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Paul Heckman

Fortress Foundation Solutions

Title: System Designer

Paul Heckman from Fortress Foundation Solutions

Paul and his family moved to Lynchburg in 1972. He is very active in his community, he has been involved in holding several board positions and is an active volunteer in his church. Paul is a well connected and respected community leader. He has twenty five years of experience in Hospitality, Construction, and Automotive Industries. He has used that experience to become a successful System Designer at Fortress Foundation Solutions. 

In his free time, Paul enjoys going to events and spending quality time with his four children.

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  • By Melissa S.
    Mineral, VA

    "Competitive rates. Excellent job, well worth the investment. "

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    By Melissa S.
    Mineral, VA

    Competitive rates. Excellent job, well worth the investment. 

  • By Rick G.
    Harrisonburg, VA

    "They were fantastic! No clean-up for us, they did it everything!"

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    By Rick G.
    Harrisonburg, VA

    They were fantastic! No clean-up for us, they did it everything!

  • By Paul V.
    Lynchburg, VA

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    By Paul V.
    Lynchburg, VA

  • By Rob P.
    Danville, VA

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    Danville, VA

  • By David B.
    Ridgeway, VA

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    Ridgeway, VA

  • By F.W. D.
    Radford, VA

    "Paul did a great job explaining. Brian,Matthew and Dakota outstanding guys!"

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    By F.W. D.
    Radford, VA

    Paul did a great job explaining. Brian,Matthew and Dakota outstanding guys!

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Clear Brook, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Clear Brook, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Clear Brook, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The homeowner in Clear Brook reached out to Fortress Foundation Solutions because they wanted their crawl space encapsulated.

    Fortress installed a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, along with SilverGlo Wall Insulation. This homeowner now has a much cleaner, and brighter, crawl space!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation - Front Royal,VA
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation - Front Royal,VA
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation - Front Royal,VA

    This dirty crawlspace in Front Royal, VA needed some help! It was moldy and had water stains from repeated flooding. Fortress solved these issues by installing a CleanSpace Encapsulation, a SmartSump System, and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to ensure the crawlspace would stay clean and dry.

  • Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space in this home in Front Royal was damp and musty, and needed some help!

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess this home and determined that the best solution would be to install our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, along with a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into your crawlspace. Together, the vapor barrier and SaniDry will ensure that this cawlspace will stay clean and dry.

  • Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Front Royal, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space of this home in Front Royal was damp and musty, and needed some help!

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess this crawl space and recommended that the best solution would be to install a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, along with a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into the crawlspace. These products will work together to ensure that this crawl space will remain clean and dry!

  • Stephens City, VA Crawlspance Encapsulation
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    Stephens City, VA Crawlspance Encapsulation
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    Stephens City, VA Crawlspance Encapsulation

    This crawlspace in Stephens City was dirty and moldy. The insulation was falling down and the ground was muddy. Fortress installed a CleanSpace Encapsulation and a SmartSump System to keep this crawlspace clean and dry.

  • Poly Level & Concrete repair - Winchester, VA
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    Poly Level & Concrete repair - Winchester, VA
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    Poly Level & Concrete repair - Winchester, VA

    This concrete porch in Winchester had some cracks in in that neeeded to be repaired. Fortress Foundation Solutions installed our NexusPro Crack Repair to seal those fractures. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation - Winchester, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Winchester, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Winchester, VA

    This crawl space in Winchester, VA was in need of some help! The homeowners called Fortress Foundation Solutions to come take a look. Our System Designer, Paul Heckman provided a solution for an encapsulation. Our Foreman, Nick Mori and his crew installed the products needed to transform this area. They began by leveling the crawl space, then they began to prep the perimeter of the crawl space for our EZ flow pipe. This pipe directs water to our sump where the water is then pumped out of the home. Next the crew installed the sump and began to install our Clean Space vapor barrier. Clean Space protects the home from the outside elements.   The final result was a water free crawl space!

  • Toms Brook, VA Bowing Wall Repair
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    Toms Brook, VA Bowing Wall Repair
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    Toms Brook, VA Bowing Wall Repair

    This home in Toms Brook had foundation walls that were cracked, concerning the homeowner. They reached out to Fortress for a solution to stabilize and support their foundation.

    Fortress went out and installed our PowerBrace System. The PowerBraces permanently stabilize your home's foundation walls. Zinc-plated steel beams are custom-fit to your basement wall height and secured tight against your basement wall with brackets anchored to your basement floor and floor joists. PowerBrace's unique, patented design allows the system to be tightened over time, potentially reversing wall failure without any invasive drilling or digging on the property. This homeowner can now rest assured knowing that their foundation is stabilized!

  • Luray, VA PolyLevel Injection
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    Luray, VA PolyLevel Injection
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    Luray, VA PolyLevel Injection

    This home in Luray, Virginia had a sidewalk that was cracking and sinking. Fortress used the PolyLevel Injection System to raise the sidewalk to it's original position.

