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... read more
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... read more

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... read more
Body Found in Heights Home

Body Found in Heights Home

As a building inspection engineer I have performed many home inspections on old historical homes.  I have found some interesting things in attic spaces and crawl ways over the last 30 years and I have always been worried I would find a body or remains, but I never... read more
Flood Insurance PSA From TDI

Flood Insurance PSA From TDI

Things to Consider About Flood Insurance If you live in the greater Houston area flooding and flood insurance is a concern.  We are essentially a big flat city so if it rains long enough in your area, flooding may be a reality for you. During hurricane season there is... read more
Induction Into the Order of The Engineer

Induction Into the Order of The Engineer

We are pleased to announce the Edward Robinson, P.E., principal engineer for Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc., was inducted into the Order of the Engineer. The Order of the Engineer ceremony occurred at the 2017 National Academy of Building Inspection... read more

Be Careful Where You Store Firewood

This is the time of year when we store wood for that outside fire pit or for the occasional use in our indoor fireplaces. Firewood is of particular interest since wood destroying insects such as termites are common to firewood.  They exist outside and are a natural... read more