Dry Weather and Your Foundation

Dry Weather and Your Foundation

It is that time of year once again.  Dry weather and warmer temperatures are upon us. It seems like this time of year just sneaks up on us every year and it is dry before you know it.  On the inspections I am performing I am just starting to see the soils showing...
Smart Consumer Series

Smart Consumer Series

Peter Schkeeper is a friend and colleague of mine.  We served together on the board for the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers.  He has since retired from the board and has started a new project making informative videos, training, and providing some...
IBHS PROVIDING ROOFING RATINGS

IBHS PROVIDING ROOFING RATINGS

IBHS Building Science IBHS has some pretty interesting building science going on.  They do real world testing of building materials for the insurance industry and share their information to the public.   From the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers...
Relief Trenches?  Who Needs Them?

Relief Trenches? Who Needs Them?

Relief Trenches “What is a relief trench?” you ask.  A relief trench is a ditch installed from the forming preparations to a drainage area as part of site preparation for construction of a slab on grade foundation to prevent accumulation of water in the forms in the...
Builders Providing 3rd Party Inspections?

Builders Providing 3rd Party Inspections?

Who Works For You? We have been getting feedback from our clients buying new construction in the last few months that their builder is telling them they don’t need a 3rd party inspection because the builder hires a 3rd party inspector for quality assurance.  The...
December Phase Out of R-22 Refrigerant

December Phase Out of R-22 Refrigerant

Phase Out of Refrigerants As a result of concerns related to depletion of ozone and global warming there are significant changes coming to the cooling and refrigeration industry regarding the refrigerants that they use.  At the end of December 2019 R-22 refrigerant is...