Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

What Can Hail Damage Look Like in Siding or Leaf Guards?

Posted by in Hail Damage, Siding | April 01, 2019

In two words, “visible indentations.” As they sang in Grease, “Tell me more. Tell me more.” “Tend to be near circular in shape” “Formed by a mostly downward impact” “Widespread in extent” “Random in pattern” “Not uniform in size or… Read More

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

Merry Christmas (2018) & Happy New Year (2019)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 17, 2018

Why remember Christmas? December 25 was established a long time ago by Christians as the day to commemorate the most incredible event in human history – God taking on the image and form of a man1 for the chief purpose… Read More

A Few Ways to Thank God This Thanksgiving (2018)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | November 19, 2018

Why thank God? “All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when we sleep and when we are wake, His mercy waits upon us. The sun may stop shining, but our God will… Read More

What Caused the Uneven Condition of This Wood Deck?

Posted by in Uncategorized | November 05, 2018

This wood deck exhibited a raised area as shown in the featured photograph and Figure 1. Examination under the deck disclosed that the elevation of the beam was not level (Figure 2). Further examination disclosed that the beam was raised… Read More