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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....E…

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.

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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!as posted on 
The following flower planting Facebook Photo was done in the strip next to the fence.


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
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 …

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 …

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 Hemp Insulation Solutions to 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 s…

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 StorageUnder 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 t…

3 for 1 Blog Sponsor Opportunity

Scotts Contracting is now accepting Blog Sponsors

3 for 1 End of Year Multi Website Web Page Sponsorship Opportunity for Text and Image Advertisements will be accepted.

3 for 1 Blog Sponsor Opportunity ends Dec 31, 2016Advertisements can be alternated or changed 4-8 times a month.Options of removing current Google Adsense Ads are availableBlog Sponsor Ad Opportunities will encompass: 1 weekly blog post, highlighted ad placement in all blog posts, mentions in future You Tube promotional activities, preferred placement locations on Web Pages3 for 1 Blog Sponsor Opportunity Cost: $100 1/2 due at contract agreement 1/2 due in 1 month from 1st add placed. Once started the advertisements will run continuously for 3 months.
Contact Scotty for additional details or ideas that will make your ads relevant to the readers, search engines, and stand out.