Houses That Stood Against Hurricane Michael's Fury
There is a site that blogs about light construction which is a very good site. I have read numerous articles from the Journal of Light Construction. Excellent information. While we as Realtors® are not required to understand construction, my opinion is that it helps to always have knowledge. Not that we become experts but it gives us a good idea when we are helping our clients. We help our clients when we have a broad base of knowledge to understand as many parts of a real estate transaction. Then we cannot be anything other than a help to our clients.
Walking into a home it might make one more understanding of the items that may be a concern. It may also give us a better understanding when the home inspector explains his findings. Not to say reading articles makes us an expert but it may allow us to ask better questions and understand the responses.
Plus it never hurts to have a good reference site for questions about your own home or that you can point clients to for helpful advice such as avoiding wet walls, avoiding wet roofs, ice dams (which we have none of down here in Texas), air sealing that works, how to calculate wire for heating floors and all sorts of relevant topics. I highly recommend it for tips and articles from how to correct problems to preventing them.
There are many articles that I have enjoyed. One of the most unusual was a builder testing glue that claims to hold up objects such a tile without additional support. He used a plywood board for the test and glued tile in different sizes and a metal plate with a 10 ft steel extension. He did the video and the brand of glue he was testing actually worked holding up over 500 lbs before it gave way. The 45# tile was still holding on the second day. The wire plate with the 10 foot steel extension was glued to plywood overnight to test the bonding glue holding strength. It held a 65 lb weight at the 10 ft end so he caculated that it was about 500 lbs being supported before the bond broke. It broke cleanly on most glue strips except for the bottom one pulled the plywood strip off.
So view their article about the home that stood through Hurricane Michael and other articles that you might enjoy. It is about a particular home on Mexico Beach, Fl but it also notes that 5 Habit for Humanity houses stood firm. What a wonderful testament for Habit for Humanity builds.
So today's link is about the houses that stood against Hurricane Michael's fury. Enjoy.