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I thought we were at the end of the heating season, but I've got below-freezing temperatures this morning and my parents in New York are getting dumped on with more snow. So let's just say it's near...
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This week I made a couple visits to a house with a floor problem that is proving to be one of the more interesting and complicated situations I have looked at. The house is about 3 years old and has...
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This was another week with an interesting floor. The complaint was gaps between boards in a new house that was not yet occupied. The Brazilian cherry floors were in and finished. When I got to the...
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This week was kind of slow, at least from a flooring perspective. I spent time putting the finishing touches on my moisture meter webinar for Monday. And I got a couple calls about other house...
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I went to a house for the third time this week. It was a brand-new house with cupped floors. The first visit was to identify the cause. The second visit was to meet with the homeowner, builder and...
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I got called to this house to look at a cupped floor (in the winter no less), but the complaint was really about work done to correct crawl space moisture. The flooring contractor was actually...
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Kim asked if last week's blog bit would be continued. I don't know. One thing I cannot do is violate the confidentiality of my clients. Without their permission, I cannot say much about an inspection...
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I saw a lot of cupping issues this summer, and I am seeing lots of gaps this winter, but I don't often see cupping with gaps. This house had them: cupping to 0.060" with gaps to 0.075" in...
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Not only is it tax time, it's gap time. We acclimate flooring to reduce seasonal gaps and help prevent abnormal gaps. But what happens when the flooring contractor does everything right and the...
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Tax season is upon us. As I review my expenses for last year, I realized once again how much I spend on fuel for vehicles. I own stock in Chevron and Exxon, so on one hand I am happy. But the unhappy...
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