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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

Leakage at the Soil Stack and a Method of Repair

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | January 21, 2019

Noticing moisture staining or peeling paint at the top of the wall above the toilet in your bathroom? Does the damage resemble the peeling paint in Figures BR-1 and BR-2 below? Lastly, does the location of the moisture staining or… Read More

Right and Wrong Ways of Siding Installation

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Siding | January 07, 2019

There is a right way and a wrong way to do most tasks in life. This is also true when it comes to the installation of vinyl or aluminum siding on a wall above a roof slope.   It is good… Read More

Merry Christmas (2018) & Happy New Year (2019)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | December 17, 2018

Why remember Christmas? December 25 was established a long time ago by Christians as the day to commemorate the most incredible event in human history – God taking on the image and form of a man1 for the chief purpose… Read More

Discoloration of Resilient Floor Covering

Posted by in Floor Finishes | December 03, 2018

Resilient floor covering is a common and economical option for your kitchen, bathroom or basement floor. It comes in a variety of patterns, colors, and textures and is relatively easy to maintain. However, resilient floor coverings can experience discoloration (Figures… Read More

A Few Ways to Thank God This Thanksgiving (2018)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | November 19, 2018

Why thank God? “All the year round, every hour of every day, God is richly blessing us; both when we sleep and when we are wake, His mercy waits upon us. The sun may stop shining, but our God will… Read More

What Caused the Uneven Condition of This Wood Deck?

Posted by in Uncategorized | November 05, 2018

This wood deck exhibited a raised area as shown in the featured photograph and Figure 1. Examination under the deck disclosed that the elevation of the beam was not level (Figure 2). Further examination disclosed that the beam was raised… Read More

What Were They Thinking?

Posted by in The Unusual | October 22, 2018

On occasion we observe a construction detail that causes us to think or even say aloud, “What were they thinking?”  Here are a few: Why is this chimney so tall?  I’ll bet Santa doesn’t use this chimney. Why are the… Read More