The worst way to install a replacement window is with screws at the bottom corners that will leak. Unfortunately this is common
Foundation Showing Distress?  We Can Help You Sort Your Options.

Foundation Showing Distress? We Can Help You Sort Your Options.

These images display some common evidences of foundation distress.  There were several bids for repair of this building’s foundation by prominent companies.  While these evidences appear severe and the house had experienced differential settlement toward the...

I don’t often find brick ties properly installed.  They should always be installed so that you pull them up to lay brick not down.  This ensure water runs toward the brick, and not toward the building.  Good job...
Water Entry Can Be Difficult to Diagnose

Water Entry Can Be Difficult to Diagnose

Some water entry problems may be evident, others can be much more difficult to diagnose.  Water entry can result in damage to finishes, structure, and may affect HVAC performance and indoor air quality.  Identifying potential water entry problems and diagnosing known...
Do I Need a Drain Test?

Do I Need a Drain Test?

The question of whether a building’s below grade plumbing drains should be tested comes up frequently during building evaluations.  Although testing is not terribly expensive it is yet another layer of expense that a client must consider against the value of the...
Landings Aren’t Forever

Landings Aren’t Forever

Looking at landings today to specify repairs. They don’t last forever, only about 15-22 years in Houston.