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Video: Granite Slab Pre-Fabrication Inspection

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Video: Granite Slab Pre-Fabrication Inspection

Posted on 22 February 2019 by CRadmin2

The first step to fabricating granite is to complete a thorough inspection of the slab to detect any fissures or cracks. This can prevent unnecessary waste and delays. There is nothing more disheartening than having to call a customer to reschedule installation at a later date.

The following video is the first in a series presented by Fox Granite Countertops in New Braunfels, Texas. Even if you are already inspecting your slabs, it is often advantageous to get a look at how others are performing the work. If you believe this video is helpful, we may publish the other five videos in the series in the coming months. Let us know what you think at [email protected].

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Stone Forensics to Hold Stone Inspector Training in Conjunction with StonExpo

Posted on 10 October 2013 by cradmin

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program from January 27 to 31, 2014, during StonExpo in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues … are on the rise. There are only a few qualified inspectors in the US and there are unfortunately few quality training opportunities in this discipline.”

The program is being offered in Las Vegas so students can observe failures of stone and tile installations in real time. “We will spend an entire day going on inspections as part of the class,” said Hueston.

The stone inspectors program runs five days with the certification test on the last day. Thoses wanting to attend StonExpo will have time because the class will only last a half day on Wednesday. The program is only offered once per year and the class size is limited to 10 students. The following will be covered in the comprehensive class: Geology of stone; understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and marble materials; identification of stone and tile types; quarry techniques that affect the final product; production of tile and slabs; fabrication and installation requirements; physical and chemical testing; stone and tile forensic investigation; diagnosis of problems; stone and tile restoration; repair and replacement; stain removal; troubleshooting; report writing; expert witness testimony; slip resistance; and laboratory testing.

More information is available at https://www.stoneforensics.com/training.html.

Related Link: The Stone & Tile Field Guide

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Stone Forensics Offers Stone Inspection Training During StonExpo

Posted on 30 October 2012 by cradmin

Stone Forensics will be conducting a Stone Inspector training program in January, 2013, during Stone Expo in Las Vegas. The program is designed to teach the basics of inspecting stone and ceramic tile installations. According to Fred Hueston, who will be conducting the training, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise. There are only a few qualified inspectors in the United States and there are unfortunately few quality training opportunities in this discipline.”

The program is being offered in Las Vegas so students can observe failures of stone and tile installations in real time. “We will spend an entire day going on inspections as part of the class,” said Hueston.

The program is a a full five days with the certification test on the last day and is only offered once per year with the class size limited to 10 students. The cost of the class is $2,500 per person.

The following will be covered: the geology of stone; understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and marble materials; identification of stone and tile types; quarry techniques that affect the final product; production of tile and slabs; fabrication and installation requirements; physical and chemical testing; stone and tile forensic investigation; diagnosis of problems; stone and tile restoration; repair and replacement; stain removal; troubleshooting; report writing; expert witness testimony; slip resistance; and laboratory testing.

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