Stone Forensics has announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training in June 2020, in DeBary, Florida. The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installations failures.

Dr. Fred stands at center left, with the January 2020 Workshop class.

Dr. Fred stands at center left, with the January 2020 Workshop class.

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.

Training will be held June 15-18, 2020.  For those who wish to become 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.  Class size is limited. The cost of the class is $2,500 per person. 

The following topics will be covered in this comprehensive workshop:

  • The Geology of Stone
  • Understanding the Structure of Different Kinds of Stone and Materials
  • Identifying Stone and Tile Types
  • Quarry Techniques that Affect the Final Product
  • Tile and Slab Production
  • Fabrication and Installation Requirements
  • Physical and Chemical Testing
  • Stone and Tile Forensic Investigation
  • Problem Diagnosis
  • 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.

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