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August 14th

Villa Nova Restaurant
237 St. Charles Road
Villa Park, Illinois 60181

5:30pm - Associates Corner: Tax and Retirement Strategies presented by Michael Pulliam of Pulliam Financial Services
6:30pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Main Presentation: Common Structural Problem presented by Eric Means of The Structural Shop's.

Common Structural Problems 7:00 PM


Eric Means of The Structural Shop's presentation will be about common structural problems encountered in residential inspections. The presentation will help the home inspector identify these issues and when to call in a structural engineer for further evaluation.He will present a slide show and discuss the problems typically encountered.


The most common issues Eric sees are:

1.) Timber beams in basements

2.) Foundation settlement

3.) Rotating foundation walls

4.) Brick/Stone foundation problems

5.) Rusting Lintels and Parapet problems

6.) Single Wythe Concrete Block Water Infiltration

7.) Spreading Roofs


The Structural Shop in Schiller Park completes structural engineering services to a diverse range of clients which include, architects, commercial and residential contractors, developers, government agencies, homeowners, attorneys, local and national corporations, and many more. Our diverse client and project base is a testament to our ability to provide quality services to each project's distinctive requirements.

Associate's Corner 5:30 PM

Tax and Retirement Strategies

Michael Pulliam of Pulliam Financial Services will go over business structure, tax, and retirement strategies for the small business home inspector and offer a Q&A session to answer questions about tax strategy, business structure, and retirement strategy.

The knowledge you gain will be second to none.

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