WHEN YOU REALLY NEED IT TO COUNT
All of our property and building inspections are performed by licensed engineers.
Engineers are uniquely qualified to provide the highest
value for a property inspection.
The knowledge that comes from a thorough home or building inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs over the coming years. We inspect every property from the ground up and provide unbiased, confidential facts.
Our inspections will inform you about:
Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Plumbing Systems
Foundation, Wall and Structure Stability
Roof, Gutter and Drainage Integrity
Water Leakage or Damage
Windows, Doors and Hardware Conditions
Site drainage and grading
We encourage our clients to attend the entire home inspection as we openly communicate with you about each inspection point. A typical home inspection will take 2-4 hours to conduct, depending on the size and condition of the home, and how many questions our clients have (we love questions). For first time home buyers, our home inspections provide an opportunity to learn about your new home and how to maintain it for the future. We take digital photos throughout the inspection and include them in our inspection report, along with other helpful information. You can usually expect to receive the detailed written report of our findings as they were verbally presented during the inspection within 24 hours.
WE RECOMMEND A HOME INSPECTION BY A QUALIFIED ENGINEER FOR ALL SELLERS, BUYERS, AND THOSE LOOKING TO KEEP UP WITH HOME MAINTENANCE
I had a few contractors give me different opinions about my foundation amounting to expensive repair estimates. I reached out to Oak Ridge to get an engineers opinion, and he was able to evaluate the issue and suggest the proper direction without having to do major repairs as the contractors suggested. Will definitely reach out to him any time I have any structural concerns.
Essex County, NJ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Oak Ridge Engineering have an affiliation with Real Estate Companies?No. Let us repeat that; NO! Although we enjoy a positive working relationship with the real estate community, our allegiance is always to our client. We are completely independent. The laws that govern our profession do not allow any financial relationship between home inspectors and real estate agents. Any home inspector who is paying advertising or referral fees to a real estate company is in violation of New Jersey's Home Inspection Advisory Statutes.
Why should I hire an Engineer, rather than just a Home Inspector?Even with a home inspector's license there is still a difference between a Professional Engineer and a Licensed Home Inspector. By law in practically all states, Licensed Professional Engineers are the only ones who can legally render an opinion as to the structural integrity of an existing building. The New Jersey Home Inspection Statutes limit home inspectors to "observing existing conditions" in the home. They may not evaluate the adequacy of the structural & mechanical systems that make up a home. For this reason, it is recommended that home buyers hire home inspectors who are Professional Engineers to perform their inspection.