When homeowners have foundation problems the first thing they typically do is talk to a foundation company. While this is a good practice, often times the homeowners want to get a second opinion before spending thousands on a repair they aren't entirely sure they need. Before spending the money, it's smart to hire a structural engineer like Johnson Structural Inspections to do an assessment of your homes foundation system. It's important for you, the homeowner to completely understand the problem, and possible solutions before making a decision. In order to provide you with the best service Johnson Structural Inspections will only send a highly qualified, licensed Professional Engineer to examine your foundation. We encourage the homeowner(s) to join the engineer during the inspection.
During a Foundation Inspection you can expect the following:
The engineer will perform a visual inspection of the property looking at the interior & exterior of the home as well as the basement or crawlspace for possible signs of foundation damage. No measurements or specialized equipment will be used. No personal items will be moved.
The engineer will take photographs of the damaged areas to document in the inspection report.
The inspection report will contain in-depth observations of the homes current state and will provide recommendations based on the noted deficiencies.
The client will receive an inspection report signed and sealed by the licensed engineer typically within 24 hours of the inspection.