Single family residences do not normally require the design services of professional (structural) engineers except for some large custom designed homes where the owner requests the services or the spans are too large for typical code-specified framing to work. Generally the only times a structural engineer will become involved in a single family residence are as follows:
• Where there is a problem with the foundation or framing of the house, such as storm damage, soil movements, or unusual deflections and damages in the architectural finishes.
• When an existing house is being sold and the mortgage company is looking for someone to identify and describe the various structural movements and damages that have occurred in the structure, as well as provide some recommendations of what should be done to eliminate the problems.
• When the design of the house involves a structural system which is outside of the typical structural framing and foundation systems specified in the residential building code or when the building code requires engineering services.
Weible Engineering provides a wide range of residential and commericial building services. Because our clients have different needs and no two buildings are alike, our reports are tailored to fit your individual needs. Structural engineering services that can be provided by Weible Engineering PLLC include but are not limited to the following:
A report and/or drawings (when necessary) with a Professional Engineer’s seal will be generated identifying any problems with suggestions for repairs or specific repair designs.
Fees start at $500 with higher fees based on the size of the building, the problem and scope of the work required.
Our dynamic background in the industrial sector and our understanding of engineering sciences has blessed us with the flexibility to assist you with other types of engineering projects you may have. We have a thorough experience in structural steel, concrete, masonry, and wood as well as geotechnical expertise to perform other services you may need. Please contact us with your questions. We aim to be as open and transparent on our capabilities. If we feel that we may not be able to assist you, we will do our best to point you in the right direction.