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There are several ways to discuss and debate regarding how much ventilation is “ideal’ for a home. In residential construction, an ideal amount of ventilation has generally been accepted to be on the order of 0.3 air changes per hour. …

June 28, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

During a home inspection, the deck is evaluated in terms of safety, rather than code compliance, since the home inspection is not a code inspection.

If connections are poor, railings too low, or supports undersized, they are identified as safety …

May 11, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »


Renovating or finishing a basement is an economical way to increase the living space in a home. However, every homeowner should be aware that most basements are likely to suffer from some form of moisture problem during their lifetime.…

April 30, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

Now that spring has arrived is time to think critters!

There are many ways that pests can cause significant damage to a home. Here are a few of the most common:

  • Shingle deterioration can occur if animals continually walk across
April 13, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

Typical New Construction  Home Warranty Coverage Includes:

• Warranties for newly built homes generally offer limited coverage on workmanship and materials relating to various components of the home – such as windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and …

March 28, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »


Most poured concrete foundations (and some concrete block foundations) have cracks.
In most cases, these cracks are vertical or diagonal shrinkage cracks that are less than an eighth of an inch wide.
Any crack, large or small, should be …

February 28, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

Draft Proofing: Weather Stripping and Caulking



Weather-stripping is used to control air leakage at joints where two surfaces meet and move relative to each other such as doors, windows, and attic hatches. A proper weather-stripping job requires that …

February 28, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

Why Should You Draft-proof Your


Save Money

It can be expensive to heat a home in Nova Scotia’s climate. Draft proofing a house to reduce air leakage is often the least expensive way of achieving significant savings on your …

January 29, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »

When clients inquire about heat pumps and whether they are a good choice for their home, we’ve found that one of the major selling points is the lack of maintenance they require. Heat pumps provide energy efficient heat and cool …

January 22, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »


January 11, 2018 Our Blog SHARE »
nova scotia winterAs winter and sub-zero temperatures descend upon Nova Scotia, freezing temperatures can burst pipes and result in flooding. Here are a few tips to keep the pipes warm and the water running properly.

Turn up the heat:  While you might

January 3, 2018 All Posts, Homeowner Tips, Our Blog SHARE »