DIY Foundation Drainage Inspection

Foundations need care and attention year-round, but fall might be the most important season in which to take action: it’s your best chance to catch problems that might need a lot of work, problems that will be made much harder by metres of snow, frozen ground, and meltwater. Winter can wreak havoc on your foundation, as the falling temperatures, ice, and expanding and contracting soil can exert a lot of pressure and make any problems much worse.

 

So grab a pad of paper and a pencil, take an hour or two, and see if your basement and foundation has anything noteworthy. Noticing it now will save you a lot of time, money, and headaches!

 

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With summer almost over and fall on the horizon, now is the perfect time to examine your home and get it ready for winter. There are certain things that can save you money on bills and repairs in the future. If you’re looking to get started, here are ten tips for fall to ensure your home will be ready for whatever winter throws at it!

 

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So You’re Buying A New Home…

So much work goes into the business of purchasing a new home – the financial arrangements, scoping out the neighbourhood, inspecting the kitchen and bathrooms – that you might forget to do something very, very important: looking at the state of the basement! Before making such a massive commitment, you should know the condition of the basement, foundation, and surrounding property. You don’t want to be caught off-guard and move into a flood-prone basement.

If you’re new to all this, follow these instructions. You should always know what you’re getting into, from the attic to the foundation!

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Waterproofing High-Risk Homes

Waterproofing can be easy when you’re in a great area. In a place with the right soil, the right gradient, and the right landscaping, waterproofing can be a breeze, because you don’t need more than the basics!

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Why You Should Leave Us a Google Review!

Feedback is so important to us. It’s how we know how we can improve our services, hear from our customers, and feel good about what we do for a living. That’s why we love getting online reviews!

 

It’s such a small thing to customers that they forget it or think it’s unimportant. On the contrary – Google Reviews are really important to small businesses! Here’s why!

 

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Top Five Reasons a Flooded Yard is Cool

After a heavy rain, sometimes you’ll look out and see a fresh, slightly flooded yard. The crisp air, the dreamy puddles, the renewed greenery – it can all look amazing, like your own private Garden of Eden.

 

Or not. It could also turn into a sodden, marshy mess. If your yard doesn’t drain properly, all that standing water can really sour you on any rain coming through your area. But hey, why let it get you down? Here are five reasons you should look on the bright side and see those swamped bits of lawn as a blessing!

 

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Property Upgrades Great for Staying or Selling

Sometimes, all you need is a little change. Whether you want to move to new surroundings or perk up your current one, property upgrades can breathe new life (and new value) into your home.

 

If you’re thinking of selling, or are just in need of a change of scenery, here are some ideas to take on when upgrading your property!
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Wet Basements and Summer: What’s Causing That Moisture?

Spring has come and gone, and you might say a little prayer of thanks for getting through another very wet season. There’s no more melting snow or April showers, and that’s great! Just don’t sit back and wait for another winter to roll through – you can still run into problems this summer.

 

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Can Animals Cause Bad Drainage?

You might think you’ve thought of it all. You’ve got great drainage around the foundation, your pipes are far enough away from the house, and your sump pump is working as well as it possibly could! You are prepared for anything! Except… ANIMALS!

 

Now there’s a strange sound in your basement. A scritch scritch. It sounds almost like… digging.

 

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What is a Weeping Tile System?

Weeping tile systems are the unsung heroes of the strong foundations. Ask any layperson on the street about them, and that person will either walk by you as fast as possible, or give an ad-libbed answer about the last time they cried. It’s a real shame, because weeping tile systems are a very important part of keeping your basement dry!

 

So let’s break it down for the common person. Get to know your foundation and what keeps it dry – you’re probably going to rely on it in the future!

 

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