Concrete Slab Foundation supporting a Single-Family Residence, San Antonio, Texas

Concrete Slab Foundation supporting a Single-Family Residence

RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION INSPECTION SERVICES
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Why get a Structural Inspection?

Jeff Lineberger, P. E.“…Peace of mind is by far the most frequent reason for getting a structural inspection…”

Buyers, sellers, or investors typically use these inspections to determine what, if any, future repair costs my result from a failed building system such as its foundation or frame. More often than not, a proper structural inspection will reveal a building’s hidden performance issues before they become  structural integrity problems.
All Structural Inspections are performed according to the “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations – Version 2” (ASCE Guideline: Level A Investigation). This level of investigation reports first impressions and shall not imply that any higher level of investigation has been performed. This level of investigation typically includes, but is not restricted to: 1. An occupant, owner and client interview if possible (regarding a history of the property and performance of the structure); 2. A request and subsequent review of all relevant documents available from the client (e. g. foundation documents, construction drawings, geotechnical reports, structural diagnostic reports, previous engineering opinions & testing); 3. Visual observations during a physical walk-through of the facility investigated; 4. Identifying factors influencing the performance of the foundation; 5. If requested by the client, providing a written report, containing at least the following: a) scope of services, observations, site characteristics, and data deemed pertinent by the engineer; b) a discussion of major factors influencing foundation performance and rationale in reaching conclusions concerning the subject residence; c) conclusions and any recommendations for further investigation and remedial or preventative measures.
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All Structural Inspections are performed according to the “Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations – Version 2” (ASCE Guideline: Level A Investigation). This level of investigation reports first impressions and shall not imply that any higher level of investigation has been performed. This level of investigation typically includes, but is not restricted to: 1. An occupant, owner and client interview if possible (regarding a history of the property and performance of the structure); 2. A request and subsequent review of all relevant documents available from the client (e. g. foundation documents, construction drawings, geotechnical reports, structural diagnostic reports, previous engineering opinions & testing); 3. Visual observations during a physical walk-through of the facility investigated; 4. Identifying factors influencing the performance of the foundation; 5. If requested by the client, providing a written report, containing at least the following: a) scope of services, observations, site characteristics, and data deemed pertinent by the engineer; b) a discussion of major factors influencing foundation performance and rationale in reaching conclusions concerning the subject residence; c) conclusions and any recommendations for further investigation and remedial or preventative measures.

TOP FIVE REASONS FOR GETTING A RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION INSPECTION

TOP FIVE REASONS FOR GETTING A RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION INSPECTION
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