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Structural Engineering FAQ

Structural Engineering FAQ

Structural engineering is a complex industry and can often bring up many questions for homeowners and small contractors. Here are some common questions –and answers– that come with the discussion of structural engineering.

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Permitting in the City of Seattle

Permitting in the City of Seattle

Homeowners who are trying to navigate the permitting process in the City of Seattle will find that it is more complex than other jurisdictions in the Puget Sound region. Seattle’s permit process differs from most other surrounding jurisdictions and can sometimes take...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Permitting

Homeowner’s Guide to Permitting

Most cities and counties have a similar process for permitting. The time to complete permitting for each project varies, depending on how complicated the project is and where it is located – counties or larger cities can often take longer to process permits. Building...

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Is Your Slope at Risk of Sliding?

Is Your Slope at Risk of Sliding?

Slope instability is a common problem for property owners in the Pacific Northwest because our hilly, wet conditions provide the ideal conditions for a landslide. It is important to remain vigilant in investigating slopes on and around your property, so you can...

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Types of Retaining Walls

Types of Retaining Walls

Chances are, at some point you have built a retaining wall. It may have been as child when you used sticks to shore up a sand castle or as an adult while trying to edge your garden. Retaining walls are one of the most commonly built structures and they can be found...

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