Prior to insulation, call us to perform a framing inspection to ensure the house was framed properly per the design drawings. We inspect the framing structure on the basis of Code compliance, plan compliance, proper load transfer, and structural long term performance.
After performing the framing inspection, we provide a report that lists the items that need correction. Subsequent re-inspections may be requested to ensure all of the items have been completed properly. A final “sign off” letter sealed by a professional engineer will be provided.
A single oversight could cost several times more to repair than the cost of the inspection. Obviously the size of the house and complexity would dictate the cost of the inspection. Also, if several field changes require onsite analysis or if numerous mistakes were made that required design solutions, the cost of the inspection would increase. To get a “ballpark” idea, the price of the initial framing inspection is about a third of the design fee. The minimum inspection fee is $450.
“I own a small residential architecture firm and have worked with Daniel, Chad, and other IDE Team Members on a variety of projects. They are so easy to work with, very knowledgable, and always get me what I need in a timely manner. I definitely recommend this team to anyone needing help with structural engineering!”
“Intelligent Design Engineering (IDE) is a great asset to my home design business. No matter how small or how large a project I have, they give it the utmost attention…the members of Intelligent Design Engineering are very flexible, easy to work with and communicate very well. I will recommend IDE to every firm or client I come in contact with, in search of engineering needs…I look forward to a long standing business relationship with (this) firm.”
“Very pleased with the level of expertise and thoroughness in completing my requested project. Hiring a structural engineer could be daunting as I wasn’t certain on what it would involve. IDE made the process easy, customer friendly and even interesting as I truly saw a passion in what they were doing! I recommend Intelligent Design for any structural engineering concern. I have place them as a “FAVORITE PRO” on my HomeAdvisor App!”
“Great experience with this company. The engineer was fantastic. You can tell he really loves his work, and he was so helpful in coming up with designs that would work for us at a fair price. The person I spoke to when setting up the appointment was very helpful, too. They were quick to answer the phone, work with me on an appointment time, and call back after the calendar was sorted out. Thank you!!!”