Entries by Aaron

An Ontario Homeowner’s Guide to Dealing With Bulging Bricks

After living in your home for a while now, you’ve most likely roamed around long frequently enough to the point where you know the different bits and bobs of the property. From that weird stain on the driveway to the bathroom door that always makes noise, you’re wondering if there are any kinks of your […]

All You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

Although many brick properties are advertised to last for a long time, nothing will last forever. Bricks use mortar to fill the joints, and over time, the mortar deteriorates despite the bricks still in good shape. In this case, you will have nothing much to worry about because you don’t have to replace your bricks; […]

3 Tips for Chimney Maintenance And Safety – What To Know

With the winter season fast approaching, that time of the year again has come again to gather near your chimney and stay warm and cozy. Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying a hot cup of chocolate while listening to the crackling sound of wood and watching the fire glow. It is during these times that […]

5 Qualities You Want in Your Waterproofing Company

Toronto’s rainy seasons can pose serious issues for certain homeowners. Some houses can be decades old and will likely have sections of them that need repairing. Some newer ones may not be adequately sealed, therefore causing rainwater and other forms of ice to enter through the roof panels or the walls. Moisture and humidity invite […]

Everything You Need to Know About Brick Repointing

If you ever thought that your bricks will look after themselves once they’re installed, you’ll be in for a surprise when things go awry on that side of the house. Despite being a sturdy material that can potentially outlive you, it still incurs significant damage over time. What needs the most attention is the material […]

Parging – What Is It and Why Is It Important in Construction

When looking at the process of building a home, you may have come across the term “parging.” If you do not know what it means, parging is the process of applying a cement coating over a wall surface. It is a standard treatment for a structure’s foundation and exterior walls, especially if these walls are […]

6 Benefits of Having a Retaining Wall in Your Yard

Retaining walls in your yard is a feature worth integrating. There are so many benefits that you can get out of this partition, such as structural support, and it can even make your yard more functional and beautiful. Because of this, if you’re thinking of ways to transform your yard, this type of wall is […]

4 Common Chimney Problems That You Need to Fix Immediately

Not all homes have chimneys, but the ones that do need to be maintained regularly. Failure to do so can lead to a variety of problems, such as blockages and cracking. Such issues can compromise the chimney’s structural integrity. Not only does this lead to respiratory and safety hazards, but it can also be detrimental […]

5 Common House Maintainance Issues and How to Fix Them

When you own a home, you have the freedom to customize it as you wish. You also have the responsibility to keep it clean and well-maintained so that you can protect yourself and your household from any hazards. Damage can happen due to many different reasons and in various parts of your house, but it […]

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4 Steps to Waterproof Your Chimney – Our Guide

Most homeowners are focused on the more obvious aspects of their home: maintaining the façade, repairing floors and windows, and generally keeping it in optimal condition. However, most homeowners also forget about their chimney until it becomes a glaring problem—and an oftentimes expensive one. The chimney is one of the structural elements of the house […]