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Chimney Displacement: Don’t Rush to Settle on Settlement

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Investigating Rust/Oxide Jacking Displacement of Chimneys   By Adam Cabral, P.E. Forensic Engineer, DONAN Does this sound familiar?  The chimney is leaning and separating from the house.  You observe separation between the chimney and the house that increases in width with height (i.e., there is no separation at the bottom and there is upwards of 2 inches of separation at the …

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What Your Driveway Is Trying To Tell You

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Cracks in pavement create a blueprint for future repair Oftentimes people turn a blind eye to driveway deterioration, and, like the roads, bridges, and utilities we use every day, we don’t fully appreciate them until something goes wrong.  As driveways age and weather takes its toll, hairline cracks begin to form in the pavement. Over time, dirt and water fill …