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  • R Walter Engineering, LLC

    "We were purchasing a home and during the inspection a very expensive structural issue was discovered. The seller agreed to fix and hire a licensed contractor for the repairs. 6 Days before closing the seller's contractor performs the repairs. I arrive at the job site 90 minutes after scheduled start to review the progress and no one is at the site. To my surprised, there are a few cosmetic repairs to hide the damage and other locations no work was even performed. I took pictures, a video and contacted my agent to ask what's going on. Late that evening I'm informed the seller and their contractor are saying all repairs are complete. 5 Days before closing, I'm scrambling for an experienced and licensed structural engineer to review the work performed and advise if repairs resolved structural issue. After spending half a day googling, researching reviews and calling engineers, I come across Bob. Bob was already booked out till mid afternoon Friday (We are closing Monday). So I schedule an appointment. Thursday morning, I reach out to Bob to see to see if there was anyway possible, if he could squeeze us in today. Lucky for us he had a cancellation and was able to make it out early afternoon. Bob arrived a few minutes ahead of schedule and had a very professional demeanor. Our agent and the sellers agent was on-site while Bob performed the inspection and handled the bombardment of questions from the seller agent like an experienced pro. Bob quickly assessed that the repairs were cosmetic and did not resolve the structural issue. He was able to communicate in common language what was needed to properly repair the problem and provided a written report a couple days later. From start to finish our experience with Bob has been fantastic and would highly recommend. FYI: The bids coming from qualified contractors to repair the structural problems are exceeding 20k. Thank you Bob for saving us from a nightmare."

    5.0 star review from Chad S. in null, VA

  • Pirmoz Structural Engineering

    "Akbar cut a small hole in the ceiling and determined that the columns were not structural. He was patient, thorough, and very professional. He truly cares about his work, and it shows. If ever I needed a structural review again, I would hire Akbar immediately! "

    5.0 star review from Ann Marie E. in Alexandria, VA

  • Structural Engineering Solutions, Inc.

    "Adam, from Structural Engineering Solutions, was thorough, meticulous, and professional. He took his time explaining the cause of the problem and the available options to fix the issue. Turns out my contractor had misdiagnosed the issue. Adam provided great advice on the parts of the project I could do myself and the parts that were best left to a contractor. Definitely would recommend talking to Structural Engineering Solutions before talking to a contractor. "

    5.0 star review from Theo A. in Springfield, VA

  • Out of Network

    Bell Architects, PC

    "extremely prompt and courteous reply, and great, free advice. my condo was not able to actually hire them but truly appreciated his willingness to give us guidance"

    4.8 star review from CA G. in Washington, DC

  • Out of Network

    Golden Construction, Inc.

    "Overall it was good. I would suggest to anyone thinking about using them to make sure you see all of the materials before installation. I had one issue with a dimmer switch and I ended up having to purchase the type of dimmer swtich I was looking for and then have them come back to install it. But they were professional and after the first day I didn't mind leaving them in the house unattended."

    4.0 star review from Meredythe G. in Woodbridge, VA

Structural engineers are licensed professionals who analyze the forces on a building to make a determination as to whether it can hold up (withstand) those forces. They are an absolute must if your contractor or home inspector detects the early warning signs that there may be a problem with a home's structure or if you have any questions about whether a wall is supporting the weight of the floor above it. Some reasons you may need to call in a structural engineer near you include:

  • Building an addition or altering a room's layout (which may require tearing down walls)
  • Installing solar panels on the roof
  • Buying a home where a home inspector has indicated there may be a structural problem
  • Noticing cracks in foundation walls, bowing walls, uneven floors, cracks around windows, and standing water in your basement
  • Observing termite, fire, wind, or water damage

When it comes time to hire a structural engineer, be sure to get quotes, read reviews, and interview multiple candidates. HomeAdvisor can help with this process. Enter your zip code today to be connected with residential structural engineers in your area who are ready to get started on your project.