Asbestos – does it matter?

What is Asbestos? Where is it? Asbestos was often used in the construction of residential properties, particularly in the 1950s to 1970s. Asbestos was primarily used as an insulator because it is heat resistant and has a high tensile strength. It was contained in products such as pipe and duct insulation on heating systems, sealers […]

When is a building permit needed?

As the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. Failure to obtain building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed. The attached brochure outlines when a building permit is needed.

Beware door to door salespersons..

… trying to sell you a new furnace.  More and more seniors are being scammed at their own front door. They are being told it’s a government program to put money in their pocket, when it’s really a scam to get money out of their pockets. The $4,000 furnace eventually costs them over $18,000. One […]

Kitec plumbing failures

Between 1995 and 2007, Kitec piping was a popular choice for new home plumbing. While some PEX piping performs fine, one type (branded under the Kitec name) had a design flaw with the fittings that homeowners should know about. Some insurance companies are not willing to write insurance policies on a home with Kitec. Currently, […]