  • Luray, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation
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    Luray, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation
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    Luray, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation

    The crawlspace at this home in Luray was damp, musty, and moldy. The homeowner reached out to Fortress because they wanted to keep moisture of of the crawlspace.

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess the crawlspace and determined that the best solution for this home was to install a complete CleanSpace Encapsulation, along with a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into your crawlspace. Together, the vapor barrier and SaniDry will ensure that this cawlspace will stay clean and dry.

  • Luray, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Luray, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Luray, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    This homeowner in Luray reached out to Fortress because they wanted a cleaner, brighter crawl space.

    Fortress went out and installed a complete CleanSpace Encapsulation. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into your crawlspace. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation - Luray,VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Luray,VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Luray,VA

    This homeowner in Luray was having issues with the crawl space in their home. After calling Fortress Foundation Solutions, our System Designer, Paul Heckman was able to go out to provide a free estimate. Paul knew the best solution would be an encapsulation of the crawl space. Our Foreman, Brian and his crew installed out Clean Space Vapor Barrier, Silver Glo insulation, and our SaniDry dehumidifier. These products help to insure a clean and dry crawl space for years to come!   

  • Poly Level & Concrete Repair - Luray, VA
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    Poly Level & Concrete Repair - Luray, VA
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    Poly Level & Concrete Repair - Luray, VA

    This sidewalk in Luray, Virginia was becoming a trip hazard due to the cracks and unlevel areas, so Fortress eliminated the risk by using our Poly Level injection and our NexusPro crack repair to level and seal the cracks. 

  • Shenandoah, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Shenandoah, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Shenandoah, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space of this home in Shenandoah was damp and moldy, and really needed some help!

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to this assess this crawl space and recommended that the best solution would be to install a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, SilverGlo Wall insulation, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into your crawlspace. These products will work together to ensure that this crawl space will remain clean and dry!

     

  • Gordonsville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Gordonsville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Gordonsville, VA Basement Waterproofing

    The basement of the Gordonsville home had an issue with water seeping in with rain. The homeowner reached out to Fortress Foundation Solutions to see what could be done to solve this issue.

    Fortress was able to solve this water intrusion issue by installing our WaterGuard System along the perimeter basement walls, along with a TripleSafe sump pump. WaterGuard works to catch any water seepage before it reaches the basement floor, then drains any water to the TripleSafe, where it will pumped out of the home!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation - Broadway,VA
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation - Broadway,VA
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation - Broadway,VA

    The Homeowners in Broadway, VA called Fortress Foundation Solutions once they noticed the floors in the home starting to sag. Our System Designer, Paul was able to give a free estimate on this property and give these homeowners a piece of mind. Paul recommended Smart Jacks to give those sagging floors some support. He also recommended encapsulating the crawl space. After our Foreman, Aaron and his crew installed the SmartJacks they installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier. This barrier protects the crawl space from the outside elements. Our crew also installed our Sanidry Dehumidifier to alleviate any moisture that was in the crawlspace. The finished product was not only the dramatic change in the home that would last years to come, but also a satisfied customer.   

  • Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation & Sagging Floors
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    Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation & Sagging Floors
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    Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation & Sagging Floors

    This homeowner located in Broadway, VA contacted Fortress Foundation Solutions because they were receiving water in their crawl space, causing their floor joists to rot. The floors in their home had started to sag, so our System Designer, Paul Heckman, recommended that we install our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier along with our SmartJack Crawl Space Support System. 

    SmartJacks provide solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space. Our crawl space repair system will ensure that your home has a stable crawl space that won't sink or sag.

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation - Broadway, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Broadway, VA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation - Broadway, VA

    This homeowner in Broadway, VA called Fortress Foundation Solutions to update their crawl space. This crawl space had a black plastic on the ground that was not providing much help to the area. Our System Designer, Paul was able to go to this home and provide a free estimate for a permanent solution. Paul suggested our Clean Space vapor barrier, SaniDry dehumidifier and our smart sump. 

    Our Forman, Jacob and his crew installed these products for this homeowner. The crew installed our Clean Space vapor barrier , this protects the area from the outside elements. We also installed our smart sump to take out any water that was making its way into the crawl space. Finally our SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to absorb any moisture that made its way into the crawl space.   

  • Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Broadway, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space of this home in Broadway was wet and musty, and needed some help!

    Our System Designer, Paul, went out to assess this crawl space and recommended installing a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, along with a SmartSump sump pump, and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. These products will work together to keep all water and moisture out of the crawl space, and keep that area dry!

  • Mineral, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation
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    Mineral, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation
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    Mineral, VA Crawlspace Encapsulation

    This crawlspace in Mineral, VA really needed some help! There was mold, dirt, and water everywhere. The insulation was also falling because it was soaked with water. Fortress solved these issues by installing a CleanSpace Encapsulation and a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to keep this crawlspace clean and dry.

  • Mineral, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Mineral, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Mineral, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space of this home in Mineral was damp and dirty, and really needed some help!

