Specialty Available at: Charlotte
Structural and Forensic Inspections
We perform structural inspections on commercial and residential structures at all stages of construction. We perform inspections for homeowners, realtors, contractors, and builders. If you have any structural issues, we have the experience and knowledge to come up with a solution.
We provide a letter after each inspection documenting the information found, our interpretation as to the cause of the issue(s), and our recommended solution. Each letter is given the authority of a Professional Engineer Seal.
Our minimum inspection fee with a report is $700 and ranges depending on the requirements of the report and the complexity of the repair plan.
Perhaps you are looking for peace of mind and need an evaluation of a structural concern, or perhaps you want to discuss the structural implications of a renovation you are considering. Our service rate is $200 per hour with a minimum $500 fee for a site visit and a “peace of mind” verbal consultation without a written report.
In the situation where your lot has poor soil conditions, a deep foundation will most likely be your best economical solution. All our engineers are experienced with deep foundation designs and can provide a layout for the installation of either, concrete caissons, timber piles, or helical piers, whichever fits the contractor’s preference and makes the most economical sense.
We pride ourselves on writing very clear reports with photographs and repair drawings as needed so that any contractor can clearly understand the repairs we are recommending without interpretation. The value we provide is award-winning and we come highly recommended.
“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!!!”