Found 64 results for the keyword ‘Damage’

  • Weather Restrictions: Acrylic Sealer for Asphalt Driveways

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Asphalt     Product: Acrylic sealer for Asphalt Driveways Temperature Limitations: Above +10 C (+50 F) and below +30 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  n/a Humidi...
  • Just how do you install windows properly?

    The reality is that there is not just one good way to install windows, but there are certain principles that must be taken care of with any installation to prevent cold air or water leakage later. Basically a window installation must shed most of the water with the siding, what does get through ...
  • Why do bricks fall apart on the bottom row of a wall?

    One viewer was asking why the bricks on his commercial building were falling apart on the bottom of the wall. In the photo you can see another viewer's problem from last year where her bricks fell all apart after pouring a concrete porch right up to the brick level. In her case, the concrete sl...
  • Inspecting and Maintaining Asphalt & Gravel Flat Top Roofs

    Most flat top roofs are made up of layers of asphalt, roofing paper, asphalt, roofing paper, asphalt, roofing paper, and then gravel. Although most leaks are caused by damaged or poor flashings, the built up membrane itself can get old and worn.The gravel serves to keep the UV rays of the sun aw...
  • Repairing a metal door

    Charles in Toronto, Ontario has a damaged metal door which had been broken into. He wants to know how to straighten out the metal and repaint the door.That's actually an easy question. Simply go to an auto supply store and check out what they have in the body shop section. Flatten the problem ...
  • Surge Protection: Individual appliance, or whole house

    WHY SURGE PROTECTION? Today's homes and offices are full of electronics. Appliances, TV's, VCR's, fax machines, computers, etc. Most electronics today use some type of microprocessor device. These devices are vulnerable to fast moving high energy disturbances known as 'surges'. For instance a li...
  • The roof Drip Edge

    Barbara in Montreal had water damage in her bay window area as wind driven rain always found it's way in. Contractor repair bids ranged from $1,200 for a patch to $4,000 for a new roof. A study of the detail where the added-on bay window joined the very edge of the roof showed a flashing flaw tha...
  • Weather Restrictions: Asphalt Emulsion Sealer for Asphalt Driveways

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Asphalt     Product: Asphalt emulsion sealer for Asphalt Driveways Temperature Limitations: Above +10 C (+50 F) and below +38 C (+100 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  n...
  • Paint peeling caused by a chimney flashing leak.

    John in Mississauga, Ontario has paint flaking off of his crown molding, and it seems to be related to snow on his roof. As we ran through the details, it turns out that the problem spot is right below a brick chimney that is poorly flashed where the roof meets it. He has put asphalt roof patch ...
  • Oscillating Tools

    Tooth Breakage & Wear