Storm Damage Evaluation & Forensic Engineering

Hurricane Sandy Storm Damage Evaluation Inspection Photo

The firm’s Principal Engineer, Frank L. Bennardo, P.E., is a forensic expert witness licensed in 25 states in the US including New York and New Jersey since 2002. With over a hundred major building trial cases and thousands of residential storm damage evaluations and forensic inspections in his portfolio including over 100 houses and counting from Superstorm Sandy as of February 1, 2013, he and his firm are in demand to provide unique expert storm damage assessments to assist in insurance claims in storm-affected areas of NY and NJ.

Inspections for insurance cases in New Jersey &
New York Now Booking

 

Case Studies From Our Sandy Damage Inspections

Damage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant NJDamage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant NJ

This inspection in Point Pleasant, NJ showed signs of wind damage to roof shingles, siding, Anderson Windows and Sliding Doors, and water damage to wood studs, flooring, foundation.  Damages were found to be many times the original insurance estimate and is now up for re-evaluation

Damage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy in Bay Head, NJDamage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy in Bay Head, NJ

This Inspection in Bay Head, NJ was catastrophic, but we were able to find massive amounts of wind damage prior to flood and storm surge, proving coverage for insured residents


 


Example of Damage from Hurricane Sandy. Only Engineers Field experienced through Florida and Texas storms would understand the cyclical fatigue the anchors and frame underwent on this window in Rockawy Park, NY during Hurricane Sandy

Engineering Express is always prepared - Inspecting storm ravaged areas from Sandy in the worst of conditionsEngineering Express is always prepared - Inspecting storm ravaged areas from Sandy in the worst of conditions

Engineering Express is always prepared – Inspecting storm ravaged areas from Sandy in the worst of conditions using the latest gear and technology


Every detail is accounted for as experts from Engineering Express thoroughly inspect Sandy damage throughout homes to assist in insurance claimsEvery detail is accounted for as experts from Engineering Express thoroughly inspect Sandy damage throughout homes to assist in insurance claims

Every detail is accounted for as experts from Engineering Express thoroughly inspect Sandy damage throughout homes to assist in insurance claims

Damage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy to Rockaway Park NYDamage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy to Rockaway Park NY

One of the findings from our inspections in Rockaway Park- Look Again: the entire Storefront system was compromised from the wind, not just the broken glass


Read Our Continuing & Helpful Articles On Our Storm Damage Findings

 

 

No Stone Left Unturned

Our specialty is in the evaluation damage
to building fenestration such as

  • Deglazed Windows
  • Frame Rotation
  • Anchor Displacement

Years of Product Evaluation & Field
study to areas such as

  • Door & Window Experts
  • Wall Cladding & Siding
  • Roof, Truss & Foundation Systems

To even the smallest building components,
Our experience benefits you

  • Fatigued & Yielded Metals
  • Soil Erosion & Foundation Stability
  • Flood & Water Damage

 

Recent Significant Hurricane Damage Evaluation Expert Cases

(Thousands of residences and over 100 complexes and large buildings as of January, 2013):

  • Over 100 Homes from Sandy Damage across New Jersey & New York as of January, 2013
  • Numerous Bay Head Catastrophic Sandy affected areas, December, 2012
  • Numerous Brooklyn, Rockaway Park, & Staten Island commercial & residential properties, December, 2012
  • Bay Park Towers, Miami, FL (2012)
  • Beach Colony Towers, Miami, FL (2012)
  • Sandpiper Condominiums, Miami, FL (2011)
  • Kendall Lake Towers Condominium, FL (2011)
  • Parkway Towers, Miami, FL (2011)
  • Fernwood Condominiums, Miami, FL (2011)
  • MedVance Institute, Houston North Campus (2011)
  • Los Suenos Apartments, Hialeah, FL (2011)
  • Chase Building, Houston, TX (2010)
  • University of Phoenix, Houston, TX (2010)
  • Peck Plaza, Daytona, FL (2009)
  • Timball Shopping Center, Houston, TX (2009)
  • Maringate Shopping Center, Houston, TX (2009)
  • Portofino Apartments, West Palm Beach, FL (2009)
  • Plantation Fashion Mall, Broward County, FL (2009)
  • Vision One Condominium, Palm Beach Gardens, FL (2008)
  • King Cole Apartments, Miami Beach, FL (2008)
  • Vantage View Condominium, Pompano Beach, FL – Federal Grand Jury Trial (2007)

 

Damage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy to Rockaway Park NYDamage Inspected from Hurricane Sandy to Rockaway Park NY

Engineering Express Is now inspecting homes in New York & New Jersey
assisting in Sandy Damage insurance claim assessments. Work is underway in Point Pleasant, Bay Head, Brick, Atlantic City, Toms River, Seaside Heights, Mantoloking & many other areas of  New Jersey, and Brooklyn, Staten Island, West Islip & surrounding areas of New York 


Contact Us for Our Full Case History, Referral List & Fee Schedule

 

 

Assisted By…

Visit TSSA Stormsafe Online
Our Forensic inspections are frequently assisted by TSSA Storm Safe, Inc. who provide additional expertise & manpower to inspect neighborhoods of homes & the largest of buildings in record time.
TSSA’s Daubert-Challenged protocols have been jointly established to become the national benchmark in storm damage inspection.

