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What to Do When Structural Issues Arise: A Kamloops Home Inspector’s Guide

October 5th 2023

At JH Inspections, we pride ourselves on providing peace of mind to homeowners in the Kamloops & TNRD Area. One of the most concerning findings during a home inspection can be structural issues. But fear not! If you're faced with this situation, we've got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to navigate these challenges.

1. Understand the Report:

Before panicking, take a moment to thoroughly review the inspection report. Understand the specific structural issues mentioned and seek clarification on any terms or points you're unsure about.

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2. Consult with Experts:

While our inspection provides a comprehensive overview of your home's health and integrity, it's essential to consult a structural engineer for a detailed assessment of the severity of the issues and potential solutions.

3. Prioritize and Plan:

Not all structural issues are of equal urgency. Some might require immediate attention, while others can be addressed over time. Work with experts to prioritize repairs.

4. Secure Financing:

Structural repairs can be costly. Review your home insurance policy and explore financing options to ensure you can address the issues without financial strain.

5. Choose the Right Contractor:

Ensure you hire a reputable, licensed, and insured contractor experienced in the type of work required. It's always a good idea to get multiple estimates to make an informed decision.

6. Stay Informed and Involved:

Monitor the repair process closely. Stay involved and ensure the work aligns with the recommendations provided by the structural engineer.

7. Re-inspection:

Once repairs are completed, consider a re-inspection to ensure all issues have been addressed adequately. This provides peace of mind and ensures the longevity and safety of your home.

Discovering structural issues in your home can be daunting, but with the right approach and guidance, you can navigate this challenge effectively. At JH Inspections, we're committed to providing quality service, professional insights, and the most modern, easy-to-read inspection reports in the industry. Remember, we're here to help every step of the way!

Contact Us:

For further inquiries or to schedule your next inspection, reach out to us on our Contact page or call 250-879-2225.

You might also be interested in our article about other common issues in Kamloops home inspections.