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When I have a client with water damage and/or the a house with the possible drainage issues, I call Harrison McCampbell from McCAMPBELL & ASSOCIATES, AIA. He has a wealth of knowledge about how to get the help you need for water-related problems in your home. Water is possibly the worst thing for a house because most damage goes unreognized until it's too late
Harrison McCampbell has water on the brain. It’s not a disease, but a career. As a self-employed architect for more than 25 years, he does nothing but investigate, analyze, and rectify how water shows up within buildings and houses—where it’s neither expected nor is supposed to be. Having recently been involved with Brian Ross’ “Nightline” show on ABC about new home construction issues, he can many times spot “ingredients for trouble” just by looking at a home. And just because something doesn’t look right doesn’t necessarily mean there are problems. Performing water tests and/or removing materials to get to the source(s) of water issues may be required.
Unfortunately, in many instances, repeated trips by a contractor may not result in solving construction problems—especially if the builder’s representative simply comes out to add more caulk, paint, or coating to “solve” a water-entry anomaly. That may be doing more harm than good. All too many times if a builder hasn’t constructed something properly, they probably also don’t know how to “fix” it properly. Be sure to have a lot of patience if you’re dealing with a problematic contractor who doesn’t return phone calls, because one of the first and easiest things to do is to “wear you out” with delays, ineffective “cures,” and/or simply not showing up when scheduled.
That’s why firms such as ours may be your best bet for getting the truly expert advice you need for fiding the source of your home's water issues. You want it done right the first time with someone who has an educated background with the problem at hand. Do your research. Read reviews. Ask your friends for their feedback with experts they have used, and then move forward with the confidence to express your specific needs once you’re sure you have found the correct person to do the job.
Harrison McCampbell has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee (1972) and is a registered Architect in the State of Tennessee. Upon graduation from college, Mr. McCampbell worked for architecture firms in Tennessee and Texas for five years. In 1977, however, he started working in the construction industry, growing in knowledge and experience with the vastly-expanding field of roofing. During the same time, he has worked with architects to help bridge the gap between the fields of architecture and roofing. His work as a roofing and waterproofing consultant has involved him in field investigations, report and specification writing, code interpretation and compliance, and contract administration, and legal cases that have included arbitration, mediation, and litigation. He had lived and worked in New York and California before establishing a consulting business in Tennessee in 1991 as a sole proprietor.
Over the years, his leak investigations led him into other sectors of commercial and residential construction. Myriad moisture-related requests have involved many other related aspects of the building envelope—wall systems, windows, doors, waterproofing, and condensation. A considerable amount of his work has been as a forensic architect investigating and analyzing moisture-entry issues, sometimes providing repair scenarios.
"You've Got a Friend in Real Estate
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
Don't get stuck inside on cold winter days! There are plenty of reasons to get out and about and enjoy all that the Middle Tennessee region has to offer. This is just a small sampling of fun on the horizon for kids, but there are plenty of other things to do around town to get us happily through the winter!
Brick Fest LIVE Lego Event
Sat. Jan. 21st 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22nd 9 a.m. 6 p.m.
Ag Expo Center, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin
$24.50-49.50; 2 and under FREE
Join Lego fans for building activities, demos, and games!
Paw Patrol LIVE!
Sat. Jan. 21st, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 22nd, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
TPAC's Jackson Hall, 505 Deadrick St., Nashville
Your kids will squeal with delight to see their favorite Paw Patrol friends live on stage!
Scott Hamilton's Learn to Skate Program
Saturdays beginning Jan. 21st, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Smashville Outdoor Rink, 121 Fourth Ave. South, Nashville
$75 per lesson
Expert instructors will lace up to teach children and adults how to skate like a pro. Regular skating hours without lessons are Mon. Fri., 4-10 p.m; Sat. Sun. 12-2 p.m. through Feb. 20th. Cost with skate rental is $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Zoo Run @ the Nashville Zoo
Sat. Jan. 21st, 3-5 p.m.
Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville
$40-50 for adults and $20-25 for kids 5-12
Join other runners for a fun run through places around the zoo that are not usually open to guests!
Healthy Family Expo
Sat. Jan. 28th, 1 4 p.m.
Rivergate Mall, 1000 Rivergate Pkwy, Goodlettsville
Kids can meet super heroes, jump on inflatables, and play games while parents visit healthy vendor booths.
Father/Daughter Dances @ Williamson County Rec Centers
Jan. 28th, Longview Rec Center, Spring Hill
Feb. 4th, Franklin Rec Center
Feb. 11th, Nolensville Rec Center
Feb. 25th, Fairview Rec Center
$18 per couple, girls ages 4-12
Daddies and daughters can dress up and dance the night away with a DJ and snacks!
21st Annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair
Sat. Feb. 4th, 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Cool Springs Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin
Come check out more than 75 summer camps and programs to keep those summer days filled with fun and learning.
"You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
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