The main causes of foundation failure

The main causes of foundation failure

The purpose of foundations is to provide the necessary support for structures, providing resistance to the loads that act on them. Foundations function as structural systems, transferring loads to the soil under them, offering stability and resistance to the loads....
The importance of restraint straps

The importance of restraint straps

You may know them as either tensions traps or bat straps. Whatever you know them as, they are necessary for the restraint of floor and roof structures to walls. This is usually to stop bulging or cracking of walls, with the most common cause being repeated wind...
Prestigious eco-home contract

Prestigious eco-home contract

Simplify Engineering are delighted to announce our civil and structural design contract for a spectacular eco-home. It will overlook the picturesque Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire. Pitsford Water is a truly breathtaking site nestled in rural Northamptonshire. As...
Why are my walls bowing or bulging?

Why are my walls bowing or bulging?

Noticing your walls bowing or bulging is the first sign that you need to get the underlying problem resolved. The problem is that there are many possible causes for walls bowing or bulging, so it is best to get the advice of a structural engineer. A professional...