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Posts Tagged ‘Ontario’

How Pools Can Complicate Yard Drainage

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A backyard can be hard to drain as completely as many property owners would like. Whether it’s flat or sloped, a lot of us have to fight against unwanted pools of water turning their lawns into miniature swamps. Things get even messier when these property owners put in a wanted pool of water.

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How To Prevent Spring Thawing Leaks

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Spring might be the favourite season for many people, but it’s definitely not the best for their home’s foundation. Melting snow and ice combined with rain means your foundation has to stand up to a lot of water pressure, but even one weakness can cause a lot of interior damage. The best way to prevent…

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What You Can Do Now To Prevent Leaks In Spring

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Basement and foundation maintenance isn’t just a warm-weather task. There’s so much you can do in winter to stop major water damage brought when the snow melts and the rain starts. Preventing leaks in the springtime means catching foundation and basement weaknesses before moisture seepage has a chance to make them worse!

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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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…

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Why You Should Leave Us a Google Review!

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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…

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Top Five Reasons a Flooded Yard is Cool

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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,…

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Property Upgrades Great for Staying or Selling

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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…

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Wet Basements and Summer: What’s Causing That Moisture?

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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?

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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.…

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What is a Weeping Tile System?

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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…

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