What is the American Society of Civil Engineers?
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What is the American Society of Civil Engineers?

Civil engineers are a vital part of our nation’s infrastructure. Engineers are responsible for a wide range of projects in both the public and private sectors, and our expertise helps ensure the safety and longevity of roads, buildings, airports, bridges, homes, and more. As new and improved building products & construction methods become available, it...

Leaning Chimneys
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Leaning Chimneys

Have you noticed that your chimney is looking particularly lopsided? Are you worried about Santa’s ability to squirm through your tilted chimney on Christmas Eve? Then you may be in need of repairs. Leaning chimneys are not only unattractive, but can also be a warning sign of probable foundation issues. If these issues are ignored,...

What to Look for in a Foundation Repair Company
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What to Look for in a Foundation Repair Company

Everything needs to be built on a solid foundation, especially your home. In North Texas, unstable soil conditions and variable precipitation sometimes destabilize foundations. Signs You Need Foundation Repair The telltale signs are subtle at first. They may become more noticeable years later. You might see nails popping out of your drywall or cracks in...

Differential Foundation Movement
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Differential Foundation Movement

Problems with residential site design, engineering, and construction may cause uneven settling of the soil. Long after receipt of the keys at closing, it may plague the homeowner. The Curse of Differential Settlement In our part of the state, many residential foundations are subject to uneven settling, or commonly referred to as differential settlement. The pace...

The Threat of Tree Roots to Your Foundation
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The Threat of Tree Roots to Your Foundation

Trees can be a great asset to a home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide shade and much-needed oxygen. However, they can be the root of your foundation issues, pun intended. When trees are planted to close too close to home’s foundation, the roots can impede on your structural integrity. Trees,...

How to Prevent Soil Erosion
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How to Prevent Soil Erosion

Top soil is your home’s security blanket. Without it, your home is exposed to the elements and is more susceptible to frequent contractions and expansions. The constant movement of soil leads to the degradation of your home’s foundation. Here are a few helpful tips for preventing soil erosion. Plant Plants! Whenever soil is bare it...

Benefits of Hiring a Structural Engineer
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Benefits of Hiring a Structural Engineer

Finding signs of foundation issues can be daunting. When something as crucial as your home’s structural integrity is at stake, you want to make sure you are correcting the problem in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Luckily, CCM Engineering’s expert team of structural engineers is ready to walk you through the process. Our...

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