“Can we take out a wall between the kitchen and the living room?”
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.
When Denver house buyers are narrowing their search for the perfect home, they depend on the home inspector's report.
Yet few home inspectors are qualified to give more than cursory advice on foundations, the integrity of a home's structure or exterior elements like retaining walls. A home inspector may paint a rosy picture describing a flawless property.
The buyer, though, should be a bit skeptical and consider having a structural engineer in Denver examine that same "flawless" property.
Take a look at this amazing rooftop hangout that we designed for one of our customers.
Doesn't this just make you smile
Why would you need a structural engineer home inspection? At LEVEL Engineering, we get a lot of calls from homeowners who were told that they need a licensed Engineer to come take a look at their house for home a inspection.
Our clients that call in aren't always sure why, or how the process works, but they know they need it done in order to move forward with their project. Whenever you are changing the structure of your house, the city or county require your project to be approved by someone who knows what's going on structurally (Licensed Structural Engineer).
Whether it's to open up your house, clear the way for an awesome view, or just get rid of an ugly structure, you want to remove some walls in your house. But, what do you need to look out for before you start ripping them out?
A fantastic customer of ours recently encountered some issues prior to calling us. Watch the video below to see what happend and how to avoid this issue.
The power of soil is vastly underestimated and misunderstood. The soil below your house can have a profound effect on your foundation and ultimately the entire structural integrity of your home or structure.
If you were living in Colorado in 2013, you are all too familiar with the severity of the 2013 flooding that caused close to $4 Billion worth of damage to 24 counties. This caused a whole heap of changes to the ground below us that is still taking place today.