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4880 Bluebonnet Blvd, Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70809


345 Doucet Road #102, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503

Office Hours & Availability

Mon - Thurs 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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Baton Rouge: 225-295-1880

Lafayette: 337-988-7768

Multiflex logo

Call us Today

Baton Rouge: 225-295-1880

Lafayette: 337-988-7768


Below some common questions and answers.
What causes the musty odor in my house?

One word………. Water.  Water intrusion in houses may originate from point sources (roof leaks, plumbing leaks, etc…) or latent conditions, which may be difficult to diagnose.  With today’s sophisticated HVAC equipment installed in houses, it is important to have proper function and maintenance, as well as, compatibility of the HVAC equipment and the thermal envelope of the building.  Imbalance in these building features may lead to moisture development in the building with symptoms, such as musty odors, fungal growth, “cupping” of wooden floor surfaces, to name a few………..  Identifying the sources of water intrusion or development is key to solving this problem.

Are wall cracks in my house related to foundation problems?

Possibly, but don’t be fooled by advertisements from foundation repair contractors. Cracks in walls and ceiling are typically due to stress in the framing components caused by structural defects, differential settlement of the foundation, a combination of both conditions, or no problem at all. Therefore, perceived repair of one condition may not resolve the underlying condition causing the cracks in your building. A professional assessment of the whole property is recommended to diagnose the problem.

I think I have foundation problems, can you come take a look?


Can you design my foundation?


Why should I have a foundation designed by an engineer when my plan designer has a foundation designed included already?


Why do I need an engineer for a commercial swimming pool?


I’m remodeling house and I want to remove a wall, can you help?


I’m starting to see cracks in my house, what does that mean?


What do I do after flood waters recede from my home?

As soon as safely possible, remove all wet household items from the home, as well as, all damp gypsum board (“sheetrock”), wall insulation, carpet and wooden floor materials, cabinets, etc…..  Begin the drying process using air flow and air conditioning equipment in an effort to lower the moisture content in the building framing and building materials.  Caution:  Have an electrical system inspection performed by a licensed state contractor on the features of your house prior to any remediation work as safety is paramount during these times.  During remediation of flooded properties, mold growth may occur and, as such, respirators and eye protection are recommended.  Consult with professionals, prior to rebuilding because starting the reconstruction too early may trap water inside your house.

Does Southeast Engineers perform on-site field assessments?

We are proud to offer our clients on-site field assessments in an effort to diagnose building problems and provide our opinion on reasonable, cost effective measures of repair.  Collectively, our staff has inspected thousands of buildings for the purpose of diagnosing and identifying causation factors associated with building defects.

I’m starting to see cracks in my house, what does that mean?

Cracks in your house may indicate structural damage due to age, shifting of the foundation or even exposure to extreme weather conditions. It could also be caused by poor workmanship or inadequate materials during the construction of the house. If the cracks are bigger and more serious, it would be a good idea to contact an experienced building inspector who can assess the damage and advise you on the necessary repairs.

My floor tiles are cracked, do I have foundation problems?


I was just quoted a lot of money to repair my foundation from a company, is this really necessary?


My house smells musty, what does that mean?


Does cracked bricks mean I automatically have foundation problems?


How much does it cost to get an engineer to come out?

Our pricing starts at $500 for general consultation.

” Southeast Engineers has continually gone above and beyond our expectations and their experience in handling the needs of our growing company is peerless.”


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About Southeast Engineers

Southeast Engineers is a market leader in a wide range of engineering services. From engineering design to plan development, permitting, and construction management, Southeast Engineers has the expertise and commitment to assure success in commercial, residential, and site development projects.


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Southeast Engineers
4880 Bluebonnet Blvd, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

345 Doucet Road #102, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503