Stone and Tile Inspection and Troubleshooting Workshop

DeBary, FL. Stone Forensics announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Inspection and Troubleshooting Workshop June 11-14, 2018 in Melbourne Florida. The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installation failures. 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.” This seminar is perfect for restoration and installation contractors as well as architects, building engineers and maintenance staff who have to deal with stone and tile installation and restoration.

For those who wish to be certified inspectors this course will also offer certification.

The stone and tile troubleshooting program is a full 4 days with the certification test on the last day. The program is only offered once per year and the class size is limited. The cost of the class is $1995 per person.

The following is what will be covered in the comprehensive class:

  • 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
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Slip resistance
  • *Laboratory testing
  • One day will be spent in the field examining failures

Heres what everyone is saying:

“I HIGHLY recommend this course. If you want the credibility that’s sets you head and shoulders above other stone restorers this course is a must. Taught by Dr. Fred Hueston whose reputation is ‘The Leading Expert in Stone Forensics, Restoration, Fabrication etc.’ Tell him you’re a Cheetah Fan and he’ll take extra good care of you.”Dana Kothrade

“This is the best class in the Untied States for stone education and Stone Forensics. Now here is the kicker. If you don’t want to be a Forensics expert, that’s OK because after you take this class you will be 20 to 30 times better informed than if you tried to listen to anybody else. And this is the good one. Dr. Fred’s class will help you though subfloor info and identifying problems before you start the job so you can get paid when there are problems cause by the contractor before you. I promise you this, YOU WILL NOT BE THE SAME CONTRACTOR AS WHEN YOU STARTED, YOU WILL BE MUCH MORE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS IN NATURAL STONE! Don’t snibble about the price, just write the check. Your 1st week will pay for it’s self. You will need to bring Aspirin, it’s a tough class.”–David Bonasera

“WOW! What a great school Fred Hueston teaches on stone forensics. His class was the most interesting and informative class I’ve been to. Fred’s style keeps your attention & he takes the time to let everyone contribute to the lesson. Fred’s class has a good common sense approach on how to start a consulting business and THEN the field trip to actually see the failures and talk about them with everybody was worth the trip alone. I’ve been to a lot of schools and this one is defintly worth the time and money if you want to become a expert witness or consultant.” –Phil Campbell

For further information and to register go to or contact Dr. Fred at 321-514-6845