We are certified to provide visual inspections describing the conditions of the roof, exposed exterior foundation, exposed floor framing and foundation walls in a crawlspace and exposed framing in the attic that is accessible. Only a licensed engineer can provide a structural engineering report. If you are concerned about the structural integrity of the home you are purchasing, it is recommended that you hire a structural engineer.
The inspector may provide a visual evaluation of the lot and how the grading may be negatively affecting proper drainage around the foundation.
Not all homes require a structural inspection that involves the services of a licensed structural engineer however, Inquest Inspections will always recommend the services of a licensed structural engineer when visible structural defects may require repair recommendations that include modifying the structure and/or foundation.