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Old 04-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Bowed block wall bsmt, Structural Engineer cost?


I have a small home built in the mid 50s, it has a -severely- bowed block wall basement. I am a fairly handy guy so I intended to repair it myself... originally.
I now have realized it is beyond my capabilities so I have asked around and was told my best bet was to hire a structural engineer to draw up plans. I was told by an engineering company that it would cost $600 to do the inspection of the basement and an additional $600 to draw up the plans. Before I go ahead with this... Does this sound on par? If not, can anyone make suggestions?

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I know I can expect $800 for an inspection and report (if there is an issue with the foundation), and then the design & specifications are based upon what needs to be done, and the time necessary to prepare them

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my structural pe charges $350 for inspections & opinions & $ 600 for reports,,, find a bsmt wtrproofing co & ask them for the plans then have the pe review 'em,,, most decent wtrproofers have good working relationships w/pe's,,, we're used to replacing walls, stabilizing structures, & getting pe's to agree w/us odds're good your foundation's fine,,, consider conc for the next wall IF it needs replacement,,, otherwise, carbon fiber straps, exposed steel beams, or concealed conc/steel wall pins are the answer - this is in atl
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