Hardwood Flooring: The Problems and Their Solutions

Solid Hardwood flooring is a popular choice in today’s new home construction and home renovations projects. With a variety of colors, sizes and species available to choose from, it is versatile and can meet the needs of many areas of the home. However, solid hardwood is a natural substance and as such, it can be […]

Window Insulation and Sealing Ottawa

One of the areas where you can really make a difference in your home’s insulating value, and your home’s energy bills, is window sealing. Ensuring your home has proper sealing and window insulation around the windows is a great way to prevent energy loss, water entry and high utility bills. Here are some items to […]

Asbestos and Mold Removal: Ottawa Home Renovation Concerns

What should you do if you have found mold or asbestos during your home renovation in Ottawa? This is a common problem faced by homeowners and contractors who are opening walls, ceilings, and basements as part of a home renovation project. In terms of asbestos, it will usually only be found in homes that were […]

Cold Basement? 5 Things You Can Do!

A cold basement is a common issue that perplexes homeowners who want to enjoy their basement living space without having to resort to space heaters or extra layers of clothing in the winter. Here in Ottawa, many homeowners use their basements as fully livable areas such as recreation rooms, work spaces or play areas. This […]

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 […]