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Foundation Nightmares Found During Real Estate Transactions

Posted by Ashlyn Wendt on Jul 17, 2019 2:55:54 PM

 

When it comes to property transactions, the process is quite overwhelming.   If there is a foundation problem within the property, the process of buying and selling can become a bit complex. 

It is common for homeowners to purchase a new home, start renovations, and discover a unique foundation problem. This problem is even more prevalent in the Front Range of Colorado. Why is the Front Range unique?

Well, 85 million years ago, Colorado was part of the ocean. As the ocean retracted, and the Rocky Mountains formed, the layers of ground were formed from silt, clay, and different rock components. 

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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Cracking, Foundation Cracking, structural engineering

Real Estate Agent? How can a Structural Engineer help with your property sale?

Posted by Ashlyn Wendt on Jul 8, 2019 9:14:13 AM

 

The feeling of helping your clients find the perfect home is why you do what you do. But, what happens when you find out that their perfect home may have structural issues?

You may be searching for answers to give your client.

Perhaps the home is under contract, maybe the buyer has paid an earnest deposit, or the objection deadline is coming up. 

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Topics: Structural Inspection, Buying a home, Real Estate, Cracking, structural engineering

Why Is My Foundation Cracking?

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Mar 8, 2018 11:44:54 AM

 

This article will cover two basic causes of cracks in your foundation wall. If you have any signs of stress going on with your foundation go ahead and call your local structural engineer about your issue.

In the video, I use the box demonstration to show how these cracks can form. A typical residential foundation is very similar to our cardboard box design.

 

 


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Topics: Cracking, Foundation Cracking

What You Need To Know About A Cracked Foundation

Posted by Scott Zurn on Jan 29, 2018 11:47:45 AM

 

Foundation repair can cost you thousands if you aren't proactive. Cracks can provide insight to the future integrity of your home.

How can you tell the difference between normal cracking and problematic cracking?

 

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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Structural Engineer, Structural Failure, Cracking, Foundation Cracking

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