Water damage restoration is not a DIY project
Water damage restoration isn’t something you should take on yourself. We explore why water damage should be remedied by professionals and how to find a service you can trust. Home flooding is no laughing matter. Whether caused by rainfall, burst pipes, or as a byproduct of a fire, water damage can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Not only does it cause damage that you can immediately see, but it also has the potential to produce long-term problems if not dealt with in a timely manner. (more…)
- August 23, 2017

Make the most of a basement laundry
If you live in an older home, one of your most frequent laments may be that your laundry room is in the basement rather than on the main or even top floor of your house. However, we think that what may seem like an inconvenience could actually offer a world of exciting possibilities for your next home reno or redecorating project. (more…)
- August 8, 2017

Renovating to accommodate adult children
Did your little chicks come home to roost just when you thought your nest was empty? Or have they never flown away at all? If the answer to either question is yes, don’t worry, you are definitely not alone. In May, New in Homes reported that 42% of Canadians in their twenties are living at home, compared to only 27% of young adults still lived at home in 1981. So, if you’ve been dreaming about turning Jr’s bedroom into a home gym, you may want to think again. (more…)
- June 23, 2017

Spring Rain Can Lead to Homeowner Pain
Although we are all thrilled that the warm weather is finally here, the spring rains may be giving some homeowners serious headaches, in the form of a leaky basement or worse.  Heavy rains, while great for the plants, are not great for homes with deficiencies in their foundations. (more…)
- May 31, 2017

Prevent flood damage with this one essential tool
Learn how to protect your home against flood damage, with a high-water alarm system. Plus, enter to win a Tulsar Sentry Z Control high-water alarm. With the recent heavy rainfall drenching parts of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes, reports of flooding and residential water damage have been on the rise.  Ottawa and Quebec have been particularly hard hit, with hundreds of residents being forced to evacuate their homes. When they return, they will likely be faced with costly flood damage to repair.  (more…)
- May 12, 2017

How to tackle a foundation crack repair
Realizing that you have a foundation crack in your home can be a costly problem and if you don’t tackle the issue head on you can be stuck with a bigger repair bill than initially planned. We spoke with Tony Romanelli, President of RCC Waterproofing – a family operated business since 1920, (more…)
- April 28, 2017

Tips for Creating the Perfect Basement
Decorating your basement can be a fun project, but with all the choices available to you in regards to decor and even layout, it can also be overwhelming. For those who simply don’t know where to start, designer Lisa Clark shares some of her basement decor favourites. (more…)
- April 6, 2017

Can Canadian Homeowners Trust in Magnesium Oxide Boards?
What if the material that made up your home’s walls could keep your family safer and healthier than traditional building materials? Magnesium Oxide Board (MgO board) is an innovative building product, new to the Canadian marketplace, that many builders and architects believe can do exactly that. However for every one person who loves this innovative building product, there is another vehemently opposed to it. (more…)
- April 5, 2017

How to build a profitable basement apartment
Undergoing a basement renovation is a common household renovation project that Canadians undergo. Creating a basement apartment is a great addition for households with multiple families or for people who are looking to make a couple extra bucks a month. eieihome.com sat down with the owner  On Centre Design Build, Andrew Bridi. (more…)
- March 18, 2017



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