Structural Configuration and Floor Slopes

Structural Configuration and Floor Slopes

Doing inspections for the last 30 years, with most of my work on wood framed residential structures, I commonly find floor slopes at the second floor of a structure which indicate some sagging of the structure has occurred.  Often such sagging results in floor slopes...
Expose Nails-New Construction

Expose Nails-New Construction

Expose nails and nail holes through the roof are common occurrences in new construction. Can you see the nail in the picture? Often these nails are not visible except when walking the roof.  If the roof is safe to access and conditions are safe Professional...

Pumping Concrete

Have you ever wondered how they place concrete in residential construction?  Typically a concrete pump truck is used to place the concrete exactly where they want it.  I happened to be working next to a foundation that was being fabricated today and though I would...
DIY Foundation Repair?

DIY Foundation Repair?

I was walking through a home improvement box store and ran across foundation repair components.  DIY Foundation repair?? 2017-06-29 10.42.12 Standard foundation pile segments. 2017-06-29 10.42.07 Foundation repair pile segments with holes for rebar or cable....

Storm Surge

Storm surge can be more lethal than the the storm or hurricane.  This video from the National Weather Service provides a good...