With over 20 years of experience providing structural engineering services throughout Dallas – Fort Worth Texas, TEC understands the unique challenges that local expansive soils and weather extremes create. Our services include home inspections, foundation inspections, and structural engineer evaluations. We can help you protect your investment and ensure that your property does not fall victim to these forces.
Thomas Engineering Consultants – Serving the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
TEC is well known for providing accurate and reliable structural evaluations, foundation inspections, home inspections and engineering reports for clients in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.
Why should you call TEC?
If you’re considering buying a house in the Dallas Fort Worth area
If you’re selling a house in the Dallas Fort Worth area
If you notice cracks, unleveled flooring, or any other signs of foundation settling
If you are interested in proactively protecting your home or business’ foundation
TEC Home Inspection Services – Dallas Fort Worth TX
TEC Home Inspectors, in addition to being licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, have undergone training under the supervision of TEC’s in-house structural engineers. Our thorough inspectors are trained to provide home inspection reports with the integrity and quality that clients have come to expect from TEC. Throughout the inspection, we examine more than 600 components, taking images along the way, examining each component for structural soundness and proper function.
Free Foundation Elevation Survey With a Home Inspection Report
While most Home Inspectors simply refer potential buyers to a structural engineer if signs of foundation settling are present, TEC Home Inspectors go above and beyond to gather information and record baseline elevation measurements. This added measure helps our Home Inspectors determine if signs of foundation settling are cosmetic or structural. Ruling out the possibility of structural damage provides peace of mind and speeds along the closing process.
Thomas Engineering Consultants is NOT in the business of construction or foundation repair. Instead, we apply our 20+ years of structural engineering education and experience to provide you with an accurate, unbiased assessment of your home’s foundation. Our findings are presented to the homeowner in a certified, verifiable engineer’s report.
FOUNDATION INSPECTION COST
Foundation repair companies will typically offer a free foundation inspection while hoping to get your business as a result. TEC is not in the business of foundation repair. As such, when you call TEC for a structural engineer you will receive an UNBIASED, certified Licensed Professional Engineer’s Report. The Engineer’s Report will highlight any areas of concern and recommend specific foundation repair methods – if necessary. You can then use your certified Engineer’s Report to obtain quotes from several foundation repair companies.
For the price of 1 to 2 foundation piers, we can give you peace of mind in knowing that work performed (or not performed) is justified and correct.
Many homeowners are confused regarding the difference between a foundation inspection and a structural evaluation. To explain simply, it’s impossible to fully understand the wear and tear on a home’s foundation without examining the structure itself.
If a structure exists upon the foundation in question, a Licensed Professional Engineer will want to perform a structural evaluation of the home, foundation, and surrounding soil.
COST OF STRUCTURAL EVALUATION
The pricing for a structural evaluation depends on the year the home was built, foundation type (pier and beam or concrete slab), and the interior square footage.
Still have questions? We are here to help. Call Stephanie at 817-576-1973
I used TEC for my home inspection prior to buying a home and they were fantastic. I was assigned Chris Grozier and he... was incredibly thorough in his inspection and his attention to detail was incredible (and that's coming from someone who has high attention to detail 😉). Unfortunately the first house I put an offer in on was not what I expected, but Chris' inspection gave me peace of mind and helped me dodge a bullet! I used him again for another house and got a thumbs up. As a result, I have incredibly high confidence that the issues discovered are the vast majority of things that need to be addressed and that I won't have any major surprises when I move in!When I scheduled both inspections, I spoke with Stephanie and she was incredibly helpful with getting me scheduled and making sure I had what I needed.Hopefully I won't need an inspector again any time soon, but if I do I'm absolutely using TEC and requesting Chris Grozier!read more
The Briere Group uses Thomas Engineering for all our buyer inspections. Always friendly and professional, and they... give an added value— their inspectors are foundation trained by an engineer and take measurements. This means no waiting on a foundation company to find out if work is needed. Reports are returned to us the same day. Exactly the resource we need to help our client’s option periods go smoothly.read more
I highly recommend Thomas Engineering Consultants, and especially Randy Reed, for your home inspections. Mr. Reed... arrived early, was very professional, and went above and beyond during our home inspection. Mr. Reed was extremely thorough and took the time to go over every detail of the inspection, along with his findings. We were encouraged to be present at the home and ask questions during the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Thomas Engineering Consultants again.~ Kim Parkread more