Structural Inspection | Tampa |When you are considering the purchase of an older home or a “fixer-upper” house, it is important to have a structural inspection. A structural inspection involves a detailed look at the home’s foundation, slab and support structures. Structural flaws can be costly to repair, which is why it is important to understand any structural flaws that are present within a home that you are thinking of buying.
What a Structural Inspection Involves
During an inspection of a home’s structure, we begin at the foundation. Our inspectors look for problems such as cracks, gaps, bowing walls, water intrusion, loose bolts and misaligned joints. On the load bearing walls, we check for leaning, cracks and slanting of the walls. We also check to make sure that all doors and windows are flush and that there is no drooping of the roof.
Using the Information from a Structural Home Inspection
If we discover any structural flaws with the home, our report will explain the flaws in detail. You can then use this information to have contractors provide you with an estimate for repairs. Some home buyers use this information to negotiate a lower price to account for the need for repairs. Sellers of a home could use the information to have repairs made before listing the home for sale. Even if you do not use the information in your real estate negotiation, you will have an idea of what needs to be done to make the home structurally sound.
Reasons to Choose Us for Your Inspection
Our engineers have more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry. We are licensed, bonded and insured to inspect homes of any type, age or size. By delivering inspection photos and written reports within 36 hours of the inspection, we can help you to meet any real estate transaction deadlines that you have. Each of our inspectors meets or exceeds InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for structural home inspections.