Foundation Inspection & Analysis w/ level survey and Re-inspection Services
An engineer will inspect, measure, and evaluate the foundation (slab or pier & beam) and affecting structures including drainage. The engineer will take level measurements using calibrated Zip Level and Self-leveling laser level and provide a foundation repair plan. You can use this foundation repair plan to submit to the City officials for permitting or Foundation Companies for actual foundation repair. Inspections are performed at the pre and post foundation repair and during the Work-In-Progress stages.
Foundation Inspection & Analysis w/level survey and Re-inspection Services
The strong foundations certified during home inspection forms the basis on which your entire house will stand. It defines the structural integrity of your house and it is not surprising that 1/3rd of all home buyer’s claims is structure related. Hence, foundation inspection cost is not a cost or an expense, but an investment for the future of your house’s stability.
Foundation inspection in Texas is conducted by a structural engineer during the building’s construction process or at the time of adding onto the existing structure. A complete structural evaluation is conducted where the certified foundation inspector will inspect, measure, and evaluate the foundation slab or pier and beam to predict how I may affect the structure. The purpose of pre pour foundation inspection is to alert homeowners of issues that may occur once the carpet is laid and cannot be identified and removed until carpet is removed. For house foundation inspection the licensed foundation inspector will work on the level floor by taking level measurements using calibrated Zip level and self-levelling laser system. They start with a level floor in a central location and work their way around additional key locations. The readings are analyzed and insights are given on the sturdiness and levelness of the property’s foundation. A detailed report will be presented of any potential risks along with a foundation repair plan that can be presented to the city officials for permitting foundation repair.
While we are conducting a routine home inspection if foundation cracks are noticed, we will recommend further probing as these may be signs of deeper problems afoot that could affect the very structural integrity of the house.
Why would you need foundation inspection service?
Many cities require home foundation inspector’s report before issuing permit for foundation repairs. Other than that, even banks require residential foundation inspection reports from a licensed foundation inspector when owner applies for refinance. Foundation inspection in Dallas is especially recommended with analysis of pier and beam or concrete slab foundations before purchasing the house. Foundations in property inspections are done pre and post foundation repair and during the work-in-progress phase.
So, when do you start the “foundation inspection near me” search?
Home foundation inspections for finished house should be conducted when you see a crack has appeared on the floor. There are some other obvious signs that you can look out for before calling, “licensed foundation inspector near me” –
- Interior cracks atop the window or door frames
- Doors or cabinets not closing properly and fitting tightly on the frame
- Sloping floors
- Moisture accumulation underneath the crawl space
- Counters or cabinets separating from the wall
- Large cracks on the exterior walls
Home foundation inspection must be done periodically, once in at least five years during the periodic home inspection. Even if you do not notice any signs of damage, look for “home foundation inspection near me”, which is generally offered by home inspection companies.
Foundation inspection companies will inspect the following things as part of their foundation inspection services –
- The foundation
- Floor slabs
- Retaining walls
- Backfill with drainage system
- Structural steel
The home foundation inspection cost may seem an additional expense that must be incurred only if there is an obvious damage or just before a sale or before taking possession from the builder. During the house foundation inspection, the certified foundation inspector will –
- Ask you queries regarding any obvious signs of foundation problems
- Do a floor elevation survey
- Do a visual inspection of interior and exterior of the structure looking for signs of damage such as cracks, separations etc.
- Present conclusions and recommendations and final foundation inspection report
Call us today for booking your house foundation inspection.