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.
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.
LEVEL Engineering recently performed the structural engineering and design for this modern open plan design. They wanted to achieve a modern look, but needed to remove the fireplace that was suporting the entire roof. The finished product turned out to be amazing! You can see a few before pictures below as well as click hereto go on a virtual tour of the finished house.
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.
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