Structural Engineer Home Inspection

LEVEL is Your Independent Structural Engineering Team

Your home is one of your largest and most used investments, it’s important. LEVEL Engineering & Inspection has extensive experience in residential structural engineering and is honored to provide structural engineering services to homeowners in the Greater Denver and Colorado Front Range areas.

  • Structural inspections, diagnosis, and plan of repair
  • New construction; design and construction phase inspections
  • Manufactured homes; foundation inspections
 

We conduct a full evaluation and professional analysis of your home’s existing structure. As a homeowner, there are many reasons you may want (or be required to have) the inspection services of a structural engineer to represent your interests.

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Reasons To Have a Structural Engineer Home Inspection

  • Obtaining an Engineer’s Letter of Opinion for the purpose of remodeling or selling your home.
  • Getting facts and options regarding your home inspection without potential bias that may exist with various vendors.
  • Having a report of findings from a licensed structural engineer when negotiating with insurance companies regarding repairs to your home.
  • Obtaining answers to common structural engineering questions that impact your decision making process such as: whether the wall you want to move is load bearing, options regarding egress windows, the source of drainage issues, and more.
  • Stamping plans, modification and fixes as required by a municipal building department.
  • Investigating cracks in a foundation, foundation repair or restoration, new foundations for homes or remodels, as well as designing foundations for metal buildings
  • Providing required Certifications and Forensics Reports

Homeowner Representation

As owner representatives, LEVEL brings much needed common sense solutions to all phases of your project –We represent your interests in reviewing options, second opinion inspection, negotiation, and more. We have your best interest at heart every step of the way.

We have decades of experiences as licensed structural engineers, construction managers and trained code officials in the residential, municipal public works and planning commercial development arenas. We have managed the design and construction of multimillion dollar commercial projects and – and many hundreds of residential projects.

So, regardless of whether you are looking at raw ground and endeavoring on a new home or building or looking at an existing structure, we can provide the expert representation to ensure you make the decisions that result in your greatest outcome.

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Homeowners Hire us for Evaluation, Design, and Plan of Repair

  • Structural Engineer Home Inspection
  • Custom Home Design
  • Additions & Remodels
  • Deck & Patio Additions
  • Retaining Walls
  • Foundations
  • Beams and Columns
  • Settlement / Erosion
  • Owner Representation
  • Accidents & Failures
  • Shoring plans
  • Grading & Drainage Plans
  • Steel detailing
  • Fire Damage
  • Load bearing wall removal
  • Roof load calculations
  • Roofing Systems / Trusses
  • Roof load calculations
  • Structural Damage
  • Water Intrusion
  • Premises Liability
  • Private Bridges
  • Forensics & Legal
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So, if you’re in need of a structural engineer or a structural inspection, give us a call today at (720) 408-0119 and one of our team members will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have. We are honored to service Greater Denver and the Front Range, including Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Westminster, Thornton, Broomfield, Highlands Ranch, Cherry Creek, Castlerock and Colorado Springs & surrounding areas.

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).

Here are some common jobs that we come across that require an Engineer:

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Wall removal

Whether you are opening up a room or taking out a wall to see out to your beautiful lake or mountain view, taking out a wall without making sure it is not load bearing first can cause issues. Learn more.

Building a Deck

This one is extremely common for us. A lot of our customers want to build a deck, but struggle with jumping through the hoops required to get it permitted by the city. We understand building code and the hoops, we can help guide you through the process stress free. Give us a call.

Adding to your home

Whether it’s another room, a patio, or a second story, you will need to get it approved by a Structural Engineer.

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Renovations

Depending on your local building code, you will almost always be required to have stamped approval by a Structural Engineer for any renovations involving structural modifications.

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After the fact

Far too often, homeowners call in needed an engineers stamp because they went through with work before obtaining a permit. This is an unfortunate situation because often times, the work was done incorrectly or not in accordance with an engineers structural recommendations. We then have to come in a make the necessary changes that can sometimes be costly. Make sure you hire an engineer prior to your project to avoid future headaches.

Real Estate Transactions

If you are selling your house, most buyers will require a structural engineers report and stamp explaining the structural integrity of their potential future home. This can make or break a sale, so be sure to keep things structurally sound in case that day ever comes.

That is just a few. If you are not sure if your job or project requires a Structural Engineer, give us a call and we’ll help you figure out what the best course of action is. Call us at 720-408-0119 to schedule your structural engineer home inspection.

One Response

  1. It’s good to know that we should plan on having a structural engineer check out our plans for renovating before we start so we won’t have to adjust things later. My wife and I want to raise the roof over our garage so we can put in an extra floor for storage. We’ll probably want to talk with an engineer before anything else to make sure our plans are sound.

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