This customer wanted to completely open-up their living space to provide a modern layout and wanted to identify how it could be done.
Our load-bearing analyst visited the property and crawled the attic and specified new load-bearing walls and designed new beams to carry the load. The owner then hired a contractor to execute the project.
BE AWARE – It is a requirement in all cities and counties in Texas require homeowners to have an engineering firm design and approve structural changes. A signed and sealed engineering letter is required to open and close structural modification permits. If a letter is not completed, the structural will undergo difficulty when selling the home and many times, without the oversight of an engineer, contractors will make big mistakes with their beam design.