Tag: Basement

Flood Watch: What To Do When A Storm Hits

It’s been a very wet spring in Eastern Canada, especially over the past few days in early May. This has led to swollen lakes and rivers and with it, a heightened risk of flooded basements. In a special weather statement on May 2nd, Environment Canada stated, “With the ground already...

/ May 6, 2017

Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017
Finished basement renovation done by Basement Builders

What Kind of Budget Do You Need For Your Basement Renovation?

Basements can be an easy aspect of the home to ignore, but why not turn your dark and musty, unfinished basement into extra livable space? According to Better Home and Garden, the average return on investment of basement projects is about 75%. Below are 7 different price points of basement...

/ June 23, 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

Average Basement Renovation Prices Across Canada

Owning a home in Canada often means owning a basement. The common Canadian basement serves many purposes. It’s often where the mighty furnace lives and where the washing machine and dryer perform their magic. Many of us have fond memories of a “rec room” where where we played unchaparoned, and took our first steps towards independence. Sometimes the...

/ April 4, 2016

How’s The Mold In Your Basement?

It’s springtime, and the snow has melted (supposedly…let’s see if we don’t get one last snowstorm). Most homes have basements (or your home may BE a basement if you’re in a basement-level condo or apartment), and as winter melting and spring rains set in, it’s time to think about mold....

/ April 3, 2008
A before shot of the basement renovation by The Home Improvement People

What To Do With a Flooded Basement.

If your basement floods: Sometimes a flooded basement is unavoidable. Below are some points from the city of Toronto’s document on what to do in case your basement floods. Call the city to make sure it’s not a city tree root issue or a blocked sewer line as this will...

/ April 3, 2008
Finished basement by Remodel Construction Company

Basement Flooding and The City’s Responsibility.

It’s “April showers” time! Just what we need after a record breaking snow filled winter… more water! Sure we’ll get those flowers in May, but we may also be stuck with the not so pleasant flooded basement before that happens. The city provides information on how to avoid flooding in...

/ April 1, 2008