Why do I need a Licensed Professional Engineer?
Many cities require an engineer’s report before issuing permits for foundation repairs. Their intent is to protect the property owner by ensuring the work is being completed safely and correctly. Also, many banks require engineer’s reports when homeowners refinance their home. If banks and lenders require a certified engineer’s report (instead of free quotes from foundation repair companies) you should too.
Improper repairs to drainage, irrigation or foundation systems can actually lead to more costly foundation problems!
Unfortunately, some foundation repair companies in Dallas Fort Worth get around the permit requirements by making an “arrangement” with an engineer, which does not bode well for the property owner. To avoid multiple bids, and conflicting opinions for the best foundation solution, contact TEC at the first sign of concern.
For the average price of 1-2 foundation piers, we can give you the peace of mind in knowing that work performed (or not performed) on your property is justified and correct, which will in turn help you save money in the long run.
Should I have the foundation inspected BEFORE I purchase a home?
In Texas, and especially the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, we always recommend an analysis of pier and beam or concrete slab foundations BEFORE you invest your hard-earned dollars. As such, our Licensed Professional Home Inspectors include complimentary elevation level surveying with each home inspection. TEC home inspectors are required to train alongside our engineers before performing their first inspection on behalf of the company.
Complimentary floor elevation surveys are offered with every TEC home inspection.
TEC Home Inspectors perform complimentary foundation elevation surveys to better differentiate cosmetic flaws from structural concerns. If our Licensed Professional Home Inspectors have concerns about your home’s foundation they will pick up the phone and call one of our in house structural engineers for guidance.
Getting an independent foundation inspection AND an independent home inspection before you purchase a Dallas Fort Worth house will ensure you’re starting off on the right foot.
Schedule an Independent Foundation Inspection or Home Inspection