Ice Damming – Newer Addition

Ice damming is a common issue in late winter and early spring.  Common causes are poor attic venting and/or poor sealing and insulation to house. This picture is from a newer addition with poor attic space ventilation and a low slope roof.  The heat is escaping near the wall melting the snow which then freezes…

Tree Damage

Our recent drought conditions in Ottawa in 2012 resulted in extensive foundation damage due to trees.  Ottawa has a lot of homes and buildings constructed on very sensitive soils.  Sensitive soils contain high water content.  Tress continue to grow during the summer and a lack of moisture forces them to reach further and further underground  for…