Archives by Month: February 2015

What is all this popping and banging in my home (during frigid temperatures)? – Encore

Posted by in Unusual, Winter Concerns | February 23, 2015

During the recent frigid temperatures, many home owners heard what they described as loud popping and/or banging sounds in their homes, especially in the attic.  Some even thought that something was thrown up against the side of their home. What… Read More

Salute to President Ulysses Simpson Grant (1869-1877)

Posted by in Celebrate | February 16, 2015

 Happy Presidents’ Day     Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in small home overlooking the Ohio River just east of Cincinnati, Ohio on April 27, 1822. Though he was a hard working lad on his parents’ farm, he was generally… Read More

Evaluation of Fire Damage to Structural Steel (Primer)

Posted by in Fire Damage, Steel | February 09, 2015

We often get called to evaluate fire damage to structural steel framing.  It may be an evaluation even as simple as one steel beam in a residence.  Some of the evaluations are relatively easy, others more difficult.  But here is… Read More

Sawing Off the Limb You Are Standing On

Posted by in Roof, Unusual, Wood | February 02, 2015

Many of us have heard the expression, “You are sawing off the limb you are standing on.”  Often someone will say this during a friendly debate when the other debater is undermining his own argument by discrediting his own evidence.… Read More