If your Vancouver home has a full or partial basement, you might be noticing moisture seeping into it as we near the end of the rainy season, evidenced by creeping stains on the wall, damp floors or even flooding. Or perhaps you’ve noticed pooling water on the outside of your house against the structure.
Your water main line is the pipe that connects your home’s plumbing to your community’s public water system. It usually runs underground and is the main source for your house’s water. Don’t confuse your main line with your sewer line, which transports used water out to a septic system or a municipal sewer line.
Thinking about summer? It’s the middle of the rainy winter season in the West Coast. But there’s a hint of spring in the air and before we know it, summer will be right around the corner. Therefore, even though it may seem like a long way away, now is the perfect time to start thinking
Does your basement need a sump pump? If you are a homeowner in the middle of the rainy season in Vancouver—or anywhere on the West Coast really—and you don’t already have a sump pump, you are likely thinking about getting one. In rainy areas especially, wet basements can be a serious problem that can cause
Are you purchasing an old home? If you are shopping the housing market in Vancouver, then you’ll be fully aware that buying an older home can be one of your only options when it comes to purchasing a single-family house in the area. Older homes can be brimming with character and charm, and can save
All furnaces are certainly not created the same and, if you are a homeowner, you are probably aware that efficiency makes a big difference to your heating bill every month. If you have a furnace in your home that is more than twenty years old, it’s likely that it isn’t meeting current standards for efficiency
What is a drain tile system? Drain tile, or “French drains”, are common drainage systems that are used to direct groundwater away from your home’s foundations, saving the structure from costly water damage. A modern drain tile system is made up of a series of perforated PVC or plastic piping that runs around
When the cold hits, there’s nothing worse than a failing furnace and a sudden absence of heat in your home. Often a furnace can be repaired, but you may need to consider replacing your furnace with a new unit if the problems persist. Pricing the replacement of your furnace When the time comes to
Here are 6 Key Home Improvements that You Can Do to Increase Your House Value Whether you plan to sell your home this year or in the next few years, you’ll want to get the most resale value and know what impacts a home’s resale value best. Kitchen renovations and bathroom renovations are great ways