404 Hwy 19N, Meridian, MS, Copyright © 2019 Carter Miller Sansing, Ltd - All Rights Reserved

Assessment and Review of Residential Structures

In general, Residential structures can suffer from a range of defects, including settlement of the
sub-grade beneath foundations, lack of care or abuse over time, or improper construction.
If you suspect your home has an issue with the structure, then be proactive and contact a structural
engineer. Often times, repair costs for structural issues are more economical when found in the
initial stages of failure. Additionally, it is important to have a structural engineer review your home
prior to any structural modifications or repairs.
Reviews are made as directed by the owner, prospective buyer, or the lending institution.
Determinations, unless advanced testing is provided, are based on visual observations only.
Generally, attics and crawlspace are not extensively examined. Architectural, mechanical, or electrical systems, or their compliance to the governing building codes are not evaluated. The report will not be considered an exhaustive technical evaluation. Format: Visual observations are made Measurements required for evaluation are made Sketches, if required, are produced Photographs are recorded for evaluation Conclusions are made Recommendations, if required, are stated Detailed repair, design, and details are beyond the scope of the report; however, services can be provided under a separate agreement. It is strongly recommended that CMS review any repairs completed to a residence to ensure that the repair work was done in accordance with the recommendations. Disclaimer: Opinions and comments stated in the report are based on the apparent performance of the structure on the day of the structural review. Performance standards are based on the knowledge gained through the experience and professional studies of the engineer. Due to the unknown characteristics of the soils which underlie the area, the engineer cannot warrant or guarantee the condition of the structure beyond the date of the structural review report. Variances in local conditions either by weather conditions, changes in groundwater levels, or leakage of underground pipes could have adverse effects on the structure; therefore, other warranties, either expressed or implied, cannot be given. The engineer is not responsible for any repairs made that are not designed and observed by the engineer.
Request for structural reviews are made via telephone, email, and/or appointment. An agreement is
made with 50% of the fee due at the time of report request. An appointment is then scheduled as to
when the engineer will be on the site. Coordination is required to provide entry and access to all
areas that require review. Upon completion of the report the balance of the agreed report cost is
required. Payment is not contingent upon any sell of associated property.
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404 Hwy 19N, Meridian, MS, Copyright © 2019 Carter Miller Sansing, Ltd - All Rights Reserved

Assessment and Review of Residential Structures

In general, Residential structures can suffer from a range of
defects, including settlement of the sub-grade beneath
foundations, lack of care or abuse over time, or improper
construction.
If you suspect your home has an issue with the structure,
then be proactive and contact a structural engineer. Often
times, repair costs for structural issues are more economical
when found in the initial stages of failure. Additionally, it is
important to have a structural engineer review your home
prior to any structural modifications or repairs.
Reviews are made as directed by the owner, prospective
buyer, or the lending institution.
Determinations, unless advanced testing is provided, are
based on visual observations only.
Generally, attics and crawlspace are not extensively
examined. Architectural, mechanical, or electrical systems, or their compliance to the governing building codes are not evaluated. The report will not be considered an exhaustive technical evaluation. Format: Visual observations are made Measurements required for evaluation are made Sketches, if required, are produced Photographs are recorded for evaluation Conclusions are made Recommendations, if required, are stated Detailed repair, design, and details are beyond the scope of the report; however, services can be provided under a separate agreement. It is strongly recommended that CMS review any repairs completed to a residence to ensure that the repair work was done in accordance with the recommendations. Disclaimer: Opinions and comments stated in the report are based on the apparent performance of the structure on the day of the structural review. Performance standards are based on the knowledge gained through the experience and professional studies of the engineer. Due to the unknown characteristics of the soils which underlie the area, the engineer cannot warrant or guarantee the condition of the structure beyond the date of the structural review report. Variances in local conditions either by weather conditions, changes in groundwater levels, or leakage of underground pipes could have adverse effects on the structure; therefore, other warranties, either expressed or implied, cannot be given. The engineer is not responsible for any repairs made that are not designed and observed by the engineer.
Request for structural reviews are made via telephone,
email, and/or appointment. An agreement is made with 50%
of the fee due at the time of report request. An appointment
is then scheduled as to when the engineer will be on the site.
Coordination is required to provide entry and access to all
areas that require review. Upon completion of the report the
balance of the agreed report cost is required. Payment is not
contingent upon any sell of associated property.
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