Professional Engineers

Professional Engineering Inspections uses engineers to perform most of its inspections and consulting services unless you are notified otherwise at the time you schedule. Other inspection companies use state licensed home inspectors.

Clear Reporting

We tailor your reports to meet your specific needs making them easier to read and understand.

Experience

We bring 30+ years of experience in providing design, consulting, legal investigation, and quality assurance to our building inspection services.

Superior Inspections

The quality of service provided by Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc. is superior to that provided by others in the area. We have a staff available to answer your questions during normal business hours and our engineers or inspectors can normally return your call within a business day.

Pre-Purchase Building and Home Inspections

Intended to provide our clients with an understanding of the conditions of a residential or commercial property for consideration for purchase. This type of inspection considers aspects of the accessible foundation, roof, structure, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and maintenance conditions so that the client can make an informed purchase.

Structural Inspections

This inspection type typically includes evaluation of the foundation, roof, structure, and maintenance conditions of property inspected; however, the scope of this inspection can be customized and limited to make the best use of time and resources to meet our clients specific needs.

New Construction

We keep our new construction inspections informative and cost effective offering a Quality of Construction inspection series broken down into inspection of the preparations of foundation construction, framing inspection at top-out stage, and inspection of the finished construction at the final walk through stage. We also offer inspection and consulting services at any stage of construction upon request. Contact our office for more information.

Foundation Inspection

Provides an opinion of the performance and need for repair of a building’s foundation based upon measurements made at the foundation and structure and visual inspection of the structure which provide insights into the foundation performance. Additionally information on maintaining the foundation is provided to the client to assist in improving or maintaining future performance.

Consulting Services

Professional Engineering Inspections can provide a range of consulting services upon request. These services include: Legal inspections, development of design and specifications for repair, water entry inspections, roof inspections, phased quality assurance inspections, reserve studies, and evaluations of common properties for home owner associations. If you have special needs not addressed in this section please contact our offices for support.

Check out what our clients are saying

When Edward inspects a house you can tell that he is focused on the task at hand, but he will take the time to stop and answer any questions you have. During our first encounter he quickly identified me as a nutsy-boltsy kind of person and went into more than adequate detail with his explanations. His written reports are easy to interpret and extremely thorough. Paul Mercier

Just a note to let you know how greatly your services helped me in getting my builder to do the repairs discovered during your inspection. I consider your service as money very very  well spent.  There is no way I would have been able to identify the workmanship quality problems you discovered and addressed in your report. Alex Ortiz

I was referred to Edward Robinson by a friend. He has performed 2 inspections for me and I can wholeheartedly recommend him to any of my friends and family that are looking to buy a home in Houston. His attention to detail and his availability for questions and answers are amazing. His analytic thinking skills are unparalleled compared to other inspectors, likely stemming from his engineering background. I would be very cautious hiring any other typical “licensed home inspector.” If you want an inspection done correctly and thoroughly, hire Edward. He is a little more pricey, however you will find you will get more than your money’s worth in the end. He has already saved me from making a lifetime mistake.
Vijay Mittal

Check out this video testimony from Josh.

I was listing my home for sale and due to my international travel schedule, I made the decision to have my home inspected prior to listing to ensure that I knew upfront of any major repairs needed. This is the 3rd time I have used your firm over the years, and your professionalism continues to surpass my expectations. To my surprise, I received 2 competing contracts within 48 hours of my home going up on the market. Gina Donaldson

The inspection process and report which I received from Edward at Professional Engineering was more than I could have hoped for.  The process was carried out methodically, accurately and in full from beginning to end.  I now have concrete evidence of the flaws in installation by the contractors who worked on my house. Merri Michaels

I want to thank you again for your very thorough report. My builder said he had never seen one quite like it! He agreed on almost everything on the report including getting the framer back this morning to reinforce framing and yesterday they blew all new insulation in!!!!….

….You were worth every cent we paid on this house!

Andrea K.

