Topic: Typical price for an opinion from a structural engineer?
Typical price for an opinion from a structural engineer?
You know the story…I’ve got an older rowhouse, and I’m interesting in making some changes. Before I go too far down the road of daydreaming about my ideal plans for the house, though, I want to get an idea of what’s possible and what would be too hard/expensive, so I’m interested in hiring a structural engineer to come in and tell me which walls are load-bearing and give me a general idea of what it would take to change them.
I’m willing to pay a fair price for the work, but I’m also not looking to get soaked, since I’m not asking for plans to be drawn-up or any kind of sign-off on specific projects at this point. Anyone have any experience with things like this? What’s a good ballpark for what I should expect to pay?