With summer comes extreme weather, including storms that bring heavy rainfall. Bodies of water and over-saturated ground can’t always handle the showers that come our way, and suddenly you find your home or business falling victim to a flood.
As forest fires continue to move through and ravage Western Canada, our thoughts are with the families whose homes and businesses are threatened by fire. While forest fires can be hard to predict and contain, there are some things you can do to prepare your property during fire season.
Make sure your Canada Day celebrations go off with a bang and not a flop this weekend. Chances are you’re not thinking about your home or your insurance before you go to light your sparklers, rockets, or Roman candles – but unfortunately, fireworks are the cause of thousands of injuries and millions of dollars of property damage each year in Canada.
Unlike the name suggests, weeping tiles are actually pipes that discharge underground water from around the perimeter of a home or from a basement. Exterior weeping tile manages water at ground level, and are placed in a trench around a home, whereas interior weeping tile is most often used if the exterior weeping tile has failed.