Author Archives: Jerry Prugar

Update: Low-flying Planes (Still) Damaging Roofs in Poland

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Unusual | December 05, 2016

In July 25, 2016 we reported a story in the Dziennik Polski that low flying airplanes were damaging clay roofs tile on homes nearby the airport in Morawica. This is an ongoing story in Poland as the authorities have been flummoxed… Read More

What Burns Faster…… ?

Posted by in Unusual | November 28, 2016

This is an interesting question. What burns faster a traditional sawn lumber (2×8, 2×10, etc) floor system or an engineered (I-joists) lumber floor system?  According to an article in the October 2016 Angie’s List Magazine, a floor system built with engineered… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!!! (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | November 21, 2016

We would like to take this time to thank our clients for not only allowing us to assist them with their engineering investigation needs, but also for their friendship. “Thank you!”   We also thank our industry associates, those who provide support services,… Read More

Here’s a Layout You Don’t See Often (or Ever Before, for Me)

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Unusual | November 14, 2016

Things that came to mind at first glance: How does a roofer handle this? Did the architect see this coming? How can this not leak? Now what can be done? Answers (Guesses): He routed one valley into another. Probably not.… Read More

Congratulations to Our Tribe for a Great Season!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | November 05, 2016

Congratulations to our Cleveland Indians. . Terry Francona, Corey Kluber, Josh Tomlin, Francisco Lindor, and the rest of guys did Cleveland proud.  . Thank you, Tribe, for an exciting season of Cleveland Indians baseball. . Your fans at Prugar Consulting,… Read More

Happy Reformation Day – 499th Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | October 31, 2016

This is the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther, a Catholic monk, nailing 95 Thesis to the main north door of Castle Church at Wittenberg. All he wanted to do was have a scholarly discussion about these 95 issues, but others made copies… Read More

Hail Impact Doesn’t Always Damage Shingles

Posted by in Shingles | October 24, 2016

Just because shingles were impacted by hail doesn’t mean that they were damaged by hail. Hail damage to asphalt shingle roofs is characterized by localized loss of granules, usually somewhat circular in shape, and accompanied by a fracture or a… Read More

New N.E.O.R.S.D. Storm Water User Fees & Credits (Encore – They are HERE!!)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home | October 17, 2016

(Note:  This week we have a guest writer, Peter D. Zwick, P.E., P.S.  Mr. Zwick provides surveying and civil engineering consultation services for surface drainage, roadways, grading, etc.  His article discusses the new storm water user fees for those of… Read More