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Archive for March, 2017

Leaking Stucco Chimney Solution

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Stucco Home in Eden Prairie Has Damage That Needed Fixing The Problem:A leaking stucco chimney. The cap of the original chimney had a sloped mortar core with a top coat of stucco (portland cement). Bad idea. We don’t like stucco to be used on horizontal surfaces unless particular steps are taken. Water was leaking down into the […]

What Does Hail Damage Look Like, Part One

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Minneapolis hail storms leaves clear evidence behind  This is an impact mark from a .75” hail stone on a 3 year old medium hand-split cedar shake roof in Edina, Minnesota. Such hail frequently causes severe damage to cedar shake and shingle roofs. In this case the wood was resilient enough to escape with only a […]

What Does Hail Damage Look Like, Part Two

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Minneapolis Hail Storms Leaves Clear Evidence Behind  3/4” to 1” hail really whacked this poor roof on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. The material was 22 years old and was somewhat brittle prior to the hail storm. This enhanced the affect of every hail stone impact by allowing deeper penetration. Even if this roof […]

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