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Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly.

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The leaking of deck causing damages in the ceiling below is the symptom of the cause of the problem. Treating the symptom will not remediate the cause of the problem.

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Excessive efflorescence staining (generally a whitish substance) on stone, tiles, grout, or adjacent surfaces is a generally a symptom of an excessive moisture problem.

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The tile nor the stucco should be installed directly over plywood. The plywood will expand and warp when exposed to moisture.

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I am currently working on a project to create a mathematical model of objects sliding off a slate roof but am having difficulty finding coefficients of sliding friction between slate and other materials (i.e metal and wood).

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I have flagstone under my pagoda in my back yard. Is it possible to get a good outcome on doing my own mosaic over it with glass or ceramic pieces?

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