David Valley's Blog – November 2010 Archive (4)

Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming

excessive ice dam

Ice dams in Massachusetts are an ongoing nuisance and are causing extensive damage to soffit cavities, fascia boards, roof sheathing, gutters, and to the most outer portion of living area walls. This ice build-up can absolutely be alleviated, but every house tends to have a different situation as to why this ice dam is there in the first place. First, I'd like to explain how this massive ice mound forms on the most outer edge of your…


Added by David Valley on November 9, 2010 at 7:49am — 6 Comments

Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Detects Radiant Ice Melt Systems

radiant ice and snow melt pipe detection

Ice and snow melt systems are utilized in many applications throughout the state of Massachusetts. Business owners utilize snow and ice melt systems in outdoor malls, parking lots, car washes, walkways, and loading ramps to eliminate the expense of continuous snowplowing, to avoid skidding of vehicles and to prevent slip-and-fall accidents on their property.

As a…


Added by David Valley on November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Infrared Imaging Uncovers Many Concealed Defects - See Images

My infrared camera detects shoddy installation of cellulose insulation in this concealed wall cavity above the door.…

wall insulation not complete



Added by David Valley on November 5, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Saving Your Heating Dollars with An Insulation Upgrade

I know everyone works very hard for their money (in order to pay the bills), but what you don't realize is how much of your hard earned energy dollars are actually slipping right through the cracks of your home. Keeping your home at a comfort level (by conditioning it) can be very costly. I know everyone would like to reduce their energy bills in our freezing winter months and then again, in the summer cooling months? Well, a good place to start would be a professional infrared home-energy…


Added by David Valley on November 4, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

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