How to word a statement that FHA wants on garage foundation

Did a seller inspection 10/1. Now seller wants a statement on foundation of garage for the buyers FHA inspector.


Garage floor poured even with top of block. Block is only visible on inside of garage and only the top of the block is visible and then only about 2" that the sill plate is not covering. No apparent broken block, no apparent cracks/missing mortar, however the core of every block that does not have the anchor bolt thru it is filled with foam.

Was thinking something like this…

At the time of the inspection on 10/1/20, no deficiencies were observed with the approximately 2" of the interior of the block foundation not covered by the sill plate. No other parts of the foundation were visible.


As long as your statement reflects what you saw I am good with it.

Thanks Randy!.. however it turns out they were looking for me to do your job as a PE, I declined to “certify” the block and sill plate as structurally sufficient.

Anytime an agent or mortgage company want you to certify something a red flag should go up. I even turn that down if information needed to certify was not visible.

Aww, come on Jeffrey, he needs to sell the place… :crazy_face:

Seriously, you did a good thing by not taking the bait. :smile:

So true. Proceed with caution. Danger Close!