Archives by Year: 2019

A Message from St. Patrick

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | March 14, 2019

St. Patrick wrote: “I was like a stone lying in deep mud; and He that is mighty came and in his mercy lifted me up, and raised me aloft and put me on top of the wall. And therefore I… Read More

Importance of Inspecting Private Bridges

Posted by in Private Bridges | February 25, 2019

The Federal, State and local governments have set in place a schedule and procedure for the inspection of public bridges.  The purpose of regular inspections is to document its condition to determine the capacity of the bridge for future use,… Read More

Salute to President James Knox Polk (1845-1849)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | February 18, 2019

  James K. Polk, the 11th President of these United States of America, was born on November 2. 1795 at a 150 acre farm in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in what is now called Pineville, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte… Read More

Howling Winds Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning (February 12 & 13, 2019)

Posted by in Weather Events | February 14, 2019

It was a wild windy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (February 12 & 13, 2019) as I am sure you heard the winds howling whenever you awoke during the night.  And there were reports of trees being downed in some… Read More

Leakage at the Soil Stack and a Method of Repair

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | January 21, 2019

Noticing moisture staining or peeling paint at the top of the wall above the toilet in your bathroom? Does the damage resemble the peeling paint in Figures BR-1 and BR-2 below? Lastly, does the location of the moisture staining or… Read More

Right and Wrong Ways of Siding Installation

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Siding | January 07, 2019

There is a right way and a wrong way to do most tasks in life. This is also true when it comes to the installation of vinyl or aluminum siding on a wall above a roof slope.   It is good… Read More