Structural Inspection and
According to Colorado law, a
structural opinion can only be rendered by a professional engineer.
Therefore you cannot get this service from a regular home inspection
company. A structural inspection is a visual inspection of the
foundation elements, bearing walls, beams and columns, floor slabs, framing,
crawlspace areas, and drainage. These components are observed for signs of
movement, distress, damage, and/or the ability to adversely affect the rest of
the structure. General recommendations are made and repair design concepts
are discussed. This inspection is not a structural repair design however;
it is an inspection to determine the existing condition of the structural elements and
whether repairs are warranted based on those conditions. Structural repair
design is available if deemed necessary.
home has a large crack in the brick veneer, due to settlement of the
foundation corner. Structural underpinning of the corner was recommended
to arrest the movement and realign the corner.
Key Benefits to having a Structural Inspection:
- The Structural Inspection focuses exclusively on the structure, and is
therefore more in depth than the structural portion of a standard home
- If the Structural Inspection reveals issues requiring a Structural Repair
Design, the Inspection is utilized as a basis for that design.
- This is one of our most popular inspections, given the expansive
soil conditions prevalent in Colorado.
- A home is the biggest investment you may ever make and the structure of
the home is the most important component. Therefore, it
makes good sense to have the structure evaluated for potential
- Our engineers are experienced and trained in recognizing structural
concerns associated with expansive soil issues. We also are trained to
recognize construction deficiencies that may not yet have manifested into
- We receive many calls from buyers that need a structural inspection,
because their home inspector or appraiser identified a concern but could not
legally render an opinion on the issue. We are available and qualified
to render that opinion.
Coyle Inspection Engineers, Inc.
2170 S. Parker Rd., Denver Colorado 80231
- Telephone: 303-745-5209