Category: Home Repairs

New Hampshire – “the Granite State”

New Hampshire is called “the granite state,” but there is actually very little granite. Most of the rock in NH is metamorphic, not igneous like granite.  It would be better to call New Hampshire “the rock state.”  We have a lot of rocks.  There are many New Hampshire regions where shallow bedrock and/or glacial till… Read More »

Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Foundation Walls

Concrete masonry units (CMUs), still often and affectionately referred to as cinder blocks, are a common building construction material. They are economical and are often the best solution for structural elements like commercial building walls and elevator shafts. They can also double as fire protection, so they make a great choice for structural walls between… Read More »

Rebuilding a Retainer Wall

Before In 2020, we were hired as engineer of record for a retaining wall that a contractor was building in Dover, NH.  The previous wall was collapsing because of age and the effects of frost/ thaw.  We were able to subcontract completion of the wetlands/ environmental permits and preliminary wall design.  Then, we ensured that… Read More »

Foundation Repairs

Your building has cracked foundation walls.  Is the foundation settling?  Are the cracks structurally significant?  What’s the problem, what’s the repair, and how much will it cost?  Who can do the work? Initially, Team Engineering performs an assessment of the structural significance of foundation problems and contributing factors.  If your home is constructed on a… Read More »