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  • 04 Sep 2013
    Foundation Inspection for Buyers and Homeowners New homeowners and prospective buyers should consider having a foundation inspection performed by a Licensed Professional Engineer. Everyone knows to hire a home inspector after making a home purchase, but few people...
  • 01 Sep 2013
    5 Tips for Dealing with Home Repair Contractors Home repair contractors range from honest and hardworking … to unreliable and dishonest. Although it would not be fair to make a sweeping generalization, it is safe to say that any time you decide to invest in costly...
  • 04 Sep 2013
    Dry soil with cracks is common in Texas. Texas’ Shifting Soil – How to Avoid Foundation Problems Geological conditions that prevail in each state differ according to their location. Soil, as a natural resource, has different values depending on the industry that they are being used in. In the construction
  • 03 Sep 2013
    All engineers have their own sets of specialization, based on skills that they acquired through education and/or experience. A Foundation Structural Engineer is one who specializes in conducting professional assessments of the foundations of your home, or your...
  • 20 Aug 2013
    Walk around the inside and outside of your home, or a house that you are interested in buying. Do you see any of the signs mentioned below? Cracks in interior walls, brick fireplace wall, or between the exterior bricks Nails that have popped out from the plaster or...
  • 17 Aug 2013
    The causes of foundation movement are varied and present themselves differently. The most common factors are soil conditions, location, materials used, and the weight of your home. All of these have an impact on your foundation. The most obvious indicators that your...