Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

Happy Rosh Hashanah at Sundown September 4, 2013 (Our 100th Post)

Posted by in Celebrate | September 03, 2013

We wish all our Jewish friends and visitors to this website a Happy Rosh Hashanah! It is the first day of the new year for the civil calendar for the Jewish people.  Some traditions believe that since this is the… Read More

Putting the Pieces Together…

Posted by in Simple Forensic Methods | August 27, 2013

  During my school vacations as a child, my family and I often had fun working together on jigsaw puzzles.  My favorite puzzle had about 270 pieces and I put that one together so many times by myself that I… Read More

Some Considerations When Evaluating Wind Damage – A Case Study (Study #1)

Posted by in Wind Damage | August 20, 2013

Case Study #1 – July 10, 2013 – Bellevue, Ohio A severe storm passed through Ohio on July 10, 2013 causing various wind related damages.  The National Weather Service at Cleveland Hopkins Airport measured maximum winds of 38 MPH out… Read More

Recent Severe Weather in Northeast Ohio – July 10, July 20, & August 7, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | August 08, 2013

Maybe my memory is too short, but I cannot remember the last time we had three tornado touchdowns in Northeast Ohio during one summer.  A tornado on July 10 damaged crops, trees, buildings, etc. in Bellevue; another on July 20 reportedly… Read More

Why is this ladder resting up against a wall in a church sanctuary?

Posted by in Unusual | July 31, 2013

  That is a very good question. It was told to me that the ladder was there because the alarm system had been triggered many nights causing the facility overseer and the police to meet at the building.  Still confused? … Read More

Local Weather Information – Weather Underground

Posted by in Links | July 24, 2013

Weather Underground Its name may sound sinister to some, particularly those who grew up in the 1960’s, but it is a legitimate source for local weather information. Weather Underground Enjoy!   Read More

When Did THIS Happen?

Posted by in Concrete, Cracking, Simple Forensic Methods | July 10, 2013

We are often asked to determine the age or the history of various structural damages.  For example, we may be asked if we can determine the age or history of cracking in a wall, driveway, floor, etc.? The age and/or… Read More

“Links Category” Added

Posted by in Links | July 07, 2013

On July 7, 2013 we added the Links category to provide helpful links to those who visit our web page.  We will be regularly adding links we have found helpful to gathering information or evaluating structural damage. If you have… Read More