Category: Concrete, Brick & Stone

GBA Winner: City Concrete Construction Inc

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate City Concrete Construction for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Mohamed El-attar, “We were noticing that there were a lot of...

/ February 14, 2016

GBA Winner: A&A Masonry Inc.

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate A&A Masonry for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of co-owner Corrine Pringle, “We made financial donations to Youth For Human Rights,...

/ February 14, 2016

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a list of things you should do this fall to prepare your home for winter:  Must-dos: Furnace servicing: change filter, humidifier panel Shut off outside taps Drain garden hoses Clean eavestroughs/gutters and downspouts to avoid flooding Check flashing along eavestroughs and the roof to ensure water cannot seep through...

/ October 9, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have travelled across Canada to award the country’s best home improvement companies. Tonight we are wrapping up awards season in Toronto. This is our seventh year awarding contractors who have done outstanding work, based on homeowner reviews. Check out the winners in your region! Toronto’s Best of 2014 award...

/ February 2, 2015

Tuckpointing 101

Tuckpointing is a trade many people are unfamiliar with until they need it done on their house. It involves repairing the worn out mortar between the bricks of your house and it is the restoration aspect of the masonry trade. Not every masonry company is specialized in tuckpointing, so you...

/ October 29, 2014

Landscaping & Lawn Care Costs in Canada

Canadians have spent less money on landscaping jobs in the last 5 years. It’s safe to say the average Canadian is spending less in general since 2008, so this trend isn’t surprising. With an average project cost of nearly $13,000.00 for reviews under the category of Landscaping Contractor and Designers,...

/ August 20, 2013
After the Landscaping Renovation by Distinctive Designs.

All Decked Out

Few things are more synonymous with summer than lounging on a deck with and ice cold beer. Here at HomeStars we’re hoping to make your deck-related research a tad bit easier with some pointers on deck building from the folks at LASKO Construction and B.B.G. Carpentry, Inc. Tips from Oren...

/ July 25, 2013

Getting The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Renovation

When you think of the most communal parts of your home the kitchen will likely top the list. This high traffic space is typically not tucked away behind closed doors and as a result it’s a room that needs to be both efficient and welcoming. The average cost of kitchen...

/ July 24, 2013

Dealing With Flood Damage In Toronto

On Monday, July 8th, 2013, the city of Toronto experienced its wettest day in recorded history, with more than 100mm of rain falling, the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain, in just three tempestuous hours. The storm caused the flooding of major arteries, roadways and homes, as well as shutting...

/ July 10, 2013

Great Times at the Vancouver Pub Night!

To kick off the Vancouver Home & Design Show, HomeStars Team West hosted a fun night at the Wings Pub in Burnaby! Thanks Wings for the great service! We had a really good time meeting everyone and answering your questions about the new site design, and HomeStars! Thank you all...

/ October 11, 2012