Structural Inspection

The slab, foundation and structure of homes in the southern Houston area are subject to structural distress and damage due to the instability of our clay rich soils.  Homes of any age are subject, over time, to weather conditions, ground shifting, warping, and more.

Our structural engineering inspection service offers an inspection of the structural components of your home. The structural components of a home, which consist of the foundation or slab and structural framing, are typically the most expensive to repair.   Our structural inspectors are Licensed Professional Engineers. All structural engineering reports will include an elevation survey of the home’s foundation and computer generated drawing of the foundation with our measurements.

The determination of squareness, levelness, and plumbness can be included in such an evaluation. Soil investigation and invasive testing is generally not included unless otherwise recommended or designated in writing but is available should you request it. Other systems, such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or interior are also not evaluated as part of a standard structural engineers report, but may be discussed with your inspector.

In addition to a structural inspection, Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineers can provide a full home inspection, which does include all the major systems in a home.   ******88pppppppppppp

When do you need a structural inspection by an engineer?

Criterium Logo When there are cracks in the foundation or walls.
Criterium Logo When there is bowing or sagging in the walls and roof.
Criterium Logo Where there is carpenter ant, termite, or rot damage.
Criterium Logo When an appraiser perceives a structural defect.
Criterium Logo When a new home is under construction.
Criterium Logo When a mortgage company/bank needs an engineer’s opinion before writing a loan.
Criterium Logo When there is a concern about the structural integrity of the building or home.
Criterium Logo When there is fire, flood, water or high wind damage.

We encourage our clients to come along with us on the structural inspection of your home’s foundation or slab, to ask us questions and to take full advantage of our knowledge and expertise.  You are welcome to call us after you receive the report for any additional questions you might have. We are there for you. It is all part of our commitment to you.

If you suspect your home has any structural deficiency, contact Criterium Farrell Yancy Engineers to perform a structural inspection before a small problem becomes more serious.