Pittsburgh Structural Inspections & Evaluations
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INSPECTIONS
A structural engineering inspection is an opinion as to the structural condition & integrity of the building or home. That is, in the opinion of the engineer, the structural elements (foundation, framing, etc.) designed & built to accept the anticipated loads & are continuing to perform their intended function. We inspect: all visible and accessible portions of the foundation walls including surface drainage around the building where evidence of water entry is shown; all visible and accessible framing where sign of distress & sagging exists; and review structural comments on home inspection.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING EVALUATIONS
Visual inspection, review and evaluation of any structural concern you have in walls, columns, floors, foundations walls. Feasibility studies, joist and/or girders reinforcement, new addition.
Also we provide an engineering report, when requested, that will carefully detail all of the structural damage found on the home and document recommended repairs. Often, an engineering report is required for completion of real estate transactions and loans. The engineering report gives professional guidance on the best course of action to take, so you can make an informed decision.
WHEN TO GET A STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING INSPECTION AND/OR EVALUATION
There are several presenting situations where you may want to have a structural engineer inspection/evaluation performed to ensure that your homes bones are solid and structurally sound.
We will go through a few of these below:
1. Selling your home.
2. Buying a home.
3. Structural movement, ceiling or wall cracks, floor sags/sloping.
5. Foundational bowing, cracks, upheaval or sinking.
6. Structural modifications.
7. Storm damage.
8. Basement walls water issues often cause structural issues.
WHAT DELIVERABLES CAN I EXPECT FROM AN INSPECTION
We provide site assessment of the specific structural concerns and if requested we can provide the written report within few days of the site visit.