Flooding / Guides

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...flooding, it also depends on your budget, whether your basement is finished, and your comfort level. If your basement isn’t finished, isn’t at great risk of f...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...flooding from appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters. As soon as a water leak occurs, the detector relays the signal to the contro...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...flooding. We know many coastal cities are already at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels and increased storm surges; obviously this is made much worse i...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...flooding of basements. Backups often happen when there is excessive rain or flooding, as the sewers become overloaded. After the 2005 floods, the city of Toro...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. C...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...flooding. What type of siding does it have and does it look like it's in good shape? Bricks won't change much over time but can be refinished if needed , but ...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...flooding from Hurricane Irene and even an earthquake on the East Coast, it is important that we develop and enforce safe and sustainable building codes to make ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...flooding: When do you get power outages? Most often they are caused by severe storms with heavy rainfall, when wind can drop branches on power lines and cause...

Real estate

Real estate

...flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: for interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. C...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...flooding in the past, that does not mean you will never have it in the future. We’ve never heard anyone say they regretted installing a sump pump. Remove any ...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...flooding, epic snow falls and heat waves that bring cities and economies to a grinding halt, it can be hard to stop your eyes from rolling back in your head whe...