Frequently Asked Questions About Residential Evaluations
How do I prepare for the site visit?
You will need to provide access to the site and all available site information necessary to provide services. For the engineer to be able to assess a specified area, it needs to be uncluttered and safe. Some areas, such as in crawlspaces, can be very tight. The engineer may not be able to see these areas fully.
When will I get the report?
The turnaround time for the report is two to four business days starting the day after the site visit. The time of delivery is dependent upon our workload and the complexity of the report. All reports are delivered by email.
What does the report consist of?
The report includes photographs, observations, conclusions, and recommendations for repair as required.
Can the engineer talk to me about what he finds?
Once payment has been made and verified, the engineer may share his findings with you at his discretion.
Can he look at something else for me while he's here?
Sometimes he can, depending upon his schedule. However, the price estimated for your site visit is specific to the Scope of Work agreed upon. Things requested beyond the agreed scope will necessarily incur additional charges to pay for the engineer’s time, both on site and composing the report.
Why can't the engineer talk to me about moisture, mold, asbestos, or termites?
We are highly qualified in the specialized field of structural engineering. Because we do not specialize in types of problems above, we defer to the experts in those fields. However, upon request, we can provide the names of specialists with whom we have had good experiences.