Lenders, county inspectors, and even buyers sometimes require a structural certification for a property. Usually the requirement relates to non-standard construction, or repairs to a structural component. Home inspectors sometimes recommend a certification when they find unusual construction techniques or damage.
A structural certification is a document provided by a licensed engineer (a professional engineer or “PE”) that states the fitness for use of a structural system. Often times the document is required when structural components do not conform to accepted standards of practice (i.e. a variance from building codes) or if there have been repairs to structural components. Typically any structural damage caused by termites or wind or storm damage requires a structural certification.
If you live in Maryland and need a structural certification, contact us, we’ll be glad to help you.