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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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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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Signs of Sinkholes

Signs of Sinkholes

Sinkholes can be devastating when they happen. They can claim cars, roads, and even whole homes if they are big enough. They can leave people in awful situations. That is why detecting them before they happen can be so valuable. Here are a few signs that you may have a sinkhole developing in your yard […]

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The Key to Urethane Grouting

The Key to Urethane Grouting

With Urethane Grouting, it’s all about the Prep Work A urethane grouting job is successful IF the preparation of the grout is done right. Everything depends on a thorough inspection of the problem and on the grout mixing process. There are four major factors in how you prepare the urethane grout after you have inspected […]

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CHEMICAL VS. CEMENT GROUT:

CHEMICAL VS. CEMENT GROUT:

AN OVERVIEW OF GROUTING USES Grouting can be used for numerous types of residential repairs that threaten your home, including void filling, concrete lifting and leveling, soil remediation, and sinkhole repair.  For many of the common problems we see in Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle, our expertise in grouting uses and techniques and designs […]

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