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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 […]

flood damage dallas
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 […]

structural engineer, engineering report
December 11th, 2014
What to Expect in a Structural Engineering Report

What to Expect in a Structural Engineering Report The difference between a structural engineering report and an unlicensed contractor’s evaluation is expertise. Through years of study and licensure, a professional engineer can help identify, evaluate and provide recommendations to homeowners in need of structure or foundation repair. So what should a homeowner expect from a […]

Structural Engineer Foundation Inspection
November 4th, 2014
Why to Hire a Structural Engineer for Foundation Inspections

Why to Hire a Structural Engineer for Foundation Inspections As many homeowners in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area know, home foundation problems are becoming more and more common in the area. When you seek out expert advise on home foundation inspections and foundation repair, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Our foundation […]

home foundation maintenance tips
September 25th, 2014
7 Home Maintenance Tips from a Foundation Engineer

7 Home Maintenance Tips from a Foundation Engineer As all homeowners know, home maintenance can be a frustrating and costly aspect of ownership. From foundation cracks to unexpected water damage, it’s important for homeowners to be vigilant and prepared for any issues that may impact their property and home foundation. As we will explain below, early detection […]

how to choose foundation repair company
September 12th, 2014
How Do I Choose a Good Foundation Repair Company?

How Do I Choose a Good Foundation Repair Company? Fixing your home foundation can be an overwhelming process. From finding a reputable foundation repair company to making sure that you ask the right questions during the foundation inspection, it’s imperative that you are prepped and prepared with the right information to protect your home. Once […]

August 12th, 2014
Ask a Professional Engineer

Ask a Professional Engineer Q: You’ve recently expanded your foundation inspection and foundation repair services in Dallas to serve the Ft. Worth area. Can you explain why these services are in such high demand in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area? A: The Dallas and Ft. Worth areas are thriving cities, and as Forbes recently reported, they are […]

what is foundation repair
July 30th, 2014
What is Foundation Repair?

What is Foundation Repair? Cracked Foundation. Sloping Floors. Separated Drywall. These are the last words a homeowner wants to hear about their property. Noticeable foundation issues are often visible to the naked eye – however, not all foundation repairs are as a detectable as something like a wall or ceiling crack. If you are a […]

invest foundation inspection
July 21st, 2014
Protecting Your Home Foundation: A Valued Investment

Protecting Your Home Foundation: A Valued Investment According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 64.8 percent of Americans are homeowners. If you are among this 64.8 percent or have future plans to become a homeowner, there are three questions that you should ask yourself: Do you consider your (current or future) home one of your most […]

July 1st, 2014
5 Signs You Need a Foundation Inspection

5 Signs You Need a Foundation Inspection Unless you notice major damage or something completely out of the ordinary, you probably don’t spend much time wondering if all is well with you home’s foundation. The fact of the matter is not all foundation problems are easy to spot. The engineers at Crosstown Engineering are dedicated to your […]

What Causes Sinkholes
June 17th, 2014
5 Things You Need to Know About Sinkholes

5 Things You Need to Know About Sinkholes Sinkholes have become a rising problem – particularly in Florida and Texas. As more and more sinkhole cases arise, it’s important for homeowners to understand what causes sinkholes and the risks so they can safeguard their homes and families. Crosstown’s sinkhole repair experts took a few minutes […]

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