Water damage - especially at your home's foundation near the basement - can destroy an entire structure past the point that a home improvement contractor can remedy the situation. Even small amounts of water can seep into tiny cracks in everything from concrete to wood. Water can cause rot, it can weaken support structures and it can lead to hidden dangers like mold behind walls and under floors. Waterproofing your basement is absolutely necessary to protect your home against flooding and internal water issues such as broken or leaking pipes. eieihome provides you with a list of waterproofing companies that can help you to protect your home with their various solutions.
Homeowners are beginning to recognize the potential their basements have to be transformed into almost anything they desire, from a personal gym and home office to a guest suite or game room. Not only does a basement reno provide additional living and storage space, it can also increase the value of your home. As with every renovation you undertake, a good plan is vital. eieihome spoke to Frank Mcgillan of The Franmac Group Inc., who shared his guide for planning a basement renovation.
It may seem extraordinary, but mould in the home is a common health problem affecting Ontarians. eieihome spoke to Tony Muscat of Inch by Inch Healthy Homes, a mould inspection and environmental company, about why you should have your home inspected by a certified mould inspection and remediation company.