Steel moment frame stabilizing family room and and sleeping porch above.

Steel moment frame stabilizing family room and and sleeping porch above. 

Concrete form work and rebar for deck and spa.

Concrete form work and rebar for deck and spa. 

After the concrete pour.

After the concrete pour. 

Footing and welding detail of moment frame.  Engineer: Joshua B. Kardon + Company Structural Engineers

Footing and welding detail of moment frame. Engineer: Joshua B. Kardon + Company Structural Engineers 

Restoration of  water damaged structural walls.

Restoration of water damaged structural walls. 

Light well framing for skylight. Framing designed and built by Mickey Ostermann.

Light well framing for skylight. Framing designed and built by Mickey Ostermann. 

18 foot deep pier and steel cage before the concrete pour.

18 foot deep pier and steel cage before the concrete pour. 

Steel moment frame for second story bedroom, deck.  Engineer: Joshua B. Kardon + Company.

Steel moment frame for second story bedroom, deck. Engineer: Joshua B. Kardon + Company. 

Structural

Structural work encompasses a wide range of activities that range from seismic upgrades, foundations for new structures, to foundation corrections and repair of water and insect damaged walls and ceilings in older buildings. Safety (preventing collapse or damage) and cost (eliminating future, larger repair) are the main reasons the work is done.

Much of structural work is never seen. It is covered by by cosmetic work (plaster, stucco, wood work etc.) Matching the new to the old is very important.