Archives by Month: December 2012

Post Christmas Blizzard a Bust (December 26 2012)

Posted by in Weather Events | December 27, 2012

The long awaited day long blizzard for December 26, 2012 was generally a bust for the Cleveland area.  Expecting up to 16 inches of snow, and then, blowing and drifting snow from prolonged wind gusts over 35 MPH children of… Read More

Why Celebrate Christmas? (2012)

Posted by in Celebrate | December 20, 2012

Celebrate Christmas   Take heart, dear Christian, celebrate,  this season is for you; Not for the merchants, or the great, the famous or the strong, But ’tis to you, the lonely ones, the wounded and the weak, To sinners, poor… Read More

What Causes Caulking to Be Squeezed Out of a Brick Wall?

Posted by in Masonry | December 07, 2012

Have you ever seen the soft joint sealant (sometimes called caulking) squeezed out a joint in a brick wall?  (See photo above).  As a structural engineer, I have noticed this innumerable times.  Now you know what we dull engineers do… Read More