Maintenance is crucial to the survival of buildings. Unfortunately for building owners and occupiers, entropy only flows in one direction and the condition of a building does not improve of its own accord: mortar weathers away, timber decays and steel corrodes. Because of this, buildings require regular care in order to maintain their condition.
A proactive approach to maintenance is the best way to protect your building against this endless depredation. A regime of maintenance will save you a lot of frustration in having to deal with the consequential failures that arise when maintenance is ignored. It begs the question then why so many building owners and occupiers fail to implement even the most basic maintenance plan and do not intervene until failures have occurred – by which time the issues are often more difficult and more costly to deal with.