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VIDEO: Huge Pour for Beach-Front Foundation
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VIDEO: Huge Pour for Beach-Front Foundation

More than 1,400 concrete trucks poured 13,200 cubic yards of concrete over 30... More

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Could a Thinking Soil Fix Concrete Foundations?
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Could a Thinking Soil Fix Concrete Foundations?

Scientist believe that such a soil could help double the strength and durability... More

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Crumbling Basements Blamed on Pyrrhotite Mineral
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Crumbling Basements Blamed on Pyrrhotite Mineral

A research report sheds some light on the chemical causes of foundation failures... More

San Francisco Tower Sinking but Safe
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San Francisco Tower Sinking but Safe

The developers of a controversial residential high rise that is sinking and... More

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Wide Base Footings for a Wet Site
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Wide Base Footings for a Wet Site

This remodeler was ready to dig new footing holes, but first had to figure out how... More

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Top-Down Approach Braces Half of Subgrade Construction
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Top-Down Approach Braces Half of Subgrade Construction

A unique approach to forming and excavation enabled working from the top down to... More

San Francisco's Millennium Tower is Sinking
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San Francisco's Millennium Tower is Sinking

The tallest residential skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking--since... More

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How High Should a Foundation Be?
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How High Should a Foundation Be?

Good basic advice: keep the foundation well above grade. And also make sure the... More

Foundation Cracks Caused by Tree Roots?
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Foundation Cracks Caused by Tree Roots?

Can the roots of a tree actually dry out the soil beneath a foundation enough to... More

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Crumbling Foundations in Connecticut Make Homes 'Worthless'
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Crumbling Foundations in Connecticut Make Homes 'Worthless'

The concrete problems with residential foundations in Connecticut are under... More

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