The Value of a Home Inspection

The Value of a Home Inspection.  Getting your home inspected is one of the most vital steps you can take to ensure your new home is everything you expect a high quality structure, safe for your family, and a compelling long-term investment. Unfortunately, many people...

Green Algae: How To Defeat The ‘Green Montster’ in Your Water Garden

It’s the scourge of backyard water gardeners everywhere: variously called “green water,” “blanket weed” or “pond scum,” it’s known to scientists as thallophytes and to less-emotional water gardeners as green algae. Green algae can grow in any environment where there...

Painting Tips for Home Owners

Sequence for painting a room is from top to bottom: Ceiling first, then walls, then windows, doors and finally baseboards. Great interior painting is as easy as one-two-three There are many reasons why interior painting is the nation’s most popular home...

Moisture In Your Home

Moisture in your home can be a problem when there is either too much or too little. Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapour in the air. People tend to feel more comfortable when the relative humidity is between 35-50%. High levels of humidity can cause...

Lawn Maintenance Tips

Lawn care is a very important aspect of home maintenance. Lawns need to be regularly mowed, weeded, edged, controlled for pests, and fertilized to ensure a beautiful compliment to your home. Often the amount of time needed to properly care for a lawn can be extensive....

Historic Buildings and Re-Pointing Mortar

Masonry–brick, stone, terra-cotta, and concrete block–is found on nearly every historic building. Structures with all-masonry exteriors come to mind immediately, but most other buildings at least have masonry foundations or chimneys. Although generally...