Foundations

Stabilization | Repair | New Builds

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The condition of a buildings foundation impacts everything from safety and usability to financial decisions. Unexamined foundation issues can cost a tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. They can also be purely cosmetic. At LEVEL, our Structural Engineers and Architects provide thorough and professional analysis with common sense, actionable recommendations to ensure safety and peace of mind for you, your family, or your tenants.

Commercial & Residential Foundation Engineering Services Including Real Estate Transactions

We are often called to help with:

  • Investigating cracks in a foundation or interior or exterior walls
  • Designing a foundation repair or restoration
  • Designing new foundations for homes or remodels
  • Providing certification and forensics reports

We often answer questions such as:

  • Why did this happen?
  • Did the previous owner know about this?
  • How do we fix it?
  • Am I safe?

Foundation cracks can be a clear sign of further issues to come. But they aren’t always…

It could be a sign of concrete curing or the sign that there is movement below the house, putting your structure in a vulnerable state.

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Our Foundation Services include:

  • Residential and commercial
  • Structural design
  • Structural evaluation and analysis
  • Retrofitting design
  • Repair design
  • Stabilization design
  • Evaluation and permit repair drawings to aid in the repair of foundations.
  • Design of new foundations.
  • Reinforcing of the existing foundations.
  • Types of foundations: Footings, Caissons, Helical piers, retrofit foundations
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Common Signs of foundation issues include

  • Cracks in exterior wall
  • Inward bowing walls
  • Cracks in foundation
  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Crack in interior wall
  • Hard to open window & doors
  • Sagging floors over a crawl space
  • Expansive soils (front range)
  • Collapsible soils
  • Old Historic (brick or stone) foundations- these are often deteriorated and not performing well

Commercial Foundation Engineering Services

Commercial Foundation Services

Our Licensed Structural Engineers have extensive experience working with commercial buildings. You can read through some of their work history and areas of expertise on our about page.

Whether you are a commercial real estate owner, manager contractor or lawyer, it’s important to consult a structural Engineer prior to beginning work on structural related projects.

We are often called to help with:

  • Investigating cracks in a foundation or interior or exterior walls
  • Designing a foundation repair or restoration
  • Designing new foundations for commercial buildings
  • Providing certification and forensics reports
  • Designing foundations for metal buildings
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With decades of A&E experience, we use engineering analysis of structures and our judgment to create solutions to unique problems.

Projects vary widely in scope. We usually need to evaluate the current structure to be able to evaluate the project scope. We meet on-site to inspect an issue and discuss possible solutions or designs to address them. Design is an iterative process, so we continue dialogue with our clients throughout the process as we refine our preliminary design ideas into a final working solution.

The $275 I spent with LEVEL saved me more than $100,000 in potential repair costs.
Mike E.
Level Engineering came in, understood our situation and quickly turned around a clear concise structural observation letter that allowed me to complete my remodel. Very much appreciated!
Calvin S.
LEVEL came out and analyzed my sagging porch roof, determined it was a supporting post and sunk several inches over time and drew up a plan to jack up the beam, shim the post and attach metal brackets to brace the post and beam. Nice solution at a fair price.
Bill B.
They then helped me navigate communications with the city until they covered the $80,000+ to solve the problem.
Sandra B
We had a fantastic experience getting a structural survey for a home we were purchasing. The engineer Murray was incredibly helpful and friendly too. 10/10 would recommend Level Engineering!
Austin Klemmer
Prompt, knowledgeable, creative and professional.
John Berg

How it Works

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Site visit to evaluate the foundation.

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If needed, we can provide a letter or drawings for the repairs and define scope of work.

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We will refer one of our foundation repair specialists.

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Construction observations to ensure integrity throughout the project.

Why do I need a LEVEL A&E Foundation Expert?

You need stamped repair drawings by a licensed structural engineer. While a contractor may be able to help in some aspects, they are not able to provide the repair drawings. Foundation repair is a speciality in the construction industry. Not everyone is qualified to perform these repairs.

  • Who do we talk to?
  • How do we repair it?
  • Is it worth repairing?
  • Cost/Benefit analysis?
  • Can it be saved?

What issues can arise if action isn’t taken

Failure of the foundation walls. Continued deterioration and lateral and vertical movement of the foundation causing cracking in finishes, such as drywall, brick, siding etc. Heaving or settling of the foundation causing damage in the finishes.

FAQ

  1. Give us a call or fill our our contact form and we will be in touch to help you answer any questions and schedule your Level expert.
  2. Site visit to evaluate the foundation.
  3. If needed, we can provide a letter or drawings for the repairs and define scope of work.
  4. We will refer one of our foundation repair specialists.
  5. Construction observations to ensure integrity throughout the project.

 

We spend a lot of our time on foundations. The condition of a buildings foundation impacts everything from safety and usability to financial decisions. Unexamined foundation issues can cost a tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. They can also be purely cosmetic. At LEVEL, our Structural Engineers and Architects provide thorough and professional analysis with common sense, actionable recommendations to ensure safety and peace of mind for you, your family, or your tenants.

  • Evaluation and permit repair drawings to aid in the repair of foundations.
  • Design of new foundations.
  • Reinforcing of the existing foundations.
  • Types of foundations: Footings, Caissons, Helical piers, retrofit foundations
  • Foundation repair specialist referrals
  • Peace of mind

“Forensic” literally means having to do with the court system. So any engineering effort that may result in court testimony or litigation service.

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Don’t Panic

Regardless of the severity, there is almost always a remedy to repair instead of replace.

We work closely with our trusted partners to provide for you foundation engineering and repair in a streamlined, turnkey fashion.

No longer are the days where each company you hire tells you something completely different. Our licensed Structural Engineers and Architects provide thorough inspection and design of the foundation and the structures it supports.

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