Tidbit #81

A pond measuring 20' x 20' at 1" deep on a flat roof could weight as much as 2,000 lbs. Ponding may be an indication of a sagging or rotted roof deck and could cause leaking or a possible collapse. Smaller ponds will usually evaporative within 48-hrs. If you have a larger pond or ponds that do not dry up in a couple days, have the roof evaluated by a qualified roofer.

A pond measuring 20' x 20' at 1" deep on a flat roof could weight as much as 2,000 lbs. Ponding may be an indication of a sagging or rotted roof deck and could cause leaking or a possible collapse. Smaller ponds will usually evaporative within 48-hrs. If you have a larger pond or ponds that do not dry up in a couple days, have the roof evaluated by a qualified roofer.

Tidbit #77

A joist was cut to accommodate a new drain pipe in this crawlspace. One end of the joist was improperly supported and unsecured to a wooden column which was just sitting in the dirt and the other end was not supported at all. Quality workmanship is getting harder to find. 

A joist was cut to accommodate a new drain pipe in this crawlspace. One end of the joist was improperly supported and unsecured to a wooden column which was just sitting in the dirt and the other end was not supported at all. Quality workmanship is getting harder to find. 

Tidbit #76

Here’s some not-so-great planning. A sunroom added to the back of this home created a butterfly type valley on the roof with a gutter in the middle. This will trap debris, snow and ice creating all sorts of problems including leakage and ice dams - past leaking was observed at walls and ceiling of the sunroom.

Here’s some not-so-great planning. A sunroom added to the back of this home created a butterfly type valley on the roof with a gutter in the middle. This will trap debris, snow and ice creating all sorts of problems including leakage and ice dams - past leaking was observed at walls and ceiling of the sunroom.

Tidbit #74

Regardless of what the manufacturers may claim, expanding foam is a horrible product for exterior use, it breaks down quickly under UV rays and most of them do not seal against water intrusion. This is an excellent example of what not to do with expanding foam.

Regardless of what the manufacturers may claim, expanding foam is a horrible product for exterior use, it breaks down quickly under UV rays and most of them do not seal against water intrusion. This is an excellent example of what not to do with expanding foam.