Retaining Wall Failure. Why it Happens?

Retaining walls hold back soil to create a split-level landscape. There are many mechanisms by which the landscape is held back. The amount of load on the wall is defined by a wedge of soil that is above the ‘natural angle of repose’. An engineer can determine the...

How to Fix Gutters & Save Your Footings

According to the Housing Engineering Design & Research Association (HEDRA), it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the garden, paving, drainage systems and foundations. The homeowner should also become familiar with the plumbing in the property and where...

Homeowner’s Footing Tips

According to the Housing Engineering Design & Research Association (HEDRA), it is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain their garden, paving, drainage systems and foundations. The homeowner should also become familiar with the soil classification at the site...

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete | What should you do?

Steel’s Weakness: Corrosion Many complex chemical reactions occur inside concrete over its useful life. Perhaps the most important reactions are those that occur with the steel reinforcement. These reactions are known as a form of ‘concrete cancer’, which can be...

Concrete Cancer – What is it & How it can be Prevented?

What is Concrete Cancer? Concrete cancer is a broad colloquial term used to describe several defects that can be found in concrete. Generally, this defect is defined as corrosion (rusting) of reinforcement inside the concrete. Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is another...
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