Roofing

Keeping the inside of a building protected from the elements requires a combination of tried-and-true methods and appropriate materials.  Making sure this combination results in a working system is critical as more structures are built underground, renovated for change of use, or rehabilitated to extend their useful life.

APPROACH

SGH applies decades of building technology, design experience, and proven methods of investigation to avoid or resolve roofing and waterproofing problems.  Our client base is diverse and includes building owners, attorneys, contractors, and architects who look to SGH to provide well articulated and technically sound solutions.  SGH strengths include the following:

  • Mastery of individual roofing and waterproofing components, systems, and materials
  • Understanding of how to best integrate individual components to create an effective waterproofing system
  • The ability to work within the parameters of the client’s risk tolerance and budget to provide the most appropriate and effective waterproofing solution
  • Design and material understanding combined with solid structural expertise that allows architects and owners to implement unique designs
  • Unparalleled investigative capabilities in building technology, including in-house laboratory analysis and in situ testing that uncovers the sources, not just the symptoms, of leakage
  • Historic preservation experience with an understanding of traditional building techniques and the ability to design effective repairs by balancing preservation of historic fabric with contemporary repairs
  • Leadership roles in education and  industry organizations, such as ASTM International, to help shape the evolution of waterproofing practices
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