News & Resources

Snow Removal on a Roof

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Snow Loads, Winter Concerns | January 09, 2017

We have had a few articles regarding removing snow from a roof. Here is our latest.  It’s a long overdue follow-up to Chalk Up Another Victory Over Ice Damming where I discussed buying a roof rake. Here is the application:… Read More

May THIS Be Our Boast in 2017

Posted by in Celebrate | January 01, 2017

Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that… Read More

The Importance of Good Flashing

Posted by in Siding, Water Sources | December 26, 2016

What happens when flashing is poorly installed around windows? The feature photograph shows what might show on the interior, but the following photographs show what may be hidden in the wall. Disclaimer   Read More

Merry Christmas (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | December 19, 2016

… when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Gal 4:4-5, ESV) [Think… Read More

Examples of Heat Damage from a Nearby Fire

Posted by in Fire Damage | December 12, 2016

We sometimes get called to evaluate damage to the exterior of a building reported to have been caused by the heat from a nearby fire.  Following are photographs of heat damage to exterior building components. Disclaimer Read More

Update: Low-flying Planes (Still) Damaging Roofs in Poland

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Unusual | December 05, 2016

In July 25, 2016 we reported a story in the Dziennik Polski that low flying airplanes were damaging clay roofs tile on homes nearby the airport in Morawica. This is an ongoing story in Poland as the authorities have been flummoxed… Read More

What Burns Faster…… ?

Posted by in Unusual | November 28, 2016

This is an interesting question. What burns faster a traditional sawn lumber (2×8, 2×10, etc) floor system or an engineered (I-joists) lumber floor system?  According to an article in the October 2016 Angie’s List Magazine, a floor system built with engineered… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!!! (2016)

Posted by in Celebrate | November 21, 2016

We would like to take this time to thank our clients for not only allowing us to assist them with their engineering investigation needs, but also for their friendship. “Thank you!”   We also thank our industry associates, those who provide support services,… Read More