Imagine a giant thumb pushing down on the roof of your house. That force (load) must be transferred through the structure and into the ground. When modifying walls that are load bearing the force must be properly transferred around the new opening. When walls have been improperly modified, floor joists have been damaged or water has slowly rotted structural members the results are sagging floors, doors/windows that won't close properly or in the worse cases collapse. We start our analysis by bringing in our Structural Engineer so we can jointly develop a solution which involves a bit of math coupled with the feasibility of implementation. Most structural changes/repairs are complicated by the deconstruction and reconstruction of the space. They can involve electrical, plumbing, cabinets, drywall, etc that have to be removed and reinstalled to properly complete the repairs. Like a surgeon, we map out a plan before we start operating on your house. See our projects below for examples of our structural work.
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