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Many Montreal homeowners use springtime to start planning basement finishing or renovation projects. Depending on the scope of your undertaking and budget, it can be well worth it to expand your living space and increase the value of your property. However if you don’t include making sure your bas…

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Many older home in Montreal and the surrounding area were built before basements were intended to be living spaces. Springtime renovation projects often involve replacing older windows especially if there has been any leakage problems during the thaw. Moisture and even water leakage has been expec…

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Je ne peux vous dire combien de fois j’entends des clients du Groupe City Wide dans la région de Montréal dire: « je n’ai jamais eu de fuite dans mon sous-sol auparavant ». Évidemment ils veulent savoir pourquoi la fuite s’est produite et plusieurs espèrent que ce n’est qu’un évènement isolé qui ne…

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The saying “Good fences make good neighbours” shouldn’t prevent you from having good relationships with your neighbours. Building a good sense of community with the people in your Montreal neighbourhood can foster a good working relationship when heavy rains or thaws cause flooded yards or damage l…

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The spring sunshine and warmer temperatures enable us to take a look around the perimeter of our homes to check for any water leakage issues. Making sure your basement stays dry by waterproofing your foundation can be a good, proactive step to a carefree summer. If you don’t protect it now, you ma…

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While spring has been late in arriving this year, it has finally come to Montreal! Spring weather also brings out the list of home maintenance chores to be tacked including checking your basement to make sure it stays dry. Leaks and unhealthy mold can cause serious property damage. With temperatu…

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House inspections have become the norm for people buying a resale home and your real estate agent will likely recommend it. Older homes in particular need a close examination to make sure you don’t have extra costs down the line. You might even be able to negotiate a better price for your home if yo…

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The eavestrough on your home plays an important role in collecting and diverting rainwater or thaw water off your roof and down to the ground around your home. Most Montreal homes have these common features but don’t quite understand the purpose or process they play in protecting your home from base…

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Heavy rains are common in Montreal and can cause the soil surrounding your home to become saturated. Lush front or back yard lawns need regular irrigation and also contributes to the saturation of the soil on your property. When your soil is saturated it can cause erosion and shifting of your home…

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When you first purchased your Montreal home you may have planned to expand your living space by finishing the basement. To avoid extra costs and major problems in the future, you need to carefully examine the foundation of your home. You can see the history of your home in the exposed foundation. If…

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