Archives by Year: 2017

The Importance of Crawlspace Ventilation

Posted by in Foundations, Mold Growth, Wood | March 27, 2017

The decay (and the foot step through the floor in the featured photo) seen here is characteristic of damage from prolonged exposure to excessive moisture. The severity of the decay indicates that the problem has been progressing over a period… Read More

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!

Posted by in Unusual, Weather Events, Winter Concerns | March 20, 2017

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling”, said Chicken Little.  No my little feathered friend its just ice…very large pieces of ice.  See featured photograph. Throughout our years of structural investigations we have seen various building components, such as,… Read More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2017

Posted by in Celebrate | March 13, 2017

Corned beef and cabbage, parades, green beer, and smiles everywhere, who wouldn’t love St. Patrick’s Day?  But who was St. Patrick? Traditional history records that Patrick was born to Roman parents circa 387 in the imperial province of Britannia of… Read More

Windy March Living Up to Its Reputation (March 1 & 9, 2017)

Posted by in Weather Events | March 09, 2017

If March seems to have been a windy month this year, you would be right.  Two of the first nine days of March boast of peak wind gusts up to 61 MPH recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  For those keeping track… Read More

Staining on the Interior & Exterior Faces of the Chimney

Posted by in Chimneys | February 27, 2017

What do we have here?  The staining on the siding at the chimney at first appears to be a case of roof leakage due to poor chimney flashing (See featured photograph.)  However, the moisture staining is relatively uniform with a white… Read More

Salute to President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

Posted by in Celebrate | February 20, 2017

Salute to President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)  Happy Presidents’ Day (2017) Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of these United States of America, was born on a farm January 7, 1800 in what is now the village of Morovia in the Finger… Read More

We Have Moved!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by in Announcements | February 13, 2017

All our other contact information remains the same.   In the Lord God we live and move and have our being; as even some of our own poets have said, “For we are indeed His offspring.” (Acts 17:28) Read More

The Work of Hansel & Gretel?

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Shingles | February 06, 2017

Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel?  For those who aren’t, they are a brother and a sister who run away from home, get lost, and come upon a gingerbread house.  Having become famished in their travels they start eating… Read More