Voids At Your Foundation?

Voids At Your Foundation?

If your foundation has been repaired and you have voids like the one shown in the picture along the edge of the foundation you need to regrade soil as soon as possible.  These voids can occur within 1 to 2 years after a foundation has been repaired as a result of...
Do You Need a Permit For That?

Do You Need a Permit For That?

Do You Need a Permit? If you have to ask whether you need a permit the answer is probably a resounding YES!  We get this question quite often in residential construction.  As part of my job I routinely find major and minor damage during course of a residential...
Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane Season is serious business on the Gulf Coast.  The hurricanes affect residents from the coastal counties and extending many miles inland, causing severe property damage as the hurricane dissipates moving inland.  DO NOT underestimate...
Should You Hire a Licensed Engineer for Your Inspection?

Should You Hire a Licensed Engineer for Your Inspection?

What’s The Difference Between a Professional Engineer and a Professional Real Estate Inspector? The main difference is education and experience.  There are many qualified Real Estate Inspectors in Texas, but they bring a different scope of work and a different skill...

Low Flush Toilet Fail

While inspecting a house I ran across several toilets in the house that cleared the bowl 3 to 4 times when flushed.  This was an odd occurrence that caught my attention.  When I noticed this at the first toilet I had concern that perhaps the toilet drain was not...