sbestos is one of the major concerns among homeowners. How does asbestos affect our lives and health? Do you live in a house that contains asbestos? Worksafe BC has issued warnings to remind homeowners about the dangers of breathing in asbestos fibers when renovating or demolishing their homes. If you are buying a home built…Read More
Being one of the most neglected part in your home, attic space in fact plays an important role in keeping your home and your family safe and sound.
Attic space being a significant part to the integrity of your home, we always spend a considerable amount of time and effort to inspect, despite its difficult accessibility. Below is a list of issues we commonly discovered inside the attic.
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…
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More