Tensioning Residential Foundation Cable Late

Tensioning Residential Foundation Cable Late

Most of the home foundation construction in the Houston area today is post tensioned slab on grade foundations. This type of foundation is not reinforced with conventional reinforcing steel bar but is reinforced using tendons that compress the concrete in two...
Foundation Movement in Bricks

Foundation Movement in Bricks

Cracks in brick are commonly caused by differential movement in a buildings foundation but did you know brick can also demonstrate foundation movement in other ways?  One less well known indicator is identifying curved brick mortar lines in the brick courses by...
Foundation Showing Distress?  We Can Help You Sort Your Options.

Foundation Showing Distress? We Can Help You Sort Your Options.

These images display some common evidences of foundation distress.  There were several bids for repair of this building’s foundation by prominent companies.  While these evidences appear severe and the house had experienced differential settlement toward the...
Dry Weather and Your Foundation

Dry Weather and Your Foundation

It is that time of year once again.  Dry weather and warmer temperatures are upon us. It seems like this time of year just sneaks up on us every year and it is dry before you know it.  On the inspections I am performing I am just starting to see the soils showing...
Relief Trenches?  Who Needs Them?

Relief Trenches? Who Needs Them?

Relief Trenches “What is a relief trench?” you ask.  A relief trench is a ditch installed from the forming preparations to a drainage area as part of site preparation for construction of a slab on grade foundation to prevent accumulation of water in the forms in the...