Foundation / Elevation Measurements
Using a computerized, state-of-the-art level we can document the relative elevations of your home. This is enhanced documentation of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection.
It can be used in the future as a baseline or comparison to determine if the home has moved.
It’s important to note that homes often have deviations that are difficult to detect without specialized tools. Floors may be unlevel from the day the concrete is placed if the forms were not level at the time they were built. Homes also settle over time and as long as the home stays together the foundation is performing it’s job, which is to support the structure of the home.
We can also perform relative measurements of the home to the garage, pool, patio, or other features to help you understand drainage or plan for improvements. If you are interested in these more advanced services please contact the office to discuss them further.
I encourage clients to use this information for documentation purposes and not to rely on it or interpret it without assistance from a licensed, qualified structural engineer. Nor should any data produced from this be construed as a survey of any kind. Should you wish to have an elevation survey I recommend engaging a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor who can provide more comprehensive reports.