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Monday

Brick Building Earthquake Warning

Should the people of St.Louis be concerned? 2017 Solar Eclipse follows the line of the North American Rift and since the New Madrid Fault line is located in this general area. Yes I feel it does cause room to be aware of the situation at the minimum.

Solar Eclipse and the North American Rift will it affect the New Madrid Fault?



I hope, have prayed, and will do a little more praying in the days to come that the Madrid Fault does not move from its current location. The Brick and Masonry buildings around town that were built during the World Fair held in St.Louis years and years ago were not constructed with steel reinforment when the brick buildings were built.

StLouis Worlds Fair Brick Building History Lesson: There were many clues for determining the age of the building. When St Louis hosted the Worlds Fair.  The city planners realized that housing was going to be needed for everyone and started building many of the brick homes that are still being utilized all over the city today....Either way when you have the type of brick as the ones in this building you have a building using bricks that were made in the Late 1800s or early 1900s. 

This means that any lateral or sideways movement could allow for the collapse of many of the brick buildings around town. The Buildings were not constructed using modern day building practices and did not have metal support or bracing in the mortar that holds the bricks in place. 


Masonry / Brick Buildings without steel reinforcement are made for compression strengthWhen steel reinforcement is added it will support lateral or sideways strength see image Masonry Constructed Safe Room Design.

Masory Construction Lateral or Sideways Support is provided by the Steel Reinforcment
Masory Lateral or Sideways Support is provided by the Steel Reinforcment
Here is what could happen to the Buildings in StLouis in an Earth Quake:
Brick Wall Collapse Images and Repair St Louis Masonry Buildings
Brick Wall Collapse Images and Repair St Louis Masonry Buildings
  1. When the ground moves the buildings will also move: up, down, sideways, back and fourth. 
  2. The movement will cause the mortar or glue that holds the old bricks together to come loose. 
  3. This could cause the walls of a masonry brick building to come tumbling down as in the image above. 
  4. For your own safety: Vacate or Leave the Premise or Move away from exterior walls and vacate the top floor of the building if an Earthquake does happen in St.Louis.
St.Louis Brick Building collapse images used in infographic were copied from ONSL.org http://onsl.org/



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Saturday

What are you growing in your garden this year ?

2017 Garden Plot and Flower Planting 


Its been so warm in StLouis the past few weeks I went ahead and started some garden work.  3 kinds of lettuce were started as well as a few sweet carrots.

2017 Early Spring Planting Garden Photo 3x Lettuce 1 carrot
2017 Early Spring Planting Garden Photo 3x Lettuce 1 carrot
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I don’t trust Big Business and the poison they peddle in the grocery store. Today I started some cool weather plants and sowed 3 types of Lettuce and Sweet Carrots.
I couldn’t wait any longer to get the garden started. Its too early to be truthful. I’m sure I’ll have to protect the future plants from frosts that I know are the norm in the Midwest this time of year.
I felt it mandatory to start protecting numero'uno and make sure at least my diet is clean as can be.

Big Business is poisoning the food, poisoning the water, poisoning the air....
You’ve been warned protect yourself. 

Garden seeds are cheap and working with dirt for some reason will make a body feel good!
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The following flower planting Facebook Photo was done in the strip next to the fence.
 


I've also planted flowers, trees, and grass in a few more spots around the yard.  I will be posting progress photos and additional pictures of the 2017 Gardens and Flowers in the near future.

Growing your own food is the greatest thing you can do to ensure the good health of you and your family.  It will also save you $$$.

