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Inspection and Troubleshooting Live eLearning Course

November 8, 2021 - November 11, 2021


Stone and Tile Troubleshooting and Inspection
If you are ready to take your professional expertise to the next level, this advanced course about how to use troubleshooting and inspection to diagnose stone failures is a necessity.

This Live eLearning (four, 2-hour days LIVE plus on-demand lessons) course is taught by Frederick M. Hueston, an internationally recognized stone and tile consultant, failure investigator, and expert witness. According to Hueston, “The amount of failures, poor installations and other issues with stone and tile flooring are on the rise. This workshop is perfect for fabricators, restoration and installation contractors, as well as architects, building engineers and maintenance staff who have to deal with stone and tile installation and restoration.”

Students will learn about the entire life cycle of stone, from geological formation and quarrying and slab production to fabrication and installation, as well as post-installation problems and solutions like repair, restoration, stain removal, and slip resistance. From understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and materials to physical and chemical testing, and much more, students gain a higher understanding of stone as a renewable surface material. Armed with this knowledge, students can gain the confidence to write reports as subject matter experts and offer expert witness testimony.

Many restoration and installation contractors, architects, building engineers, maintenance staff, and other professionals who deal with stone and tile installation and restoration have benefitted both professionally and financially from this comprehensive course.

Course Content
  • The Geology of Stone
  • Understanding the structure of different kinds of stone and 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, including sample reports
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Slip resistance
  • Laboratory testing
  • Course test
  • LinkedIn Certification
  • Ask questions in the discussion group


November 8, 2021
November 11, 2021
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The Stone and Tile School
(407) 567-7680
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