Archives by Month: March 2013

Happy Easter – March 31, 2013

Posted by in Celebrate | March 25, 2013

One of my favorite musicals is Fiddler on the Roof.  It just seems to capture the spirit of the ongoing struggle in a family regarding tradition and change.  I enjoy every song, but one of the most enjoyable songs for… Read More

Collapsing Porch Slabs

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | March 18, 2013

  One of the more dramatic types of failures that I have investigated have been the collapse of front porch slabs (see photo above).  These occur when the concrete porch slab drops anywhere from a few inches to quite a… Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (A St. Patrick’s Day Quiz) – March 17, 2013

Posted by in Celebrate | March 15, 2013

What do historians believe was the birth nationality of St. Patrick? A.   British extraction B.   Scotsman C.   French extraction D.   Irish (Hibernian extraction)   Historians reference a genuine document written in Latin by St. Patrick for… Read More