Cheers, Scotty 3/15/17

Mar 2017 Additional Gardening Photos


 Grass Seed after plumbing dig and repair


Lilac Bush

Flowering Cherry Tree

Bumblebees Love these Blue Flowers #BeeFriendly
Bumblebees Love these Blue Flowers 

Light Mulch with Grass Seed Yard View Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed and Light Mulch Yard View

Grass Seed with Light Mulch Street View Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed Light Mulch Street View

Grass Seed Prep after Plumbing Front Yard Repair Scotts Contracting
Grass Seed Prep 

small valleys, swale, and hills as natural water diverters Design by Scotts Contracting
small valleys, swale, and hills as natural water diverters

Gentle Slope Front Yard  Aesthetics install by Scotts Contracting
Gentle Slope Front Yard  Aesthetics

Easter Sunday Surprise First Rose Flower of the Year is Shaped Like a Butterfly 



Here are additional Easter Sunday photos of the "literal babies"
Wild Flower Sprouts in Wooden Baby Bed Rocker StLouis Yard Ornament
Wild Flower Sprouts in Wooden Baby Bed Rocker StLouis Yard Ornament
1st Rose of Year shaped like a Butterfly Bloomed Easter Sunday
1st Rose of Year shaped like a Butterfly Bloomed Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday Surprise Rose Bloom

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Monday

StLouis White TPO Roof Project CAD Detail

CAD Detail No: 9821 White TPO Flat Roof Replacement Detail using Structodeck.

Eco Friendly White TPO Roof Job Site Project Photos bottom of page


CAD Detail White Roof Install Masonry Building StLouis Investment Property
CAD Detail No: 9821 White TPO Flat Roof Replacement Detail using Structodeck
  • I've found that making a simple and quick graphic image to use as a visual tool to explain a building system repair to a client is easier when I provide a "non technical" image of the proposed work to be done.
  • Why GAF EverGuard® TPO
    • Outperforms standard TPO in heat aging and UV tests—the best predictors of TPO performance
      - Independent TPO Study proves EverGuard® TPO 60 mil Membrane is the best standard TPO in accelerated aging. View the key findings and full study here.
      - After accelerated heat aging at 275°F (135°C) for 112 days, EverGuard® TPO showed no cracking—while every one of the competitors’ samples had failed!
      - UV testing—Greater than 2.5 times the industry standard (ASTM D6878 weather resistance test)
    • Guarantees are available up to 25 years when using EverGuard® TPO 60 mil Membrane.*
    • Easier to install due to:
      - Large welding window
      - Most complete line of accessories
      - 10' (3.05 m) wide sheets





  • DESCRIPTION STRUCTODEK HD is not only an integral roofing system component; it also makes roofing easier with physical properties that generate structural rigidity and dimensional stability. The wood fiberboard composition of STRUCTODEK HD possesses natural bonding qualities, resulting in superior adhesion capabilities. Adhesive tightly grasps the fibers of STRUCTODEK HD without causing excess absorption, providing a solid and secure roof system which bonds very well with many asphalt, coal tar, and cold-process adhesive products. The lightweight nature of STRUCTODEK HD is better than heavier alternatives and will keep the roof load below the specified maximum weight. Source




  • Below Porch photo prior jobsite building photo - barrel tile roof removal replaced with asphalt shingles.


    Kevin at Travis Roofing Supply was a great help in outlining the proper materials and needed prep to ensure the TPO roofing will meet and exceed the expectations of the Investment Property Owner plus the 25 year product guarranty. 

    Below are the project photos for the TPO white roof Project




















    Travis Roofing Supply is located just north of the Vandeventer/44 in the old RSG Roofing Building 






