Landscaping

Natural pools, Lanscaping and deck construction

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Cedar deck and stairs under construction

10 tips for building decks that will last longer

How to build decks with greater durability - material choices and construction techniques for longer lifespans

Permeable interlock paver stones

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

How to create landscaping surfaces that allow for the absorption of storm water.

Natural backyard swimming pool (NSP)

Natural ponds and natural swimming pools

Say goodbye to chlorine and hello to beauty, by using plants for filtration and oxygenation of natural swimming pools.

Carpenter ants

Removing insects and rodents from your home

Solutions for preventing and eliminating some common pests and insects.

Frost in attic

Why is there frost in my attic?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking on a sunny day. It's more likely an accumulation of frost finally melting.

cold climat sk

Skylights: an asset or a liability?

Skylights offer natural light in a home but account for a lot of heat loss and can cause problems in cold climates. Here are some tips for selection and inst...

Removing radon gas from well water

High levels of radon gas in the air of your home might be coming from your water and not the floor of your basement.

Interior solid pine door

Interior finishing

Whether you are renovating or building, the materials you choose for interior finishing will affect not only aesthetics, but also indoor air quality. Here is...

Board and batten siding

Exterior cladding

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

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

A simple checklist for home buyers - visual clues that can help indicate the quality and durability of a home.

Insulating crawlspaces

How to insulate crawlspaces

Crawlspaces are very rare as part of a new home construction nowadays in Canada. If you've got one here's how to fix it.

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