For the highest quality residential foundation design, turn to the structural engineering experts at Foundation Doctor, Inc. / Osborne Engineering, based in Lewisville, Texas.
Residential Remodeling Foundation Designs
When remodeling your home, a common step in this process is to add more living space. To begin this phase, a foundation must be constructed. Depending on the city in which you live and the size of the addition, a foundation design may be required.
The North Texas Standard
Homes in north Texas are primarily constructed of 1 of 2 main classes of foundations. Pier and beam construction was a very common foundation up until the mid-century, when the slab on ground foundations began to gain popularity.
The most common distinction between the 2 foundation types is that the pier and beam foundation maintains an open air crawl space beneath the living space of the main level of the home, whereas the slab on ground foundation has no open air space.
The staff at Osborne Engineering understands the history of foundation construction and provides innovative designs. The 2 structures, the existing foundation and the new addition foundation, must perform as 1 composite element.
Understanding the history of foundation construction and the performance standards of the different types aid in the creation of an economical and effective design.
We encourage communication between clients and contractors to promote a complete and proper design, not only from an engineering prospective, but also to ensure all needs are met. Full design sets are produced with our services. All design documents are sealed and signed by a licensed structural engineer registered in the state of Texas.
Contact us today for a consultation on structural engineering for your home addition project.