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October 5th, 2015
Warranty vs. Insurance Claims

Crosstown Engineering CEO & Principal Engineer Adam Green, is a licensed structural engineer and as an independent insurance adjustor licensed in 10 states, he has mediated insurance claims for thousands of cases. Below, Adam outlines the most common examples homeowners have about warranty vs. insurance claims. Slab Foundations A classic example of warranty vs. insurance […]

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September 5th, 2015
The Cost of a Sinkhole Repair

Sinkholes are one of the natural components in Florida’s geological landscape and can cause extensive property damage. Homeowners should proactively safeguard their home from sinkholes and be aware of the associated costs for a sinkhole repair. Structural engineers perform sinkhole repairs and the cost depends on the extent of damage, square footage of the affected […]

August 21st, 2015
2 Tips to Safeguard Your Home From Sinkholes

Due to geological conditions in areas such as Florida, sinkholes are quite common. Sinkholes occur when the groundwater dissolves in the underground limestone, creating voids and gaps. Unfortunately, these gaps can cause cave-ins and collapses, which is the sinkhole we see above ground. The combination of the rising sea level, growing population and increase presence […]

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July 27th, 2015
Costs of Structural Home Inspections in Dallas

Crosstown Engineering expanded their home inspection services in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas because these inspections are high in demand. The reason being is due to the recent development of buildings and homes in these two metropolitan areas. As properties are built at such a rapid pace it increases the chance that building structural issues […]

July 21st, 2015
5 Signs Of Home Drainage Problems

Homes in areas susceptible to flooding such as Dallas and other parts of Texas, should be aware of possible drainage issues during the wet season. Water that pools in the yard can damage the landscape, the foundation and even harbor mosquito larvae and other pests. By being aware of warning signs, homeowners can avoid costly […]

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July 1st, 2015
3 Types of Drains to Prevent Flood Damage

The rainy season can cause significant flood damage to a home’s foundation due to a lack of drainage systems. Torrential downpours can cause water to pond near the foundation or collect in crawlspace areas and even cause water intrusion and flood damage issues. It is important to remember the soils underneath your home’s foundation can […]

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May 29th, 2015
The 5 Most Common Issues Found in a Home Inspection

A home inspection conducted by a structural engineer could make or break a potential homeowner’s decision to purchase the home. A home investigation is an integral component to ensure the safety and security of a home. To ensure a thorough evaluation, it is important for the homeowner to have a general understanding of common issues […]

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May 15th, 2015
When to Call Home Foundation Engineer

Homeowners most commonly recognize foundation damage through signs of distress such as cracks, sticky doors and uneven floors. These signs of physical damage usually indicate that the structure of the home has been affected and the home is in need of a foundation repair. To avoid future damage and protect the home, homeowners should consult […]

Structural Engineering Report
April 13th, 2015
An Introduction to Structural Engineering Reports

Have you noticed potential structural issues in your home? Is your roof noticeably sagging in spots, or is your chimney beginning to slide? If so, you’re probably going to need a little help from a structural engineer. These professionals come with the expertise and training you’ll need to begin addressing the structural integrity of your […]

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April 3rd, 2015
The Process of Foundation Repair

Physical damage to your home, such as cracks, sticky doors and leaning cabinets, may indicate that you need to look into a home foundation repair plan. Foundation repair can sound like a daunting, intimidating project, but if the appropriate steps are taken, you can avoid potential future damage and protect your home’s structure. If you suspect […]

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March 4th, 2015
6 Tips to Preventing Home Foundation Problems

Homeowners who neglect home foundation problems can face severe and costly damages to their home. Foundation problems can be caused by a number of factors, including poor pre-construction soil preparation, drainage issues, plumbing leaks, clay shrinkage due to evaporation and/or tree roots withdrawing water from the soil. To help prevent home foundation problems, Crosstown Engineering suggests six tips. 1. […]

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February 6th, 2015
Types Of Home Foundation Inspections

In recent Insights articles, we’ve discussed the important role a structural engineer’s engineering report plays in assessing you home’s foundation and identifying risks and breakdowns in a home’s structural integrity. In cases where foundation problems are identified, the structural engineer will recommend a remediation plan for your home’s foundation repair. There are many factors that […]

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