• Drainage and Waterproofing November 6, 2015

    Commercial buildings and homes are frequently constructed on lots which are not flat. In these cases, drainage and waterproofing may become important issues. Any time there is a change in grade of the foundation slab, there is a possibility of water appearing on the downhill side of the grade [...]

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  • What is the Deal About Fill? March 24, 2015 | Republished, Kirby T. Meyer, P.E.

    Fill is a broad subject that is frequently a factor in residential foundation construction. Most often, fill is a legacy the builder inherits when he buys lots which have been filled by the developer. Fill can generally be divided into three types: Engineered fill Forming fill Uncontrolled [...]

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