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What Causes Shearing Walls?

Shearing walls indicate an urgent need for foundation repair, but what are shearing walls? How Does Shearing Occur? A “shear” is a structural break caused by strain. In basements made of concrete blocks, it’s caused when hydrostatic (water) pressure in the soil puts force on a wall. A shear is a structural break caused by…

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#ProTipTuesday: How and Why About Bowing Basement Walls

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.   The house was likely built by a reputable contractor, built to building codes and inspected… So why is the basement wall cracked and bowing?…

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