expansive soil

Helical Piers Installed to Stop Sinking Porch

by Katelyn Wager, PE December 29, 2017

The EVstudio structural engineering team has designed countless helical pier foundations, ranging from small repair solutions to new foundations for large buildings.  However, not a lot of us have had the chance to see a helical pier being installed…that is, until now. EVstudio was asked […]

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Basement Structural Floors

by Jim Houlette, PE November 14, 2017

When a new house is located on a site with expansive soil an elevated structural floor is typically the best solution to prevent unwanted floor movement in the basement. The normal slab-on-grade basement floor is 4″ thick and is supported by the soil.  If the […]

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