Buying A New Home? Look For These 3 Things In Your Basement

With the real estate market hot Canadians have been buying homes at all time highs. After you get an accepted offer there are 2 main things that happen next; financing and home inspection. We recommend that before you even look for financing you should always get a house inspection done first. Try to walk along side the…

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It May Not Be Best to Fix That Crack In Your Basement Yourself

Duct tape does not fix everything! However, on a serious note, it isn鈥檛 unusual for cracks to form in concrete walls. Concrete is a rigid material, to which normal settlement and other factors can cause cracks to form. Other causes for this problem include poor construction, water buildup in the soil, and fluctuating weather temperatures….

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Four Causes of Cracks in Foundations

Though each type of foundation crack has unique causes, here is a summary of the most common causes of foundation cracks: Concrete Shrinkage:聽As concrete cures, the top layer can dry rapidly and produce web-like cracks on the material鈥檚 surface. Cracks caused by shrinkage do not compromise the strength or integrity of your foundation.Settlement:聽When the soil…

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Water leak between the wall and floor in your basement?

That gap you see between the wall and floor is caused by the way foundations are built. The walls are poured first, then the floor is poured after. This results in a small gap between the walls and floor. What if you see water coming up between them? This indicates that the drain tile around…

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Special CFA Hall of Fame Award awarded to Wise Cracks

Wise Cracks is very proud to have been awarded a Special CFA Hall of Fame Award. This prestigious industry award is presented to a franchise company each year in recognition of outstanding performance. Winners have strong brand recognition and solid business performance. They exhibit leadership in the franchise community, including helping to encourage excellence in…

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Has spring sprung?

Unfortunately, it can be ideal leaking conditions when spring rains come, and the ground is still frozen. The water cannot be absorbed, especially during heavy rains.  Flood damages can be costly, and the damages and after effects of the flood even more so. If a basement leak is left, then it can become more costly,…

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