Archives by Month: June 2017

Quickly Identifying Unsealed Shingle Tabs

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Simple Forensic Methods | June 19, 2017

Here is a quick and easy method to identify unsealed, partially unsealed, or poorly bonded shingle tabs or shingle strips.  But I must warn you, “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE RISK OF… Read More

Happy Flag Day (June 14 2017)

Posted by in Celebrate | June 12, 2017

What does the flag of the United States of America mean to you? Is it just a colorful piece of fabric, an outdated signaling device, a decoration for your hat or shirt, a symbol of repression or freedom, or something… Read More

What Can We Tell from This Photo? (Case Study 14)

Posted by in Case Studies, Masonry | June 05, 2017

The feature photograph was taken of a chimney that had been clad with manufactured stone veneer.  This photograph provides helpful information regarding the cause and history of the damage. From this photo we observe the following: There is no waterproof membrane… Read More