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I need to find out if my house can be saved from demolition. Can anyone reccommend inexpensive friendly advice on the structural state of my home to discover whether it is savable or not. Thanks

Asked by Emma Seach at 2:59pm on Jul 27 2016

My house was fire damaged after I bought it. It is now on a list to be demolished. If I can I would like to save it but I need to know structurally if this is possible. Any advice on who to talk to would be very much appreciated. Thanks


at 1:50pm on Aug 8 2016

Emma, I'm sorry to hear about your house! I don't know how expensive they are, but you can talk with a home inspector and see if they're willing to do a walk-through with you to assess the damage and cost to repair.

A few names that come to mind are Skip Stackhouse ([email protected]), Brian Mooney and John at Integrity Building Group ([email protected] or [email protected]), Mike Hoberecht (, and Don Randazzo (734-646-3764).

You can also use Michigan Historic Preservation Network's resource directory to see if there are specialists you might need in order to get the work done:

Would be great to hear who you used and what the outcomes are! Good luck and let us know how things go.

at 10:40am on Aug 9 2016

Try Belfor Property Restoration
Not sure if they do that type of analysis, but might try:
John Rybski

at 9:03pm on Aug 27 2016

I would start with a house inspection as well. For areas you know will need structural repair you may want to have a structural engineer look at it to make recommendations to the contractor.
I used Mr Barnabas Mosley of Mosley Inc.
He holds a Professional Engineer license (6201039313) and I found him on Home Advisor.
Ph: 313-964-3010

at 7:11am on May 10 2017

Last week we met with an accident of fire at our home. It happened due to short circuit in our HVAC. Thanks to the professional guys of that arrived quickly and controlled the situation. We found them quite friendly in nature because the way they responded to our query was quite professional. They moved all of us to a safer place and remediate the problem. Only after their recommendation we shifted back to home.

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