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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

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

3 Steps to Assessing Your Home's Structural Integrity

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Oct 13, 2017 8:39:45 AM

 

The power of soil is vastly underestimated and misunderstood. The soil below your house can have a profound effect on your foundation and ultimately the entire structural integrity of your home or structure.

If you were living in Colorado in 2013, you are all too familiar with the severity of the 2013 flooding that caused close to $4 Billion worth of damage to 24 counties. This caused a whole heap of changes to the ground below us that is still taking place today.

 

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Topics: Foundation Integrity, Structural Inspection, Structural Engineer, Soil Expansion

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