Storm Damage

SQ Consultants were asked to evaluate cracks in the walls of a house.
The cracks were caused by two trees falling at different times on the roof of the house.
The owner of the house instead of calling a professional engineer called the insurance company.
The insurance company did the best they could but since no professional engineer came to the site their assessment was superficial.
After a couple of months of the visit by the insurance company the cracks reappeared. But this time the owner of the house called SQ Consultants.
Our assessment was that the damage could have been caused by the trees falling on the house.
It is important when damage to the house is observed by a natural calamity that a professional engineer be called to assess the damage.

Post Pour Inspection

A client called SQ Consultants to do a post pour inspection. Post pour inspection means a inspection where permit by mistake is not taken out for the work done.
In this case a slab was poured without permit. Post pour inspection is a lengthy process where first a letter is written to the county explaining the circumstances for the post pour inspection.
After permission was received from the county a site visit was made and the slab and soil checked for compression and bearing capacity.
After all the information was obtained county was given the info and asked to approve the post pour inspection.