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...

Your Building Envelope – by the Orillia Home Inspector

What is a Building Envelope   A building envelope is the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building . It serves as the outer shell to protect the indoor environment as well as to facilitate its climate control . Building envelope...

Protect Your Pipes From Freezing – Orillia Homes

Living in Canada we have to survive below-freezing winter temperatures that can cause the water in your pipes to freeze, expand and burst your pipes. To help prevent this, install a stop-and-waste valve on the water line to drain water from pipes. Materials you will...

Mike Holmes and The Home Inspection

  Mike Holmes, from Holmes on Homes, had an interesting show on TV the other night. Typical situation, older couple had purchased an older home that had had a lot of work done on it but did have a Home Inspection prior to purchasing. The estimated cost at the end of...