How To Cure a Wet Basement

Problems with water in your basement can often be corrected by controlling water above ground, according to a North Dakota State University engineer. “Correcting those above-ground problems may prevent structural damage to your home as well as dry up those...

Skylight Repairs and Trouble Shooting

Skylights are available in many styles and shapes with a host of different flashing systems for achieving a water tight seal. Skylight leaks can manifest themselves in a variety of forms. Many times homeowners will first realize they have a skylight leak by finding...

Selling and Painting Your Home

If you planning on selling your home a new coat of paint will do wonders for some properties. Spanking new paint gives the impression of well looked after home and is attractive to most potential buyers.   Painting a room is properly accomplished by starting at the...

Water Softeners – Choosing the Right One

The water to be treated passes through the water softener’s bed of the resin; * negatively-charged resins absorb and bind metal ions, which are always positively charged. These resins initially contain sodium ions, which are displaced into the water stream by...

Caulking 101 – by the Orillia Home Inspector

Picking the right caulk can be the hardest part of any caulking job. Most hardware stores carry dozens of different products, each promising better results than the other. If you use the wrong caulk, the joint will fail long before it should, which means that...