Structural engineers contribute to the project by evaluating your current structure, studying original plans and determining the impact of your proposed changes and additions to the integrity of the structure as a whole. These professionals are important to any big project that includes altering the original structure of the building to add living space or accommodate design changes.
A soil engineer can be called on to conduct soil testing. The results of the testing can predict future problems and offer preventative measures. Using a soil engineer will give you access to important information about your septic system, foundation, drainage, grading and many other significant aspects of home ownership.