Forensic Engineers and Consultants

Blog Posts by: Carlos Zarraga

Author Carlos Zarraga

Carlos Zarraga

Expertise Includes:

  • Building Envelope/Water Intrusion
  • Building Codes and Standards
  • Construction Defects/Claims
  • Foundation Settlement/Concrete Cracking
  • Roof Damage
  • Structural Failure
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When the Walls Come Tumbling Down… Retaining Wall Basics

A wall is really boring until it fails. A retaining wall is supposed to hold back soil to either support a structure or keep a space clear. When it fails, both of those roles are compromised. A retaining wall does not have to collapse to fail. In fact, a failure is perhaps better defined as when the wall does not perform as expected. Read More

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