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  Basements can let in water, especially during and after heavy rains. The average 1500 square foot home can deliver about 1500 L of water from a storm that drops one inch of rain. This then is dispersed using your downspouts. This indicates the necessity of ensuring water is directed away from y...
With the winter season almost upon us it is time to discuss the re-occurring ice dams that frustrate many home owners. So lets start with the educational segment first. Ice Dams are created when you have fairly large snowfall and the snow melts and re-freezes before being channeled away from you...
Here are some common sense tips and advice of things to do prior to the winter season arriving. It is better to be snuggled up in front of your fireplace once old man winter arrives, rather than rushing around repairing items that some fall maintenance would have prevented. So with that thought i...
  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 either product can accomplish this task. Cause...
  Copper Plumbing and Your Home   Older homes which have not had their plumbing distribution upgraded can sometimes experience pin hole leaks in their pipes which is the first sign that their whole plumbing supply systems may require replacement.   Copper pipe can be eaten away by corrosion. The ...
Eaves Maintenance Essentials for Every Homeowner Eaves trough a.k.a. Rain gutters, are an essential but often overlooked component of homes. Eaves trough prevent water damage to outdoor property, roofs, foundation, and landscaping, and also help protect against leaks, which is why regular gutter ...
Floor Drain Primer Line - What is this?? Have you ever just been casually looking around in your basement, typically around your furnace area, and thought: what is this? Well the “what is this?” is infact a priming line for your floor drain. Let’s start at the beginning here. According to the Ont...

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