Sump Pump Fact

Sump Pump Fact

Sump Pump Fact

Part #4: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover For internal water management systems to function correctly, especially in crawlspaces, typically a large amount of water must build up in the pipe before flow to the sump pump occurs (if there is a sump pump in the system). This means that sometimes the water never […]

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You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

Part #3: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover Continuing our examination of internal drainage systems, one must understand that concrete block is porous. To a lesser extent, so is concrete. Internal drainage systems do not prevent the water from continuing to flow against the exterior wall. Thus, continued damage of the block and concrete […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

Part #2: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover INTERNAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS do not aid in prevention of the excess water entering the home; exactly the opposite occurs. These systems invite the water to flow under the footing. Foundation or wall failure will likely occur in the direct vicinity of the drains, as water will […]

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Repairing Other Repairs

Repairing Other Repairs

Being asked to fix issues another company has already “repaired” is always tricky.  This is especially true when we previously placed a bid to do the work.  In this case, the owner went with a “cheap” price to attempt to stabilize a large retaining wall.  That “cheap” price was only for the installation of helical tiebacks.  Our pricing included […]

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Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Part #1: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover There are systems that manage the water in your home once it has entered into a crawlspace or basement. DON’T BE FOOLED! These systems should not be considered a waterproofing option. They are a WATER MANAGEMENT system. Generally, the system will have a series of french […]

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CASE STUDY: HOW TO STOP ~ 125 GPM of GUSHING WATER

CASE STUDY: HOW TO STOP ~ 125 GPM of GUSHING WATER

by Steve Schoonover A precast sump pit of 5 ft. dia. by 6 ft. height, located at the base of an approximate 7 story Oxygen Pit (OP) water holding tower (the cleaned and oxygenated water would be discharged into the adjacent river), began leaking groundwater into the pit. This pit was located approximately 30 ft. […]

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Air Quality Challenges

Air Quality Challenges

Superior Structural Solutions (S3 Structural) strives to create quality work for all of its clients. With the changing seasons, and increased precipitation in the fall months, air quality in the home becomes more prevalent. In fact, between allergy season, muggy crawl spaces, and wet basements, the air quality in your home may be suffering. S3 […]

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Foundation Damage After Hurricane Season

Foundation Damage After Hurricane Season

Assessing The Damage Hurricane season equals lots of rainfall. And, lots of rainfall leads to massive flooding. Whether you are in the eye of the storm, or hundreds of miles away, hurricane season will influence those in its path. What else might be affected by hurricane floods and severe rainfall: foundation settling. In other words, […]

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How Do You Fill Voids Under Concrete Slabs?

How Do You Fill Voids Under Concrete Slabs?

Filling Voids Under Concrete Driveways, Sidewalks and More In the past, techniques to fill voids that may have been used included mudjacking (or slab jacking) with a cement-based product. A more modern method of fixing voids under concrete slabs is using polyurethane foam that expands to fill the void. It may also be used to […]

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How do I Fix Standing Water in my Yard?

How do I Fix Standing Water in my Yard?

Have you ever had a rain storm that left standing water in your yard? Maybe it began to pool around your home’s foundation? If water pools around your home or stays close to your home, it can cause major damage to your foundation. It can also ruin your lawn! If you deal with standing water […]

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