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Old 07-27-2011, 01:52 PM  
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Was your guy an engineer or a home inspector, there is a difference? Make sure your new guy is an engineer and expect to pay more.
He was a structural engineer, not an inspector. The new guy is also a structural engineer as well. I tried to find a foundation engineer but no luck. The first guy was 500 originally, but since he said no report was needed he didnt charge me the full amount. This one is 750 and i WILL get a full report in writing even if he says i dont need one.


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Old 07-27-2011, 08:28 PM  
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I would still record how much out of level everything is so that next time you could check it yourself every six month or so. You can do that with a 4ft level and a long wedge of wood like a cedar shingle. You slide the wedge under the level until it reads level and measure the thickness of the wedge at that spot.
We didn't talk about insect or rot dammage, you want the engineer to look for that.



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Old 07-28-2011, 03:12 PM  
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Well, engineer # 2 left a little while ago and basically told me the same exact thing #1 told me. He sees no structural damage, normal settling, good strong house, a few things i can do to fix certain issues, but he also does not anything that worried him in the least.
He does think i may have a small leak in bathroom and gave me a spot to watch.

So, I need to thank you guys and let this thing rest.

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Great, now you will sleep better.

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If all else fails, you may want to have a local foundation repair outfit take a look at what you have, and give you an estimate (usually free) of what they think is needed to correct the situation. With sticking windows and doors, I'd definitely look at foundation settlement of some kind. Doors and windows "stick" for a reason.

PM me if you want to pick my alleged brain (I'm a semi-retired civil engineer and former home inspector, and have performed more than 3500 inspections of all types of structures in the last 44 years).



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