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...

The Bigger Issue Behind Plumbing Problems
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The Bigger Issue Behind Plumbing Problems

After dealing with the immediate effects of a plumbing leak, you may want to avoid looking for other problems within your home. However, hiring a plumber may have only provided a temporary solution to a bigger underlying problem. How Foundation Shifts Affect Plumbing Shifts in your foundation may cause your plumbing to knock askew causing...

Expansive Clay Soil’s Effect on your Home
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Expansive Clay Soil’s Effect on your Home

What is Expansive Clay Soil? The Lonestar State is home to an abundance of expansive clay soil, and the Dallas- Fort Worth area is no exception. This soil contains smectite clay, which depending on its moisture content, will swell or shrink. The inconsistent weather conditions of Texas lead to varying moisture levels within clay soil,...

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