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I am a homeowner in NJ and roughly 4 weeks ago a large oak

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I am a homeowner in NJ and roughly 4 weeks ago a large oak tree fell on the house causing quite alot of water and structural damage as well. I do have homeowners insurance and they had sent out an adjuster and structural engineer both of whom work for independent companies. How can I be certain that the structural engineers report is accurate and that my insurance company is not cutting any corners? What is the normal protocol that is followed?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.
The best way is to have your own engineer review his report and do any independent investigation necessary.
Engineers must follow ethical guidelines and can not be dishonest in their findings. Doing so is grounds for disciplinary action.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
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I am dealing with potential repair /renovation cost of up to 150K, I would like someone that has more experience.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 6 months ago.

Hello. Do you have any other questions for me on this topic?

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