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Question DetailsAsked on 10/20/2011

looking for a engineer to inpect my house poor work done to it i have to sue the person who builted y house

I DID A ENGINEER TO INPECT MY HOME I HAVE CRACKS IN MY FLOOR THAT GO ALL THE WAY

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Hire a licensed Architect. If your house was built poorly, you will have more issues than what an engineer will be looking for. Also, some architects are expert witnesses, so they will be able to represent you in a court case. Architects also work with engineers, so if one is needed they may have one on their team or be able to provide contact information.

Visit the website below, and look to the bottom for "Architect Finder". Put in your zip code and review the list of architects. You will need one that has facility (building) management / assessment skills.

Good luck.

Source: http://www.aia.org

Answered 7 years ago by Kenny Johnson

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Note that some minor cracking of concrete slabs is to be expected. Often "control joints" are added to slabs to allow it to crack in a "controlled" location. Tile floors often show cracks when they have been installed over a control joint without a proper "slip sheet", which allows some minor movement of the slab without cracking tiles.

If your cracking is more serious than this, you may want to talk to a geotechnical (soils) engineer. Typically cracked slabs/foundations are caused by issues with the underlying soil (settlement of soil, expansion of soil, collapse, etc.). A geotechnical engineer can do some tests on the soils to see what is likely causing the problem and recommend ways to fix it.

A structural engineer may then need to be involved with the solution - designing some repairs to the footings or anchoring them to deeper layers of soil beneath the house using concrete piers or helical anchors, etc. as recommended by the geotechnical engineer.


Answered 7 years ago by arxengineering




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