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Cracks Mentioned in Your Inspection Report. How Serious Are They?

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Your structural inspection report reveals there is some cracks in your building. You are wondering how serious this could be. First and foremost, it is important to note that most buildings have cracks at some stage in their existence. Modern buildings have been found to crack a lot more than older buildings. The reason for this is threefold. The modern buildings are built very fast, go very high and have thin walls. This increasing cracking on modern buildings makes its control a lot more crucial in the modern world. The seriousness of cracks depends on what type they are. Types […]

6 Costly Home Inspection Mistakes You Should Avoid

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A building inspection is considered by many to be the most stressful part of a real estate transaction. On one hand, there is the buyer who is about to make one of the biggest investments in his or her life and is worried about some deal-breaking defects of the home. On the other hand, you, the seller, are concerned about the potential for surprise costs. With that said, a home inspection will give both parties some peace of mind. The inspection is basically a visual evaluation of a home’s condition and should not worry you. Here are some common home […]

How to Prepare For a Remodeling Consultation

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So, you’ve decided to embark on a home or an office remodeling project. Congratulations! It’s not always easy to accept change, but change is sometimes inevitable. There are a lot of websites dedicated to telling you how to choose the best remodeling contractors, reminding you to check for licenses, references, and qualifications. Even though these factors are important, there is always one step in the selection process that is usually overlooked; and that is the consultation phase. A remodeling consultation will ensure that you totally understand the project that you are about to embark on. Here are tips on preparing […]

Tips to Filing a Roof Repair or Replacement Insurance Claim

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It’s troubling and stressful to find out that your roof requires repairing or replacing, especially after a storm. Making follow-ups with insurance adjusters, professional roofing contractors, and mortgage companies is quite a daunting task. To successfully handle your insurance claims, here are four important steps you need to follow: Find out what your insurance policy covers For this, you need to contact your insurance provider. Some types of policies may take into account the age of your roof at the time of damage. For instance, if your roof is just a few years old, you may be covered for the […]

4 Common Situations You’ll Need an Expert Investigative Engineer

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Do you really need investigative engineering services for your claims? Well, investigative engineering cannot only help you settle those claims, but also assist you in establishing coverage and setting reserves quickly and equitably. The findings from these investigations are useful for: Preventing repetition of claims by identifying the source of fraud and systematic issue Speeding the resolution of a claim by validating the events leading to a particular loss Identifying which insurer is responsible and which policy will cover the loss And, improving the underwriting process in case of specialized risks. At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we are experts and experienced […]

Building Inspection Services? Your Search Ends Here!

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Whether you are buying, building, or just renovating your home or business premise, an inspection is always crucial to ensure you have quality results through the process. But what exactly is a building inspection? About building inspections A building inspection is an assessment that checks for defects in a property, either during construction, before buying a home, or after a renovation. This inspection basically provides an accurate overview of your building. A typical building inspection will reveal any significant defects such as foundation movements, rising damp, structural cracking, drainage problems, structural deformation, material decay, inadequate ventilation, substandard work, flashings, spouting, […]

4 Ways Engineering Consulting Services Can Save Your Building Project

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The preliminary requirement for building or conceptualizing anything is engineering. Nonetheless, the engineering skill has become a scarce commodity in many companies nowadays. If you are thinking of starting any type of building project, ensure that you find professional engineering consulting services that will not only provide you with top-quality services, but also ensure that your project is a success. At Arnold Investigative Engineering, our clients’ satisfaction is always our number one priority. Before addressing your issue, our expert consultants will always take a thorough look at your project, understand the dynamics, and offer comprehensive consultations that will ensure success. […]

Do You Need Flood Insurance?

Did you know that a typical homeowner’s insurance does not cover flood damage? Shocking, isn’t it? It will only cover minor damages from rain; but if your house is filled with water, you are on your own. Even though certain areas are prone to flooding than others, this natural disaster can happen anywhere. According to, floods is rated as the number one natural disaster in the country. Just a few inches of water will cause severe damage to your home. With that said, are you prepared? Apart from just preparing your home for such a disaster and having a […]

Is New Construction Inspection Necessary?

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It is usually recommended that a building is inspected at its stages of the construction. This will give you, the owner, an assurance that everything is fine all through the process. And, if by any chance there is an issue regarding the construction, it can be rectified as soon as possible. New construction inspection is necessary especially with the fact that many builders are usually sub-contractors. One time they do a good job, another time they fail to deliver. There are three opportunities available during the building process that are recommended to have a professional inspector examine and report on […]

Top 3 Benefits of Building Construction Inspection Services

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Top 3 Benefits of Building Construction Inspection Services to a Home Owner… Building a home is one of the greatest financial investments that a person has to make in his or her life. Before making a financial commitment to a home, it is important that you fully understand what exactly you want to build.  You should consider hiring building inspection services to inspect your house during and after construction. However, before contacting the building construction inspection service, you need to be issued a building permit. These services will ensure that your construction work is done according to the approved plans […]