About JOE WORLEY—STRUCTURAL ENGINEER AND INSPECTOR
I am a registered civil/ structural engineer in the state of Alabama, as well as a registered home inspector. I perform home inspections and structural inspections and provide certified reports separately or collectively. Being registered in both specialties, I am usually able to save the client money.
My education includes a BS degree from the school of architecture, and a BS degree from the school of engineering, at Auburn University. I have operated a consulting engineering business in the North Alabama area for a number of years, and extended the services to include home and structural inspections in 2007. We have inspected over 2600 residences for homebuyers, home sellers, real estate agents, and mortgage lenders.
structural engineering design work
My wife and I recently had Joe Worley and Associates perform an inspection on a pre-foreclosure home that we were interested in purchasing. As pre-foreclosures are typically riddled with issues, it was important for us to hire someone with a strong structural background with intimate construction and code knowledge. Joe’s experience, background, and professional engineers license made him an easy choice for our inspection. Joe was available immediately, and delivered a stellar report within 2 days of performing the inspection. Mr. Worley was able to put our minds at ease, and will be recommending his service in the future.
Marc & Sonya , Hampton Cove, Alabama
I recently had Mr. Joe Worley inspect a house that I am purchasing. He was very prompt and efficient. He performed the inspection within one day of me requesting the inspection. He was able to email me his inspection report, as I am an out of town buyer. The report was very clear, complete and thorough. His suggestions were excellent. I am very pleased and happy to recommend his work.
Joe was extremely thorough, friendly, and professional in performing our home inspection. His detailed report gave us confidence in buying our newly built home. His knowledge and experience was extremely valuable for us during the home buying process.
My wife and I had Mr. Worley do a home inspection for us in December 2009. He was very thorough and gave us great feedback. His direction helped us in getting some repairs done by the owner's that could have come back to cost us. I would recommend him to anyone in the market and we would certainly use him in the future.
as Professional Engineers, ( Ala. Lic. #4860),
and as Home Inspectors, ( Ala. lic. #1066)
Types of Inspections
Pre-purchase inspections of existing homes
This inspection is usually ordered by a purchaser and is for an existing home. Typically performed after a contract is signed. In Alabama, the buyer has anywhere from 7 to 10 days to have the inspection completed.
New construction home inspections
These inspections are performed on new homes that have just been completed, usually after the utilities have been turned on and the HVAC is working.
New home warranty inspections
New home/builders’ warranties usually expire after 12 months. Many individuals contract for a home inspection prior to expiration so they can take advantage of the builder’s warranty.
This inspection is usually ordered by the seller. This gives the seller the opportunity to address any problems prior to listing the property for sale.
An inspection of a part of the home. For example, roof, crawlspace, attic, etc. These are for the purpose of addressing any area that may be of particular concern to the individual. Frequently used to obtain an impartial opinion of some faulty construction techniques in preparation for litigation.
Structural Inspections and Risk Assessment
This inspection is often requested and accomplished separately from the usual home inspection, but at times are done in tandem. This inspection targets and emphasizes the condition of the structural elements of the building, i.e.: foundation, footings, foundation walls, piers, floor joists, wall framing, attic and roof framing and is used by owners to guide them and their contractors in the repair of the building. It is frequently used as a legal document by the owners attorney.