Heimer Engineering Pre-Purchase Home,
Building, Condo, and Co-op Inspections
Heimer Engineering uses Professional Engineers to perform home inspections,
building inspections, condo inspections, and co-op inspections in Manhattan, Queens,
Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester
The Professional Engineer inspectors of Heimer Engineering perform pre-purchase home, building, condo, and co-op inspections in the Metro New York area. If your are unsure where to start, learn the basics at Inspections 101.
Five reasons to choose a Professional Engineer
Are you considering using a non-Engineer to inspect the house, building, condo, or co-op that you may purchase? Consider the following:
- Under New York law, only a Professional Engineer can assess structural integrity, sufficiency of electrical service or heating, etc. A Home Inspector who is not a Professional Engineer cannot advise you about structural soundness.
- Becoming a Professional Engineer requires a minimum of four years of Engineering College and four years relevant experience with relevant Building Codes, Engineering Standards, pass two Engineering exams, etc. A New York Licensed Home Inspector only needs to take 140 hours, which is the equivalent of one month of training.
- If there are structural issues, you need a Professional Engineer to assess them. If a non-Engineer does not recognize a structural issue, how will you know to call in a Professional Engineer?
- A Professional Engineer is required to take continuing education to keep up-to-date. With many thousands of approved online courses, the Professional Engineer can choose Engineering topics that improve inspection skills.
- The Professional Engineer's training and experience help him detect deficiencies that a non-Engineer would miss. Engineers are, by training and experience, problem solvers. An Engineer can analyze areas of concern and provide you with reliable recommendations.
Section §197-4.2 of the State of New York home inspector law requires home inspectors to have the following wording in the pre-inspection agreement:
Home inspectors are not permitted to provide engineering or architectural services
THINK about the above restriction and why it is required when choosing who should inspect the home, building, condo, or co-op you are considering purchasing.
|Structural System||Foundation||Basement Water||Why Pay Twice?|
|Utilities, appliances, and the environment|
|Electric System||Aluminum Wiring||Heating System||Hot Water System|
|Federal Pacific||Carbon Monoxide||Asbestos||Mold|
|Air Conditioning||Plumbing System||Appliances||Think Green|
|Insect damage and rotted wood|
|Termites||"Free" Inspections||Carpenter Ants||Rotted Wood|
|Building codes, construction, and sample reports|
|Building Codes||New Construction||Thermal Imaging||Sample Report|
|Inside and outside the house or building|
|Roof System||Leaders and Gutters||Siding||Trim|
|Storm Damage||Windows and Doors||Inside the Building||Outside the Building|
|Heimer Engineering's Engineer Inspectors perform pre-purchase home inspections, building inspections, condo inspections, and co-op inspections, and provide other engineering services in the State of New York. We cannot provide advice regarding properties outside the State of New York. We do not provide contracting, construction, building, or repair services, and are not affiliated with or franchised by ay society, organization, other company, or the Department of Buildings.|
|Asbestos||Carbon Monoxide||Lead Based Paint||Oil Leaks|
|Phase I Surveys||Radon Gas||Mold||Water Quality|
|Heimer Engineering performs pre-purchase home inspections, building inspections, condo inspections, and co-op inspections, and provides other engineering services in the State of New York. As part of these inspection, the Engineer Inspectors alert you of environmental risks that can be visibly detected, just as other Home Inspectors do. The difference is that we will never misrepresent this as an environmental inspection. You need to retain an appropriately licensed and trained environmental consultant to have environmental hazards properly evaluated in the home, building, condo, or co-op that you are considering purchasing.|