Foundation and Retaining Wall Failures: Gathering the Clues

March 20, 2015
Author(s): Scott DiFiore

crack in brick wallWhen foundations and retaining walls fail, owners, insurance adjusters, and engineers work together to identify causation to develop appropriate rehabilitation options, costs, and eventually implement repairs.

Reference documents, site features, and distress characteristics all provide important clues. Recognizing or gathering these clues quickly is key to resolving these situations efficiently and effectively.

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