Can anyone recommend an ethical structural engineer? We recently closed on a house and learned that the sellers did not disclose foundation problems.

Asked by Holli, Dallas, TX Tue Oct 29, 2013

We just moved to Dallas from the East Coast and were not aware of the severity of foundation issues with Dallas homes. While the previous owners provided a flimsy engineer's report in the disclosure saying the foundation was sound, we just happened to learn the sellers had also received an estimate of more than $10,000 from a foundation company the year before that they did not disclose. We are shocked and devastated of what the total cost of repair could be with secondary damage repairs as well. We would like an independent assessment to verify the estimate. Any advice out there?

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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Oct 29, 2013
yea I wouldnt be too worry just base on one repair estimate. The price of repair can varies by thousands from company. Afterall they do need to sell in order to do a repair.
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Kristin Smith, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Call Scott Davis at (817) 908-8391

I'm so sorry fir what you are going through but I hope Scott can help!

Best of luck,

Kristin
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Adam Green is helpful too. (972) 533-9702
Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014
Thanks!
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Holt Barber, Agent, Plano, TX
Tue Oct 29, 2013
I really like Lighthouse engineering. They have always shot me straight. See if you can get Mike the owner out (214) 577-1077. Good luck
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Thanks so much.
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Adam, Home Buyer, Dallas, TX
Thu Aug 3, 2017
I would be happy to help. My company, Crosstown Engineering specializes in third party structural inspections. I have had training in mediations as well in case their is a dispute (State of FL mediation license - inactive). Adam Green, P.E. - (469) 751-7694.
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Richardrashi…, Home Buyer, Dallas, TX
Tue May 31, 2016
Go to http://www.repairfoundations.com. or http://www.foundationmanspeaks.com. Lots of good information written and video. These are my websites and I supply information and not repairs. Solutions and not piers.
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Adam Alexand…, Home Buyer, Irving, TX
Sun Jul 20, 2014
I can help. Give Adam Green, P.E. at Crosstown Engineering a call. We are independent structural engineers that focus on foundation assessments. I hope you were able to resolve the problem!
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Glenda Finne…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Call Richard Rash-He has years of experience and can help you conserve costs. His number is 817-308-8186.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Feel free to call me and we'll give you our list.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Oct 29, 2013
Have you contacted your Realtor to discuss the potential of lawsuit against the seller for non disclosure . OF course attorney fees are not cheap.

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Yes, thanks. We are looking into it but agree that attorneys fees are not cheap either. We can't figure out what the good of having a disclosure law is if sellers are only held accountable if the buyers can afford astronomical legal fees.
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