What some of our clients are saying
Years serving the greater Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas
Blair Nevins is outstanding. Great value and very fast. I highly recommend him. Super friendly guy.
Nevins Engineering is who we used when we needed an evaluation for our foundation. Blair Nevins, the owner, is a man of integrity. He does business the way business should be done. He is prompt, thorough, and knowledgeable. I give them my highest recommendation. We will use them again.
I can always depend on Nevins Engineering to give me an honest evaluation of a structure whether we are looking at the foundation or the framing on a house built in the 80's or earlier.
Blair has done many structural engineer inspections for my clients. He is responsive and a great asset to my real estate business.
As a builder/contractor it is very important to have knowledgeable, responsible and over all well oriented structural engineer with years of experience. Blair has helped me from structurally designing houses, foundations and dealing with city inspectors, that in all saved me a lot of time and money. Highly recommend…
We have had a solid working relationship with Nevins for over a decade (even years prior). It's difficult to find a structural engineer these days that doesn't over-engineer things out of fear. That has become the norm, seemingly, and budgets get blown, things can get messy. On the other hand, you need to have a very confident structural engineer with your projects. One that considers all the variables. Our history with Nevins has been exceptional! We are an office park developer and have successfully built over 400 small commercial office buildings with Nevins as our structural and we plan to continue that success as a team. As codes change, so do products and methods. Nevins is committed to each and every project no matter the scope so you can be confident you're in good hands. Highly recommend!
Mr. Nevins has done several engineering projects for our company through the years. He is knowledgeable, friendly and always pleasant in his interactions. We recommend him whenever we have the opportunity to do so.
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.