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Crawl Space Inspections

D. Justin Reid, P.E.

D. Justin Reid, P.E.

Financial losses can be avoided with periodic inspections of the crawl spaces under residential structures. Oftentimes, a homeowner is unaware of issues in their crawl space until damages have progressed into the interior of their residence.

Do Those Stair Meet Code? Well... It Depends

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J. David Horne, P.E.

It happens, someone has fallen down the stairs. One of the first questions should be, “do those stairs meet code?” EDT engineers are often asked to inspect a set of stairs and determine if they comply with the applicable building codes. The actual onsite inspection is fairly straightforward...

Thermal Effects In Piping Systems

Have you ever turned on the hot water faucet and after a short period of time, heard creaking noises coming from inside the walls or below the floor? While such noises could be unwelcome guests, such as rodents or space aliens, chances are, the noises are being generated by thermal-related pipe...

Is Transformer Gassing Damage?

Scott Cramer

Scott S. Cramer, P.E.

If a transformer sample shows that gases are present within the oil, is the transformer damaged?”. Key gases are defined as gases generated in oil-filled transformers that can be used for qualitative determination of fault types, based on what gases are typical or predominant at various temperatures...

Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

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As summer approaches, air conditioners around the country will start running over time. With that increased usage and warmer weather, instances of water damages related to the operation of “ACs” will increase. In this article, we will review two ways that water damages can occur from an AC.