There are many reasons to hire an engineer. The engineer works directly for the homeowner. That’s what they do every day is they look at houses to diagnose the problems. They’re a third party, unbiased opinion, so they’re going to give you the best outlook for what needs to be done. If you have several contractors looking at a house, sometimes the homeowners get confused with what needs to be done, so the engineer gives it a one, this is what it needs and everybody bids off of that.
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