaged by hidden water intrusion, and has helped to determine
the appropriate course of action to affect repairs that have maintained
the historic fabric of the buildings, while assuring the structural integrity
of the properties for the future usage.
Mike has been involved in many single family residence water intrusion
cases where a contractors improper construction practices had damaged
structural elements of the home. After Mike had ordered destructive testing
of affected parts of the residence, it was discovered that improper piping
and poorly engineered drainage systems created a mold infestation and
significant structural damage to the framing of the residence. A small
renovation done incorrectly resulted in millions of dollars of damage
to the home leading to extensive reconstruction and mold remediation to
repair the subject property.
In commercial and hospital environments, Mike has been a retained consultant
and contractor used to stop water intrusion issues. Resultant damage of
these water intrusion issues have included lower level erosion of concrete,
major damage to flooring materials, and the development of molds.
Mike has the experience to provide services to any side of a water intrusion
claim. He has been retained by plaintiff, defense and insurance company
adjusters to find the appropriate answers to their water intrusion cases.