If you have a commercial building that has already been erected but you’ve started to notice structural problems happening either inside or outside of the building, it might be time to hire someone to fix those issues for you. Not only can these buildings be unsafe–especially in earthquake-prone states like California, Oregon or Washington–but the longer you wait, the more it’s going to cost to get the damaged walls, wood roof system or foundation repaired.
First off, here are some ways to recognize structural damage in your property:
Signs of Structural Damage
- Gaps and cracks at the intersection of floors and walls
- Stuck doors or windows that are difficult to open
- Cracks in drywall and concrete, especially near doorways
- Uneven flooring
- Bowed walls and/or ceilings
The question is: Who do you hire for your damaged structure? Below we will be talking about some of your options.
A general contractor is usually our go-to source for any and all repairs. However, it’s important to note that most often, general contractors outsource specialized work, which means that you probably won’t get the best value for your price. While a general contractor can help you when you need to coordinate many different construction professionals, a specific problem is best tackled head-on by the pertinent professional, a Specialty contractor.
Non specific Contractors:
Other contractors can perform services but you should hire a company that does this all the time with in-house crews that are trained in repairs and retrofits.
Structural Repair Contractors – the Perfect Choice
Only a structural repair contractor has the knowledge and experience to correct structural repair problems in your building, along with the tools and equipment to take care of it in an effective and efficient matter. Structural engineers that perform this type of service can probably reccomend a good contractor
Some of the most common repairs that structural repair contractors perform include; Roof structural repairs including truss repairs, concrete connections, steel connections, moment frames, shear walls, roof sheathing and repair to different building elements.
If you need structural repairs, you need to hire structural repair contractors to do the job for you. Contact Saunders Seismic today for more information.