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Congratulations, Cleveland Cavaliers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by in Celebrate | June 20, 2016

Congratulations to Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on winning the NBA Championship in a most dramatic fashion. . . We WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Disclaimer Read More

Storm With Significant Sized Hail in New London (June 16 2016)

Posted by in Weather Events | June 16, 2016

What is significant?  Measurably larger than a quarter. FOX8 reported there was “large hail” in Huron County through the night. This is the threshold size for hail impact damage for three-tab composite asphalt shingles.  This does not mean there IS… Read More

What a storm we had yesterday (June 5, 2016)! – in some areas.

Posted by in Weather Events | June 06, 2016

It was reported that in Sandusky the Cedar Point Causeway is shut down due to power lines and utility poles being damaged.  Some Sandusky neighborhoods had trees toppled at the roots.  The latter are usually indicative of winds over 55… Read More

Memorial Day – 2016

Posted by in Celebrate | May 23, 2016

On this Memorial Day, as we remember those who have given the full measure of devotion for freedom from tyranny on behalf of their fellow Americans, (May they rest in peace), . Let us not forget that the Creator Himself… Read More

Siding Distorted by Heat

Posted by in Siding, Unusual | May 16, 2016

On occasion we are called to look at siding that has been severely distorted over a small area (Figures 1 and 2).   What causes this?  Sometimes we have seen the distortion due to heat from a barbeque grill being… Read More

Hail Damaged Shingles

Posted by in Hail Damage, Roof, Shingles, Weather Events | May 09, 2016

Last week we took a quick look at hand torn shingles. This week it is hail damaged shingles. Yes, Virginia, there have been hail damaged shingles. Hail damage to a composite asphalt shingle is commonly characterized by a small area… Read More

Hand Torn Shingles

Posted by in Roof, Shingles, Wind Damage | May 02, 2016

Most things are made better by hand, such as, automobile engines, pies, furniture, chocolate, etc. However, hand-made “wind damage” to shingles is an oxymoron. Here are a few examples of hand-torn shingles and their evidence of being hand torn.  Look… Read More

What Does a Landslide Look Like?

Posted by in Foundations, Soil Issues | April 25, 2016

What is a landslide?  A landslide is a mass of soil sliding down a hillside. Why would a mass of soil slide down a hill?  When a mass of soil on a hillside of embankment becomes unstable it slides down… Read More