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From the Ground Up; Why a Structurally Sound Foundation is Important

a construction worker hammering the corner of a foundation slab with a mallet

A foundation on a home is the basis of the entire structure. When you consider the word “foundation,” there are 2 primary definitions. The first being “the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level,” and the second being “an underlying basis or principle.” When it comes to the foundation of your home, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About STC Ratings (& Why It’s Important for Homebuyers)

What is STC? Sound transmission class, or STC, is the rating system used to measure a partition wall’s ability to reduce the effect of airborne sound. A higher STC rating means less sound will make its way through the partition wall, sometimes called a party wall, common wall, or shared wall, and create a quieter […]

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What Health Canada Says About Radon Gas in Your Home (& What You Can Do About It)

Couple standing outside of home in fresh air

I’ve been building homes for over 2 decades, which means I’ve come across hundreds of common issues that many builders don’t feel that they need to or want to address. One of my biggest concerns is keeping families safe in homes they can trust. Radon gas is an invisible threat to homeowners across Canada. Do […]

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