The term “out of sight, out of mind” commonly applies to several areas of a house including roofs, attics and crawl spaces, which are often ignored for long periods of time. In areas of high moisture levels, wood components within a crawl space are susceptible to structural damage due to rot. Additionally, insect and vermin activity can go unnoticed.
What do you know about the building envelope? In this edition, we take a look at water and its effect on the building envelope. Beyond leaky roofs, where else does water damage come from? Are the new “tighter” buildings completely sheltered? How can we recognize less obvious damage? All the answers await in this 5-minute video.
Lack of protocol is often the root cause of accidents. Did you know that in 2018, over 1000 workplace fatalities occurred in Canada? Heat sources near flammable substances, poorly constructed stairs, vehicle collisions, the causes vary.
Ground movements can cause significant damage to buildings or other structures especially when foundations consist of shallow elements or grade supported slabs.
The sump pump is an underappreciated hero for many of us. This humble device is usually operating out of sight, but should never be out of mind.
Frost heave can wreak havoc on concrete driveways, sidewalks, and patios around your home.
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