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  Forensic  
  Studies  

About Our Services

Due to individual project experience of the firm principals of over 40 years in the DFW Metroplex, our firm is routinely retained to consult on forensic issues associated with building foundations, floor slabs, pavements, roofs, retaining walls, surface drainage problems, flatwork movement at building entries, sub-drainage issues and excessive moisture issues related to impervious floor coverings that deteriorate or de-bond due to excessive moisture within or below the concrete slab. In addition to the relatively common forensic studies indicated above, we have the capability of evaluating unusual problems which includes defending innocent parties from claims.

The following topics are addressed during each forensic study: 

  • Cause of the Problem

  • Construction or Design Negligence (if applicable)

  • All Available Alternatives for Repair

  • Repair Limitations

  • Performance Duration After Repair

Areas of Expertise for Forensic Studies

  • Building Foundation Movement

  • Floor Slab Movement

  • Pavement Failures

  • Roof Failures

  • Retaining Wall Failures

  • Surface Drainage Problems

  • Levee Failures

  • Embankment Failures

  • Flatwork Movement at Building Entries

  • Sub-drainage Problems

Areas of Expertise for Special Forensic Studies

  • Moisture related problems for impervious floors, epoxy polymer floors, painted floors or tiled floors placed on concrete slabs experiencing excessive MVT (moisture vapor transmission)

  • Defense of claims related to vibration caused by construction activities

  • Pre-construction Building Surveys prior to tunneling or performing deep excavation near adjacent structures

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