New Home Insulation Requirements for Basements

Have you considered the basement insulation requirements of your home? In our previous post on home insulation, we went over some of the basic insulation options available here in Ottawa. While choosing from batt, loose fill, board stock, spray foam and wet spray cellulose is a big decision for your home’s insulation, there are other […]

Soil Issues Impacting Your Home Renovation

The soil surrounding your home is important to understand for purposes of structural integrity and also for its ability to handle water. Not all soil is created equal in terms of its ability to hold water and also its ability to hold the foundation of your home. While soil issues are not among the most […]

Fall Home Maintenance in Ottawa

With the cold weather approaching, homeowners should start looking towards preparing for the upcoming winter here in Ottawa. There are some easy steps to take before the first snow falls to prepare your home for the cold weather and to prevent damage, or even disaster, once the temperature drops. Here are some tips to make […]

Basement Renovation in Ottawa: Health and Safety

While basement renovations are exciting projects that allow homeowners to bring their vision to life, there are always health and safety requirements to plan for in your basement space in Ottawa. Let’s look at a few of the main areas that you should discuss with your project planner before commencing a basement renovation. This article […]

Ottawa Basement Renovation: The Basics

Basement renovations are a very popular way to extend the living space in your home here in Ottawa. Many older homes never had a finished basement by the builder and were often used for storage or laundry only. If you have purchased an older home in Ottawa and want to finish the basement, or if […]

Foundation Waterproofing

Melting snow and heavy rain can lead to many problems for your home’s foundation. If your foundation contains any cracks, or does not have a proper drainage system, you may end up with a wet or leaking basement. In this final part of our Foundations series, let’s look at some of the waterproofing options available […]