GreenTauk Engineering is located in Seaford, NY, and provides professional structural engineering services to Long Island and the surrounding areas. Contact us today at (516) 603-5770.
Serving Long Island Since 2014
GreenTauk Engineering was formed in 2014 to assist in the relief efforts due to the damage from Superstorm Sandy. Owner John Weiburg was already performing engineering work pre-Sandy in 2012.
GreenTauk’s name has evolved from a combination of John’s Master’s degree in Environmental Technology and his love of Montauk, a town in Long Island where his family has vacationed for over 20 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
GreenTauk Engineering is involved in the project from design through construction and has extensive experience in residential construction. GreenTauk will be onsite during the construction process numerous times throughout the course of construction to communicate with the owner and contractor and to verify compliance with the approved plans and building codes. The duration of the construction process can be shortened by being able to make decisions in the field based on our construction knowledge.
The owner of GreenTauk Engineering has been performing home inspections since 2004 and has evaluated over 4,000 houses. GreenTauk is often called in to determine structural conditions from other home inspection companies. John has extensive experience in flood zone houses and house elevation projects and has been teaching home inspection classes at Molloy College since 2006.
The design/approval process depends on many factors such as the size of the project, outstanding permit issues, the local municipality involved, surveys, etc. Each municipality has a time frame for review and approval of plans and depends on the amount of work they have and the number of employees they have dedicated for plan review. Many smaller municipalities have only part-time staff dedicated for plan review. GreenTauk will submit the plans and be in communication with the plan reviewer to expedite the process.
GreenTauk will meet with the owner to determine the extent of the project and prepare preliminary plans based on site measurements. Building records will be examined at the local municipality to verify zoning and check for outstanding permit issues. Depending on the size and scope of the project, zoning issues may require a variance. Once the preliminary plans are approved by the owner, GreenTauk will prepare final plans for submission to the municipality for review. Additional submissions may be required depending on the municipal review. Once the plans are approved and the appropriate permits secured, construction begins. GreenTauk Engineering will make numerous visits during the construction process until completion.
STRUCTURAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Multifaceted & Well-Respected
John is often called in to render opinions on structural issues regarding house elevation projects as well as structural problems noted by other home inspectors during the course of their work.
Professional engineer for over 25 years.
Expert witness for house elevations, sandy reconstruction, environmental issues, and storm damage.
Flood zone/waterfront expert & storm damage inspection specialist.
Adjunct professor at Molloy College since 2006 for Home Inspection Licensing with a continuing education company policy to “Always Do the Right Thing”.
President of Long Island American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) 2017 to present.
National/International Speaker at Home Inspection Conferences in Philadelphia (2015), Orlando (2018), Ottawa, Canada (2019), and New Orleans (2020).
Speaker/Presenter on topics such as environmental issues and home inspections.
Television appearances including: Home Inspector/Engineer – NBC News: Sandy Recovery, FIOS One: NY Rising Bulkheads, Telemundo – Contractor Fraud – an Emmy Award winning series.
Always Do the Right Thing
GreenTauk stands behind our motto: “Always Do the Right Thing.” Contact us today at (516) 603-5770. We serve Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all five boroughs in New York City.