Mold Test Results
Mold samples need to be taken and brought over to an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)- or International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-certified laboratory for culturing and analysis. Results take seven business days to complete. Other companies provide quicker mold tests, but carry only general information that group many types of molds identified. These qualitative reports often offer high, medium, and low indications rather than exact numerical values.
New Jersey Inspection Code & Testing Compliance
The inspections Stocknoff does enable property owners to comply with state criterion established in the New Jersey Administrative Code 13:40-15. This code requires that a Pre-Inspection Agreement be signed prior to the inspection. The State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, on the other hand, specify rules regarding radon levels and testing methods.
Evaluations by licensed engineers give property buyers the edge when ascertaining structural flaws. This enables property buyers and owners to identify and address the following:
|• Horizontal Cracks Caused by Hydrostatic Water Pressure on Walls
• Improper Backfill Procedures during the Construction Stage or by Settlement
• Step Cracks in Block Foundation Caused by Footing Failure & Poor Soil Quality
• Cracks in Solid Walls due to Concrete Shrinkage Caused by Excessive Moisture
• Cracks in Solid Walls due to Concrete Shrinkage Owing to Footing Failure
Truss Systems & Additions Advice
Roof truss systems designed to support certain weight loads are also reassessed for structural integrity and potential repair. This is vital in cases where trusses have been improperly cut. Homeowners looking to make room additions are also best served with advice about structural soundness.
Evaluate & Recommend Process
The walls are measured to determine if they are bowed. Step cracks are also evaluated. Recommendations for repair are then made, and if necessary, raised-seal engineering drawings are provided for accuracy.