Perfect Structural Inspection

Some folks are extremely cautious. This young man called me out to do a structural inspection for no particular reason other than a desire to be sure. There were some small problems, and I suggested fixes for those, but by and large, his home was pretty much perfect. A beautiful […] Read more »

70s Home Structural Upgrade

This gentleman’s house was constructed in the 70s.  It is one of those tri-level houses popular then, and is well built, but the poorly thought-out floor plan results in a good deal of wasted space.  There are areas where the living space is effectively unusable because of this.  The owner’s […] Read more »

Charm Of The Houseboat

I think most of us city dwellers have fantasized about living on a houseboat.  It is a scarce and limited resource, and strictly controlled by the Seattle ordinances.  I have been lucky enough to experience living aboard one, if only briefly.  I (and CSES) have also been involved in the […] Read more »