Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

Hurricane Preparedness Hurricane Season is serious business on the Gulf Coast.  The hurricanes affect residents from the coastal counties and extending many miles inland, causing severe property damage as the hurricane dissipates moving inland.  DO NOT underestimate...
City of Houston Approves New Flood Plain Rule

City of Houston Approves New Flood Plain Rule

The Houston City Council has approved a rule that will require homes and business in the City of Houston located within the 100-year floodplain to be built two feet above the 500-year floodplain to mitigate flooding to structures.  This mirrors the requirement passed...
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CONTRACTORS

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CONTRACTORS

By: Gary J. Caruso, P.E. R.S.   Criterium-Caruso Engineers. Dealing with a contractor requires some understanding of what they do and who they are as persons.  To understand your contractor, you have to understand that contracting is a very difficult, risky and...
Finding a Contractor After the Flood

Finding a Contractor After the Flood

After the Disaster Finding a contractor after a disaster can be difficult and stressful, especially on short notice or under the conditions of a disaster.  Construction work is something that most people have a difficult time dealing with, even when they have had time...
Cleaning up After the Flood – NABIE

Cleaning up After the Flood – NABIE

The following article was reposted with permission from the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers. After flood waters recede and you have access to your home or building, it is time to start the cleanup process.  The following questions and answers are...
Beware of Post Disaster Reconstruction Scams

Beware of Post Disaster Reconstruction Scams

Professional Engineering Inspections can assist you with your post disaster reconstruction process and help to avoid scams.  The first steps are going to be documenting the damage and having your insurance adjuster out provide an assessment of what they will cover....