Waterproofing Your Basement

The most common water damage to your basement floors and walls will come from runoff water off your house, then soak into the soil, then into the basement. How can you protect yourself from that? Here are a few fixes in order to keep your basement...

5 Tools Every Home Owner Should Have

Getting ready for some minor DIY projects for your home this month? Well here are 5 essential tools you will need for those projects. One of the number one problems that homeowners have in their bathrooms..... a clogged toilet. So, it would stand to reason...

How To Avoid Being Scammed

Are you planning your years homes maintenance projects? How can you be sure you will not get ripped off by a dishonest tradesman? We have prepared a few things to watch out for to make sure you do not fall victim to a home repair scam.  ...

What Will We Inspect On Your Home Inspection?

This is a question that is most important. As a home buyer, you want to be sure that you will get the most thorough and honest inspection of the home as you can. We know how important it is to not be confronted with any hidden problems after...

Safety Reminders For December

This month is one where many people will be getting together to enjoy some time off. Unfortunately this can also mean that there are increased risks of accidents within the home. What are some things you can do to ensure you stay safe? Here are...

Retrofitting a historical building successfully

As we discussed in our previous blog, living in a historic home doesn't automatically mean its not energy efficient. We may find, however, that we want to improve the homes energy costs. How can we do this successfully, while maintaining the...

Can Historic Homes Be Energy Efficient?

In the construction of new homes, building for optimum energy efficiency is often a high priority. What about those of us who live in a older historic home? These homes were built before any of the more modern energy saving innovations. Is...

Could Lead be a problem in your home?

We all know how lead based materials are a risk to your health. Those most vulnerable are babies and small children. Should you be concerned about the possibility of lead in your home being dangerous? How much of a problem does it pose? Homes built around 40 yrs ago...