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What to Avoid When Completing a DIY Renovation

Posted by Scott Zurn on Sep 10, 2018 9:39:26 AM

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.

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Topics: Renovations, Remodel, structural engineering

What Is a Header?

Posted by Scott Zurn on Jun 4, 2018 7:16:00 AM


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.

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Topics: Structural Design, engineering header, structural engineering

What You Need To Know About A Cracked Foundation

Posted by Scott Zurn on Jan 29, 2018 11:47:45 AM


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?


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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Structural Engineer, Structural Failure, Cracking, Foundation Cracking

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