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#ProTipTuesday: The Ups and Downs about Expansive Clay Soil

D.J. Clayton, PE is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Don. What is Expansive Clay? Expansive Clay soil can be found across the nation, but is it most prevalent in Middle America and in the southwest.…

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Water & Foundation Problems: By the Numbers

Let’s take a look at the graphic to the right and discuss some of the most common problems our ECP Contractor Partners see when they are out on a job. Our contractors can resolve foundation problems caused by all of these signs, and provide a customized solution for all of your waterproofing and foundation repair…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Small Things can Mean Big Problems

Sometimes it is the most mundane problem that is an indicator of a foundation problem. We see it all the time. This week’s Featured Job Friday is a perfect example of that.  This past May, KC Waterproofing was contacted about a job in Belton, Missouri. The homeowner was experiencing windows that stick. Upon further inspection,…

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Engineering Marvel: The “Chunnel”

Jeremiah Thomas, PE  (a.k.a. Bullfrog)  is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Jeremiah. The Channel Tunnel or “Chunnel” cross under the English Channel from the United Kingdom to France. The original idea for the tunnel was…

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Red Flags that your may have too much water in your soil

Red Flags that Your Property has Oversaturated Soils

Expansive soils that are oversaturated with water are a leading cause of foundation problems. Around the country currently, we have seen weather problems and flooding that have causes foundation problems and failures. The East Coast has a tropical storm that is being upgraded to a hurricane that will inevitably cause problems there. So we know…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Hidden Foundation Problems

Dalinghaus Construction Resolves a Problem Uncovered by a Flooring Company For this Featured Job Friday we are going to talk a little bit about foundation problems and how you identify you need foundation repair. There are numerous symptoms including cracks walls, tile, or drywall. Countertops can pull away from the walls, floors can slope, doors…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Condos Taking on Water in Wisconsin

Waterproofing along the Fox River in Green Bay, WI This week’s Featured Job Friday comes to us from Wisconsin and our friends at ABT. Dave Brehmer shared a recent job that was a really big undertaking. The Riverside Place Condos in Green Bay, Wisconsin had a basement and underground parking and both were taking on…

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Engineering Marvel: The Golden Gate Bridge

Jeremiah Thomas, PE  (a.k.a. Bullfrog)  is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Jeremiah. The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has become an icon of the USA and had the longest suspension bridge span in…

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Featured Job Friday: Commercial Foundation Degradation Repair in Virginia

This week we feature a large job from our partner Atlas Master Companies in Norfolk, Virginia. They tackled a commercial foundation repair project at the Pinetree Square Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia that had a total of 18 offices or stores. One of the hardest parts of this job is that AMC had to do…

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What is Underpinning?

It’s a term we use quite frequently but you may have never heard before: Underpinning. So what exactly is “underpinning”? Underpinning may also be called foundation underpinning. In this context, it makes quite a bit more sense, and you can actually picture what it means. Underpinning is the process of stabilizing the foundation of a…

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