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I don't really like cutting into someone's floor to figure out a problem, especially in a finished house. Often I will talk the builder or floor installer into cutting it up. In this case, I talked...
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I had an interesting phone call this week. It was from the chairman from my master's degree committee. When you go for a master's degree in college, you get a committee that proctors you, and gets to...
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Installers have a hard enough time. They don't need to make someone else's problem their problem.
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I was asked to look at some flooring that was claimed to be more stable than solid wood flooring. Only this flooring was solid wood flooring. The thing that made this flooring different and...
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Ho Ho Ho and Happy Holidays to all. I had a great Christmas. All three kids made it home. And Santa brought me a new moisture meter.
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I looked at a floor this week that fits in with last week's comments. It was a nail-down 3/4" bamboo floor recently installed in a house a friend was trying to buy. And it was cupped. The...
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I would estimate that about half of my inspections involve acclimation issues, including two this week. Maybe they would be more accurately termed "installed too dry" issues. Usually the...
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Don't you love inspecting over the Internet using someone else's description and a photo? Good comments. I think C. Wilson said it most concisely. Things like unconditioned space below, in a warm,
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How did everyone like the Thanksgiving floor in my blog last week? OK, it wasn't real. It could have been. I don't know if turkey oak gets big enough to make flooring, and doesn't have the...
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A short week. I was called to this house to look at some structural issues, but when I saw this floor I just had to admire it.
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