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High Winds in Northeast Ohio Again on Monday – April 23, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | April 24, 2012

High winds were experienced again in Northeast Ohio on Monday, April 23, 2012.  That makes three Mondays in a row with high winds.  A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) at the National Weather Service website found a gust… Read More

High Winds in Cleveland Area April 9 and 16, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | April 17, 2012

High winds were experienced in the Cleveland Area on two consecutive Mondays, April 9 and 16, 2012.  A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) at the National Weather Service website found 51 MPH gusts at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on… Read More

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To – Update #1

Posted by in Wood | April 09, 2012

An Update on Southern Pine Design Values A statement released on April 2, 2012 states that the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Board of Review  has approved changes to the design values for  2″- 4″ thick, 2″- 4″ wide, Southern Pine… Read More

Good Friday & Easter – Part 2 of Holy Week

Posted by in Celebrate | April 05, 2012

We take a time out from engineering during this week of holy observances to think on the truly important.  See Part 1  Passover – Part 1 of Holy Week. Good Friday and Easter is a Christian commemoration of the death,… Read More

Passover Observed April 6 & 7 – Part 1 of Holy Week

Posted by in Celebrate | April 02, 2012

We take a time out from engineering during this week of holy observances to think on the truly important. In 2012, Passover is celebrated on April 6 through 7. Passover commemorates the passing over of the angel of death during… Read More

What is the difference between cement and concrete?

Posted by in Concrete | March 26, 2012

If you ever watched the old television show the Beverly Hillbillies, you probably remember Granny referring to the swimming pool as the “cement pond.”  This is not an uncommon term as we often hear someone referring to a cement driveway,… Read More

Is It True? Are Two Pumps Better Than One? – Part 2

Posted by in Basements | March 19, 2012

Our previous article, Part 1 of Is it True?  Are Two Pumps Better Than One? discussed some of the issues of a foundation drainage system that uses a sump basin to collect ground water and a pump to discharge the collected… Read More

Is It True? Are Two Pumps Better Than One? – Part 1

Posted by in Basements | March 08, 2012

For decades foundation drain tile have been placed around basements of dwellings to collect and drain ground water from the soil, especially during and after a rain storm.  These drain tile are commonly comprised of short lengths of clay tile… Read More