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. https://youtu.be/NkuV_05C6-c   From the National Academy of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Quality of Workmanship Information Overload?

Quality of Workmanship Information Overload?

Quality of Workmanship Overload You have gotten an inspection report on your new construction, and for many the information can be overwhelming. Although we work hard to ensure your report is readable and understandable there is no avoiding the fact that the...

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Why Splash Blocks?

Why Splash Blocks?

Why Gutters Gutters are installed to collect and control water run off from a roofing system and to control the water until it can be carried far enough away from a building that it does not create a potential for water entry at the roof, walls, or foundation and so...

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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...

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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...

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