Excess Moisture in Basements and Crawlspaces

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering

Excess moisture in a crawlspace or basement is a common occurrence, with potentially severe consequences if not addressed in a timely manner. Excess moisture in a crawlspace may originate from several sources, including: surface stormwater (slope run-off, gutter overflow, and downspout discharge), groundwater, mechanical (leak), and condensation. Excess moisture in crawlspaces can be reduced by: a vapor barrier, increased ventilation, …

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Scaling on Concrete Driveways

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineering, Winter Storm

“Hail has damaged my concrete driveway!” How many times have you heard this claim? A homeowner whose house has experienced a recent severe hailstorm starts to notice things they never noticed before around their house. Chips of concrete from a fraction of an inch to several inches across and ⅛-inch to ¼-inch thick are sure to catch a homeowner’s attention …