Have a Foundation Crack? Consult a Structural Engineer
The Value of Construction Inspections
In today’s article, we would be talking about the role of a structural engineer when you have a foundation crack. One of the most common problems with a house is cracks in the foundation walls, it’s pretty natural to have slight cracks with a block foundation as the walls may be bowing or pushing or […]
Secret to Foundation Preservation?
Structural elements include how the walls, roof, doors, floors, and foundation fit together seamlessly. The exterior evaluation portion of a home inspection could include the paint or stucco of the outer walls, grading, elevation, driveways, fences, drainage, landscaping, windows, fascia, trim and doors. Roof and attic inspections are also very important and include framing, what […]
Foundation Problems? Most Aren’t Serious
Foundation damage can be anything from an eye sore to a plague affecting the serviceability or integrity of the structure. The essential tip for a DIY foundation inspection is to keep your eyes open. The structure will tell you if it has any settlement or drainage issues. You will be looking for cracks; these cracks […]
There are simple truths about building materials and their behavior in construction that any honest and knowledgeable structural engineer knows and this is one of the keys to understand potential foundation problems. For instance, concrete hardens with time. As it hardens, it shrinks and thus cracking appears. Concrete tends to expand and contract with temperatures […]