Foundation Crack Repair of High School in Texas

CA was retained to determine if the alleged movement of the reinforced concrete slab-on-grade foundation at a high school was the result of construction related activities and to develop recommendations for restoring the facility. Shortly after the school’s completion, the owner reported deficiencies including, but not limited to, movement of the slab-on-grade foundation which caused distress consisting of cracking and/or separation of drywall panels, out-of-plumb doorways, and out of level floors. CA’s investigation included the review and evaluation of construction related documents, multiple site visits including a detailed condition survey and relative elevation surveys of the school. Through the investigation, CA was able to determine the cause(s) of movement and develop a mitigation procedure to minimize any future movement and restore functionality of the facility.