Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

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Damages Caused by Sandy Estimated at $71B

The fallout from Superstorm Sandy has no doubt been financially, structurally, physically, and spiritually expensive.  An MSN article estimates the total in damages and loss from Sandy to be at least $71.3 billion for New York state and New Jersey alone. The preliminary price tag includes restoration for damaged housing, parks, utilities and infrastructure, transit […]

Past Hurricane Damage Observations

During our past work observing hurricane-related damages, we have noticed several important and recurrent issues.  They are as follows: Slab-On-Grade Foundations – Many of the homes in the hurricane regions are constructed with slab-on-grade foundation systems. These systems are very susceptible to differential foundation/soil movement unrelated to the hurricane wind forces. There are numerous claims regarding slab-on-grade movement […]