UL nameplates are often found on electrical and or mechanical equipment in houses or buildings. The nameplates indicates that the equipment has passes testing or meets standards set by the UL. The UL, LLC was formerly know as Underwriter’s Laboratory. The United States department of… Read More »UL Equipment nameplates
Encyclopedia of Historic Masonry Restoration
What you need to know about accelerated deterioration in infrastructure Accelerated deterioration is the process or phenomenon of building decay, failure and damage happening at an increasing rate. This process, of aging and decay, atrophy of a building system is often non-linear, meaning that deterioration… Read More »Understanding Accelerated Deterioration in Infrastructure
Discover the intriguing non-linearity of deterioration in historic masonry The non-linearity of the deterioration curve is a crucial aspect to comprehend when analyzing and understanding the aging and degradation of historic masonry and associated lime mortar. As these materials deteriorate, their decay occurs at an… Read More »Understanding Non-Linearity of Deterioration in Historic Masonry
Why water and leak trails shouldn’t be ignored – Expert insights Water or leak trails are visual signs of leakage or imprproper or unintended water diversion where rain or precipitation or other water intrusion runs in a pathway across a material surface. Generally, over a… Read More »Understanding Water and Leak Trails: Causes, Detection, Prevention
Stay one step ahead – Exploring scam pointing and its countermeasures! Scam pointing is a serious problem, created by low cost or poorly trained masonry contractors (sometimes not just misinformed but also intentionally misleading) in Washington DC. One of the biggest problems with scam pointing… Read More »Unraveling the Scam Pointing Tactics: Stay Informed!