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Monthly Archives: June 2017

How Lack of Moisture Barriers is Devastating to Concrete Floors and Foundations

building foundations

The floors and foundations of homes and commercial structures need moisture barriers to halt mold and mildew damage and prevent intrusions by hazardous gases. Consequently, errors in the installation of moisture barriers — or failing to install them altogether — often result in costly damages. Moisture barrier failures can lead to mold and mildew damage between […]

Forensic Engineering Solves Culpability Question In Water Damage Cleanup

shower malfunction

Forensic engineering occasionally requires explaining phenomena that seem to defy the laws of nature. Such was the case recently when CTL Engineering was hired to figure out how an apartment’s bathroom shower apparently turned itself on—causing considerable mold, mildew, and moisture damage. How could a shower turn itself on? The case involved a brand-new apartment […]