Evaluating Home Inspectors

A Checklist for Realtors Most homebuyers trust their realtor. Realtors work hard to earn that trust. Your client may look to you for advice when choosing a home inspection company. If you give them a list of companies…

Global TV Ask An Expert – James Gives Advice On Finding a Home Inspector and Answers Caller’s Questions

James gives some tips for finding a home inspector that is right for you.  He also answers callers questions and gives suggestions to a caller about using a pellet stove for heating their home, he gives suggestions for…

Ask an Expert on Global TV – James Gives Wet Weather Tips and Answers Callers Questions

With the wet weather upon us, James will give some tips for the wet weather that is upon us.  He also answers callers questions like moving a heritage home, water seeping through cracks in underground parking in condo…

Global TV Ask an Expert – James answers a variety of caller’s questions

James talk about water heaters, flooring recommendations and winterizing your patio doors to cut down the draft.

Ask an Expert on Global TV – James talks about Fall Maintenance Checklist

James gives tips on Fall Maintenance for your home and answers questions about gutters leaking, maintenance of concrete tile roofs and losing seals on windows

Appearance on Global TV – James Dobney talks about starting an addition

James talks about starting an addition and things to start to think about before you start an addition. James also answers caller’s questions about cement forms, when a roof needs to be replaced

Why to Inspect Brand New Homes?

As a professional house and building inspection company, one of our primary jobs is answering questions. One of the most common questions we get is “Should I have my brand new house inspected?” It’s a fair and honest…

Home Improvement Cost Estimates

The following costs are intended as ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home. The costs are based on information obtained in across Canada. In various geographical areas these figures may differ. The life expectancy of…

Vermiculite (asbestos) Insulation. What Is It? Is It in Your Home?

If you have never seen vermiculite insulating an attic, you may have seen it in potting soil. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral worldwide. When heated rapidly to high temperatures, this crystalline mineral expands into low density, accordion-like, golden brown strands….

Tips for Successful Repairs

Let’s start by differentiating between a home improvement and a home repair. A home improvement, as the name implies, means improving something. It is usually a renovation to create more space, change the layout of the house, improve…