AAAArticles On Slab Performance A Short History of Houston Residential Foundation Design & Construction Accepted Industry Practices Regarding Slab Foundation Performance Add-On Slab Foundations Builder Piers Versus Repair Piles/Piers Checklist Reports, Engineering Judgment & The Texas Board Of Professional Engineers Common Misunderstandings About Newly Placed Slab Foundations Common Problems With Foundation Reports Concrete As A Structural Material Concrete Repair For Post-Tensioned Slabs Conventionally Reinforced Slab Concrete Repair Cracks & Separations Creep – What Is It & Why Is It Important? Current TREC Requirements Regarding Slab Foundations Determinate Versus Indeterminate Structures Diagnosing Drywall Cracks Diagnosing Brick Veneer Cracking Diagnosing Concrete Cracks Diagnosing Cracks In Ceiling Drywall Diagnosing Cracks In Floor Tile Diagnosing Door Issues Diagnosing Downstairs Floor Slopes Distress Commonly Assumed (incorrectly) To Be Due To Foundation Movement Do Floods Affect Slab-On-Ground Foundations? Do Slab Foundations Have A Future in Houston? Engineering Repair Certifications Expectations Of Underpinning Exposed Cable Ends Fix It Right, Fix It For Good: Is Slab Foundation Repair Permanent? Floor Slopes Versus Tilt Versus Deflection Foundation Repair Contractor Ads Foundation Repair Contracts Fractured Brick Glossary Of Slab Foundation Terms Guidelines For The Evaluation & Repair Of Residential Foundations Hard Cases HCAD & Slab Foundations Hollow Sounding Floor Tile Honeycombed Slabs How & How Not To Craft A Foundation Performance Opinion How An Engineering Slab Foundation Report Can Save Your Seller Money & Time How Can You Inspect A Slab Foundation When You Can See Only A Small Portion? How Corner Cracks Are Repaired How Engineers View Foundation Performance How Foundation Repair Is Sold How Far Out-Of-Level Is A Slab Foundation Allowed To Be? How High Ceilings Cause Distress In Adjoining Walls How Important Is Deflection To Foundation Performance? How Moisture Makes Clay Soils Swell How Reliable Are Deflection Calculations? How Slab Foundations Are Lifted How Slab Repair Contractors Cheat How Slab-On-Ground Foundations Work How The Shape Of A Slab Affects Performance How To Respond To An Unhappy Client How TREC Inspectors Fail To Craft A Foundation Performance Opinion How You Can Repair Concrete Cracks Using Epoxy Injection Important Things To Keep In Mind Inspections & Investigations Judging The Competency Of A Foundation Repair Contractor 1 Lifting An Entire House Maintenance Of Slab Foundations: Existing Foundations Maintenance of Slab Foundations: Introduction Maintenance of Slab Foundations: New Construction Managing Expectations Modern Slab on Ground Design & Construction More On TREC & Foundation Performance Options For Improving Foundation Performance Oyster Shell Concrete Slab Foundations Performance Indicators Versus Repair Indicators Pier-Supported Slab Foundations Piers, Piles, Perma This, and Cable That Post-Tensioned Slabs Versus Conventionally Reinforced Slabs Problems With Concrete Beam Calculations Questions Every Slab Foundation Performance Report Should Address Reasonableness Repairing Corner Cracks In Slab Foundations Repairing Horizontal Cracks In Slab Foundations Roof Gutters & Slab Foundations Roofs & Foundation Repair Rotating & Deflecting Brick Veneer Segmented Piles Versus Bell-Bottom Piers Selecting An Engineer Should TREC Inspectors Make Elevation Measurements? Since You Can’t See The Slab, How Can You Inspect It? Slab Foundation Distortion Modes Slab Foundation Performance & Brick Tie Failure Slab Foundation Performance & Brick Veneer Arches Slab Foundation Performance & Cornice Distortion Slab Foundation Performance & Door Frame Distortion Slab Foundation Performance & Fire Slab Foundation Performance & Fireplace Chimney Rotation Slab Foundation Performance & Levelness Slab Foundation Performance & Vertical Brick Veneer Joints Slab Foundation Repair and The Lure Of Magical Thinking Slab Foundation Repair: Why It Should Be Rare Slab Foundation Repair Complaints Slab Foundation Second Opinion Triggers Slab Foundation Warranties Slab Foundations & Floor Tile Slab Foundations & Swimming Pools Slab Foundations & Tented Tiles Slab Foundations & Underground Drainage Slab Foundation Repair: Why It Should Be Rare Slab Performance and the TREC SOP Slab-on-Ground Foundations & Concrete Repair Slab-On-Ground Foundations: The Relation Of Analysis / Design To Performance Assessment Standard Industry Practices Related To Foundation Movement The Foundation Repair Perspective Versus The Engineering Perspective The Many Meanings Of Structural The Marble Test The Misuse of 1/360 The Most Common Misconceptions About Slab-On-Ground Foundations The Structural Significance Of Elevation Differences The Post-Tensioning-Institute & Slab Foundation Performance The Texas Board of Professional Engineers – What They Require The TREC Definition of Performance in the TREC SOP The Unvarnished Truth About Floor Slopes & Foundation Levelness Three Errors Real Estate Agents Make To Tunnel Or To Not Tunnel The Tyranny Of (Engineering) Metrics TREC Speaks Out On Foundation Performance Trees & Slab-on-Ground Foundations Tunneling Under Slab Foundations Two Types of Errors TREC Inspectors Make Under Slab Plumbing Leaks & Foundation Performance Understanding The Structural Design Model For Slab Foundations In Expansive Soils US Army Corps of Engineers and Slab Foundation Performance What Are Lintel Cracks? What Causes Horizontal Cracks In Slab Foundations? What Constitutes Positive Drainage? What Engineers Bring to a Transaction What Engineers Bring To The Table What Is A Cracked Slab? What Is An Engineering Standard? What Is A Drywall Stress Mark? What is Edge Wear? What Is A Structural Engineer Of Record? What is a Structural Engineer? What Is The Best House To Buy Foundation Wise? What’s Wrong With This Picture? What Makes Foundation Reports Different What Makes A Slab Crack Structurally Significant? What The Army Corps Of Engineers Say About Elevation Measurements What The Texas Section ASCE Says About Elevation Measurements What TREC Inspectors Are Not Allowed To Do Regarding Slab Foundations What To Do If The House Is Unsafe What You Need To Know About Corner Cracks What You Need To Know About Elevation Measurements What You Need To Know About Slab Clearance What You Need To Know About The Center Lift Distortion Mode What You Need To Know About The Edge Lift Distortion Mode When Is Foundation Repair Warranted? When Should A Slab-On-Ground Foundation Be Leveled Or Underpinned? When Should The Cables Be Stressed? Where Are The Expansive Soils? Why Are Post-Tensioned Slabs So Popular? Why Bare Ground Is A Problem For Slab Foundations Why Foundation Repair Contractors Do Not Repair Slab Foundations Why Some Engineers Describe Their Reports As Preliminary Why Inspectors Should Stay Away From The Repair Question Why Stiffer Foundations Have Higher Elevation Differences Why Today’s Slab Foundations Are So Much Better Than Earlier Slabs Why Trees & Slab-on-Ground Foundations Do Not Get Along Why Would An Engineer Design & Seal A Minimal Slab Foundation? Why You Want To Avoid Foundation Repair Wing Walls Would You Buy This House?