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...

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...

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,...