Category: Foundations

Top 10 Gutter And Eavestrough Questions

Gutters (also known as eavestroughs) are long, narrow tubes that are attached to the fascia of your home and are used to reroute rain. Downspouts attached to the gutters then funnel water to the ground where ideally, it’s directed away from the foundation of the home. Proper irrigation that takes...

/ October 14, 2016
Underpinning a basement

HomeStars U – Underpinning and Benching 101

Underpinning is an often-daunting renovation, where your basement floor is lowered to increase ceiling space.  This involves altering the foundation of your house, and as a result should not be taken lightly. In 2012, this home in Toronto collapsed during an underpinning job. In this edition of HomeStars U, Daniel Johnston, from True North...

/ May 5, 2016
Complete basement renovation from Lyons Construction Inc.

HomeStars U – Basement Renovations 101 (Video)

Creating a fully renovated, finished basement is a large undertaking and should be planned 6 months in advance of starting any work. There are many things to consider, from drawing up the blueprints, to obtaining permits, to the waterproofing, electrical, plumbing etc. Fortunately, Lowell Lyons, from Lyons Construction is here...

/ April 25, 2016
Custom kitchen by RENOKREW

GBA Winner: RENOKREW

HomeStars would like to congratulate RENOKREW for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Pedro Pinto, “We made a cash donation of $8,000 to a local parish that contributed towards a Wheelchair Accessibility Lift. Donated $2,000 of our services towards The Vitanova Foundation. Also donated $4,500 in...

/ February 16, 2016
Roy Inch and Sons Service Experts Giving Back

GBA Winner: Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts

  HomeStars would like to congratulate Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Peter Inch, “We have a program called “Hugs” where we give product or services to families in need. This year, we gave a full furnace to a local...

/ February 16, 2016
The Crack Specialists

GBA Winner: The Crack Specialists

HomeStars would like to congratulate The Crack Specialists for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Lorrie Martin, “For the fifth year, The Crack Specialists sponsored the Kid’s Ability Radio-A-Thon, “Every Child deserves a “SOLID FOUNDATION”! We also provided complimentary Foundation Waterproofing for Kitchener/Waterloo Habitat for Humanity...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: JPS Home Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd.

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 JPS Home Heating & Air Conditioning for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner James Strilcic, “We joined forces with the...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Durabuilt Windows and Doors

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 Durabuilt Windows and Doors for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Amy Chow, “We regularly donate to the Stollery Children’s Hospital...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Dryer Vent Wizard of York

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 Dryer Vent Wizard of York for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Tyler Johnson, “We donated to a family that lost...

/ February 15, 2016

GBA Winner: Clark Design

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 Clark Design for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Brent Clark, “As the owner and president of Clark Design I...

/ February 14, 2016