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Structural Assessments

Assess Your Assets

Structural assessments are inspections and evaluations of building components that provide support and stability to any structure. Assessments will analyze the condition of the foundation system, exterior walls, floor structures, roof structures, beams, and columns.

These assessments may be performed for residential properties, commercial properties, historical buildings, bridges, roadways, and more. Generally, the Engineer will provide a report documenting the condition and severity of the components analyzed, along with recommendations for repairs to be certified by a Licensed Professional Engineer.

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Why Is A Structural Assessment Necessary?

Structural assessments or evaluations may be necessary for various reasons such as code violations, real estate purchases, historical preservation, insurance claims, foundation damages, storm/flooding damages, and more. In order to ensure your structures are safe and up to codes, you will need a professional engineer to examine the property.

Common Structural Assessment Findings

Typical assessments will examine the conditions of several building components related to the structural integrity of the building. These components regularly include but are not limited to the foundation system, exterior walls, floor structures, roof structures, beams, columns, and more.

Commonly discovered structural defect include:

  • Structural cracking, bowing, or failure in foundation walls
  • Bowing and water damage in exterior walls
  • Roof damage causing leaks attributed to including shingle damage, sheathing damage, deflecting or damaged rafters
  • Severe Weather Damage

Lakeside Engineering can assist in providing recommendations for cost effective repairs and solutions to save the structure. Additionally, we can provide necessary design drawings and details for remediation and repairs.

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What Happens If The Building Doesn't Meet Compliance?

Neglect of structural defects or non-complying construction can lead to further damage to the structure or costly code violations.

  • Code Violations & Potential Fines
  • Structural Failure
  • Continued Damage & Deterioration
  • Stop Work Orders
  • Building Condemnation

Our Process

Step 1

Get started with a Project Inquiry today, or fill out our Project Survey→ to tell us about your project

Step 2

Based on your project type, we will provide you with a custom proposal that outlines the scope of services required to bring your project from start to finish

Step 3
Site Visit

We will visit the project site to analyze site conditions, record accurate dimensions, and collect the necessary photography to ensure your project goes smoothly throughout the process

Step 4

We'll then begin the project design, including drafting and performing the structural calculations required to complete your project

Step 5

You'll get the final say on your project with a clear opportunity for changes, revisions, or requests before project completion

Step 6

Once you are satisfied, our Licensed Professional Engineer will stamp and certify your project


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