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Training and Seminars

Stone and Tile Troubleshooting and Inspection

June 17-20, 2019 , Debary, Florida

January 27-30, 2020 Las Vegas, NV

Stone Forensics is offering another Stone and Tile Troubleshooting Workshop

Debary, FL.  Stone Forensics announced today that it will be conducting its popular Stone and Tile Troubleshooting training in June 2019 in Debary, Fl, just outside of Orlando. 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.

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 $2500 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


*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  or

Cant attend? Ask about our study at home class

Study at Home Historic Stone Restoration Course

Historic Stone Restoration Seminar

 People tell me all the time that they would like to add Historical Preservation and Restoration specialization to their list of services, but taking time off work, or fitting travel expenses into the budget to come for training have been an issue.

We’ve got the perfect solution. How about a course you can attend right where you are? No travel time or budget necessary! It is our privilege to announce our brand  web based Historic Preservation and Restoration course presented Fred Hueston. 

About the Course

The cost of the course is $595.00 and will run about 6 total hours. It is recording of the live seminar and has all the graphics and photos of the live class. Students will be provided with a reference manual and other downloadable resources. A certificate of completion will also be provided.
Historic stone restoration requires a certain knowledge and skill set beyond everyday restoration. This web-based training course is designed to provide the knowledge and resources necessary to be successful in this lucrative highly specialized sector of the restoration business.

Beyond the techniques, Fred Hueston, will also educate attendees on how to market their services, as well as how to communicate with architects and conservators. 

Topics that will be covered in the seminar include:

  • What is Historical Restoration?
  • Standards for Rehabilitation and the National Register
  • Who’s Who? (Architect, Contractor, Architectural Conservator)
  • Repair and Maintenance of Historical Stone Masonry
  • Stone Masonry Cleaning

Fred will also address the problems associated with cleaning historic stone, stain removal and the long-term effects of cleaning.

If you’ve been thinking about entering this very profitable sector, now is the time to learn from the best of the best, right from the convenience of your home or office.

To order this course contact Fred at