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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Exposed Tendon Anchors and Why It’s Important

Exposed Tendon Anchors and Why It’s Important

Exposed Tendons You are having your home inspected and your inspector points out that the cable ends are exposed at your foundation, and you wonder exactly what this means and, "What is a Tendon Anyway?"  In short it means that the cable ends of the tendons or cables...

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Falling Bullets Cause Roof Damage

Falling Bullets Cause Roof Damage

The New Year is upon us and many will be out celebrating.  As I see everyone planning their New Year's celebrations I often stop and think about the number of bullets and bullet holes I find in roof surfaces in the Houston area due to falling bullets.  Finding bullets...

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Check Your Insurance Coverage

Check Your Insurance Coverage

Professional Engineering Inspections wishes you a Happy New Year!  As the new year approaches it is a good time to remember to run through your annual list of “to-dos” such as changing your smoke detector batteries, and checking your insurance coverage. The Texas...

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Preparing for Freezing Weather

Preparing for Freezing Weather

FREEZING WEATHER When it looks like we are about to get into some freezing weather, the first thought that comes to mind is if you have adequately protected your home.  You may have some special considerations for your home, depending upon what systems you have and...

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Animal Access at Eaves

Animal Access at Eaves

Introduction Poor detailing in siding is common in newer construction and is the most common cause for animal access in new homes.  This is true for both fiber cement products and wood siding products although we are seeing a lot fewer wood siding products used in...

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Value of Engineers After a Disaster

Value of Engineers After a Disaster

Value of Engineers After a Disaster Disasters such as hurricanes are cause for concern for everyone near the Gulf Of Mexico. Within minutes of a hurricane’s landfall, everything built in a span of few years, can be gone in seconds. Not only are properties affected,...

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