Engineers and Foundation Repairs

07/31/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Engineers and Foundation Repairs Overview of the Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations By the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers  Objectives The most common purpose of an engineering evaluation of a residential foundation is to assess its performance. This involves observation and evaluation of cosmetic (nonstructural) distress and…

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Water Drainage and Waterproofing

07/30/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

Water Drainage and Waterproofing If you want a dry basement and a sound foundation, you must have an adequate foundation drainage system. The water content in the soil surrounding your house can fluctuate seasonally. There is always a point at which you can dig and hit water. Geologists often refer to this as the water…

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Foundation Repair Methods – The Good and the Bad

07/19/2009

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Foundation Repair Methods – The Good and the Bad Understanding the positives and negatives of each foundation repair method will help with your decision when picking a foundation repair contractor. Some contractors advertise that they can put in every type of piering system whiles others concentrate on just one or two piering methods. The “jack…

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