Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

Lake County Big Winner in Snowfall Sweepstakes on MLK Weekend 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | January 16, 2012

Lake County had the highest accumulations of snow for the first significant snow storm of 2012 on MLK Weekend according to tabulations on the WEWS-TV website. Snow measured 24 inches in Madison and 16 inches in Perry.  Ashtabula received honorable… Read More

Spalling of Brick

Posted by in Masonry | January 05, 2012

Spalling is generally a delamination and/or flaking at the surface of a material.  Spalling of clay brick is shown in Figure SB-1.   Spalling commonly begins when thin layers of the clay brick material have separated from the remainder of the… Read More

Buying a Home – Structural Considerations

Posted by in Archive 2004 thru 2011, Buying/Maintaining a Home | December 28, 2011

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase a person or a couple will make in their lifetime. If one buys wisely, the home will not only provide shelter, comfort, and sanctuary from the rest of the world for… Read More

Procedure for an Evaluation of Wind Damage to Shingles

Posted by in Archive 2004 thru 2011, Shingles | December 23, 2011

Since about 2003 it seems that the number of severe storms in Northeast Ohio have increased significantly. This has caused a significant increase in the number of hail and wind damage related claims for composite asphalt shingle covered roofs. In… Read More