Business Description: Sands Engineering is a full service Structural and Civil Engineering design company licensed in Ohio and Kentucky. Billing is dependent on the type of project. Small structural inspections are usually paid for at the time of service, but larger projects (house plans, etc.) are billed at key milestones. Our rates are very competitive, and the service fee is generally agreed upon prior to any work starting.
Business Description: We have offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, with currently (Jan 2013) thirty-four licensed structural engineers. We have at least one engineer licensed in every state, so we are able to design structures wherever there is a need for our services. We work with a wide range of residential architectural firms from sole practitioners to larger firms.
Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia (with engineers registered in ALL states)
Business Description: We are a remodeling business bringing 3 generations of experience to your project. The owner, TR Paffe, is always on site and our team includes Independent Structural Engineers, licensed Electricians, Plumbers and Heating and Air professionals. Communication with homeowners & inspectors is priority one, and we take great care to keep the property clean and safe while keeping your project on schedule and on budget. Our work ethic is the reason that all clients have been by referral only.
Business Description: We are a small family owned established masonry company that has been performing chimney cleaning and repairs throughout the NKY and the greater Cincinnati area. With over 28 years experience, We offer chimney cleaning and repair, cap installation, stainless steel liner installation and kits, masonry cap dampers, fireplace repairs, Stone fire pits, Stone retaining walls, custom stone work "If you can dream it, We can build it", dryer vent cleaning, glass block, waterproofing basements. We strives to offer our customers the highest quality of service available in our industry.
Recent Review: Tracy came soon after calling and was right on time. He had excellent suggestions and was very professional. The report was prompt and consistent with our conversation. A few years ago, needed a structural engineer who was pricey and not very prompt. Tracy provided far better service. I will surely use him again for future projects. He has my personal "super service" award!
Recent Review: I contacted the provider on Friday9/13 to set up an appointment for a structural engineer for a house I am in underwriting with. The company's voicemail states they will call back in 24hrs. Since it was a Friday I waited until Monday. I called several times Monday with no answer from the office manager- who is suppose to do the scheduling. I called other extensions two of which answered but simply transferred me back to the office manager who never answered and I left about 3 messages. I still do not have a response.
Recent Review: I called Rob at Clayzen Consulting to take a look at my basement foundation that has some cracks and bowing. I had called in some foundation repair contractors and wanted to compare what they suggested with the advice of a structural engineer. Rob was prompt and on time. He gave me a very detailed assessment of what my problems were and gave excellent advice. Come to find out my problem was not as bad as I thought it was and what actually needs to be done is a lot less than I had been offered by some of the foundation repair contractors I had spoken with. Rob explained things thoroughly and was patient while i took notes. I would recommend anyone who is having basement issues to call a structural engineer to have it checked out before you get foundation repair bids. Thanks Rob
It went very well. I got what I had hoped for. I would definitely hire this company and structural engineer again.
- Julie M....
ATracy Mitchell PE
Tracy came soon after calling and was right on time. He had excellent suggestions and was very professional. The report was prompt and consistent with our conversation. A few years ago, needed a structural engineer who was pricey and not very prompt. Tracy provided far better service. I will surely use him again for future projects. He has my personal "super service" award!
- John W....
ATracy Mitchell PE
Tracy Mitchell was very professional, responsive and did a thorough inspection of our cracked foundation. He issued us his report quickly including pictures and recommendations for repair.
- Melinda B....
Excellent. Matt provided detailed information of what needed to be done to correct the issues and submitted his report quickly so closing of the property could move forward
- Sheila S....
It is not easy to find a residential structural engineer. Clayzen was polite, punctual and issued a generalized report. It was not very helpful.
- Donald W....
AMichael Montgomery w/ Buyers Protection Group
He was the third guy I called. He was good. I don't have anything to benchmark against. We were just getting a second opinion on some cracks that we had in our foundation. No leaking. And then we have some water, some sinking concrete and I was wondering if that was in anyway impacting our foundation and causing the cracks. That's why we had him come out. He came out and looked at it. Came out as planned when he said he would. The price, he let me know ahead what the price was going to be. He was the third guy I called because the other 2, I guess they are out in the field but it took them multiple days to call me back. They all called me back but he'd already been out by then. I called him on a Thursday or a Friday and he was out on that Monday. He was a very nice guy. Easy to speak with and he took his time with us. I was overall pleased. Overall, it was what I expected and for the price that I expected. He took the time and we achieved our desired goal.
- Amanda F....
ATracy Mitchell PE
Tracy promptly returned phone calls. He offered appointment times to suit our convenience. He was prompt, personable and professional and did a thorough examination of our situation. His report included photographs, his expert opinion and suggestions for future monitoring. He will be the first person we call if the situation changes or any future structural engineering issues/questions.
- Susan A....
The inspector was on time and very knowledgeable. I feel he gave a thorough inspection and evaluation of the retaining wall and patio area that we had some concerns about for a home we are under contract to purchase. The price was higher than I would have thought for a short inspection of a limited area, however, the inspector gave some value added time by walking around the house with me and pointing out some other areas of concern and recommendations.
- Mike S....
FTotal Home Care
Have to get it all re done. Started going bad the first year. They put in wrong board on porch deck. Instead of taking old gutters out they covered up the old with tar. They ripped me off bad. I would never hire this company or recommend them. I have pictures of the work before and after.
- Cora W....
Bill Harris and his sons got in the crawl space and took a look at the areas that needed work, reviewed the engineer's drawings, and called the engineer to discuss methods for providing the support needed which included adding steel and concrete support to one block wall, "pinning" another area, shoring up a support beam, and adding support to a large expanse in the floor joists. He also added irrigation to the yard to draw water away from this area of the house. These are my layman' terms for a very detailed job. They did a fantastic job, doing exactly what they said they would do. They were on time, cleaned up every day, and stayed on the job until completed. We appreciated the fact Bill called the structural engineer to discuss the work and the time he took explaining what they were doing and how it would resolve our problem. Bill was "Holmes on Homes" for us. We are very satisfied with his work and highly recommend his work.