North Central NJ New Jersey Engineer, Civil, Land Use, Structural Engineering, Septic Design, Construction Permitting - Jeffrey Careaga has over 33 years of local experience

Serving North Northern NJ, Central New Jersey, Sussex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Warren County, Passaic County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Hopatcong, Budd Lake, Hopatcong, Chester, Mendham, Flanders

Services Provided :

Engineering including Subdivisions, Lot Development Plans, Land Surveying, Structural Home Real Estate Transaction Engineering Inspections typical inspection and letter of report cost $550.00-$750.00 depending on location from 07828, Concrete Pools, Pool Houses and Landscape Design, Dock and Boathouse design, Foundation Specialist for Design and Remediation, Foundation Crack Repair, structural analysis of cracking of gunite and concrete pool, expansion joint issues between the deck and coping (tiles popping off, etc.), epoxy injection, resolve and stabilize settlement issues, infrared thermal imaging for evauation of water infiltration into basement and grouted masonry wall integrity, evaluation of roof to support solar panels, methods to stabilize cracked areas, jobsite inspections, Site Development residential and commercial grading plans and stormwater design, cost for Septic Engineering, price or cost of 3 or 4 bedroom Septic failing system replacement, ISDS - Individual Sewage Disposal Systems, price for Alternative Septic Designs and alternative advanced no mound septic designs including peat systems, manufacturer's certified for design engineer of various peat and aeration systems including engineering and coordination of the installation, North NJ Norweco Singulair sales and service support for Septic Supplies LLC, Puraflow, Hoot systems, EcoPod, certified for design various Drip dispersal systems, drip irrigation systems, Septic Remediation including EcoAire, Terralift, Infiltrator Aquaworx remediator, Civil Engineering, Geotech evaluation for residential Structural Engineering, NJDEP Environmental and Waterfront Engineering and Permitting, LOI and NOV Site Plans and restoration plans, sustainable and regenerative design build landscape construction, no mound septics, cost of septic disposal/leach field Replacements, Construction Stakeout, Commercial Site plans and Land Surveying Services, Landscape Architecture, constructed wetlands, wetland restoration, stormwater reclamation and reuse.

About Careaga Engineering

Jeff Careaga has been serving all of Northern New Jersey for over 30 Years helping thousands of satisfied customers obtain approvals through the State, County and Municipal Planning and Zoning Board and Health Dept. approval process. We can help you budget for the cost of the entire job and will be your advocate in the getting permits and approval for your Septic System including engineering services and support for Norweco, Eco-Aire, mechanical aeration drainfields, swimming pool concrete design, Grading Plans, Land Use engineering, Land Surveying, Boundary surveys, Geotechnical, soils, Structural Repair and Licensed Forensic Engineering Building Inspector for residential and commercial framing and foundation inspections, Highlands Preservation Area Act approvals, Commercial Drainage Design and Site Plans, Site Plans, Lot Feasibility Studies, Septic Inspections, Eco Aire Installations, Septic Tank Repair, Septic Design Services and more. Our Northern New Jersey allows us to best serve Sussex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Warren County, Somerset County, Passaic County, Hunterdon County, Essex County and Hudson County.

We serve the following locations in New Jersey:

Budd Lake, Mendham, Hopatcong, Sussex County NJ, Morris County NJ, Passaic County NJ, Somerset County NJ, Warren County NJ, Bergen County NJ, Hunterdon County NJ, Essex County NJ, Kinnelon NJ, Wyckoff NJ, Roxbury NJ, Jefferson NJ, Chester NJ, Randolph NJ, Cedar Knolls NJ, Chatham NJ, Convent Station NJ, Chester NJ, Flanders NJ, Mount Olive NJ, Budd Lake NJ, Byram NJ, Denville NJ, Green Pond NJ, Rockaway NJ, Sparta NJ, Oak Ridge NJ, Oakland NJ, Highland Lakes NJ, Barry Lakes NJ, Hackettstown NJ, Long Valley NJ

Structural Repairs

Careaga Engineering, Inc. is a licensed engineering and General Home Improvement Contractor #13VH01143300, and has completed hundreds designs and repairs for structural issues for foundations, framing and home / house modification repair installations on residential houses, churches, light commercial and industrial facilities throughout North and Central NJ. No job is too small. If your home or building inspection indicates a structural engineer should evaluate whether repair is necessary, we can help, and if necessary obtain your repair permits for construction (even if construction has already been completed), or you can work with a contractor of your choice. Many homeowners and property owwners need to obtain building permits for work previously done without permit, in which case we can inspect the work and prepare as-built/modification drawings by a licensed architect or engineer for any proposed work needed per building codes, as required to obtain necessary building permits. Engineering 5 year certifications for fire escapes per 2012 IFC, IBC 101.3.3, NFPA Lite Safety Code 101 including load testing verification, deflection measurements before, during, after testing.

Typical structural repairs include design and supply of sealed engineering reports and drawings to stabilize the structure, to satisfy Township Building Department permit applications, and we provide structural certification and a warrantee upon completion of any necessary repairs completed by a contractor of your choice. Typical repair drawings should be $200.00 to $750.00 for one or two wall/beam design/repairs, up to a maximum of $1,500.00 for more extensive residential repair projects. We can recommend qualified and reasonable contractors if desired.

Experience includes:

  • Licensed Engineer Inspector to provide forensic analysis and cost estimates of framed roof and truss repairs due to snow damage, evaluation of roof to support solar panels, basement foundation and other structural repairs including flood damage, cracked basement and weak deteriorated foundation walls, bowed concrete and block or cinder block foundations, forensic evaluation of structural cracks, repairs to flood and vehicular damaged foundations and buildings, inspect and repair old house stone basement walls and certify old beam certifications and/or remedial recommendations, including repair horizontal cracks, vertical cracks, stepped cracking in mortar joints, diagonal cracks, rebuild isolated portions of stone walls, underpin to prevent footing settlement, heaving, settling, or sinking foundations, structural epoxy injection crack repair in exterior or interior walls, carbon strap installations, rebar wall stitching and installation, pressure grouting, and tie-back stabilization
  • Foundation Specialist/Distress Repair for reinforcement of existing foundations including verifying the cost of repairs including rebuilding historical brick and stone foundations, remediate sloping floors, stitching wall with rebar and carbon fiber, pressure concrete grouting of hollow block masonry, epoxy crack injection, mudjacking to fill voids under concrete floors and walls to stabilize and level floors, flowable fill installations.
  • Underpinning footings and foundations, pile installations, foundation leveling and pier and column supports, sink hole repair
  • Wood, composite and steel beam installations, Wood framing to strengthen roofs for solar panels, repair and/or replacement of damage wood due to termite or water damage after video inspection behind dry wall or sheetrock to determine extent of damage, epoxy injection to stabilize deteriorated sill plates, evaluation of the cause for marble, travertine and natural stone tile cracking
  • Verify cost to fix or repair foundation, foundation replacement and concrete or masonry foundation repair costs, epoxy injection repair of cracked concrete foundations
  • Helical Piles, mini piles, micro piles, tie-back anchors, shoring, mudjacking, raising foundations, repairing leaning chimney without replacement with helical piles
  • Beam Repair and replacement including flitch plates, C-Channel stiffeners, sister beam installations, beam size verification, cracked tile prevention
  • Retaining wall repair and replacement, boulder and stone wall design
  • Sink Hole evaluation and repair
  • Foundation leaks, wet basement repair, epoxy crack injection, cost of structural foundation repair, water infiltration into basement

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