Areas of Expertise
Structural analysis, design, and inspection, for:
Specialize in building damage investigation such as floor & roof sagging, wall cracking, basement water leaking, and foundation settlement, etc., caused by:
Provide CAD drawings for architectural & structural design;
Review, markup, and stamp drawings designed by others;
Perform code study and expert witness in court.
Types of Buildings and Facilities:
Single and multiple family houses
Shopping centers and restaurants
Public and private schools
Churches and office buildings
Hospitals and medical centers
Industrial and military facilities
Municipal buildings and facilities
Types of Structural Framing:
Wood and steel structures
Concrete and masonry structures
Footings & retaining walls
Light-gauge steel (LGS) framing
Insulated-concrete-form (ICF) wall system
Past and present clients are our best form of advertising. See what they're saying about us in the real testimonials.
A RATED 12/12/2017
Louis was professional, experienced, responsive, on time, very sharing, insightful, smart and thoughtful. You could not ask for more. We explained our concerns including cracks in exterior brick work, cracks in the basement walls, drywall tape in the ceiling of the master bedroom peeling, etc. Louis walked the entire property with us and we received an education while following him from floor to floor. He is a fountain of engineering knowledge. He followed up quickly as promised with a thorough written report and provided a few suggestions of items we could follow up on. Louis was a complete delight to meet and do business with. We recommend him highly!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
After decades of living in our home we were considering downsizing and conducted our own assessment to determine if there were any structural issues to be addressed. After reading reviews on Angie’s List, we reached out to Louis & Associates, LLC. Absolutely a great decision.
CATEGORY Masonry, Structural Engineer, Architect
A RATED 08/02/2016
Great! Luyi was very responsive and quick. He provided top notch drawings and was even responsive to my contractor and was willing to help with the permit office. He got the work done quickly and it was top notch. He was great to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and use him anytime for anything engineering wise. Great job!!!
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Structural assessment and engineer drawings.
CATEGORY Structural Engineer
A RATED 10/31/2015
Responded quickly to my initial call and set up a date for the assessment. Arrived on time. Spent a long time looking at the various problems and talking to me and answering my questions. For the basement water issues, gave me 2 options (indoor and outdoor); evaluated the basement wall cracks and determined no serious structural issues; looked at the deck posts and provided an interim and long-term solution (will need to replace posts). Provided a written report a few days later. All in all, provided the service requested on time and professionally. Only one piece of advice: The written report isn't as detailed as the information he provided verbally, so would recommend taking notes as he's talking to you, to supplement the written report.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Provided a structural engineering assessment of water/moisture and cracks in basement, some small cracks in interior walls, and deck posts that were cracking.
CATEGORY Decks, Structural Engineer
LOUIS & ASSOCIATES, LLC received top rating in HomeAdvisor and Angies list, keeping A+ rating since certificated.
Typical email from a client:
I recently bought a house that is constructed of cinder block with a crawl space. I would like to see if you could evaluate a few changes I would like to make. I would like to remove the floor structure, and pour a slab, as the crawl space is only 6" deep in some places. I would also like to remove two walls, and raise the rafter ties/ceiling joists in one section of the house or possibly do a cathedral ceiling. There are also a couple areas of the house where the roof structure appears to not be strong enough I would also like to verify that they are strong enough.....