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Dedicated To Engineering Inspections in Alabama & Tennessee

JADE Engineering & Inspection has been performing engineering inspections since 1987. We are one of the oldest inspection companies in the State of Alabama. Engineering Inspector James "Buck" Durham, PE, performs all engineering inspections, and engineering services, and provides specialty inspections including septic systems and wood pest infestations.

Since 1987, JADE has performed more than 6,000 Inspections. Our over 30 years experience and high standards ensure clients that the inspection services they receive are performed in such a manner that are safe, and compliant with building codes and standards.

We understand that you place a great deal of confidence in our services when you request an engineering inspection, consultation or other services. We will meet you at the home or property site, and will explain our inspection procedures. We will explain the purpose and value or the computer-generated report you will receive, and answer any questions you may have while there, or anytime thereafter.

Jade Engineering & Inspection Evaluation Services

My name is James Durham and I am president and owner of Jade Engineering & Inspection. I started Jade Engineering in 1987 and we’ve been in practice now for over 31 years.

Our primary objective and goal is to provide unbiased engineering evaluations of real estate properties both residential and commercial. Our overall goal is to put the house into proper perspective for you. A lot of times, houses are evaluated by contractors, foundation repair contractors, roofers, a number of different building trades— all who often recommend expensive repairs, and we provide a second opinion, whether those repairs are truly necessary.

We would like our clients to understand that we provide impartial evaluations. We do not make repairs. The primary benefit of hiring Jade Engineering is over 31 years of experience evaluating structural, foundation, moisture related— any type of problem with a residential or commercial building.

Why Jade?

The primary difference between our company, Jade Engineering, and other structural engineers is that we strictly focus on residential and commercial problem evaluations. We do not make our living making repairs to houses or commercial buildings. We are non-biased. We are educated; we understand the engineering aspects of houses and commercial buildings.

We Want to Earn Your Trust

Our motivation is to earn customer loyalty. We want to impress upon you our knowledge and expertise so that you’ll tell your friends and family the great experience you had. We have worked extensively to understand the most common foundation and structural problems with houses and commercial buildings and have an advantage over our competition through years of focused experience.

Owner of JADE Engineering & Inspection

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James A. (Buck) Durham, P.E.


Foundation and structural engineer performing: commercial building inspections, foundation/structural inspections for Realtors, mortgage companies, banks, contractors and home/building owners; and structural design services to owners/contractors in the building construction industry. Buck is the backbone of the company and works with his team to solve real estate problems in Alabama and Tennessee.