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Old 03-31-2012, 01:13 AM   #16
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So it's generally better to choose my own structural engineer (especially in my my case) than the one assigned to me by the ins co?

yes.
You have every right to bring your own adjuster in. Their guy will still inspect it and give them a report you just need to tell them you are bringing your own adjuster in.
Many times they try to rush the process and cut you a check before people even thing of getting their own adjuster.
They are in the business of making money and paying out the least amount they can!

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yes.
You have every right to bring your own adjuster in. Their guy will still inspect it and give them a report you just need to tell them you are bringing your own adjuster in.
Many times they try to rush the process and cut you a check before people even thing of getting their own adjuster.
They are in the business of making money and paying out the least amount they can!
Problem is how much a structural engineer will charge me separately.
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Problem is how much a structural engineer will charge me separately.
Generally he will work that cost into his estimate.

You should also consider changing ins company's when your policy is up.
Once the claim is opened (which it is) your premium will almost definitely go up the following year!
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As Others have stated - Independent adjusters are generally better for getting the correct repairs costs (my observations from many such repairs).


We do alot of insurance related repairs, many - exactly - like your situation (Cut-outs, Full repairs + Orange Peel texture - while people are living in the spaces).

IMPO (In My Professional Opinion) - if you want the cut-out and the repair (including texture) to be done properly and seamlessly (Impossible to see any signs of work at the wall location) - hire a professional.

You will not get the results, that you sound like you desire - if you try and do it yourself - especially with an electrical outlet near seam(s) and coating applications + that overhead light shining right down the same wall surface.
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Just a few questions. Do you have to cut on this side of the wall? What is on the other side of the wall, is it a closet or a smooth wall?
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As Others have stated - Independent adjusters are generally better for getting the correct repairs costs (my observations from many such repairs).

We do alot of insurance related repairs, many - exactly - like your situation (Cut-outs, Full repairs + Orange Peel texture - while people are living in the spaces).

IMPO (In My Professional Opinion) - if you want the cut-out and the repair (including texture) to be done properly and seamlessly (Impossible to see any signs of work at the wall ocation) - hire a professional.

You will not get the results, that you sound like you desire - if you try and do it yourself - especially with an electrical outlet near seam(s) and coating applications + that overhead light shining right down the same wall surface.
My insurance company has already assigned a structural engineer to try and find the leak. At this point I plan on letting them know on Monday that I want to use my own. The current engineer wants this section of the drywall down so he can see behind it.
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Just a few questions. Do you have to cut on this side of the wall? What is on the other side of the wall, is it a closet or a smooth wall?
Yes because this is where the water leak is.
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The insurance company cant leave you with a butchered wall unless you cash out. They'll have to hire a professional to come in and repair the wall to the exact same or better then what you had. Now you can do a change it to regular smooth drywall and maybe kick some money back to you and put it towards your $1000 you had to pay. You can also get money back for labour for cutting the wall. If they get a professional to drywall the wall then you do the painting you can get money back. You can get your full $1000 back plus maybe some cash back doing things yourself but theres no way they can leave you with a hacked up wall. The only thing the insurance wont pay for what will come out of your pocket is the actual leak. You'll have to pay a plumber to repair the leaky pipe. Your toilet line can burst and waterfall down on your whole house while you are gone for the weekend and the insurance will pay for all the repairs execpt for that $5 toilet line. Same if your sump pump failed. Your whole finished basement can flood and they'll pay for everything but the sump pump and the plumber to fix it. I dont know if you had dehus and air movers to dry out the area that was wet but you can also get money back from the power the equipment used. Theres lots of things to get cash back plus. If you have any concerns or questions i'll gladly help you out. i work for a restoration company doing emergencies and repairs.
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The insurance company cant leave you with a butchered wall unless you cash out. They'll have to hire a professional to come in and repair the wall to the exact same or better then what you had. Now you can do a change it to regular smooth drywall and maybe kick some money back to you and put it towards your $1000 you had to pay. You can also get money back for labour for cutting the wall. If they get a professional to drywall the wall then you do the painting you can get money back. You can get your full $1000 back plus maybe some cash back doing things yourself but theres no way they can leave you with a hacked up wall. The only thing the insurance wont pay for what will come out of your pocket is the actual leak. You'll have to pay a plumber to repair the leaky pipe. Your toilet line can burst and waterfall down on your whole house while you are gone for the weekend and the insurance will pay for all the repairs execpt for that $5 toilet line. Same if your sump pump failed. Your whole finished basement can flood and they'll pay for everything but the sump pump and the plumber to fix it. I dont know if you had dehus and air movers to dry out the area that was wet but you can also get money back from the power the equipment used. Theres lots of things to get cash back plus. If you have any concerns or questions i'll gladly help you out. i work for a restoration company doing emergencies and repairs.
Do you have an email where I am send some pics of this area?

I am trying to figure out what to do first. The drywall has to get cut no matter what.
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Do you have an email where I am send some pics of this area?

I am trying to figure out what to do first. The drywall has to get cut no matter what.

You are not required to do any demo work for the ins company.
Let THEM/their engineer do that.
Hypothetical;You start cutting and hit a wire that your not aware is there it causes sparks you get shocked or worse yet it starts a fire.
It's now your liability not the ins company's.

If they need the wall exposed,Let them expose it.
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You are not required to do any demo work for the ins company.
Let THEM/their engineer do that.
Hypothetical;You start cutting and hit a wire that your not aware is there it causes sparks you get shocked or worse yet it starts a fire.
It's now your liability not the ins company's.

If they need the wall exposed,Let them expose it.
I agree.
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I had a basement specialist come over today. He found a crack at the top of my poured concrete wall. He plans on cutting open the drywall and doing epoxy injection. Pretty common stuff according to him. Glad we finally found and can see the issue vs assuming what it is.
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The basement contractor came today to put the epoxy in. The form line crack was directly behind the stud.
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