Exterior Cladding

Choosing and installing exterior siding

Guide

Carpenter ants

Removing insects and rodents from your home

Solutions for preventing and eliminating some common pests and insects.

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding

Shou sugi ban burnt wood exterior cladding is naturally made and very durable.

Repainting and refinishing brick facades

Refinishing bricks and masonry

How to refinish tired-looking brick homes, and how to make new bricks match your old ones.

How to install siding

Drainage planes and air spaces: Siding installation tips so your walls can dry.

Board and batten siding

Exterior cladding

Choose the best siding for your house - here are some tips on products, cost and durability.

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

Sensible design, material re-use and using recycling centers can reduce what you send to a landfill.

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

Powered by foot, this compact and easy to maneuver machine is an excellent alternative to a normal home washing machine or trip to the dreaded laundromat.

Windmill

Micro-power generation

Solar power good, power plants bad. If only it were that simple. There are many variables to consider when investigating ways to produce your own power.

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

How to sort and dispose of household waste responsibly – food waste, paper, glass, paints, solvents, batteries, etc.… here is where to send stuff so it does ...

Crawlspace radon barrier

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

Removing radon gas from existing basements and crawlspaces can be very effective, here are different options for different situations.

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

Basements in Canada face serious challenges: fluctuating water tables, surface floods, thermal shock, radon gas infiltration, condensation, mold, mildew, rot...

Advice

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

Posted by Anonymous Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build a house, by square foot

Posted by Anonymous Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m. Concept, design and architecture 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

Posted by Anonymous April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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