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Water Control vs. Waterproofing

The majority of basement waterproofing today is being done by system companies that claim to offer different methods but always steer you to their preferred method (usually an interior water control system). This one-size-fits-all approach benefits the waterproofing...

Adding Natural Light To Your Home

Adding Natural Light To Your Home At no other time in the year do we crave sunlight the way we do in the long, dark winter months. It is amazing how much the sun impacts our well-being – Vitamin D goes a long way! Unfortunately, some of our homes just do not allow for...

Winter Building

Believe it or not, building in the winter is more costly than building in the summer. Understandably, there could be very good reasons why you need to build in the winter months, but there are also a few reasons to consider holding off on that addition, second story...

Recycling Homes

Generally, when a house is being demolished, an excavator comes in and fills a few bins that are taken away to a landfill. We’re known as a “disposable society”, so it is no wonder we do not stop and think of ways to recycle or reuse a large portion of a home that is...

Winter Preparation

While it’s quite difficult to be prepared for everything winter may bring our way, there are a number of things we can do to make its impact a little more bearable. Clean your gutters of leaves and debris. By doing this you eliminate the potential of ice forming,...

The Hottest Home Build Trends for 2015

With 2014 coming to a close, many homeowners are already thinking of what they can do in 2015 to transform their home into a dream space. We thought it would be fun to share the latest trends in the home construction industry and provide some inspiration for your next...

Electrical!

We all know the gist about electrical in our homes; it can start a fire by flipping a switch on a fireplace, and it can start fires if not wired properly in a renovation or a new build. We use electricity every day in almost everything we do! When doing a renovation,...

Preparing for Winter!

Here it comes again! Weather experts are saying we’re in for another harsh winter, so we thought it would be a great time for a refresher of what we need to do before the freezing temperatures hit! If you have a sump pump in your home, make sure it is functioning....

Sheet Goods

In our last blog post, we discussed floor joints and their current place in the home construction market. Today, we thought we’d continue the discussion and shift our focus this time to sheet goods. Sheet goods vary in price and subsequently quality, which is why it...

Floor Joists

For many years, homes have been built with dimensional lumber, meaning the lumber was milled from trees. This method has proven successful in the past, but as time goes on and trees are becoming scarcer, it has been realized that we cannot keep up with demand. As a...