Why do I need a licensed professional engineer?
Many cities now require an Engineer’s Report before issuing permits for foundation repairs. Their intent is to protect the property owner — to be sure you are getting the best solution for your foundation problem and the work is being done correctly according to foundation engineering standards.
Improper repairs to drainage, irrigation or foundation systems can actually lead to more costly foundation problems! Unfortunately, some foundation repair companies 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?
If you are in the process of buying property then hiring a licensed home inspector is a no-brainer. A home inspector performs a thorough walk through and can point out areas of concern. However, they are likely not licensed engineers and don’t have the expertise to give you a thorough review of the foundation. Getting an independent foundation inspection before you purchase a home will ensure you’re starting off on the right foot, and identify any problems that can potentially be addressed before the transaction is finalized.