We are REGISTERED Professional Engineers!
Just as you would never refer a serious medical condition to anyone but a qualified physician, or an important legal matter to anyone other than a licensed attorney, so concerns about your home’s foundation should be referred only to a Registered Professional Engineer. Do not trust the value and safety of your home to a salesman. ONLY Registered Engineers are qualified to render an opinion concerning your home’s structural integrity. An evaluation by a Registered Professional Engineer should precede any significant home improvements, additions or remodeling to insure that floors are level and lines are straight..
We Come to YOU for a No Charge Site Visit!
Lake Engineers and Constructors will schedule a site visit and, if needed, propose a repair solution for your home or building for no charge. If engineering reports are required for insurance, mortgage or other purposes, most reports are normally charged at $350. Lake also provides foundation design and construction supervision for new buildings and additions as needed..
Learn Why Foundations Fail!
Foundations stress is most often caused by loss of soil bearing strength beneath the slab or piers. It is often associated with wet and dry cycles which result from weather, drainage, plumbing leaks and over and/or under watering. Problems can often be alleviated by fixing plumbing leaks, improving drainage and watering patterns. Sometimes the problem has advanced to a point where new support is recommended to relieve the stress and to level and return the foundation to its original position. Lake Engineers will take the time to explain the situation to you and design the most cost effective solution to protect the integrity and value of your home or building..
Signs to Watch For!
Under stress caused by loss of soil bearing strength the foundation will bend and flex. Visible indicators are cracks which may appear in sheetrock, flooring and masonry. The width and horizontal and vertical displacement at the crack are clues to the severity of the stress on the foundation. Sticking windows and doors are another useful indicator of movement..
What's 'The Next Step'?
If you have observed any of the signs that may be alerting you to potential foundation problems, if you are considering a major remodeling project and do not want to build in unleveled conditions, or if you are considering a purchase and your inspector has raised questions about structural matters, give us a call . We will be glad to schedule a site visit with you to answer questions, alleviate unnecessary concerns and address the foundation from an engineering perspective.
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