Residential News

7 Signs of Poor Drainage That Can Damage Your Client’s Home and Ways to Solve Them

Good drainage in and around buildings is vitally important to their stability and longevity.  Around the Inland Northwest, Criterium-Pfaff Engineers have personally observed hundreds of homes and buildings whose foundations have settled, cracked, leaned, and rotted as a result of poor drainage.  From our experience it is the single most common cause of damage to….


Stairways and Decks Aren’t Safe Unless their Railings Are Secure

Your Home | Volume 35, Number 1 You’re standing in the basement waiting for a friend, who is following you down the stairs. Missing a step, your friend reaches for the railing, which breaks away from the wall. This will not end well for your friend, who may be seriously injured or worse; and it….