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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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Aesthetics are probably the hardest thing to inspect. Swirl mark and gloss levels and other workmanship issues often don't have a standard, so it's not a black-and-white call. The old "prominent...
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After being out of the office for a while, the phone has gotten me back into things. It's been ringing like crazy. So the week gave me a chance to answer mail, book some future work and work on some...
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Bula! That's "Hello" in Fijian. What a wonderful country. And I thought Hawaii was nice. Advertisements say that Fiji people are the friendliest in the world, and I would have to agree.
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Last week was a business trip. I was home long enough to repack my suitcase, spend a day in mediation with four lawyers, and look at one floor problem. Now I am off to Fiji for some R&R.
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Hawaii was paradise. Lots of sandy floors to explore, I mean inspect. But Hawaii's climate is pretty nice, and not real conducive to wood floor problems (other than termites). Temperatures are pretty...
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This was a rather dull week, especially with the anticipation of next week. I looked at some flooring a friend was installing. The installation instructions were printed on the inside of the box. The...
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