Archive for moisture

What Happens When Structural Drying Falls Short?

The contractors have departed, the walls have been painted, the cushy couch has been moved back in, the ping pong table is newly poised for fierce competition. It’s wonderful to relax in the finished basement, pristine once again after the flood recovery. Just one question: were those studs[...]

Best to Rely on Experts When Measuring Wall Moisture

Daily water-related household activities create humidity, which increases levels of moisture in the home’s environment. Proper building procedures have been developed to prevent moisture infiltration inside your walls, but some areas are more susceptible to wall moisture than others. Exterior[...]

Inspect your Property for Wood Rot

Wood rot is a common issue for homeowners, as the vast majority of residential structures are built with timber building supplies. As with many other property maintenance projects, prevention is the key to reducing the onset of damage to your home, especially wood rot damage. Luckily, homeowners can[...]

Identifying and Repairing Wood Rot

Wood is a versatile, durable building material that easily shapes to nearly any form. Warm and beautiful to look at, it insulates well, accepts surface treatments and lasts a long time. Wood does have one notable Achilles heel: rot. A serious condition caused by fungus, rot bleeds the structural[...]

When Water Damage Goes Undetected

Water damage is one of the greatest remediation and repair expenses encountered by homeowners or commercial property owners. Sometimes these situations are easy to spot—but other times a water leak goes undetected. At a minimum, trapped moisture due to undetected water can cause odours. Plus, as[...]