Archives by Month: November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! (2014)

Posted by in Celebrate | November 24, 2014

My favorite time of year is Autumn.  One reason is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of year.  And with all this abundance, this is a good time of the year to slow down and consider… Read More

Please, Mr. or Ms. Architect, No More Roof Geometry Like This

Posted by in Roof, Unusual, Water Sources | November 17, 2014

I don’t know how many times we have been contacted to evaluate interior water damage (Figure NMRG-1) that was a result of poor roof geometry. Many times examination of the roof and/or the siding on the exterior reveals the obvious… Read More

Improper Repair Techniques

Posted by in Roof | November 10, 2014

When a roof leak is discovered, it is recommended that the repair be made on the roof side of the leak.  That is, the repair must be applied at the roof to prevent water from rain and snow melt from… Read More

Indestructible?

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Unusual | November 03, 2014

I recently read that studies were being done to determine whether or not the fractured granite at Mt. Rushmore had been affected by the increased air pressures of nearby fireworks set off annually by the National Parks on the 4th… Read More