Do Climbing Vines Damage Exterior Walls?

Many homeowners may find leave-clad houses are attractive, some may be worried about problems with growing plants up the wall.
Self-clinging climbers such as common ivy support itself by growing aerial roots and penetrating cracks or crevices. These invasive roots can cause…

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Clues to Buried Fuel Oil Tanks

If you are buying a Vancouver house built prior to 1970, be aware there is a high probability of a buried oil tank. An underground oil tank could affect your insurance and mortgage. The associated environmental impact could cost you up to a hundred thousand dollars for remediation. Buried oil tank creates a huge liability for the homeowner and you, the buyer. In Vancouver…

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Snowmelt Season

The snowmelt season is one of the biggest challenges for roofs throughout the year. It can be a test for both the drainage capacity of the roof and the bearing capacity of the overall building structure. Melting snow on the roofs not only increases the potential for ice dams, but the tremendous amount of water transformed from it also brings a huge load on the roof drainage system…

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How Do You Know If Your Skylight is Leaking?

Skylight is an excellent source of natural light to our home, however, they are also known as one of the most troublesome roofing details. Sometimes they leak when they are not properly installed, or their flashing is damaged. Such case water can get underneath the roofing, leak out around the skylights and cause serious damage…

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Hidden Water Leak in Ceiling

🔍Leaking problem found in the area of air-con register in new constructionHow can it be identified by the naked eye? new house may look flawless, but this is because no one else has ever lived in it to see if there are any problems. Numerous issues are being discovered at almost every new-construction inspections we…

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Is It Time to Replace the Window?

Replacing windows is a common home improvement project and we are often asked if there are any signals showing the windows need to be replaced. There are some signs, 1. Jamming Windows Window should not be challenging to operate unless it is damaged or not properly installed. A window that is difficult to open, close or lock…

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