Since 2011, our goal has been to serve a variety of clients throughout the Central & South Texas area, providing them with the residential or commercial engineering solutions they need for their projects. We can efficiently assess the condition of your frame or foundation and determine if there are any issues that need to be addressed. We can also offer solutions on how to remedy these issues to ensure your building is structurally sound. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer or to schedule a structural evaluation with our experienced team.
When you are working on a residential or commercial construction project and you want to ensure your building is structurally sound, trust Nevins Engineering, PLLC to provide the services you require. As a structural engineering firm in Central & South TX, we provide a number of engineering services to evaluate the structural integrity of your building’s foundation and frame.
When performing frame and foundation evaluations, Nevins Engineering will consistently deliver effective and accurate results. You can trust that the assessment provided is accurate and impartial, and you will know whether your residential or commercial building is structurally sound. Whether you need to evaluate the foundation for a business or check the frame of your new home construction project, trust our firm to provide the solutions you need.
Years serving the Greater Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas
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Providing a variety of services to meet client needs.
Investing in real estate has long been considered one of the wisest decisions to secure your financial future. Although there are market fluctuations, the reliability of real estate makes it a sound investment. However, protecting your investment should also include ensuring the property will not cost more to repair than it’s worth. Allow a licensed structural engineer to help determine the structural condition of your investment.
Whether you’re an investor who intends to flip real estate for a profit or have long-term goals for your property, a licensed structural engineer can help you make sound decisions. Before signing on the dotted line, give Nevins Engineering a call to schedule an evaluation and feel confident about your purchase.
N. Blair Nevins is the President of Nevins Engineering, PLLC. He holds over 15 years of experience in civil design and engineering consultation services. Blair’s background includes experience in civil and structural engineering, project planning and estimation, business development and foundation/framing evaluation services. Blair completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering at Texas Tech University. His graduate research studied the structural resistance to tornado-generated debris missiles.
N. Blair Nevins, P.E.
Lisa Nevins is the General Manager and Drafter at Nevins Engineering, PLLC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She has experience as an auditor, controller, compensation analyst and compensation program manager related to small businesses and educational institutions. Lisa is proficient in AutoCad LT and has provided structural and architectural drafting for both commercial and residential projects.
Got a question?
What information is required before design?
The design process requires architect’s design drawings and a geotechnical report that analyzes the strength properties of the soil.
Do you design new foundations?
Yes. We can provide design services for residential or commercial foundations.
Do you evaluate new construction?
Yes. We provide foundation pre-pour and framing observations.
What is your fee?
Our fee is dependent on the size of the foundation and the issues afflicting it. Generally, our fee schedule begins at $425 for a typical residential foundation with a 1500 sq. ft. footprint.
How long does an evaluation last?
It depends on the size and complexity of the job, but a typical residential inspection will last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
Why should I hire an independent professional engineer?
A licensed real estate inspector can determine if a foundation or structural member is inadequate, but they cannot formally (or legally) inform you as to why it is inadequate or what remedial measures are required. He or she will often recommend that the structure is evaluated by a P.E. (professional engineer). A P.E. will be able to determine the reason why the structural member is noncompliant and, if necessary, what remedial repair options are available. Only a P.E. can legally inform you of the structural condition and integrity of a building. By hiring a P.E., you will not have to pay twice. A further benefit is that the opinion in the report is independent, as Nevins Engineering does not have an interest in prescribing an expensive repair.
What are your recommended repairs?
It depends. It could range from simple cosmetic repairs (caulk and paint) to drainage and landscaping improvements to foundation underpinning repairs.
When should I call?
You should contact a foundation repair company after it has been determined by an independent professional engineer that remedial repairs are required.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.