Archives by Year: 2017

Thoughts for the Season: The First Christmas Carol (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 18, 2017

The First Christmas Carol* The Scriptures tell us that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the angels appeared to the shepherds who were at watch in the fields saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and peace on earth, good… Read More

We Have Been Privileged for 30 Years

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 04, 2017

We at Prugar Consulting, Inc. are delighted to announce that we have had the pleasure of providing Forensic Structural Engineering Services to our Northeast Ohio Community (and many times throughout all of Ohio) for 30 years now.   We thank all… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | November 20, 2017

How does one give thanks to the God who made all things? I think Psalm 105 answers that quite well. 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;     make known his deeds among the peoples! 2 Sing to him, sing… Read More

High Winds and Tornadoes – November 5 2017

Posted by in Weather Events | November 06, 2017

  After watching the local weather people describe the swirling winds moving toward us from in Northwest Ohio, my wife and I looked out the front window and seeing the rain passing sideways decided to spend the next part of… Read More

The 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | October 30, 2017

I cannot let this week pass without noting that this is the 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther, a Catholic Augustinian monk and university professor, nailing 95 Thesis to the main north door of Castle Church at Wittenberg.  All Luther wanted was… Read More

A Lesson for DIY Landscapers (& Professionals, too)

Posted by in Basements, What happens when ...? | October 16, 2017

Ever wonder what happens when you plant a tree sapling too close to a basement wall? This is what can happen, “Many years later.” This is probably much closer to a wall than anyone would purposely plant a tree, but… Read More

What Can We Tell from This Photo? (Case Study 16)

Posted by in Shingles | October 02, 2017

The feature photograph was taken of applique shingles.  Applique shingles provide a dimensional appearance by adding a second coating of asphalt and granules, called an applique, over some areas to give the shingle a thicker appearance.  This photograph provides helpful information… Read More

Separation of Wood Truss Plates in a Fire

Posted by in Fire Damage, Wood | September 18, 2017

When examining wood trusses for fire damage there is more to consider than charred members, excessive drying of the lumber, and the release of sap. Here’s a reminder to check the steel plates for separation or loosening.   Disclaimer Read More