Soundview Engineering as Your Inspection Professional
Peter D. Ruppert P.E.
New York State Licensed Professional Engineer License Number 074224
Soundview Engineering P.C.
New York State Professional Engineering Corporation
Certificate of Authorization to perform Engineering Services Number: 0003124
New York State Corporate Home Inspector License Number: 16000054790

LICENSED FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES AND HOME INSPECTION SERVICES



FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATES

INSURANCE WINDSTORM INSPECTIONS

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL HOME INSPECTIONS

                   ALL OF LONG ISLAND AND NEW YORK CITY      

Toll free: 1-888-257-6737
EMAIL:peterruppert@soundviewengineering.com  

 Our Regular Residential Inspection Rate is : $695.00 


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For a single family home, up to four bedrooms, two baths, basement/cellar, garage. Termite Inspection Included, as noted.

Larger, Historic, and specialized condition house inspections are priced higher.

Commercial inspections are evaluated as per size and type of use. Call us for details.

Our emailed, PDF report service, which includes an attached, typed summary with digital photos for you and your attorney, when possible, in all of our inspections. We check all accessible areas of the inspection site, including attics, crawlspaces, and cellars.

We know from experience, a thorough report, written by a Professional Engineer, serves our clients with correct information. The template-type software, available online report does not, in our Professional Opinion. It is limited in scope, generic, and only serves to limit the information delivered to the client, in our Professional Opinion. Soundview Engineering's focus is to deliver an accurate and thorough inspection report.

We open all accessible electric panels, check the roofing at close proximity, and return, on-site, at minimum extra charge, with advance notice at request, to check normally accessible areas, now blocked by storage
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We do not end the inspection until WE are satisfied we have checked everything as required.






Our Inspection Services



OUR HOME INSPECTIONS ARE THOROUGH
When you hire an engineer, you expect him to be thorough, concise, and present a comprehensive report. We fulfill that expectation. Your home inspection will span and average three hours in duration and will cover the following important items:

  • FOUNDATION AND STRUCTURE. MOISTURE METER TESTING FOR DAMP CONDITIONS
  • ROOFING, FLASHING, CHIMNEY, GUTTER SYSTEMS
  • EXTERIOR SURFACES, SIDING, ALUMINUM, CAPPING, FASCIAS, VENTS, TREE AND SHRUBBERY PROXIMITY.
  • TERRAIN, GRADING, PROPERTY DRAINAGE CHARACTERISTICS.
  • ELECTRICAL SERVICE CAPACITY, TYPE AND CONDITION, MAIN PANEL INTERIOR INSPECTION.
  • HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS.
  • PLUMBING SYSTEMS AND WATER FLOW TESTING
  • UNDERGROUND WATER LEAK SONOSCOPE TESTING.
  • ATTIC AND CRAWLSPACE CONDITIONS, VENTILATION AND INSULATION.
  • EMF TESTING FOR HIGH TENSION POWER LINES WHERE APPLICABLE
  • RADON TESTING AT ADDITIONAL COST
  • TERMITE INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION INCLUDED AND PERFORMED BY A LICENSED EXTERMINATOR
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INSURANCE WINDSTORM INSPECTIONS

$450.00

IN NEW YORK, THESE ARE REQUIRED BY THE NEW YORK PROPERTY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION (NYPIUA) LOCATED AT 100 WILLIAM STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10038-4599 FOR HOMEOWNERS WHO LIVE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE COASTLINE, AND BODIES OF WATER, AND ARE ASSIGNED WINDSTORM INSURANCE.
THE DETAILS OF THE POLICIES ARE REFERRED HERE TO YOUR LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY WHO DEALS DIRECTLY WITH NEW YORK PROPERTY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION. THEY ENDORSE INSURANCE COMPANIES. WE ONLY RECEIVE THE WINDSTORM INSPECTION REQUESTS ONLY FROM CLIENTS WHO USE THIS PARTICULAR INSURANCE COMPANY. FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT NYPIUA, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT:   WWW.NYPIUA.COM  OR DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY WHO MAY REFER YOU TO THEM.            


SOUNDVIEW ENGINEERING P.C. PERFORMS THE REQUIRED WINDSTORM INSPECTION FOR THESE INSURANCE POLICIES.




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THE PURPOSE OF THE INSPECTION

The NEW YORK PROPERTY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION WINDSTORM INSPECTION and CERTIFICATION is purposed for windstorm coverage eligibility. According to the insurance company NYPIUA, owners of coastal properties face a special risk to high winds and hurricanes. NYPIUA has developed a series of standards to improve the ability of the property to withstand windstorms.

These standards have been developed by the Department of Insurance of The State of New York. They are in effect for property on the barrier islands or within 1500 feet of the coast.  The inspection includes, where applicable, inspection of bulkheads,foundations on posts or piers, foundation walls, breakaway walls, structure attachment and construction, sheathing and siding, roof framing, roofing material and sheathing, attic ventilators,chimney condition, gutter systems, decks, porches, exterior stairs, utility connections, service panel. heating system attachment.

It is a comprehensive and thorough inspection which takes from one to two hours in duration. A certification form is then filled out, with the homeowner's  NYPIUA policy number stating the house passed the inspection, or has deficiencies which need to be corrected. The deficiencies will then be noted on a compliance form after completion, and the party responsible will note the cost of repairs, their name, and the engineer then must certify these items were inspected. We take digital photos of the repair work and email them to NYPIUA along with the correct forms. copies of all paperwork are sent to the homeowner, NYPIUA, and the insurance agent.

Older houses, with obsolete type construction are considered more frequently for modifications for compliance. The engineer makes his determination during the inspection.

The insurance details are best discussed with your insurance agency. We manage the inspections only.


WHO IS QUALIFIED TO DO THE INSPECTION

NEW YORK STATE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, BY VIRTUE OF THEIR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ARE THE ONLY PERSONS PERMITTED TO PERFORM THE WINDSTORM INSPECTION. ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS ARE THE ONLY PERSONS IN NEW YORK STATE LICENSED TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STRUCTURAL MODIFICATIONS AND STRUCTURAL COMPLIANCE.

THE INSURANCE FORM MUST BE STAMPED USING THE PROFESSIONAL PERSON'S NEW YORK STATE SEAL, AND SIGNED BY THAT PERSON. HE/SHE IS TO ENTER HIS/HER NEW YORK STATE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER OF ARCHITECT LICENSE NUMBER ON THE INSURANCE COMPLIANCE FORM.

AT SOUNDVIEW ENGINEERING, P.C., WE SEAL  BOTH PAGES OF THE WINDSTORM INSPECTION , AS WELL AS THE COMPLIANCE FORM WHEN REQUIRED OF THE INSPECTION. WE SEND THE HOMEOWNER, THE INSURANCE AGENT, AND NYPIUA A COPY SO EVERYONE IS INFORMED SIMULTANEOUSLY IF THE HOUSE COMPLIES OR NEEDS MODIFICATIONS.

ANY WORK WHICH REQUIRES A PROFESSIONAL SEAL IS OFFICIAL ENGINEERING OR ARCHITECTURAL WORK AND CAN ONLY BE DONE BY AN ENGINEERING FIRM OPERATED BY A NEW YORK STATE LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER OR LICENSED ARCHITECT.





FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATES

$600.00

DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEMA RULE AND REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS. EACH SET INCLUDES PHOTOS, FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP, AND PHOTO ADDENDUM, DEPENDING UPON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROPERTY. CALL US FOR YOUR ELEVATION CERTIFICATE AT:




OFFICE:1-631-264-3737

CELL: 1-516-633-6489

TOLL FREE: 1888-257-6737


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