Buying a new home should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Whether you are getting married or moving in with your partner, striking out on your own for the first time, or looking for a new home to retire to, you should be smart about purchasing a home and consider it to be an investment. When you are spending tens of thousands or hundreds of thousand dollars on a new home, or commercial property, you need to ensure that the reward and return on investment is worth the risk and that is where a structural inspection can help you out!
What is a Structural Inspection?
A structural inspection is an evaluation of your homes structural integrity. Performed by engineers, these inspections will look at your foundation, walls, beams, studs, ceilings, and roof to ensure that your home, or future home, is safe and reliable.
Structural inspections are much more detailed than a home inspection which only looks at the easily observable aspects of a prospective home. Structural engineers will map out floor plans for each level of a home that details where structural damage is or where repairs or maintenance may need to be done. Structural engineers will also be able to tell you how much time a structure has before it becomes unsafe and can make recommendations to homeowners on the design and engineers aspects of their home including that all city and federal codes are being conformed to.
A structural inspection is one of the best ways to ensure that you get a great return on your investment. When you spend a lot of money on a home, the last thing you want is to have to make large, expensive repairs right away such as laying a new roof, repairing termite damage to structural beams, or finding out the foundation of your home is not reliable and needs to be completely replaced.
Home buyers in the Tampa, Florida area should contact Beryl’s licensed and certified inspectors for a structural inspection today!