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Foundation Nightmares Found During Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Ashlyn Wendt on Jul 17, 2019 2:55:54 PM

 

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. 

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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Cracking, Foundation Cracking, structural engineering

Real Estate Agent? How can a Structural Engineer help with your property sale?

Posted by Ashlyn Wendt on Jul 8, 2019 9:14:13 AM

 

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. 

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Topics: Structural Inspection, Buying a home, Real Estate, Cracking, structural engineering

Do I Need a Permit to Structurally Modify My Home?

Posted by Ashlyn Wendt on Jun 19, 2019 11:23:59 AM

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.

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Topics: Permit Requirments, structural engineering

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