Stone Forensics has announced that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training in July 2021 in DeBary, Florida. The program is designed to teach the basics of stone and tile installations failures. Hueston just completed another successful seminar in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Hueston, “The stone and tile inspection seminar in Las Vegas went without a hitch. We had six students. All wore masks, and each student was given a bottle of sanitizer, and the room was large enough for social distancing. The attendees were engaged, asked lots of questions. Masks were usually removed during class, and everyone felt safe due to physical separation of the class seating. But we all put them on to use the facilities or when we had to leave for the day... Its nice to know that even during this pandemic we can still have live seminars. The  next one will be in Florida in July.”

According to Fred Hueston who will again 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.

The next training seminar will be held July 5-8, 2021. 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. Class size is limited. The cost of the class is $2500 per person.

The following topics and more 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 
  • Quarry Techniques and How They 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

As usual with Dr. Fred’s hands-on training seminars, 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.