Omland & Osterkorn are certified engineers in Bergen County NJ with more than two decades of combined experience.
Building a home is an excellent investment in the long run for your financial portfolio. But, without an engineer, you might just be giving way to possible mishaps like collapsed buildings due to poorly tested soil and land assessment negligence.
Engineers help with the designs and plans that ensure your commercial or residential building stays safe and timeless. But, that’s not the only reason you want to engage an engineer for your next industrial, commercial or residential construction project.
Reasons to Hire an Engineer
Engineers play significant roles in the construction process, but the most significant is they ensure your property and buildings comply with state laws while ensuring a safe place to live. However, some other reasons homeowners need to require an engineer include:
1. Engineers Work with Licensed Land Surveyors, Developers, and Architects
You can't erect a building without surveying your property boundary and land development needs or even having a good plan for your structure. Engineers work with licensed land surveyors, land developers, and architects to offer top-notch experience during your project.
2. They Help Prevent Future Structural Damage
Most homeowners today won’t always get their dream home because they purchased a completely erected building. Still, they're happy they can easily make quick alterations to the building’s structure. However, a drawback to this is that the structure may crack, creek, and collapse over time.
If you plan to remodel an old building, engineers help you know if the foundation can still hold the structure or if the structure requires immediate repairs.
3. You Can Avoid Possible Flood Risks
Where you erect your building matters, but most homeowners don't consider this fact and instead erect their buildings close to a flood zone. What this simply means is that in a case where a flood occurs, your property won't survive the flood.
Engineers provide you with a flood elevation certificate to help lower flood risk on your property. This flood elevation certificate shows the building’s flood zone and elevation levels, making it easy for homeowners to get proper insurance for their property.
4. Engineers Provide a Sketch Plan that Uncomplicates the Construction Process
In the US, every state has its building codes they abide by when constructing commercial, industrial or residential property. However, most homeowners and developers won’t know this and design their buildings without considering the state's building codes.
Engineers are well vast in the building code of each state. So, they make construction straightforward without going against state codes by interpreting them to create buildable designs, in the form of plans for contractors and architects to use when planning the building’s structure.
Need a professional engineer to help with your Bergen County home in New Jersey? Omland & Osterkorn are professional engineers in New Jersey with over 10 years of experience helping industrial, commercial, and residential property owners build and maintain their properties.
For more information on the engineering services we provide in New Jersey, please contact our office at 973-647-7820.
Omland & Osterkorn – Your Trusted Engineers Bergen County NJ.