It’s imperative that you think about the structure of your home – or the home you’re going to buy. After all, you don’t want expensive repairs. You also don’t want to deal with your house caving in on you. Structural inspections are conducted all the time, and there are various reasons as to why you should schedule one.
You’ve Noticed a Problem
All sorts of problems exist when there are structural issues with a home. If you have noticed a wet basement, yard drainage problems, or even cracks in the drywall, it could be a sign that there are issues with the structure of your home. Your foundation might be cracked or crumbling – and this means a repair needs to be made before things get worse.
Calling for a structural inspection will allow you to find out what’s going on. Home insurance might take care of the issue, but it will depend on the reason for the damage. An engineer will identify the cause for the structural damage so you will know how to proceed.
You’re Selling Your Home
If you’re selling a home, scheduling a structural inspection will make it easier to sell a home. You will be able to provide details about the home and establish value. You determine whether you want to make the repair before selling the home or reducing the sale price in order for the new owner to take care of the issue.
You’re Buying a Home
Not all home sellers are forthcoming with the information about their house. This means that it’s up to you to conduct all the inspections. In addition to learning about the structural integrity of the home, you should find out about termites, roofing quality, and all sorts of other things. This will allow you to make an educated decision about whether you want to buy the home. You will also know what repairs would need to be made to get the home up to code.
When you’re ready to schedule a structural inspection, call us for a licensed engineer to come out to the home.