When foundation damage occurs, the question often arisses about why it have happened, and what is the potential for future movement. Nelson Jones has performed numerous foundation damage invesigations, usually as part of a team with a geotechnical engineer that can evaluate soils at the site. Nelson Jones experience includes investigation of as-built conditions using test pits and non-destructive testing, to analytic modeling of the as-designed and as-built conditions to evaluate the effect of varying different parameters in the design.

Nelson Jones has investigated both residential and commerical structures, and has performed as an Owner's representative during construction of repairs.