Archives by Month: January 2015

This Doesn’t Look Right

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Wood | January 26, 2015

“If it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t,” it one of my favorite saying.  I started saying that after numerous times of seeing something that didn’t look quite right, and upon further examination I found that it wasn’t.  That is… Read More

What Happens When Battery Acid is Spilled on Concrete?

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 12, 2015

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, “What should you expect?” Concrete is a relatively indestructible material.  When a liquid is accidently spilled on it, wipe it up, and there seems to be no apparent damage.  Often times kitty… Read More

Pellet Impact Damage to Soft Metals

Posted by in Siding, Simple Forensic Methods | January 05, 2015

So, what does pellet impact damage look like in soft metals such as siding or a metal chimney? See for yourself.         We weren’t asked, but considering the direction of exposure of the siding and the chimney… Read More