Texas Adopts ICC 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Texas Adopts ICC 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

The Texas legislature has passed HB 2858, which sets a model code for the construction of pools and spas in the state and allows municipalities to adopt and amend the the ICC Pool and Spa Code in the state to require model standards for building, remodeling and...
Why You Need a Relief Trench

Why You Need a Relief Trench

Even if the weather looks good you should have a water relief trench draining to an acceptable location lower than your forming.  They forgot that here.  Water filling forms in our area often will damage the concrete preparations delaying construction and requiring...
It’s Hot Out There and Your Foundation Knows It!

It’s Hot Out There and Your Foundation Knows It!

These 95 deg. plus days in the Houston area are hard on foundations.  When the temperature goes up and the rainfall amounts go down the soil drys quickly, especially around our large trees common a the front of every home.  We often find evidences of differential...
Falling Bullets Cause Roof Damage

Falling Bullets Cause Roof Damage

The Fourth of July is upon us and many will be out celebrating.  As I see everyone planning their 4th of July celebrations I often stop and think about the number of bullets and bullet holes I find in roof surfaces in the Houston area due to falling bullets.  Finding...
Replacing Residential Windows

Replacing Residential Windows

Benefits of Window Replacement Replacement windows have become a common building upgrade for residential construction in the Houston area. Replacing old, worn windows offers a consumer the promise of improved energy efficiency, a quieter home, and an improved...
Finding Leaks at Sinks

Finding Leaks at Sinks

A Leak is Reported After an inspection report is issued, we get occasional contacts from clients who have questions about leak observations at drains or basins included in our report at bathrooms sinks or other similar fixtures they cannot find.  This occurs because...