Things to Consider If You Are Constructing a Basement Walk-Out
If you use your basement frequently for entertaining or would like to use it to earn some extra income – either by putting in a basement apartment or having your professional office there – then having a basement walk-out can be incredibly handy.View Post
How to Protect Your Home with Foundation Drainage Systems
You reduce fire damage by keeping your smoke detectors in working order and you stop roof damage from happening by getting your roof replaced. But did you know that one of the leading causes of structural damage to homes is normally overlooked by homeowners?View Post
Help! My Parging Is Cracked. What Do I Do?
Your home’s foundation is relied upon to keep you and your family safe. That’s why it’s important to fix any cracks that appear right away in the foundation’s parging.View Post
Why Are My Walls Cracking?
Finding cracks in your home’s walls can quickly lead to worry and, more than likely, you’re wondering how the cracks got there in the first place. Here are four of the most common reasons why wall cracks may have appeared in your home.View Post
Signs There May Be Mold Growing in Your Basement
Your home’s basement can serve many purposes ranging from a simple space where you can do your laundry and store your Christmas decorations to the ultimate entertainment room. But whatever you use your basement for, it is also the space that is most susceptible to mold.View Post
How to Complete a Stone Foundation Wall Repair
Your home’s foundation plays a key role in keeping your home stable. Here’s what you need to do if you notice that your stone foundation wall requires repairs.View Post
Repair Your Weeping Tile System with High-Pressure Flushing
Over time, your home’s weeping tile system can become clogged. Find out how high-pressure flushing provides an effective, more cost-efficient alternative.View Post
Taking Care of Your Home's Foundation this Summer
Besides all the enjoyment that summer brings, the season can also cause problems in your home’s foundation. The good news? There are some preventative actions that you can take to prevent any foundation damage from occurring in your home this summer!View Post
What is Involved in Exterior Foundation Repair?
When a home’s foundation begins to crack, it is best to have it repaired sooner rather than later to prevent the problem from getting worse. In many cases, it makes the most sense to repair the crack from the inside using a pressurized resin injection. In other circumstances, however, the repair should be made from the exterior.View Post
Sump Pump Considerations
The key to keeping a basement dry and your home safe in the event of a flood is not always about keeping water away from the home but controlling its flow. This where a sump pump comes in.View Post
Flooding Areas in Hamilton, ON
Because they were built without storm sewers, the older areas of Hamilton are especially at risk of flooding. The following areas have the most drainage hot spots:View Post
Teetering on the Edge: Foundation Problems in Hamilton Homes
In areas such as Red Hill Valley and other parts of the city located along the Escarpment, Hamiltonians are noticing more and more cracks in their walls and basements. Floors are becoming sunken and uneven.View Post
Common Signs of Foundation Problems in Hamilton
By catching some of the most common signs of foundation problems early, you can avoid larger, more costly repairs down the road. Here are some of the most common foundation problems in Hamilton.View Post
Parging: Providing the "Icing on the Cake" for Your Home!
Parging, which uses masonry-based mortar to cover foundation walls, has additional benefits than just making your exterior more attractive.View Post
Brighten up your Basement with Egress Windows
Egress windows are made by cutting a window into the basement wall, opening out into an area – a window well, which has been cut down from the earth level.View Post
Stopping That Leaking Crawl Space
Do you have space in your home referred to as the dungeon? Crawl spaces and cool rooms don't have to scare small children and can, in fact, be useful and even inviting....View Post
Should I Buy a Home With a Foundation Issue?
Found a great deal of a home but you noticed the foundation is going the way of the dinosaurs and aren't sure if it's such a great deal anymore? Our latest blog is sure to help you get an answer.View Post
Foundation Repair Questions to Ask Your Contractor
Finding out that you have foundation problems is never an issue that you want to be faced with on any day. However, if you discover that your home does have foundation issues, you should know how to address...View Post
What are Weeping Tiles?
Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned homeowner, you may have wondered what’s keeping the water beneath your home from coming into your basement? Most people don’t give this question...View Post
Identifying and Repairing Foundation Cracks
As a homeowner, it's important to know the process of identifying & repairing foundation cracks. If any problem is noticed, it should be fixed immediately.View Post
Do I need a Sump Pit and Sump Pump?
Some houses do not have an efficient way of getting rid of unwanted water from the outside of the building, and the answer to this is a sump pit. The sump pit is usually located underneath the basement...View Post
Best Foundation Waterproofing Methods
The risk of water entering your basement or foundations is a common issue for a lot of houses, and it can end up being a big problem if it is not resolved quickly and prevented in the future. Damp or wet...View Post
What are Weeping Tiles' Purpose and Functionality
Excess water is very often the cause of foundation problems. A proper weeping tile system is essential to remedy and/or prevent foundation water problems.View Post
Recognizing and Troubleshooting Different Foundation Cracks
There are various types of foundation cracks that you might find in your foundation. It's important to recognize these cracks and know the solutions for them.View Post
Preventing Water Damage to your Foundation
The accumulation of rainwater near your foundation can cause water damage to your foundation, which leads to moisture problems in basements and crawlspaces.View Post
Fall Pest Prevention
Keeping pests out of your home is not any easy task, especially as the weather cools off over the fall season. This is the time of year when small rodents, birds and other critters try to find a way into...View Post
Foundation Reinforcement Guide & Maintenance Tips
As it is made to carry the load of your home or other building, a weak or damaged foundation can lead to a number of problems. Fortunately, there are foundation reinforcement options available to strengthen...View Post
Stop Leaky Basements with Exterior Waterproofing
Outside of water traveling through cracks or other openings, the simple reason foundations leak is that concrete is very porous and all the foundation elements are underground.View Post