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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

Structural Engineers: Your Secret Superheroes When Bidding on a Home

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Dec 12, 2017 7:05:00 AM

 

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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Topics: Structural Inspection, Structural Engineer, Buying a home, Real Estate

Rooftop Hangout With Amazing View to Downtown Denver

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Dec 5, 2017 8:05:00 AM

 

Take a look at this amazing rooftop hangout that we designed for one of our customers.

Doesn't this just make you smile 

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Topics: Structural Engineer, Renovations, Remodel, Structural Design

Structural Engineer Home Inspection

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Dec 1, 2017 11:53:46 AM

 

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).

 

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Topics: Structural Inspection, Structural Engineer, Permit Requirments

How To Remove A Load Bearing Wall

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Nov 29, 2017 12:09:18 PM

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.

 

 

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Topics: Structural Engineer, Load Bearing Wall, Structural Failure

3 Steps to Assessing Your Home's Structural Integrity

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Oct 13, 2017 8:39:45 AM

 

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.

 

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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Structural Inspection, Structural Engineer, Soil Expansion

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