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Residential Structural Inspections

Homes of any age are subject over time to weather conditions, ground shifting, warping, and more.

Our structural inspection service offers an assessment and evaluation of the structural components of your home, including:

  • Probing with an awl
  • Measuring framing members
  • Limited excavation around the foundation

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 this evaluation, but may be discussed with your inspector.

When do you need a structural inspection?

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

If you suspect your home has any structural deficiency, contact Criterium-Dudka Engineers to perform a structural evaluation before a small problem becomes more serious.