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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 […]

engineering report, structural engineer dallas
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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

protect home foundation from water damage
October 14th, 2014
Protecting Your Home Foundation: Rinse & Repeat

Protecting Your Home Foundation: Rinse & Repeat In past blogs, we’ve discussed how evaporation, shrubs, trees and plants have a tremendous effect on the moisture content around your home foundation. In fact, all Texas homes should be protected by a watering system (i.e. a soaker hose). A successful foundation watering system will keep the soil near […]

expansive soil foundation problems
October 9th, 2014
Expansive Soil and Your Home Foundation

Expansive Soil and Your Home Foundation Did you know that the soil your home is built on could have a significant impact on the long-term health of your home foundation? In order to avoid any necessary foundation repairs, it’s important that as a homeowner, you have a general understanding of potential soil-related foundation issues, how […]

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 […]

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