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Buying a New Home?

Buying a new can be overwhelming. Never mind all the houses that you need to visit to find the perfect one but once you have your sights on the one you want, it's important to gather some helpful information on the property for you to understand what you are buying. We are not real estate brokers or realtors, nor do we claim to be appraisal experts, investment consultants or your know it all uncle. Contrary to popular belief, engineers are human and we have the same emotions, feelings and thoughts that any other home buyer has.

Why does my Pier and Beam foundation move?

Why does my  Pier and Beam Foundation move?

Before the use of the conventional slab on grade or floating slabs, the pier and beam foundation was the typical foundation constructed to support a house. Before 1950, the pier and beam foundation was the most economical and practical foundation for homes. With the development and advances in concrete design, contractors and developers started to construct floating slabs as opposed to pier and beam foundations.

Learn to talk "Engineering" (as a second language)

We have compiled some useful definitions to help you navigate through the lingo of engineering, foundation repair and construction. The definitions are not in alphabetical orders but instead in sequential order in a discussion format. Visit this site often as we will update the list from time to time:


Homeowners should be well informed about what type of foundation repair system is being installed to lift or level a house. Don't be fooled by the sells pitch or the Life Time Foundation Repair Warranty. Get a second opinion from a structural engineer before you decide to invest thousands of dollars on foundation repair that is unjustified and unnecessary.