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Dr. Fred is a sought after consultant, and works with clients across the globe through his firm, Stone Forensics.

Stone Forensics,  is comprised of engineers, scientists, and geologists with an expertise in natural stone installations and failures relating to natural stone installations. Clients are located world wide and include government, casinos and hotels, general contractors, insurance companies, tile contractors, attorneys, architectural and engineering firms, property managers, and homeowners. Services range from specifying consultation to providing expert witness testimony.

Problems presented include:

  • How do we restore an historical building?
  • Why is my stone falling apart?
  • Do I have the proper specifications?
  • How do I remove stains from a monument?
  • Has flooding ruined my floor?
  • Proper handling of stone slabs to prevent accidents.
  • The firm also evaluates stone and tile due to storm, hurricane and flood damage.
  • Granite? Limestone?
  • Why is my white marble floor turning yellow?
  • Why has my stone installation failed?
  • Has flooding ruined my floor?
  • Slip / Fall accident prevention
  • Proper handling of stone slabs to prevent accidents.
  • Do I have the proper specifications?
  • How do I remove stains from a monument?
  • Has flooding ruined my floor?
  • Proper handling of stone slabs to prevent accidents.
  • The firm also evaluates stone and tile due to storm, hurricane and flood damage.
  • Granite? Limestone?
  • Why is my white marble floor turning yellow?
  • Why has my stone installation failed?
  • Has flooding ruined my floor?
These are the kinds of questions presented routinely. Stone Forensics brings many collective decades of in-depth expertise in natural stone and tile related issues.
We provide stone and tile related examination, evaluation and advisory services including:  
  • Specification Writing
  • Failure analysis
  • Project review and analysis
  • Surveys 
  • Job problem analysis
  • Installation inspections
  • On site testing
  • ASTM testing
  • Petrographic and other laboratory testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Historic preservation and conservation
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Repair Feasibility Studies
  • Sample Collection
  • Owner representation / supervision of installations
  • Restoration procedures/recommendations
  • Insurance claims
  • Stain removal testing
  • Facade inspections
  • Training
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Slip / Fall testing and prevention programs

TESTIMONIALS AND REVIEWS

What People Are Saying

People in the industry tell us all the time what a difference our solutions provide. Here is just some of the feedback we get...

Blue-Be-Gone saved me! Kudos to Fred Hueston for creating the solution that solved my problem.

Steve Brush
Fabricator, Scottsdale, AZ

I had a difficult stain on a marble countertop of a high end client. I had tried

Carl S.
Stone Restoration Contractor

As a stone fabricator I have run into all kinds of stains that I have easily taken

David, B.  San Jose, CA
Stone Fabricator