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If there is a battered historic home in your area and you want to restore it, but you know that there is a lot of work that has to be done, you want to call in a structural engineer. The cosmetic things and DIY projects aren't what you have to worry about, it's the structure of the home that may have you concerned. Here are some of the things that you want to do before you purchase the property or before you start any work on the home.
Talk with a Structural Engineer
One of the first steps is to talk with a structural engineer to see what can be done to the property. They may determine that the safety and the structure of the home have been compromised and that it isn't safe on any level.
The structural engineer can give you an estimate on what type of steel beams may need to be added throughout the house, how many, and what the work would entail. From there you can start to explore your options.
Get Costs from a Structural Steel Company
Find a structural steel manufacturer that creates housing beams and that can do some custom work if it's needed for this project. You want to be sure that you have the highest quality steel that will be durable and work for what you need for your home. You may have to pay a higher amount to have the steel shipped in, as opposed to buying lumber from a local structural steel supply company, but this is one of the most reliable ways to fix the property properly.
Estimate Costs and Value Potential
Figure out how much it will cost to have this work done and if it's worth the investment. If you aren't able to change the structure of the house because of historical codes and laws, then this may be your only option for fixing the home. Set a budget based on what you think the potential value of the property could be so you know you aren't over-investing more than the property could ever be worth.
If you know that the beams throughout the house have to be replaced with steel structural beams, and you aren't sure what this would cost or what professionals in the area would do the work for you, start looking around. A high-quality steel company should have the details on what you would need to order.Share
18 September 2018