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Gerard-
Bill is correct about California law (How does an opinionated Texan know
these things?  <ROTFL>  ).  It requires you to seal any engineering report
(i.e., letter, report, evaluation or whatever) that you prepare.  If it can
be shown that you prepared the document, and it represents what the Board
views as an engineering report, then they can take action against you. They
have, in the past, even opined that preparing plan check comments was
issuing an engineering report whcih needed to be sealed (although I note
they have removed the opinion from their website.  BE CAREFUL!
Regards,
Bill Cain, S.E.
Oakland  CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:54 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Porch Concrete Cracking


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerard Madden [mailto:GMadden(--nospam--at)mplusl.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 7:13 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Porch Concrete Cracking
>
>
> Anyway, he asked me what I thought and if I could right him a
> letter. I said hell no to the letter, at least not with my stamp
> on it (I don't enjoy getting into pissing contests), but I did
> say I write him something up letting him know of the possible
> reasons for the cracks.

SNIP!

> Oh yeah, you Texans, that 850k equates to a 4 bedroom, 3000 sq.ft
> house in lovely San Ramon, CA. Now you are really jealous aren't
> you. (grin)

I'm afraid I'm going back to the "sealing" issue. Be VERY CAREFUL that by
drafting such a letter to him, and not sealing it, you aren't violating the
sealing rules in CA. I'll bet a Texas Jalapeno to a California Avocado that
you would be!

Oh, and here in my neighborhood, that 4BR 2 1/2 Bath 3,000 Square Footer
costs a whopping $160,000. Well, it ain't San Ramon, but it DOES come with a
color-coordinated Cottonmouth for your backyard!

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203



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