New Home Construction: Is it possible to have mold?

May 31, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

Recently during inspections of new build homes we are finding numerous instances where the planking being laid down during the build phase is mold contaminated.  In one situation we detected mold in a basement on the underside of the exposed ceiling sub-floor.  The client explained that when the home was being constructed it rained and

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Planting your garden this spring?

May 24, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

While it may not feel like it today, spring is here and many people are getting their gardens ready for the summer season.  Although it’s not obvious, while you are getting your garden ready it is also the perfect time to pay attention to other details around your home. If you have gardens planted against

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Getting the Cottage Ready

May 17, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

The May long weekend has arrived and it’s time to battle the traffic and open the cottage. This past winter has been long and with that comes an incredible amount of debris.  For most, opening weekend at the cottage is filled with cutting lawns, cleaning the dust and cobwebs inside the cottage, putting the dock

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Home inspection vs. mold inspection

May 3, 2013 By In Moisture Control Comments Off

A home inspection is a review of the general state and condition of a home.  The intent is to look at the environment as an eco-system and assess all of the major working parts.  This gives a potential home buyer visibility to any potential or previous problem areas and an indication of any components of the

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