Why You Need To Hire Structural Engineer for Home Foundation Inspection?

Have you ever spotted concrete cracks in the foundation of your home that keeps on getting worse with passing day? Are you finding it difficult to close the doors or windows properly?

If you are facing any difficulties like this, seek the help of a professional immediately to repair the foundation of your home. It is wiser to hire a structural engineer as they will help you by conducting a thorough inspection of the foundation of your house. The foundation engineer at Fundamental Engineering explain all the benefits of choosing a professional to perform home foundation inspection.

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The Right Qualifications

The structural engineers are knowledgeable about structural systems, home foundation repair, damage forensics and residential foundation inspections.  Their training includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Five years of internship under the guidance of professional engineer before receiving

If the engineer has this qualifications, then he makes licensed engineer and a qualified professional for foundation evaluation.

No Sales Pitch

The contractors are not only under qualified when it’s about providing a remediation plan but also need to sell your piers to make some money. This conflict of interest can skew their recommendations. An independent and professional structural engineer produces an unbiased opinion as they don’t conduct the remediation plan. This method makes sure that you get an honest assessment and not a sales pitch.

Trustworthy Contractor Recommendations

It’s quite easy to find a contractor in Texas, but it’s really difficult to determine which contractor will be the best for you based on a limited understanding of the foundation repair industry. Let the engineer recommend some reliable contractors and then pick a company that suits all your needs.

Structural Engineers Aim to Fix

These engineers are in the business to help you fix the issue.  They can educate you on the best way possible to prevent further foundation movement and will explain all the technical aspects of foundation repair and soil mechanics that other contractors cannot.

Produces an Engineering Report

After doing home foundation inspection, these engineers produce through engineering reports that identify damage cause clearly and recommend repair plans if required. The document is needed to close on a home, settle disputes or obtain a loan.  You can also use this a guide for contractors to install professionally designed installation plan.

Peace of Mind

Having a professional evaluate the structure will give you a peace of mind. They are not only qualified, but can also use documents to move forward without having to decide between recommendations/opinions from some unqualified contractors.

Whether you are buying a home or don’t know the condition of your home, a structural analysis of the foundation can provide valuable insight. By hiring a structural engineer to complete the work can provide many benefits so that you can feel safe and get your work done. If you are looking for a reliable structural engineer to handle foundation analysis, contact Fundamental Engineering.

Our goal is to provide affordable engineering services including residential structural engineering to the customers ranging from design professionals to individual home owner.


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