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess the crawl space and recommended a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, along with SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into your crawlspace. Together, the vapor barrier and SaniDry will ensure that this crawlspace will stay clean and dry.

  • Penn Laird, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Penn Laird, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Penn Laird, VA Basement Waterproofing

    This home in Penn Laird had a recurring problem with water seeping into the basement. The homeowner reached out to Fortress for a solution on how to best fix this problem.

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess this home and determined that the best solution would be to install our WaterGuard XL System along the perimeter of the basement, along with a TripleSafe sump pump, and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier.

    Our WaterGuard System is designed to capture any wall or floor seepage before it reaches the basement floor, any water will then drain to the TripleSafe and be pumped out of the home. These products will work together to ensure that this basement will remain a dry space!

  • Harrisonburg, VA Patio Crack Repair
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    Harrisonburg, VA Patio Crack Repair
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    Harrisonburg, VA Patio Crack Repair

    This family in Harrisonburg just wanted to sit on their patio and enjoy a nice day. Unfortunatey, the patio was badly cracked and uneven. Fortress helped this family by leveling their patio and sealing the cracks. Now they can enjoy every day to the fullest!

  • Harrisonburg, VA PolyLevel Injection
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    Harrisonburg, VA PolyLevel Injection
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    Harrisonburg, VA PolyLevel Injection

    This home in Harrisonburg had a patio that had badly cracked and settled, becoming a tripping hazard.

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to this home and determined that our PolyLevel Injection System would be able to lift that patio back up to it's original position.

    The foreman for this, Brian Davis, went out and strategically drilled holes in the concrete where injection ports are then installed. Polyurethane foam is injected beneath the concrete to fill voids and raise the slab. The holes and control joints are then sealed. He also used our NexusPro Crack Repair to fill in those cracks.

     

  • Harrisonburg, VA Concrete Repair
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    Harrisonburg, VA Concrete Repair
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    Harrisonburg, VA Concrete Repair

    This home in Harrisonburg had a concrete slab that was sinking and badly cracking.

    The foreman for this, Brian Davis, went out and strategically drilled holes in the concrete where injection ports are then installed. Polyurethane foam is injected beneath the concrete to fill voids and raise the slab. The holes and control joints are then sealed. NexusPro crack repair is used to seal up the cracks.

  • Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing

    This homeowner in Charlottesville had water seeping in through the foundation with rain, so they reached out to Fortress Foundation Solutions to get this issue resolved.

    After having our System Designer, Paul, come out to assess this home and determine the best waterproofing solution, Fortress sent a crew out to do the job. Our Foreman, Arthur, and his crew installed our WaterGuard System along the perimeter walls, along with a TripleSafe sump pump. These products will continuously work together to keep this basement dry by catching any water seepage before it ever reaches the basement floor, and then channeling that water to the TripleSafe where it will be pumped out of the home and into the yard through a exterior discharge line. This homeowner will never have to worry about a wet basement again!

  • Charlottesville, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Charlottesville, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Charlottesville, VA Crawl Space Encapsulation

    The crawl space of this home in Charlottesville had an issue with water seeping in with rain. The homeowner reached out to Fortress for a solution to keeping that space dry.

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman, went out to assess this home and recommended installing a complete CleanSpace encapsulation, along with a SmartSump sump pump.

    Our CleanSpace vapor barrier is designed to permanently prevent moisture and outside air from getting into the crawlspace. This homeowner now has a crawl space that is clean and dry!

  • Carbon Armor - Charlottesville, VA
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    Carbon Armor - Charlottesville, VA
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    Carbon Armor - Charlottesville, VA

    This homeowner in Charlottesville, VA called Fortress Foundation Solutions with coners about the foundation wall in their home. 

    Our System Designer, Paul Heckman was able to go out to this home and proivde a free no obligate estimate. Pauls solution to this foundation issue was our Carbon Armor strips. These strips are applied to the wall of the home to support a wall that has began to give way. Our Foreman, Brian Davis and his crew installed these Carbon Armor strips and left this homeowner confident in their home again! 

  • Poly Level & Crack Repair - Charlottesville
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    Poly Level & Crack Repair - Charlottesville
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    Poly Level & Crack Repair - Charlottesville

    This sidewalk was cracking and very uneven. Fortress repaired the cracks with Nexus Pro crack repair and leveled it out with our Poly Level injection. 

  • Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing
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    Charlottesville, VA Basement Waterproofing

    The basement of the Charlottesville home has an issue with water seeping in with rain. The homeowner reached out to Fortress Foundation Solutions to see what could be done to solve this issue.

    Fortress was able to solve this water intrusion issue by installing our WaterGuard System along the perimeter basement walls, along with a TripleSafe sump pump. WaterGuard works to catch any water seepage before it reaches the basement floor, then drains any water to the TripleSafe, where it will pumped out of the home!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Fortress Foundation Solutions
147 Mill Ridge Rd #234
Lynchburg, VA 24502
1-434-207-5599


Fortress Foundation Solutions
5305 Jefferson Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
1-301-234-7042
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