 

Our Latest Storm Damage Evaluation Articles

Galveston Visit Offers Preview of Jersey Shore 5 Years After Superstorm Sandy

Galveston Visit Offers Preview of Jersey Shore 5 Years After Superstorm Sandy

Photos of post-Ike reconstruction help Sandy Damage Victims with house raising lessons as they rebuild their dream homes. It’s been over 5 years si...

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A Few Forensic Clues Found in Hurricane Sandy Damage

A Few Forensic Clues Found in Hurricane Sandy Damage

Sometimes, with Hurricane Sandy damage, it's quite easy to spot the problem. Notable examples are roofing shingles torn away, bearing soil scoured and...

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Automatic Federal Cuts Would Hit Sandy Aid

Automatic Federal Cuts Would Hit Sandy Aid

Sunday, February 24, 2013 WNYC By Bob Hennelly The cuts in federal spending called for by the debt ceiling deal between the Republican-controlled C...

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10 Critical Sandy Damage Repairs You Need To Know

10 Critical Sandy Damage Repairs You Need To Know

I've recently returned from my 6th trip to areas affected by Sandy.  Now past the 90 day mark since the massive super storm, I was able to spend time...

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A Walk Down The Path of Superstorm Sandy Damage

A Walk Down The Path of Superstorm Sandy Damage

When I first got word that I will be deployed to New Jersey to perform Hurricane Sandy initial damage assessment inspections to assist home owners wit...

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States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy recovery money

States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy recovery money

Written by Malia Rulon Herman and Brian Tumulty Courier-Post Washington Bureau   States to get $5.4 billion in first wave of Hurricane Sandy reco...

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How We Became The Best Engineers Helping Sandy Victims

How We Became The Best Engineers Helping Sandy Victims

Engineering Express® is all about solving seemingly impossible engineering challenges, and bringing the highest engineering standard at affordable co...

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Overwhelming Hurricane Sandy Damage Photos-Videos in New Jersey

Overwhelming Hurricane Sandy Damage Photos-Videos in New Jersey

As I sit here after today’s inspections, I am speechless. My inspection partner and I really haven’t said much since we left Mantoloking, NJ. It w...

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The Big Apple vs. Big Hurricane Sandy

The Big Apple vs. Big Hurricane Sandy

This morning, after reviewing the damage we witnessed yesterday, we set out in the cold crisp air to provide more hurricane damage assessments, but th...

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Boots on the Ground, Team 4: My Initial Hurricane Sandy Damage Assessments

Boots on the Ground, Team 4: My Initial Hurricane Sandy Damage Assessments

I landed here in New York for my storm damage inspection assignments and as you’ll read in my last blog post was excited to get started and get to h...

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4 Tips To Help YOUR Engineer With Your Sandy Damage Claim

4 Tips To Help YOUR Engineer With Your Sandy Damage Claim

With our 4th team deployed to New York & New Jersey, 80+ Sandy Damage Inspections and counting, 9 presentations given to hundreds of affected home...

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Still (Sandy) Damage, After All These Miles…

Still (Sandy) Damage, After All These Miles…

My 4th trip to inspect Sandy damage landed me in Atlantic City, NJ.  Over 100 miles from earlier inspections in Rockaway Park, NY, the wind and surge...

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Sandy Major Damage Revealed – Striking Photographs

Sandy Major Damage Revealed – Striking Photographs

During my third visit to Inspect homes damaged by Hurricane – Superstorm Sandy, I was offered the opportunity to tour Bay Head, New Jersey.  Just a...

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Congress Steps Up the Fight Against Extreme Weather Like Sandy

Congress Steps Up the Fight Against Extreme Weather Like Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 19, 2012 CONTACT:  Alec Gerlach, (202) 224-4159   In Wake of Sandy, Bill Would Improve Nation’s Resiliency to...

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Hurricane Sandy Damage:  More Than Meets The Eye

Hurricane Sandy Damage: More Than Meets The Eye

Three weeks ago, I was asked to look at homes in Rockaway Park NY damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  Beyond my surprise of the duct tape I spoke of in my r...

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Engineer’s Report on Hurricane Sandy: Shocking Discovery

Engineer’s Report on Hurricane Sandy: Shocking Discovery

I've returned from a day of building inspections in Rockaway Park NY damaged from Hurricane Sandy.   I was prepared to relive the memories of visiti...

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