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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

High Winds Recur In Cleveland Area on March 2 & 3, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | March 05, 2012

The fringes of the severe storms that ripped through Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and southern Ohio resulted in high winds in the Cleveland Area on Friday, March 2 that continued into Saturday, March 3, 2012.  Winds were generally out of the… Read More


Posted by in Legal Notices | March 01, 2012

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Posted by in Legal Notices | March 01, 2012

The information and opinions contained herein on this website are only for the purposes of sharing general industry information, education, and entertainment.  The information and opinions have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed reliable but no representation or warranty,… Read More

High Winds & Hail in Cleveland Area on Leap Day (February 29, 2012)

Posted by in Weather Events | March 01, 2012

Another cold front passed through Northeast Ohio during the evening of Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  High winds and pea to marble-sized hail were observed by the Writer and others on the south side of the Cleveland Area (Parma).  Winds were generally… Read More

High Winds Damage Trees in East Cleveland and a Facade in Ashtabula, February 24, 2012

Posted by in Weather Events | February 27, 2012

A front passed through Northeast Ohio mid to late afternoon, Friday, February 24, 2012.  Winds were generally out of the west to southwest.  A cursory check of peak wind speeds (gusts) across the area at the National Weather Service and… Read More

Lateral Stability

Posted by in Structural terms | February 21, 2012

Lateral instability is a relatively common cause of structural failures, because it is often forgotten or misunderstood.  Lateral instability is a result of inadequate lateral stability.  Simply defined, lateral stability is the property of an object to develop forces or to have forces… Read More

What is a Michigan Basement?

Posted by in Basements | February 13, 2012

You might not know it by name, but you have probably seen a Michigan basement.   A Michigan basement is a term used in and around Michigan for a crawlspace that was later excavated to the depth of a basement.… Read More