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 does the legend of Kintsugi have in common with the deciphering of tea leaves? Like materials and failures analysis, both reveal secrets to those who can read them.
In the spirit of tradition, the month of December marks the period of Christmas and New Year festivities. Whether indoors or outdoors, adding Christmas decorations remains as popular as ever. However, the addition of such items in the contents of our homes can represent a significant fire risk, especially in the case of homemade decorations with easily ignited materials.
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.
The production of automobiles of all types has evolved, from agricultural and forestry machinery, to heavy trucks and recreational vehicles – on land or sea. And so has the investigation into the events of an accident, fire or mechanical loss!
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.
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