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 Evaluation

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

Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know the framing engineers spoke very highly of your report. They complimented the structure and design of the report, in addition to your wording and specificity – a “very professional engineer,”  they said.

And for your information, they are correcting a majority of the items you listed on the report, because you were right, and they couldn’t prove otherwise!

Thank you for a job well done! I

Josh and Leda Watson

Edward –

Andy and I want to thank you for your excellent inspection and let you know how much we enjoyed meeting and working with you.  We used your report today and were so glad to have this tool to reference.  Having the numbered pictures made pointing out the concerns much easier!

The walk thru went well, and they are in fact fixing many of the problems you discovered.  The builder had gone in earlier this week and marked some of the very items you pointed out, and they are planning on addressing/fixing them.

We are so pleased that we had your expertise to point things out, and you do such a professional job.

Thank you again, and we wish you, your business and family all the best.

Candice Williams

I am so grateful to Ed for his help lo these many years in his diligence in inspecting so many buildings we have attempted to buy… or have bought.  My realtor says he has never met any inspector as thorough and professional and spot-on in assessments as Ed.  The roofer has agreed to transfer the lifetime warranty he gave the sellers to me and to repair the roof…and I have the stucco guy ready to start as soon as we close.  Our option period is up tomorrow evening, so I am moving forward to buy the house.  Ed’s “eagle eye” was invaluable, as always.

My gratitude,

 

Marge Ellison

If you are looking at this, you’ve most likely now put in an offer for ‘your’ future home and are excited yet cautious if you’ve made the right decision. What if this house has problems and to what extent is it bad is a question that is dogging your mind. Well, you are right. It is an important question and decision and you need to know be rest assured that the investment you intend to make is not a toxic asset. If that is the case, then Edward from Professional Engineering Inspections is the right person you need. He is a rare breed of thorough engineers who is meticulous, diligent, professional, punctual, and honest. We recently experienced his services firsthand less than a week ago when we put an offer for a house. We called up the number of the web page and a very professional ….. <More On Yelp>

Vijay R.

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.

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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.

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Proper Drainage After Foundation Repairs

Proper Drainage After Foundation Repairs

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Getting a C.L.U.E….. Report

Getting a C.L.U.E….. Report

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Poor Tape Flashing Application

Poor Tape Flashing Application

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Nail Holes In New Construction Roof Systems are Common

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Tensioning Residential Foundation Cable Late

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Quips and Images from the field with short explanations.  As a result excuse our errors.  Not quite a blog….

A Little Short on Insulation

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Damaged Brick – New Construction

Damaged Brick – New Construction

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Corroded Coils Common on Newer Systems

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Foundation Corner Chips

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New Construction Defect – Nails Through Window Frames

New Construction Defect – Nails Through Window Frames

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Your R Value is a Little Low.

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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.

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