We perform a good many fire escape inspections and design for repairs, here in Seattle. There are plenty, with all the old brick buildings. Our job is to verify that every escape can hold the necessary load of people escaping from a fire, should one occur. We work with a […] Read more »
Deck wood braces had undergone the initial stages of dry rot deterioration
Houses on steep slopes frequently are subject to problems caused by movement of the hillside. This retired gentleman lives in a home which cantilevers over a steep hillside, and, of course, provides a rather nice view from his rear deck. The deck is supported on fairly tall wood posts, with […] Read more »
Inexpensive Analysis Of Home Structure
Some folks make my job easier, which I appreciate, although it is not necessarily intentional. This young woman’s home had undergone a second story addition a few years before, and now she wanted to rearrange a few interior walls for a main floor remodel. Because she had a record copy […] Read more »
CSES Engineering solved the problem by stiffening main structural members.
This is a really unusual project. For privacy, I have not shown the front of the house. It is a sorority house, and CSES Engineering was called to solve a problem. It seems that one of their rituals involves over 100 sorority sisters in one room, jumping up and down […] Read more »