For generations, construction has been fairly straightforward. You dig a hole, put up some walls, slap a roof on it, and you have a structure. The advent of off-site construction in the late 20th century turned that model on its head.
We're thrilled to share that HIE Consulting Engineers was prominently featured in a recent story in 5280, the Denver magazine. It was related to a recent project we took on for Heidi and Ryan Cox, who bought an 1884 Victorian home in Denver's historic Curtis Park...
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments that you will ever have to make. When people go through the process of buying a home, they likely already feel overwhelmed with all of the money that they need to spend on a down payment, paying closing costs, and the expenses associated with moving.
Water is really important to your home. Your faucets, your washing machines, your toilets, and your bathtubs are things that you can take for granted. You do not really think about them too often. You just use the water in your home and move on with your day. But when you have problems — like a toilet that bubbles every time you turn on water or flush it — things can get ugly. Quickly. What can you do to fix it before it drains your bank account and leave you unable to use any water in your home for days?
A flood is destruction personified — wrecking houses, building, streets, and more. From your personal belongings to the structure of your property, floods create havoc and destroy everything in their path.
If you want your furnace to work optimally when winter sets in, it is important that you take some time out to check and prepare it in advance. Doing so will go a long way toward ensuring a hassle-free winter.
Whether you are planning to buy a new home or you have already purchased one, you might have spent some time thinking about a home insurance policy.
A major risk factor for homes in many parts of the country is foundation movement as a result of expansive soil. The amount of movement at a given location depends upon the reactivity of the soil, but it can also vary depending on the weather, the time of year, and even the location of your home on the lot.
Hail is the scourge of summer in many parts of the country. In fact, over the last five years, hail damage accounted for almost 40% of all insured losses nationally, costing more than $15 billion every year.