3 Questions You Must Ask Your Home Foundation Inspector

It’s not often that you need a home foundation inspection, but if you’re in a situation that requires one, it’s important to ensure it’s done correctly. To help you find a home inspector that’s qualified to assess your home foundation problems, asking the right questions is a must.

Before: What are your qualifications and accreditations?

Ensure your home foundation inspection is conducted by an independent foundation engineer. This will save you time and hassles later in the process. Finding an engineer who is independent will produce an unbiased opinion. It’s also important to make sure the engineer has experience in structural engineering and/or home foundation engineering.

During: What are my problem areas and what can I do in the short-run to prevent additional damage?

Sometimes, there’s nothing you can do to prevent home foundation problems. Many home foundation problems in Dallas are a direct result of the complex geological make-up of the Dallas landscape. However, in many cases, there may be subtle things you can do to protect your home foundation from further damage. See our previous articles on proper watering techniques and gutter maintenance.

After: What is your recommended remediation plan and do you have any companies you recommend?

After the inspection, you should receive an engineering report that thoroughly explains the engineer’s findings and recommendations. Most professional engineers should be able to refer you to a certified expert for the specific issue you face. Make sure you ask for their referral recommendations and any other details that will help resolve your home foundation problems.

If you have questions about how to fix home foundation problems or finding a structural engineer, contact the professionals at Crosstown Engineering today.

 

 

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