SGH conducted independent structural analyses to determine the applied bearing pressure on the soil and to evaluate the adequacy of the as-built structural system to resist the applied loads. We determined that most of the distress was caused by differential settlement, resulting from inadequate remediation of the expansive soils native to the site.
We also evaluated the contractor’s proposed repairs and substantiated that they were reasonable and appropriate, given the cause of distress.
SGH provided expert testimony on behalf of the developer, helping the associated parties reach resolution.
This project was completed in collaboration with F Cox Castle & Nicholson, LLP (attorney), Taylor Morrison (developer), and Fay Engineering (engineering consultant).