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foundation repair dallas
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 […]

home foundation problems dallas
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 […]

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 […]

hire an independent foundation engineer
November 25th, 2014
Four Reasons to Hire a Foundation Engineer

Four Reasons to Hire a Foundation Engineer Have you ever considered hiring a foundation engineer? For most homeowners dealing with foundation issues, the answer is probably “no.” It’s not easy to know when you need a foundation engineer—or what type. If you’re in a situation where you need to hire a foundation engineer, we recommend […]

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 […]

what to expect home foundation inspection
October 30th, 2014
What to Expect From a Home Foundation Inspection

What to Expect From a Home Foundation Inspection Home foundation inspections in Dallas/Ft. Worth should be performed by an unbiased, licensed structural engineer. If the foundation inspection is not performed by an independent engineer, it may be biased or performed by a non-qualified professional. How Long Does a Home Foundation Inspection Take? Home foundation inspections […]

home foundation inspection questions
October 27th, 2014
3 Questions You Must Ask Your Home Foundation Inspector

3 Questions You Must Ask Your Home Foundation Inspector It’s not often that you need a home foundation inspection, but if you’re in a situation that requires one, it’s important to ensure it’s done correctly. To help you find a home inspector that’s qualified to assess your home foundation problems, asking the right questions is […]

rain drainage effects on foundation
October 21st, 2014
How a Gutter System Can Protect Your Home Foundation

How a Gutter System Can Protect Your Home Foundation When you think about your gutters, it’s usually about how much you’re dreading cleaning them. For many, they’re just another chore on the to-do list, but not to the professional structural engineers at Crosstown Engineering. In fact, we believe your home’s gutters are the unsung heroes […]

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