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Hurricane Ike: Destructive Power Perfected

The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season was the third most costly on record. With damages exceeding $29 billion in the United States alone, it was the fourth busiest year since 1944 and the only year on record in which a major […]

Austin Foundations & Clay Soil: Why You Absolutely Need a Structural Engineer

What kind of foundation system does your home have? Is it a slab with steel or cable? Perhaps a pier & beam? Is it doing its job? How do you know? How do you repair it? Will it be safe? […]

Struggling Texas Builders Face Even Tougher Regulatory Mandates in 2009

Suffice it to say that building is a tough business in Texas, and many industry professionals believe that 2009 will be no exception. “The state regulatory requirements enacted in 2008 will push some small builders over the edge this year. It’s unfortunate, but it looks like more Texas builders will be standing instead of sitting when the music stops at the start of 2010.”