Why Homeowners Need Engineers Part 2
By: Icarus Engineers
May 31, 2021

As we talked about in the previous article HERE, we continue talking about why it is important for homeowners to need engineering services.

Construction on a new home often brings stress; however, a structural engineer can ease away from that stress by providing relevant expertise.

Homeowners will have an architect create plans for the home, and it’s the structural engineer’s job to create the construction drawings and paperwork needed for city permitting. Since they are the on-site guru, they can make sure all the correct permits are in place for the project to begin. Once the right permits are in place, it’s time to start.

If you’re renovating a home or structure, having an engineer come and evaluate the foundation can make the process run more smoothly.

These types of reports are technical reports from inspections called the engineering report or engineering letter. These reports discuss the structural issues and the opportunities for solutions. They can provide the right insight into building materials or other fixes to resolve the problem. 

Throughout the construction process, the civil engineer will ensure the home’s quality, while making sure it’s the homeowner’s dream coming to life. If there are any issues, it’s the engineer’s job to resolve them, so they do not permanently affect the structure’s stability early on or in the long run of the home. With each step of the building process, it’s also the engineer’s job to keep a record of progress reports and other reports that city or town officials may need to allow the building process to continue.  

Overall, homeowners can benefit from expert engineers to avoid many pitfalls of the building process. They will work closely with you to create your dream home, ensuring quality, safety, and proper permitting while supporting you as the homeowner. 

Photo by Trinity Nguyen on Unsplash

Icarus Engineering is a full-service Civil Engineering firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We offer services for Residential and Commercial Projects, such as Structure Design, Site Design, Utilities Design, Additions, Drainage Analysis, and Retaining Walls. We also provide Hydraulic Design, Mining Design, Drafting, and Land Surveying services. 

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