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When choosing which property to purchase in New Jersey, people tend to depend on real estate agents and home inspectors for guidance before buying anything. People often consult the services of the average inspector, but there are reasons why one should consider hiring a structural engineer in NJ for a home inspection.
A structural engineer is defined by the Institution of Structural Engineers to be specialists in design, construction, repair, conversion, and conservation. Their specializations provide them with sufficient knowledge and experience excellently offer quality home inspections, including the evaluation of structural issues of the home.
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The tasks of a structural engineer include evaluating construction materials, inspecting and appraising the site, implementing the building code, designing and inspecting a building, assessing the damage from different phenomena, and overseeing demolitions.
When it comes to legal proceedings, the knowledge of structural engineers lets them testify as experts by providing reports of the structure’s design, failure, fatigue, safety, collapse, trusses, and underpinning that could contribute to the destruction of a particular structure.
The structural engineer has the expertise to fully function as a capable home inspector that can deliver an in-depth assessment of the status of the home you’re purchasing to ensure the safety of the potential homeowners. For more information on structural engineers, see this infographic by Lockatong.