Stone Forensics Offers Stone and Tile Troubleshooting WorkshopStone Forensics announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training June 11-14, 2018, in Melbourne, Florida.

 The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installations 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. This course also offers certification for those who wish to be certified inspectors.


The stone and tile troubleshooting program is four full days with the certification test on the last day. Class size is limited. The cost of the class is $1,995 per person. 


The following topics will be covered in the comprehensive class:

  • The Geology of Stone
  • Understanding the Structure of Different Kinds of Stone and Other Materials
  • Identifying Types of  Stone and Tile 
  • How Quarry Techniques Affect the Final Product
  • Production of Tile and Stone Slabs
  • Fabrication and Installa- tion requirements
  • Physical and Chemical Testing
  • Stone and Tile Forensic Investigation
  • Diagnosing Problems
  • Stone and Tile Restoration
  • Repair and Replacement
  • Stain Removal
  • Troubleshooting
  • Report Writing
  • Being an Expert Witness 
  • Slip Resistance
  • Laboratory testing

One day of the workshop will be spent in the field examining failures.

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