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Why Our Minimum Charges are Fair20191009021948
October 9, 2019calgary, canada, contingencies, eavestroughing, margins, minimum charges, rates, roofing, siding0 comments
Every now and then a customer calls in and says ‘I have a quick job for you if you need a stocking-filler’. They may be a regular or a new client. How...
Northern Climate Foundations Go Deeper20190925014208
September 25, 2019calgary, canada, cooler, foundations, frost line, methods, northern, southern, types, warmer0 comments
We fielded a query from a returning Calgary resident the other day. We were discussing the feasibility of an extension to their home when the subject ...
End Damming Over Doors and Windows20190710003330
July 10, 2019alberta, building code, calgary, canada, doors, end damming, flashing, sealing, waterproofing, windows0 comments
Capillary action is great for trees and plants, because it allows water to flow from the roots all the way up to the leaves. However, water’s ability ...
Sudden Hailstorms over Calgary in June20190618074127
June 18, 2019alberta, calgary, canada, causes, extreme, global warming, hailstorms, reasons, sudden, trends, violent0 comments
Thunder storms are a common event all over Alberta in June, when towering cumulonimbus clouds gather. These are huge amounts of water vapor carried up...
Stucco, Ancient Art with Exciting Future20190320023100
March 20, 2019aggregate, binder, calgary, canada, cement, history, lime, modern, origin, plaster, portland, rendering, siding, stucco, water0 comments
Stucco with its distinct texture © Valiant Exteriors The dividing line between stucco and plaster / rendering is vague, although stucco is more a deco...
Introduction to Window Types Available in Canada20190220001059
February 20, 2019awning, calgary, canada, casement, glass, glazing, hung, insulation, sliding, tilt, types, window, zone0 comments
The first windows were holes in walls that people closed by stuffing vegetation in to keep the wind out. Later, someone had the bright idea of using w...