Category Archives: Buying/Maintaining a Home

Collapsing Porch Slabs

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | March 18, 2013

  One of the more dramatic types of failures that I have investigated have been the collapse of front porch slabs (see photo above).  These occur when the concrete porch slab drops anywhere from a few inches to quite a… Read More

Buying a Home – Natural Gas Furnaces

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

This article is part of a series of articles intended to help the reader better understand the construction and maintenance of a typical home in the Northeast Ohio area. It is written with current home owners and potential home buyers… 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