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Recent Severe Weather in Northeast Ohio – July 10, July 20, & August 7, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | August 08, 2013

Maybe my memory is too short, but I cannot remember the last time we had three tornado touchdowns in Northeast Ohio during one summer.  A tornado on July 10 damaged crops, trees, buildings, etc. in Bellevue; another on July 20 reportedly… Read More

Why is this ladder resting up against a wall in a church sanctuary?

Posted by in Unusual | July 31, 2013

  That is a very good question. It was told to me that the ladder was there because the alarm system had been triggered many nights causing the facility overseer and the police to meet at the building.  Still confused? … Read More

Local Weather Information – Weather Underground

Posted by in Links | July 24, 2013

Weather Underground Its name may sound sinister to some, particularly those who grew up in the 1960’s, but it is a legitimate source for local weather information. Weather Underground Enjoy!   Read More

When Did THIS Happen?

Posted by in Concrete, Cracking, Simple Forensic Methods | July 10, 2013

We are often asked to determine the age or the history of various structural damages.  For example, we may be asked if we can determine the age or history of cracking in a wall, driveway, floor, etc.? The age and/or… Read More

“Links Category” Added

Posted by in Links | July 07, 2013

On July 7, 2013 we added the Links category to provide helpful links to those who visit our web page.  We will be regularly adding links we have found helpful to gathering information or evaluating structural damage. If you have… Read More

“Blessed is the Nation….”

Posted by in Celebrate | July 01, 2013

On this 237th commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence let us remember this forgotten truth: ………… “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks… Read More

Damage from High Winds and Hail in Northern Ohio – June 25, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | June 27, 2013

Local television news media and the Plain Dealer reported damage in Northern Ohio from a storm that passed through the area during the late afternoon and evening of June 25, 2013.  The storm was comprised of heavy rainfall, high winds,… Read More

Are You Feeling Lucky? (Construction by Dummies – Headers)

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts | June 17, 2013

In our continuing series of Construction by Dummies, we discuss headers for timber framing, specifically the members that frame around an opening through a floor or roof. Openings are often necessary through a floor or roof for the penetration of… Read More