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Interior and Exterior Waterproofing Techniques

Leaks in the foundation and basement, if not taken care of, only become worse with time. Therefore, it is important that you address these issues immediately. When the integrity of your home structure becomes compromised by leaks you will know it is time to have …

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Which Foundation Method Works for You?

The proper foundation will make your home safer, cost effective, and more livable. In buildings there are three types of foundations: basement, crawl space, and slab. Engineered Solutions of Georgia will create a customized plan to build your foundation based on ground conditions and your …

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Understanding Foundation Piering

One of the most devastating things that can happen to a building is foundation failure. Because a foundation shoulders the load of the entire structure, its failure can cause problems that make it unsafe and at risk of collapse. Replacement is not only expensive, disruptive …

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What is Shoring?

What is shoring and how does it affect the way in which homes are constructed? The short answer is that shoring is the architectural process of supporting a structure, usually a home, with shores or other props to prevent the structure from collapsing. Why is …

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Case Study: Emory Chappell Park

Overview Emory University planned to expand its baseball facility at Chappell Park for its baseball team. The plan is to add a 1,500-square-foot CMU locker room to match existing structures. The only available area for construction was a slope with approximately 30 feet of backfill …

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How to Stabilize Your Soil

The soil of your property actually plays a major part in determining how strong your foundation is and/or how successful your remodeling or construction project is going to be. Soil is usually one of the ingredients that makes up a structure’s foundation and, for that …

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The Threat to Your Foundation from Expansive Clay Soil

Soil with a high clay content can be a major headache for homeowners, especially those in Georgia, California, Colorado, Texas and the Dakotas. Why? If the ground contains expansive clay, it is subject to shrinking and expanding with the seasons, leading  to soil movement and, ultimately, …

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Mudjacking Specifically For Sidewalks

There was a time when the only thing you could do for an uneven sidewalk was to simply tear it out, and pour a new slab. This cost a great deal of time and money, and down the line, you knew that it was just …

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Important Things to Know About Mold Damage from Basement Flooding

One of the worst things that can happen to your home’s foundation is water damage, which often leads to basement mold. Unfortunately, many homeowners face basement flooding at one point or another during their homeownership. It’s important to understand what basement mold actually is, how to …

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