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Make it Count - Choose a Qualified Home Inspector   The process of searching for and purchasing a home that fulfills your dreams can be one of the most trying, stressful and rewarding episodes of your life.  Before moving to Florida many years ago, my wife and I lived in nine (!) different homes ...
05/16/2008
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A Well Engineered House           February 17 thru 23 is National Engineers' Week, about which President Bush wrote:  "By harnessing the power of technology and science, engineers help transform and enhance the quality of life for people around the globe.  Their work spurs innovation in many impo...
05/16/2008
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The Humidistat - that other box on your wall To keep ourselves and our fur-laden Eskimo dog comfortable during the summer, my wife and I set our thermostat at 74 degrees.   When we first moved to Florida, my wife adjusted the Humidistat to get rid of "this humidity".   Soon our house developed a ...
05/16/2008
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 Concrete: The hard facts           Last week, I received a phone call from a worried homeowner concerned about cracks in his newly installed concrete patio.  Often I am asked about cracks in concrete surfaces and what they represent.  Before going further, it is helpful to know a bit about concr...
05/16/2008
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Article publised March 23, 2008 in the 5 Treasure Coast Newspapers with circulation greater than 250,000Water Heater Drips and Tips          Last week, a wet spot developed under my Aunt Helen's carpeting just outside her utility closet.  I went to investigate and sure enough the carpet was soaki...
03/27/2008
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Article published Sunday March 30,in the 5 newspapers on the Treasure Coast with circulation more than 250,000. Mold - a friend, a foe, a fungi          Before the dawn of man, mold was present on earth.  With more than 100,000 species, it is everywhere and can be both beneficial and hazardous.  ...
03/27/2008
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Reflections on a Cathedral Ceiling          When I was fifteen and an exchange student, I stepped unprepared into Strasburg Cathedral, the tallest building in the world from 1647 until 1874.  Hushed quiet filled the cathedral as dappled light flowed down from above.  I lifted my eyes and followed...
03/16/2008
Article as published in Scripp's Treasure Coast newspapers reaching more than 250,000 readers.To keep ourselves and our fur-laden Eskimo dog comfortable during the summer, my wife and I set our thermostat at 74 degrees.   When we first moved to Florida, my wife adjusted the Humidistat to get rid ...
03/10/2008
Article as published in Scripp's Treasure Coast newspapers serving more than 250,000 readersWe live in a Material World                                                            Material science explains how different materials behave under varying environmental conditions.  As a home owner, it ...
03/10/2008
Top Three Wind Inspection Factors  Last month I wrote how every home owner can save money off their insurance by ordering a "Wind Inspection".  The article was well received but generated a universal question:  "How much will I save on my home?"  The most direct answer is, it depends on your insu...
03/10/2008
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