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Engineers, Foundation Inspections, and Certification Letters

Here’s a simple procedure for working with your engineer to get your foundation (no matter how big or small) inspected & certified so the “City” will give you your “Certificate of Occupancy” and close your project: Find a Structural Engineer […]

Leaking Windows: Masonry Veneer Walls

Windows are a common point of water infiltration into a building. Preventing moisture intrusion into building interior spaces near window openings  requires proper flashing and careful installation.  This is especially true if the windows are installed in masonry veneer cavity […]

Cantilevered Decks: Top 23 Waterproofing Tips

Covered patio or second floor deck leaking?  Here are 23 simple moisture-proofing strategies to help prevent damaging water intrusion into your deck system. Cantilevered structural deck systems safely separate exterior habitable areas from the surrounding ground surface environment. When covered, […]