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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

protect home foundation plumbing leaks
September 17th, 2014
How to Protect Your Home Foundation From Plumbing Leaks

How to Protect Your Home Foundation From Plumbing Leaks Water leaks can wreak havoc on your home foundation.  Small leaks over time can slowly cause soils to swell all around the bottom of your foundation and may cause structural and cosmetic damage to your home.  If you think you have a foundation issue, it may […]

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 […]

trees roots foundation issues
August 21st, 2014
Trees, Roots & Your Foundation

Trees, Roots & Your Foundation As a homeowner, have you ever noticed one of the following scenarios happening to your house? Your house seems to slope towards trees or bushes Your house has foundation damage near shrubs, bushes or trees You have damage on the side of the house that receives the most sunshine If […]

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 […]

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