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Structural Engineering for Residential Homeowners

Peterson Structural Engineers has worked with area homeowners on a full spectrum of residential projects for more than 40 years. We specialize in complex custom home designs sited on difficult properties and incorporating specialized architectural features. We are happy to work with you directly or as a consultant to your architect, design-builder, or general contractor. No project is too small or too large for our engineers and we offer extraordinarily quick turnaround times.

Common Needs & Services

  • Lateral analysis and design (wind and seismic)
  • Building code plan review
  • Foundation engineering
  • Retaining wall engineering and design
  • New home design
  • Home addition design and remodels
  • Enlarging/increasing depth of basement
  • Dormer additions
  • Load bearing wall removal
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
  • Inspection and evaluation of foundation cracking, settlement, and structural issues
  • Forensic inspections
  • Wood, Masonry, Structural steel design
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) design and detailing, including Logix, Quadlock and Polysteel
  • Truss engineering and design
  • Seismic retrofits
  • Deck designs
  • Micropile foundation retrofits (Terrafirma, helical piers, push piers)
  • FEMA coastal flood zone design, pile foundations and breakaway design
  • Agricultural buildings, equestrian facilities, and pole barns
  • FHA Foundation certifications
  • Framing determinations