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Home Inspections – Ontario Building Codes

The Ontario Building Codes are a minimum set of standards that all building must meet when constructed. Although the Ontario Building Code is not designed to be used as a requirement to bring existing buildings up to this standard, not…

Canada Day – Take a minute to reflect!

These are some interesting pictures I received in an email asking the reader to think about God for one minute. I have no idea if these pictures are real or have been re-touched, either way they are interesting. I have…

Fresh Air Mix Boxes – HVAC

Fresh Air Mix Boxes – Barrie Home Inspections During my inspections of Barrie’s many new homes I have come across many furnaces with a Fresh Air Mix Box installed. I always point this feature out to my clients but as…

Fix Your Damp Basements

A wet basement can be obvious – water trickling across the floor or standing several inches deep at the base of the stairs. But there also are less obvious signs. A wet basement may just feel humid and have a…