Structural Inspection Professional Engineering Services
Whether you are buying or selling a property, or suspect structural problems in your buildings, CRM Engineering Services can provide you with a level A, B, or C structural inspection.
Level A inspection
This level of investigation shall be clearly identified as a report of first impressions and shall not imply that any higher level of investigation has been performed.
This level of investigation will typically include, but is not restricted to:
- Interview the occupant, owner and client if possible, regarding a history of the property and performance of the structure
- Request from the client and review the provided documents regarding the foundation, such as construction drawings, geotechnical reports, previous testing and inspection reports, and previous repair information
- Make visual observations during a physical walk-through
- Observe factors influencing the performance of the foundation
- If requested by the client, provide a written report, containing at least the following:
- scope of services
- observations, site characteristics, and data deemed pertinent by the engineer
- discussion of major factors influencing foundation performance and rationale in reaching conclusions concerning the subject residence
- conclusions and any recommendations for further investigation and remedial or preventative measures
Level B inspection
This level of investigation should include a written report including the items listed above for a Level A inspection and also the following items:
- A determination of relative foundation elevations, considering floor finishes, in sufficient detail to represent the shape of the foundation or floor adequately.
- A drawing showing relative elevations
A level B inspection is recommended for structures sited in areas with expansive soils.
Level C inspection
This level of investigation shall include the items listed above for Level A and Level B inspections and additional services, testing and related reports deemed appropriate by the Engineer.
These may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Site specific soil sampling and testing
- Plumbing testing
- Material testing
- Steel reinforcing survey
- Post tensioning cable testing
This level of investigation should also include a more detailed level of reporting, which may include the following:
- Scaled drawings
- Description of factors that affect soil moisture
- Observations of cut and fill
- Tree survey
- Detailed distress survey