Category Archives: Construction-Materials

Where to go for research

There are two main resources for research you can easily get access to: The City and County Building Departments have microfiche documents that you can review to find out more about the property in question. For instance, at the City of San Diego Building Department, they have a Records Office on the second floor where […]

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Changes during construction

Be very careful when you or your contractor make changes on the site As a professional dedicated to serving my clients, I do not seem to ever be prepared to watch the homeowners turn on me and the other consultants to side with their contractors. It is amazing to me how blind and deaf homeowners […]

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Contractors vs. Engineers

I have mentioned many times in my articles that the construction documents or blueprints approved by the city or county officials are legal documents that need to be followed precisely. I cannot emphasize that enough. As we all know, the first thing that needs to be built in any project is the footing, the foundation […]

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