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    Wednesday

    MOhemp Kenya: Carbon Credit Sales Support Philanthropy

    MOhemp Kenya: Carbon Credit Sales Support Philanthropy: For those who are wondering how a startup agriculture business of MOhemp Kenya can afford to spend  $2,249,002  dollars on the Philanthropy... For those who are wondering how a startup agriculture business of MOhemp Kenya can afford to spend $2,249,002 dollars on the Philanthropy activities that do not affect the bottom line of the company. I am proud to announce that Carbon Credit Sales are used to support the philanthropic activities! What a great use for those whom are needing to offset the carbon they produce! MOhemp Kenya will put the dollars to work in helping the local community. MOhemp Kenya total Carbon Credits are estimated at $4,498,004.. The Carbon Credits generated will be split 50/50 with the future Investor who helps to fund the Agriculture Startup! Carbon Credits Support Philanthropic Activities-Community Outreach, Education, Research MOhemp Kenya Philanthropic Activities supported by Carbon Credit Sales In addition to the Carbon Credit Bonus for the Lender or whomever helps assist MOhemp Kenya receiving the funding needed, we have built in a: Goodwill Payment of $59,858 a year for four years! MOhemp Kenya is thinking long term income potential and the Founders will sacrifice a portion of their future salaries to help get the ball rolling on the Agriculture Startup. Investor Information Packet is ready for viewing. Investor packet contains details on repayment of the $2M investment in 4 years- total cash repayment of $3,098,000 that when combined with the $2,249,002 Carbon Creditstotals: $5,347,002. Not a bad ROI on the original $2M business startup costs.

    Friday

    Home Fire Repair and Remodel

    The following photos are images from the job site, highlighting areas that the prior weatherization crews missed -when they were insulating this building.  

    The missing insulation in critical areas causes greater energy needs - adding to the carbon footprint of this home.

    The missing insulation in critical areas causes greater energy needs - adding to the carbon footprint of this home.

    The Hemp Insulation Solutions to Thermal Bridging
    Industrial Hemp Insulation stops thermal bridging!
    Industrial Hemp Insulation stops thermal bridging!


    Fire repair, gut rehab- property was one of the most insulated buildings I've worked on in StLouis (that wasn't mine). The prior so called "energy experts" who installed all the insulation, missed insulting the spots most needed.
    In this home's lower floor is where a garage and storage rooms are located. There are two giant heat traps one of which extends thru the home to the roof area- the chimney & The other heat sink is the metal post and beam system that supports the second floor;floor.
    Heat and cold transfer thru denser materials faster and more efficiently that a porous substance.
    All the second floor boards are supported by this heat sink. This allows the heat and cold a way into the building thru conduction- thermal conductivity.
    The homes chimney is also located in the coldest part of the home and thermally conducts all the absorbed heat & cold into the second floor.
    To stop the thermal conductivity- building owner should insulate both of these areas and stop the heat or cold from ever reaching the heat sinks. By wrapping the chimney & metal it will never get cold or hot eliminating thermal conductivity.





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    Monday

    Under Stair Movable Storage Unit Plans

    Open Source Design Build Drawings- Under Stair Movable Storage Unit Plan


    I was asked to design and build customstorage units for underneath a set of basementstairs.  

    Here are the Design Build Drawings in the following slide show presentation.  Give it a minute to load, the controls are in the lower left, if you have questions, comments, or complaint use the contact form and someone will address your concern.



    Design Build Drawings-

    Under Stair Movable Storage

    Under Stair Movable Storage Plan

      Design Issues Solved by enabling the 3 storage units to move independently.  

      Allowing the Movable Storage Units to be completely removed from the space- gives all the needed room for future cleaning and inspections.

      The added benefit of having movable storage units in a basement type setting- where water is known to cause damage to things left directly on the floor.  With the Movable Storage Units- the size and height of the caster wheels chosen will determine the bottom shelf height distance off the floor- 2 inches or greater.

      This provides Safety to your items in Storage for low water basement flooding issues.

      DIY Suggestions
      • Be careful in choosing the height of the Caster Wheels.  
      • Too tall of wheels will cause a "Tip Hazard" of Movable Storage Unit.
      • Width of wheel is determine by floor covering- example carpet wide wheel, concrete narrow wheel.
      • Always store heavier items on lowest shelf.
      Grand Total of: 120,960 cu in  (4,480 cu ft) Minimum Storage Space created with the Movable Storage Units 


      Small:     20,160 cu in
      Medium: 40,320 cu in
      Large:     60,480 cu in


      This is like having the storage capabilities of a second kitchen.
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      Full Size Under Stair Movable Storage Unit Plans

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