The featured photograph shows a lintel that was removed from over a door opening. The brick wall is about 45 years old and faces west. The age of the brick veneer and the lintel are not known with certainty, but… Read More
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Here we have a truss web member that is fully fractured. Close examination of the fracture discloses a knot that extends from the top face down to the bottom face, nearly the full width of the member (Figure 1). The… Read More
Ever wonder what happens when you plant a tree sapling too close to a basement wall? This is what can happen, “Many years later.” This is probably much closer to a wall than anyone would purposely plant a tree, but… Read More
Ever wonder if conventional wisdom, common sense, or old wives’ (in this day and age of political correctness I probably should include old husbands’) tales are accurate? This blog begins what I hope to be a new recurring series of case studies… Read More