Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

The Dry Summer of 2012 & Gray Colored Clay

Posted by in Foundations | September 18, 2012

The summer of 2012 seemed to be a relatively dry one in Northeast Ohio.  It resulted in much less grass cutting this summer and even fewer weeds sprouting in my yard.   All in all it seemed to be a… Read More

Preliminary Results from Douglas Fir-Larch Strength Testing Reveals…..

Posted by in Wood | September 10, 2012

The Western Wood Products Association announced on August 30, 2012 that they have completed testing of Douglas Fir-Larch lumber in cooperation with other Western lumber agencies.  The preliminary analysis of the data from the destructive testing of 360 pieces in bending… Read More

They Don’t make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #3 (August 21, 2012)

Posted by in Wood | August 27, 2012

We have been posting on the changes in the design values for Southern Yellow Pine.  You might recall that recent test results for the strength values of 2×4 lumber showed that the strength values for Southern Pine are about 33% lower… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Intentional Damages to Mimic Hail Damage – Part 7

Posted by in Shingles | August 20, 2012

This post is Part 7 of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6d. In this post we discuss mechanical damage marks on shingles that were applied with the intention to mimic hail damage,… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6d

Posted by in Shingles | August 13, 2012

This post is Part 6d of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6c. Other Damages That May Be Mistaken For Hail Damage – Part 6, is comprised of four posts that discuss the causes… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6c

Posted by in Shingles | August 06, 2012

This post is Part 6c of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6b. Other Damages That May Be Mistaken For Hail Damage – Part 6, is comprised of four posts that discuss the causes… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6b

Posted by in Shingles | July 30, 2012

This post is Part 6b of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6a. Other Damages That May Be Mistaken For Hail Damage – Part 6, is comprised of four posts that discuss the causes… Read More

Shingle Damage Evaluation – Other Damages That May Be Mistaken for Hail Damage – Part 6a

Posted by in Shingles | July 23, 2012

This post is Part 6a of Shingle Damage Evaluation and follows Size of the Hail Stones – Part 5b. Our previous posts have already discussed the causes and characteristics of damage from normal and premature aging and the characteristics of functional hail damage.… Read More