Logo, A&M Engineering Services, Inc. - Home Inspections
(855) 206-6690
PO Box 4440, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003



Protective Mold & Radon Testing

Mold on Walls - Radon Testing

At A&M Engineering Services, Inc. in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the company provides property owners and buyers with state-compliant radon testing and industry standard mold testing. Mold testing is necessary to determine toxicity threats in homes and various other establishments. Radon testing follows the same principle, but is focused on detecting radioactive radon gas presence in structures.

Maintain Safe Radon Levels

Radon testing measures the concentration levels of radon gas to ensure safe levels in various structures. Radon levels below 4.0 pCi/L require no mitigation systems to be installed.

Identifying Mold Hazards

Unhealthy home conditions brought about by the presence of mold growth can be addressed only after testing procedures are done. Mold grows within 48 hours in conditions where there is 65% relative humidity. Such amount of humidity is often brought about by leaks, water in foundation walls, and condensation due to poor air flow. There are specific circumstances that justify mold testing procedures:

• When Mold Growth Is Visible • When Moldy Odor Is Present • When Moisture Problems Are Evident

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.

Structural Inspections

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.

Contact him in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for inquiries about how to enlist
his licensed radon testing technicians for procedures on your properties.