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TOPIC: Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer?

Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer? 3 years 8 months ago #62724

Hi! Like someone else mentioned, there is no way for guest to post here so i have to register as well. I am a buyer not agent. I am under my option period and choosing a inspector. The seller had a structure inspection report when he tried to claim for home warranty (I am guessing the 10 years builder's warranty), but the report only noted observations, nothing conclusive. And I guess the claim was denied because no foundation work was done. It was 9 years 2 story house at the inspection. I am pretty concerned about the brick crack (especially at the front/back opposite position), and floor slope (0.9 inch in 6 feet). Can anyone help look at some of the items noted (i will attach pictures) and see if it actually was foundation problem and do I need to hire a structure engineer? The house is in sugar land tx and we have very expansive soil. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer? 3 years 8 months ago #62725

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Re: Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer? 3 years 8 months ago #62726

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Re: Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer? 3 years 8 months ago #62727

I would begin with having a home inspection performed, then move forward with the recommendations made by your inspector. That being said, it does appear that there are some settlement issues.

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Alton Darty    AR Lic. #HI-1496
ATN Inspection Services, LLC
Home & Commercial Inspections throughout the NE Arkansas and SE Missouri regions.
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Osceola, Arkansas 72370

Re: Foundation problem? Do I need to hire a structure engineer? 3 years 8 months ago #62771

This is not a Do It Yourself forum.  You need a professional, on-site inspection, and not comments based on some pictures.  Perform your due diligence.

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