Preventative Maintenance Tips for Shifting & Cracking Foundations

Shifting and cracking foundations: some preventative maintenance tips (via WHF Blog) Protect your home foundation from shifting and cracking Winnipeg home owners love their basement recrooms.  But several problems, including flooding basements, cracking and shifting foundations are always a concern.  Normally, our main concern is during wet weather, when sump pumps can become overwhelmed…

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Asphalt vs. Concrete: What Should I Choose?

Here’s the 411 on asphalt and concrete driveways. Either material will add beauty and value to your home if well-maintained and properly installed. Both need an experienced contractor who understands the material they’re installing and properly prepares the substrate for whatever driveway you choose. Eight inches of substrate, installed four inches at a time and […]

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Top 10 Home Projects with the Most Value vs. Cost

Here are the top ten home projects with the highest value compared to cost, according to the Remodeling 2010-11 Cost vs, Value Report. The Remodeling 2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report compares construction costs with resale values for 35 midrange and upscale remodeling projects comprising additions, remodels and replacements in 80 markets across the country. The […]

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Mold in Your Home

Reports of multi-million dollar lawsuits settlements, horror stories of “toxic mold” and people getting sick from mold have home buyers jittery.  Insurance companies are quietly sending out insurance riders eliminating future claims due to mold or water damage. Some companies are refusing to approve any new policy on a home with a previous water damage claim […]

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