Foundation & Structure Inspection
What we look for...
Assessing the materials that construct your foundation is ciritical to understanding your structure and how it interacts with the elements outside.
We'll help you to understand our findings.
Stone Foundation. And older style of foundation. These basements are generally damper than modern block wall foundations, and may not be a great fit if your plan is to put up walls and finish the space.
Damage & Past Repairs
We are trained in how to spot foundation and structural problems and past repairs. The foundation literally holds up the rest of the entire structure, so ensuring it is is good shape is critically, and generally structural alterations warrant further review.
A cut floor joist. This floor joist was cut to make room for a drain pipe, but can see that over time this joist is now sagging where it was cut. A support pier has been placed on the right, but may not be sufficient.
Water intrusion is a home's worst enemy, and foundations are among the first places that excess water will work it's way into.
We know how to spot water intrusions and their common causes, and we can help you understand our findings.
Moisture present in a basement. The downspout on the exterior is leaking and the water is accumulating at the foundation and seeping through the porous brick. Even waterproof paint can't hold it from soaking through
Nothing lasts forever, and that's okay. We are trained to spot signs of deterioration and in common causes, ensuring we know where to look and how to interpret what we see.
A mushroom growing through bricks. Damp foundations are the perfect environment for microbial growth. The mortar here is severely deteriorated to allow this.