Category Archives: Weather Events

Hail Damaged Shingles (Updated)

Posted by in Hail Damage, Roof, Shingles, Weather Events | July 13, 2020

A few years ago we took a quick look at hand torn shingles and hail damaged shingles.  Here is an update to the hail damaged shingles post. Yes, Virginia, we have found hail damage to shingles where others did not… Read More

Howling Winds Tuesday Night and Wednesday Morning (February 12 & 13, 2019)

Posted by in Weather Events | February 14, 2019

It was a wild windy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning (February 12 & 13, 2019) as I am sure you heard the winds howling whenever you awoke during the night.  And there were reports of trees being downed in some… Read More

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 The 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, The 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