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Knott Laboratory’s Blog is a collaborative school of thought from our expert team of engineers who have worked on over 18,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses.


Water Filter Maintenance Prevents Component Degradation


Whole-home water filter systems are installed in residential applications to improve the overall quality of the household…

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Effective Visualizations that Don’t Break the Bank


Effective verbal communication alone is not the most effective means for jurors to comprehend and retain information.

Knott Laboratory Responds to Coronavirus


Knott Laboratory would like you to know that we are wishing you the best during this strange and difficult time.

Fire Investigations & Enhanced Soot Deposition


Every expert conducting a fire or explosion investigation will use NFPA 921 to help ensure the investigation is done…

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How to Repair Sagging Floors in Older Structures?


One of the most common inspections we perform at Knott Laboratory involves sagging or deflecting floor systems.

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What Fails in Applicance Water Solenoid Valves?


Water solenoid valves are common in everyday life and are frequently found in residential appliance applications

Example of widespread moisture stains and organic growth throughout the underside of the roof decking within an attic space of a residence.

Humidifiers May Introduce Moisture Problems in Residential Homes


Deficiencies in attic space ventilation can be difficult and costly to mitigate within a residence or building

Safely Servicing or Maintaining Systems with Hazardous Energy


This important safety measure can prevent injury or death when servicing equipment.

How to Estimate Flow Rates in Freeze Loss Claims


There are several ways to calculate an estimated date for freeze loss

What is Video Matching?


Video matching is a process, where you are able to incorporate computer generated objects into a video background.