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Residential Engineering Services

What is residential engineering?

Residential engineering is a pursuit that requires a broad and varied skill set, So what does a residential engineering firm actually do? In some ways, they do anything and everything to help clients see their projects through to completion.

Some of the more specific tasks we take on include the following:

  • Initial planning: In the beginning stages of a new community, your residential engineer lays the groundwork by conducting research on various areas, selecting the best one for your purposes, creating a plan for that area, and working out cost estimates for the project.
  • Rezoning and permitting: It can be challenging to obtain the appropriate permits and/or rezone if necessary, but an experienced residential engineer can guide you through this process and make it as painless as possible.
  • Surveying: This can be part of the initial planning process or done separately. Surveying involves accurately and specifically locating boundaries and borders as well as measuring elevation throughout the site. This information is used in the design phase and can play a role in the rezoning/permitting process.

Management of storm water and water resources design. It is important to have a well-designed system in place when it rains; if not, all the residents will be left with standing water that can damage their homes and create problems throughout the development. Additionally, it is necessary to find a sufficient source of fresh water for the community and ascertain the quality of that water.

Engineers also emphasize providing clients with thorough, well thought-out designs, to make designs practical and believe the best designs are often straightforward and uncomplicated. Yet, understanding simple solutions may be difficult to envision, engineers take the time to search for the right choices.

Residential engineering project staff professionals provide responsive civil engineering design services for new designs, construction, renovations and additions. Clients are home owners, architects, small businesses, and contractors. Residential project engineers provide construction services for properties and serve as the lead construction engineering inspector. You can hire a civil engineering project staff for engineering services, design or construction services, or both.

Why an Engineer?

Permit inspectors check only a few items on and around your foundation. The items that they might miss could be critical to the long-term stability of your home. For many of us, our homes
are still the biggest investments we ever make. Purchasing, selling, remodeling or refinancing your home is BIG business. Foundation engineers provide specialized inspections and assessments to assure you get what you pay the foundation repair contractor to provide.

Stability Analysis

Whether you are repairing your home or doing a complete remodel, the foundation is the cornerstone of your home. A foundation engineer will look out for your interests during all structural work on your home. They will assess and evaluate the extent of the damage and recommend procedures to solve the issues. Many times, your foundation engineer will have a list of recommended foundation repair contractors in your area to aide in your search for a local foundation expert.

Engineering Consulting

Experience is everything for a foundation engineer, and experience is what sets Foundation Engineers Network engineers apart from the others. You can be assured of proven ability to deliver reliable, realistic solutions for your foundation problem. Every project has its own parameters: location, size, scope, performance criteria and technical needs. Together they define a project's engineering and design challenges. Together you and the engineer you hire will solve your foundation repair needs.


Engineering, like medicine, is a diverse profession. An understanding of subsurface conditions is an art best left to local foundation engineers. Engineers, with first hand knowledge of local soils, are the only people bound by law to make binding judgments on your homes structural condition. Hire a professional engineer today to be assured your home sits on a competent foundation tomorrow.