A structural inspection is an assessment of a building’s structural components to ensure that they are safe, stable, and in compliance with relevant building codes and standards. Structural inspections are typically conducted by licensed structural engineers and are necessary for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Safety: A structural inspection helps identify potential safety hazards caused by structural deficiencies, such as cracks, corrosion, or other types of damage. Identifying these issues can prevent accidents and injuries.
  2. Compliance: Structural inspections are often required to comply with local building codes and standards. This is particularly important when buying or selling a property, as lenders and insurers may require an inspection before approving a mortgage or providing coverage.
  3. Maintenance: Structural inspections are an essential part of routine building maintenance, helping to identify and address issues before they become major problems. Regular inspections can help extend the lifespan of a building and prevent costly repairs.
  4. Renovations and remodels: Before making any structural changes to a building, a structural inspection is necessary to assess the feasibility of the proposed changes and ensure that they do not compromise the structural integrity of the building.
  5. Pre-construction: A structural inspection is often conducted before the construction of a new building to assess the feasibility of the project and ensure that the proposed design meets all relevant building codes and standards.

During a structural inspection, the structural engineer will assess various structural components, including the foundation, framing, walls, and roof, using various tools and techniques to identify any issues. After the inspection, the engineer will provide a detailed report outlining their findings and recommendations for any necessary repairs or improvements.

Founded in 1982, The Eden Group is a civil and structural engineering company based out of Los Angeles and Big Bear Lake. We have a team of professional licensed engineers to help move your project from A to Z. Our services include pre-development phase, research and design, civil engineering, structural engineering, and construction management among others.


With over 2,200 projects completed, we have accumulated the knowledge and expertise to work on any project, big or small, residential, or commercial, and all in-between. Over the years we have built great relations with city officials and city departments which gives us an advantage in processing plans and moving projects forward in an efficient, cost effective, and timely manner.