The professional engineers (PE) we utilize to perform structural inspections on the homes we sell have scored a coup with our state legislature. Title 59, 457.1 et seq and OAC 245:15
1). When structural defects are present a structural engineer (PE) must determine what foundation repair is to be done-in writing.
2). After completion, the (PE) must prepare, if requested, a written report that the work was successfully completed.
What does it mean?
General home inspectors previously inspecting homes for structural defects can no longer make structural recommendations or requirements.
I believe this is good. Essentially it was what we professional real estate consultants were recommending all along.
A general home inspector, though experienced and knowledgeable, does not have the training necessary to address the complex issues involved in slab stabilization.