Owning your own home is like having your very own piece of the American dream. Not only is your home an investment, it's a place for you to feel safe, comfortable and loved – indeed, it is an expression of your personal freedom and marks a stake in your own little corner of the Earth. We strive to protect the integrity of your home through detailed structural engineering support that extends to homes of all sizes, from small ranches to multi-families. Turn to Martel Engineering for structural design and inspection services for existing homes as well as new construction.
Whether you are building a new home, putting on an addition, hiring a home builder, or buying a home, Martel Engineering can work with you to ensure the building is structurally sound to keep your family safe. Perhaps you have experienced wall cracks, bricks cracks or foundation damage. Or maybe you’re finishing the basement and need a column removed to make more room. Whatever the case, we can address any problem you may have and provide solutions to ensure your home is code compliant.
We work with contractors, architects and building inspectors on a daily basis. We know how they operate, we know what they expect, and we know how to work seamlessly as part of a team. Much of this knowledge comes from owner/CEO Michael Martel’s vast experience in the construction business. In fact, that’s how he got his start. As such, he feels most comfortable working with contractors and architects to ensure a successful project.
Whether you come across a concerning issue on your own or a general inspector recommends the need for a structural engineer, come to Martel Engineering for the following specialty services:
Concrete foundation inspection and design
Removal of columns
Load bearing walls
Retaining wall design
Construction review for permitting
Steel structural design
Samples of clients we have worked with in the Residential engineering industry include:
A big part of Martel Engineering’s business is residential solar. With no many homeowners deciding to add solar panels to their roofs these days, it becomes necessary to ensure those roofs can withstand the added weight. That’s where we come in. Our specialty is to perform structural analysis of residential solar projects, ensuring your existing roof can hold the weight of the panels. If not, we can make modifications and design alterations so that it can.
With solar panels weighing up to eight pounds per square foot, this step in the process is crucial to ensure leaks and other forms of damage do not occur to the roof due to the added weight.
For complete residential structural engineering services, look to Martel Engineering for innovative support solutions.