Stewart Kriegstein is available to provide the following consulting services:
Site reconnaissance and assessment of existing conditions for homeowners and new home purchasers, providing ways to remediate improve and extend the service life of foundations and/ or coastal protective systems (bulkheads, seawalls, and rock revetments).
Assist in pre-design planning with Engineers and Architects for project recommendations based upon existing site conditions, alternative construction materials and methodologies, all in concert with practicality and project value engineering
Assist Owner-Chosen Contractors
Assist Owner-chosen contractors who will perform the required work, by potentially providing historical information of below grade conditions, recommendations for working procedures on the specific beach where the site is located and methods to facilitate an effective completion of a project. Stewart has completed projects on virtually every beach in Malibu.
Please note that Engineered plans, (even though approved) only show a finished product and NOT all the necessary ancillary Work and procedures required to perform the main work, such as dealing with obstructions, shoring the existing structural elements and building, contending with tidal and beach conditions, just to name a few.
Coordination of On-Site Explorations & Testing
We can assist in coordinating structural on-site explorations i.e.: wood and concrete pile testing. Investigation techniques using the latest and most accurate equipment for documenting conditions of existing foundations to provide the design engineers with detailed information or documenting present conditions when negotiating purchase or sale of a home.
Please be aware that we offer NO advice regarding City Planning Department issues, which are handled by experienced governmental specialists. We can refer very experienced governmental specialists. Our conclusions and recommendations are professional opinions, which are based on our professional experience and observations, limited to the exposed areas only. These assessments make no other warranty, either expressed or implied, concerning the advice provided.