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Foundation Technology would like to remind its customers and potential customers that we work hand in hand with you to ensure a safe and secure foundation over the holidays.

Don’t cut too much into your holiday expenses to have to ensure safety. We work along with you. We provide affordable work without disrupting your daily lives.

Let Foundation Technology assist you to step into the year with confidence, knowing that you are covered for many years to come.Can a Newer Home Experience Foundation Problems

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There is a technical committee who strives to make most terms within the foundation building and repair industry universal. This team looks at Spray Polyurethane in particular and came up with a list of technical service to the Spray Polyurethane.

A Sneak Peak of A – B Glossary:
A-SIDE: (A-Component) One component of a two component system. For polyurethane foam and coat-ings the isocyanate component. (See ISOCYANATE)

ABAA: See Air Barrier Association of America.

ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY: The actual concentration of water vapor in air. May be expressed in units of kPa, grains of moisture per pound of dry air, pounds of moisture per pound of dry air, or as a partial pressure as inches of mercury (in. Hg).

AC-377 / ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA 377: The standard to which a specific formulation of SPF is evaluated by ICC-ES (International Code Council Evaluation Service) in order to issue an Evaluation Report which de-scribes the foam’s compliance with building code requirements.

ACCELERATOR: A chemical additive to coating or polyurethane foam systems used in relatively small amounts to increase the speed of the reaction or decrease the time required to cure or dry.

ACRYLIC COATING: A coating system based on an acrylic resin. Generally, a “water based” coating

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Foundation Technology works with a lot of home owners and continues to support them. Did you know that there is an actual homeowner’s guide for flood, debris flow and erosion control? This guide assists you as a home owner to see what you are qualified for and how you can be safe by adhering to the safety guidelines.

This guide shows you to be better prepared if in the case of a storm or emergency. It gives you different options how you can prepare your home if there is a flood, mudslides, earthquake, etc…

Heavy and sustained rainfall from winter storms cause millions and, at times, billions of dollars in property damage annually. Planning and preparing against these disastrous effects, especially in hillside areas, can reduce or eliminate damage to homes and property.

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Foundation Technology offers free foundation inspections to home owners and property owners. See how we can assist you today by facilitating you to be better prepared in times of emergencies. Let us build your confidence to weather these storms.

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Soft Story and More – Why Do Building Fail



? Which buildings in your community are dangerous?

The large number of fatalities and damage here was greater than anticipated and can be attributed to several factors:

• A large portion of Mexico City is situated on an ancient sea bed and the underlying soil is very soft. This causes the amplification of ground motion to the built infrastructure. So although there are no faults in the city, events from far-away earthquakes are amplified and can generate large forces.

• After the 1985 earthquake, the building codes were modified and include good ductile detailing. However, compliance with the code is not always enforced, especially in outlying areas, and, in many cases, residents make alterations and additions to the buildings that can after alter these structures’ earthquake resistance.

• Damage assessment data from this earthquake is yet not available. However, preliminary data indicates that a large number of buildings with significant damage used either unreinforced masonry (URM) bearing walls or reinforced concrete construction of older vintage. These building types (especially with a soft/weak story or torsion) are most susceptible to earthquake damage and collapse.

• This event had a long duration for strong motion, resulting in buildings being subjected to a large number of shaking cycles.

Read Miyamoto’s official tech report on the Sept. 19 Mexico earthquake that collapsed at least 44 buildings in far-away Mexico City alone.

Raboso, Mexico 7.1 – 2017 Earthquake Tech Report

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Slab Rocking is concrete slabs constructed on unbound sub-bases can cause ‘steps’ at joints, the main cause being movement of the sub-base. As heavy vehicles such as forklifts travel over a joint, the slab on the approach side is deflected downward. When the wheel leaves, it quickly deflects upwards creating a gap of low pressure between the slab and the sub-base drawing minute amounts of material from beneath the departure slab to the other side of the joint.

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