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Old 02-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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Originally Posted by Everdeen View Post
Is this a national standard or your local standard?

This is what we plan on doing, but I don't know much about it. Specifically, how to find an appropriately qualified engineer or what kind of costs I should expect to pay for such a service.
Those are the criteria in the International Residential Code (IRC) which is the "Minimum" required standards for building in most jurisdictions around the country. You would need to check with your local Building Inspections Department (check their WEB site) to see what Code Cycle (year of issue) they are using for the standards in your area. You can view these building codes for free here Free Resources .

As for finding an Engineer go to your State's Engineering Licensing Board WEB site and they most likely have a search function for Engineers. The two disciplines that would deal with structural/foundation issues could be either a Structural Engineer or a Civil Engineer who has the specialty training in those subjects.
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