Usually, if there is an indication that something within the structural components of a home or commercial building may not be safe or sound, then a thorough Structural Inspection by a licensed engineer is commonly required. At United Professional Engineering (UPE) we provide accurate, conclusive and unbiased Structural Inspection reports to ensure safety and conformance.
Our structural inspections are based on sound engineering principals and proven methods of documenting and collecting data on-site. Utilizing the latest in visual inspection, non-invasive / non-destructive examination (NDE) and engineering analysis, our licensed engineers analyze site-specific data to identify structural defects & damages; non-compliant and non-conforming issues; costly remediation and potential catastrophic failures.
At UPE, we are licensed as a Special (Threshold) Inspector with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and have a tremendous wealth of experience performing these services.
One major service we perform is to verify that the concrete mix designs are in compliance with the contract specifications in advance of concrete placement. The threshold inspector, who will be on site during all concrete and grout placement activities, will verify that the proper concrete, type and strength is delivered and placed at the proper location. He will record any water added to the concrete and note if it exceeds that allowed in the mix design.
Any deviations from the approved concrete mix design will be immediately reported to the general contractor’s superintendent and the owner’s authorized representative.
Commercial Structural Inspections
At UPE, we also provide Commercial Building Structural Inspection services on non-threshold buildings. Our licensed, structural engineers make a site visit to the property. We survey the areas of concern and assess the severity of the structural problems in question. These inspections include: foundation, masonry and concrete walls, wood framing, metal framing, truss inspections, roofing inspections, etc.
After a site investigation is conducted, our structural engineers prepare a structural engineering report outlining onsite findings, identifying probable cause of the structural issue and recommendations for remediation of any structural deficiency uncovered. We provide our clients with a photograph log documenting existing conditions at the time of the site visit.
Residential Structural Inspections
Many engineering firms do not offer residential services. At UPE, we understand the residential market and the homeowner. We value their business and our team is proud to service this sector. Most of the work that we perform for residential homeowners begins with an onsite engineering assessment. Our licensed, structural engineers make a site visit to the property. We survey the areas of concern and assess the severity of the structural problems in question.
After a site investigation is conducted, our structural engineers prepare a structural engineering report outlining onsite findings, identifying probable cause of the structural issue and recommendations for remediation of any structural deficiency uncovered. We provide our clients with a photograph log documenting existing conditions at the time of the site visit. Only a licensed, structural engineer can provide accurate assessments and solutions for a home buyer or seller. Give us a call today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Others Are Saying
They were very professional looking carefully at all the details. The inspection report was clear and precise as well they suggested to make some minor repairs needed. I highly recommend them.
This was a very good experience. There was great communication, work was done on time and professionally handled. couldn't have asked for better. Thank you for all your hard work on this project.
Mr. Giglio with UPE was very professional and explained everything expected of me before coming out to my house. He arrived right on time and was very thorough with his inspection. He was also very willing to discuss the issue with the necessary people to solve the problem that I was having.
I had a client that had some settling on a retaining wall. They called me from the site to make sure that we were on the same page. I had a report shortly after in the mail. They followed up with a call and some more advice on how to proceed with the repair. Very pleasant process
Questions about getting started? Drop us a line to find out more!
Contact us today to see how we can help you with your next structural engineering project!