The difference between an Engineer and a Home Inspector:
- Home Inspectors are not Licensed Engineers.
- Engineer is not a generic term and an Engineer has formal education requirements and a 16 hour licensing exam requirement.
- Only Licensed Engineers can evaluate Structural Systems, Mechanical Systems, Electrical systems and recommend corrective actions.
- At Schmitt Engineering we recommend corrective actions and we provide an expected cost for the recommended actions.
- ASHI- The American Society of Home Inspectors provides certification for non engineer home inspectors through a short course (usually a week or two.)
- By New York State Law an inspector cannot give an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component. If a Home Inspector finds a deficiency in any system the inspector must refer you to an engineer for evaluation and necessary corrective action.
- Schmitt Engineering is qualified to provide an accurate evaluation of a property and to fully determine the condition of the property.
Founded in 1974 Schmitt Engineering has been engaged in Civil Structural Engineering for new construction, renovations/ alterations, forensic engineering and pre purchase building inspections We strive to find cost effective and sound solutions to structural problems of all kinds.
We uphold ethical standards put forth by New York and New Jersey State licensing boards as well as The National Society of Professional Engineers, The American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of building Inspection Engineers.