You need a structural engineer to look at your home’s foundation settlement. You Google, “structural engineer near me” and a big list comes up. You quickly realize that many of these firms are not structural engineers but some other type of engineer that you don’t need.
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would just hand you a neat little list?
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we’re *that someone*. With 35+ years in business in Bryan, College Station, and other Brazos Valley communities like Madisonville and Caldwell, we occasionally suggest structural engineers to homeowners when it makes sense for their needs.
This article will list structural engineers that serve our area that can inspect and report on structural conditions with residential foundations. We will offer basic contact and business info so that you can contact one easily without all the search engine fuss.
Let’s skip the mismatched search results and get you pointed in the direction of structural engineering firms that can perform the service you need.
What Is a Structural Engineer?
Real quick. Let’s just make sure we all know what we are looking for. According to our Wiki friends, “Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants.”
Structural engineers are a specialty within the field of civil engineering and require a “Professional Engineer” license, signified by the title of P.E. A licensed P.E. must go through certain education, work experience, and exams to receive licensure. Requirements might be different from state to state.
So these engineers can look at your foundation, assess its condition, and give you a report on it. Sound good?
What Will a Structural Engineer Report Do for My Foundation?
A structural engineering report will record the condition of your foundation at the time of inspection. An engineer will take and record measurements, and present diagrams of the findings.
Depending on the level of detail in the report, you might get photos of issues around your home and explanations of their cause. Comments are made about whether an issue is within acceptable ranges of performance.
Recommendations might be offered to fix situations and make improvements to any issues noted in the report. These reports DO NOT tell you how much any recommended remedies might cost or how exactly they should be done (that’s what foundation repair plans are for, but that’s a whole other article . . . )
3 Structural Engineering Firms Serving Bryan – College Station
We live in a smaller metro area. Much like our choices in foundation repair companies, we don’t have a ton of choices in structural engineering firms. But that’s okay, these are decent folks and we even know some of them.
Here is a list of 3 firms that we know of that perform structural engineering services in our area. They are listed in no particular order of preference, only alphabetically.
1. Dudley Engineering
Year Founded: 2017
Owner: Drew Dudley
Headquarters: College Station
Contact Phone: 979-777-0720
2. Gessner Engineering
Year Founded: 2003
Owners: Johanna & Thomas Gessner
Headquarters: Bryan; branches in Brenham, Fort Worth, Georgetown, San Antonio
Contact Phone: 979-680-8840
3. MLAW Engineers
Year Founded: 1964
Owner: Corporation President/CEO, Jay Connor
Headquarters: Austin; branches in BCS, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio
Contact Phone: 832-703-8899 for inspections
When You Are Ready for Foundation Repair . . .
Structural engineers can only take you so far in the process of assessing and repairing home foundations. After you get what you need from a structural engineering firm, it might be time for foundation repairs at some point.
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been serving the Brazos Valley since 1985 and are locally owned and operated by Mr. Craig Tripp: President, CEO, Owner, and Foundation Repair Extraordinaire. We provide 100% honest and transparent foundation repair info and services whenever you are ready for help.
The next step would be to get a visit from a foundation repair contractor to perform a foundation inspection. Here’s an article that tells you all about what happens on these appointments no matter what company you use: “What Happens In a Home Foundation Inspection: 3 Common Steps.”