More reasons to use us

Professional Engineering Inspections uses engineers to perform most of its inspections and consulting services unless you are notified otherwise at the time you schedule. Other inspection companies use state licensed home inspectors.
We bring 30+ years of experience in providing design, consulting, legal investigation, and quality assurance to our building inspection services.
The primary inspector has experience providing inspections and documentation for legal cases as well as testifying in court.
The level of education required to obtain an engineering license is higher than that required to obtain a TREC inspection license. Engineers requires a minimum of approximately 10 years to acquire an engineering license to practice when you consider school and work requirements. State licensed inspectors require only a few years to acquire an inspector’s license.
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TREC inspectors often recommend a 3rd party opinion after their initial inspection. Inspections performed by Professional Engineering Inspections will result in an opinion on site and in writing in most cases.
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The technical reports provided by Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc are superior to TREC reports and those provided by other companies. We do not provide a “cookbook” quality inspection report.
Our inspections, evaluations, and consulting services and related reports are not bound by a State of Texas mandated report format. As a result Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc. has been providing a level of detail unsurpassed by any TREC licensed inspection company and many engineering contractors. We can tailor your reports to meet your specific needs making them easier to read and understand.
The primary inspector has over 25 years of experience in doing inspections of all types.
The quality of service provided by Professional Engineering Inspections, Inc. is superior to that provided by others in the area. We have a staff available to answer your questions during normal business hours and our engineers or inspectors can normally return your call within a business day.
We find that the average customer of Professional Engineering Inspections, is far superior to other companies customers and as a result we enjoy working with our clients.

From the Professional Engineering Inspection Blog

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CONTRACTORS

By: Gary J. Caruso, P.E. R.S.   Criterium-Caruso Engineers. Dealing with a contractor requires some understanding of what they do and who they are as persons.  To understand your contractor, you have to understand that contracting is a very difficult, risky and...

Finding a Contractor After the Flood

After the Disaster Finding a contractor after a disaster can be difficult and stressful, especially on short notice or under the conditions of a disaster.  Construction work is something that most people have a difficult time dealing with, even when they have had time...

Cleaning up After the Flood – NABIE

The following article was reposted with permission from the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers. After flood waters recede and you have access to your home or building, it is time to start the cleanup process.  The following questions and answers are...

Beware of Post Disaster Reconstruction Scams

Professional Engineering Inspections can assist you with your post disaster reconstruction process and help to avoid scams.  The first steps are going to be documenting the damage and having your insurance adjuster out provide an assessment of what they will cover....

Accessing to Disaster Assistance and Resources

FEMA Assistance Information To apply for FEMA assistance please visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov.  People without internet access may sign up by calling 800-621-3362. Individuals have speech disabilities or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585 directly;...

How Deep Should Your Root Barriers Go?

When consulting on foundation maintenance and repair on expansive clay soil we often recommend the use of root barriers and a watering system where trees are nearby.  Root barriers or root walls are amazingly effective when trees are determined to be using moisture...

Post Repair Foundation Elevations

When a client calls about foundation performance issues and the office asks if they have any historical elevation data the first question we typically get is, “What are elevations?”  The term “elevations” is used to describe a series of measurements made at the...

Structural Configuration and Floor Slopes

Doing inspections for the last 30 years, with most of my work on wood framed residential structures, I commonly find floor slopes at the second floor of a structure which indicate some sagging of the structure has occurred.  Often such sagging results in floor slopes...

Expose Nails-New Construction

Expose nails and nail holes through the roof are common occurrences in new construction. Can you see the nail in the picture? Often these nails are not visible except when walking the roof.  If the roof is safe to access and conditions are safe Professional...

Storm Surge

Storm surge can be more lethal than the the storm or hurricane.  This video from the National Weather Service provides a good description. https://youtu.be/bBa9bVYKLP0

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Professional Quality

We have been providing professional, high quality engineering services for nearly 30 years.  Over that time we have developed repeatable reporting methodologies, report delivery, and deliverable clarity surpassing most other engineering firms.  Our quality inspection and reporting services will assist you in making informed decisions.  Our reports are well written and easy to understand.

Locations Served

  • Houston
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