During the course of the general  "Home Inspection" a condition may be observed that requires the additional expertise of a licensed structural engineer. The following conditions may warrant further investigation by a structural specialist:significant settlement, structural framing defects,earthquake bracing deficiencies, foundation defects, etc.

Our  Premier Partner Group  includes Structural Engineers who are focused on resisdential structural issues.

Soil instability is the number one cause of foundation defects in the San Francisco Bay area.

Soil instability can be caused by many factors such soil type or poorly compressed soil at time of contruction but the most common contributor in our area is poor roof and site water drainage management that undermining soil stability.

Inadequate earthquake bracing can be a significant consideration particularly in older homes and certain poorly engineered residental construction design.

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