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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 […]

September 19th, 2015
Home Insurance Regulations

Crosstown Engineering CEO & Principal Engineer Adam Green, is a licensed structural engineer and as an independent insurance adjustor licensed in 10 states he has informed numerous homeowners on the differences in homeowners insurance regulations from state to state. There are many factors that influence insurance rates on the state level that are often framed […]

sinkhole repair cost
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 […]

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 […]

foundation repair dallas
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 […]

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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. […]

Pier and Beam Foundation
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 […]

home foundation repair, home insurance
January 26th, 2015
Does Insurance Cover Foundation Repair Costs?

Your most valuable asset is typically your home—so it’s worth doing all you can to protect it. The first step in safeguarding your home is getting a home insurance policy with the right coverage and options for your property. It’s difficult to foresee issues, and homeowners often don’t find out that certain damages are not […]

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January 15th, 2015
Three Scenarios Where You Need an Engineering Report

In previous articles, we’ve explored what to expect from an engineering report and what to do post-engineering report, but we have yet to explain when homeowners need an engineering report. In most cases, contractors require engineering reports before they can obtain a building permit—but there are benefits to proactively obtaining an engineering report, too. You […]

engineering report, structural engineer, independent foundation engineer
December 31st, 2014
Post-Engineering Report – What’s Next For Homeowners?

Post-Engineering Report – What’s Next For Homeowners? Engineering reports: most homeowners don’t know what they are or what they’re for until they need one. In fact, most homeowners don’t even know they need one until they’re informed by a contractor. We recently discussed what you should expect in an engineering report. Today we’ll discuss next […]

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