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Preserving America’s Historic Main Street Starts at the Foundation

The stereotypical image of Main Street is historic turn-of-the-century buildings all lined up next to one another. The image is so classic, Walt Disney made Main Street U.S.A. the entrance to his Disneyland and Disney World theme parks. Across the United States, thousands of towns and communities feature similar Main Streets. Restaurants, hardware stores, insurance…

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shearing wall

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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Plate Anchors Fix Bowed Walls

Curves are good on mountain roads, graphic charts, and winding rivers, but a curve in your basement wall means trouble. Bowed walls are a serious foundation issue but can be fixed with plate anchors. A basement foundation wall is leaning inward is considered bowed. Bowing occurs when there is excessive lateral pressure from soil surrounding…

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winter woes for your foundation

How to Protect Your Foundation in Snow DRIVEN Conditions

If you think your foundation woes are over, come winter, you’re not alone. Because heavy rains are the most common cause of foundation water damage, it’s easy to forget that snow can be just as detrimental. Nevertheless, winter snow will liquefy when temperatures rise above freezing , making it very similar to flooding conditions after heavy…

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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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Wall Displacement

#FeaturedJobFriday: A Major Inward Wall Displacement Fixed in Wisconsin

  TGIF! Happy Friday everyone. It’s time for #FeaturedJobFriday again at ECP. This week’s featured job takes us north to Wisconsin. ABT Foundation Solutions, Inc. is located in Neenah, Wisconsin has been serving Wisconsin for foundation repairs, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, concrete leveling, windows, gutters and more since 2002. Their goal is to provide…

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