Originally Posted by kelly001
we would like to save ourselves the cost of hiring a structural engineer and home inspector. The overall condition for the structure/basement was assessed as marginal. (3 ratings were on the form appears fonctional, marginal and defective)
You should have a contractor look at the problem. An engineer is going to tell you "how" to fix it just like a "contractor" would.
A home inspector will tell you to have "three contractors" look at the problem and come up with a repair with quotes.
I would find three licensed contractors in the foundation business and have them all give you repair options with prices.