Engineering | Architecture | Inspection
Your Local Network of A&E Experts
Emergency structural assessment and assistance after a structural damage has occurred due to hurricane, earthquake, fire, impact, etc. Our first goal is to quickly identify any immediate danger to the structure and/or occupants.
Our Licensed Structural Engineers have extensive experience working with residential and commercial buildings.
Whether you are a homeowner, commercial real estate owner, manager or contractor, it’s important to consult a structural Engineer prior to beginning work on structural related projects.
We have decades of experiences as licensed structural engineers, construction managers and trained code officials in the residential, municipal public works and planning commercial development arenas. We have managed the design and construction of multimillion dollar commercial projects and – and many hundreds of residential projects.
How it Works
Our first goal is to quickly identify any immediate danger to the structure and/or occupants.
Site visit for structural assessment after a damage has occurred or has been identified.
Explain the process and the proposed work to be done
If other professionals are recommended we can refer you to them
Provide a letter or drawings for the repairs and define scope of work
Construction observations to ensure integrity throughout the project
Consider These 7
Build Back Questions
Can my foundation be saved?
Site assessment of structures and foundations. Saving your foundation may be the difference between success or failure to the financial reality of building back. As licensed structural engineers, we provide an independent assessment and a (required) foundation certification of your foundation condition post-fire.
How do I repair my foundation?
If repair is needed, you DO have options. At Level we have extensive experience with repair design and can work with you, as your independent representative to determine the best option for you. At LEVEL, we design hundreds of foundation repairs in the front range annually. We have referral programs with four of the top foundation repair contractors in Colorado.
Build back costs
Being informed of the current cost to rebuild your home will help you make the right decisions. We can provide these estimates, which will help you when working with your insurance company and any federal programs.
What about Grants?
It is possible that your insurance policy hasn’t been adjusted up with inflation and the changes in construction costs. Grants can assist you in making up the difference. Awesome!! But you will need to be armed with designs and cost estimates. We can provide that too.
What if I don’t have my original drawings?
You may not have the original drawings of your home anymore. And it’s possible the city doesn’t either. No worries! The build-back needs to meet new codes anyway. So your semi-custom or full custom home will need to be fully designed for permitting. Our architects and engineers are local and ready to get started with you on your new home design whether it’s on the new or existing foundation.
How do I make the most of my financing?
Moving quickly with design in hand and estimates of construction costs, you will be ready to receive the bridge construction loan to pay for the contractor to build it back. At this milestone, insurance settlements have hopefully been established, along with any grant possibilities. You’re ready to get approved for any remaining financing. Once approved, you are ready to use your licensed professional engineer’s stamped design to obtain a permit – your new home is in sight!
What about working with contractors?
We will work with your contractor! We work with contractors as designers every day. Additionally, if you’re interested, ask about our core and shell build back program through our construction company. This way, you can put in sweat equity with family and friends to save money.