When it comes to property transactions, the process is quite overwhelming. If there is a foundation problem within the property, the process of buying and selling can become a bit complex.
It is common for homeowners to purchase a new home, start renovations, and discover a unique foundation problem. This problem is even more prevalent in the Front Range of Colorado. Why is the Front Range unique?
Well, 85 million years ago, Colorado was part of the ocean. As the ocean retracted, and the Rocky Mountains formed, the layers of ground were formed from silt, clay, and different rock components.
The feeling of helping your clients find the perfect home is why you do what you do. But, what happens when you find out that their perfect home may have structural issues?
You may be searching for answers to give your client.
Perhaps the home is under contract, maybe the buyer has paid an earnest deposit, or the objection deadline is coming up.
Permit: In regards to structural modification or addition of new structures, building permits are a type of authorization that must be granted by a government or other regulatory body before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. - Investopedia
In other words, permits are the law, and they were put in place to protect you and your family.
Whether you have a structural concern, planning to remodel, or considering buying a home, level engineering is your go-to independent expert for common sense engineering and design solutions servicing the entire front range.
Topics: structural engineering
In the age of renovation TV shows, there aren’t many homeowners who haven’t (at some point) seriously considered starting a DIY project. After all, it looks so fun and easy on television. You’ve got some great ideas, and you’re pretty sure you can pick up just about everything you’ll need second hand…But the truth is, if you don’t have experience in DIY renovations, then you are likely to end up making some common (and costly!) errors.
Today we will cover the question: What is a header?
We will be looking at a second story addition that one of our clients is working on. This is commonly referred to as a ‘Pop-top’ because you are essentially popping open the top of the single story house and adding another level.
They hired Level Engineering to do the structural design and inspection throughout the project.
This article will cover two basic causes of cracks in your foundation wall. If you have any signs of stress going on with your foundation go ahead and call your local structural engineer about your issue.
In the video, I use the box demonstration to show how these cracks can form. A typical residential foundation is very similar to our cardboard box design.
Foundation repair can cost you thousands if you aren't proactive. Cracks can provide insight to the future integrity of your home.
How can you tell the difference between normal cracking and problematic cracking?