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Replacement and Repair Costs

    Use the following information to get a good idea of the costs associated with this comprehensive list of small to large renovation and construction projects. If you have any other prices you think should be added or changed,…

Renovation and Building Costs

?     Use the following information to get a good idea of the costs associated with this comprehensive list of small to large renovation and construction projects. If you have any other prices you think should be added or…

Eave Troughs – Winter Maintenace

Eave Troughs – Care and Maintenance   Winter and eave troughs – This is where most home designers fail to take winter into consideration when designing homes.   Most home owners buy homes in the Spring, Summer and Fall, and…

Observational Diagnostics for Home Energy Audits

Observational Diagnostics, Section One There are many Observational Diagnostic techniques and experiential knowledge that have been learned by many individuals through the time that they spend in buildings which, in general, may not have made its way into the typical…

Peroxide Uses and Tips – Great Stuff

This is what Oxi clean is… did you know that???? 3% peroxideThis was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana “I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little old bottle of 3% peroxide you can get…

Foundations – Cracks and Cures

Concrete foundations are of two types – poured concrete and concrete block. Poured concrete is a modern manner of laying foundations, while concrete blocks are more traditional. Concrete blocks are preferred for their visual appeal and strength. Yet, as time…

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…

Waterfront Cottage Inspections in Barrie ON

"Cottages" in Eastern Canada are generally located next to lakes, rivers, or the ocean in forested areas. They are used as a place to spend holidays with friends and family; common activities including swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, fishing, hiking, and sailing.…

Concrete Crack Repair – Types and Methods

Polyurethane Foams for Low Pressure Injection Crack Repair What is the better choice: polyurethane or epoxy? Epoxy is the better choice if structural strength is required to be maintained. If the crack is only repaired to prevent water leakage then…