Category Archives: Weather Events

High Winds and Tornadoes – November 5 2017

Posted by in Weather Events | November 06, 2017

  After watching the local weather people describe the swirling winds moving toward us from in Northwest Ohio, my wife and I looked out the front window and seeing the rain passing sideways decided to spend the next part of… Read More

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!

Posted by in Unusual, Weather Events, Winter Concerns | March 20, 2017

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling”, said Chicken Little.  No my little feathered friend its just ice…very large pieces of ice.  See featured photograph. Throughout our years of structural investigations we have seen various building components, such as,… Read More

Windy March Living Up to Its Reputation (March 1 & 9, 2017)

Posted by in Weather Events | March 09, 2017

If March seems to have been a windy month this year, you would be right.  Two of the first nine days of March boast of peak wind gusts up to 61 MPH recorded at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  For those keeping track… Read More

A Lifted (Heaved) Basement Floor Slab

Posted by in Basements, Concrete, Unusual, Water Sources, Weather Events | August 08, 2016

What would cause a concrete basement floor slab to lift in this fashion? The basement floor slab was lifted up about eight inches or so.  The area of floor slab over the sanitary sewer lines was lifted more than the… Read More

Hail Damage Revisited

Posted by in Hail Damage, Shingles, Weather Events | August 01, 2016

It is that time of year again when we have thunderstorms with hail.  And, we are sometimes called in to evaluate damage to roof to determine whether or not it is hail damage.  There are times when these evaluations are… Read More

Storm With Significant Sized Hail in New London (June 16 2016)

Posted by in Weather Events | June 16, 2016

What is significant?  Measurably larger than a quarter. FOX8 reported there was “large hail” in Huron County through the night. This is the threshold size for hail impact damage for three-tab composite asphalt shingles.  This does not mean there IS… Read More

What a storm we had yesterday (June 5, 2016)! – in some areas.

Posted by in Weather Events | June 06, 2016

It was reported that in Sandusky the Cedar Point Causeway is shut down due to power lines and utility poles being damaged.  Some Sandusky neighborhoods had trees toppled at the roots.  The latter are usually indicative of winds over 55… Read More

Hail Damaged Shingles

Posted by in Hail Damage, Roof, Shingles, Weather Events | May 09, 2016

Last week we took a quick look at hand torn shingles. This week it is hail damaged shingles. Yes, Virginia, there have been hail damaged shingles. Hail damage to a composite asphalt shingle is commonly characterized by a small area… Read More