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Shrinkage Cracking in Concrete

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete, Shrinkage | January 30, 2018

Why Does Concrete Crack? There are many causes for cracking in concrete: overload; earth movements (settlement, frost heave, consolidation, soil shrinkage, soil expansion, landslide, etc.); material shrinkage; impact; etc.  This article considers shrinkage. What is shrinkage in concrete? Shrinkage occurs… Read More

A Case Study of the Weathering of Treated Lumber

Posted by in Wood | January 16, 2018

How quickly does treated lumber weather? Here is a photo I took of a picnic table near our office on June 15, 2016   Here is the same table from a similar angle approximately nine months later. The lumber has… Read More

Help!! Anchor Straps

Posted by in Basements, Wood | January 02, 2018

This doesn’t look right, does it? It’s not. The top two straps for the anchor connector for the top of the cast-in-place concrete basement wall were separated, bent flat against the top of the basement wall, wrapped around the sill… Read More

Thoughts for the Season: The First Christmas Carol (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 18, 2017

The First Christmas Carol* The Scriptures tell us that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the angels appeared to the shepherds who were at watch in the fields saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and peace on earth, good… Read More

We Have Been Privileged for 30 Years

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 04, 2017

We at Prugar Consulting, Inc. are delighted to announce that we have had the pleasure of providing Forensic Structural Engineering Services to our Northeast Ohio Community (and many times throughout all of Ohio) for 30 years now.   We thank all… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | November 20, 2017

How does one give thanks to the God who made all things? I think Psalm 105 answers that quite well. 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;     make known his deeds among the peoples! 2 Sing to him, sing… 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 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day (2017)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | October 30, 2017

I cannot let this week pass without noting that this is the 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther, a Catholic Augustinian monk and university professor, nailing 95 Thesis to the main north door of Castle Church at Wittenberg.  All Luther wanted was… Read More