Septic Tank Inspections

Septic tank inspections are an often overlooked item when purchasing a rural property. Typically the seller pumps the tank prior to closing but rarely is the system itself inspected. The majority of purchasers pay too little attention to their septic tank and are most...

Purchasing a Century Home

Purchasing a Century Home requires doing your homework.  When buying an older home you are usually buying a home with built in character which has withstood the test of time and is hopefully still in living condition. There are some common issues that you might...

Cheater Valve Used for Venting

Cheater Valve Used for Venting. This is a common issue that I have often wrote about as it confuses some Home Inspectors. Cheater Valves, a.k.a. air admittance valves are addressed by the Ontario Building Code and may be used when installed in compliance with the...

Pex Plumbing Installation and Facts

PEX pipes were widely used in Europe 50 to 60 years back but these days sophisticated PEX is used to make piping and other fittings. These pipes have more resistance to extreme temperature and corrosion. It is to be said that such new generation PEX pipes have not...

Building Your Fence

SPACING THE FENCE POSTS As a rule, you should set fence posts about 6′ to 8′ apart. The spacing of the posts depends on the type of fence you build, the terrain, the purpose of the fence, and other such factors. Set the corner or end post first. Then...