Go Back   BuildingHomes.ca - Building your community! > Search Forums


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Halton Home Inspector
Forum: Ottawa Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
That's also good advice.

That's also good advice.
Forum: Ottawa Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
When this is done for sound absorption it is...

When this is done for sound absorption it is important that it is done properly leaving no voids. A half assed job will only work as well as a plastic water pail with a hole in it.

As far as the...
Forum: Ottawa Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Typically PDI's are done anywhere from 7 days...

Typically PDI's are done anywhere from 7 days maximum to a couple days before possession.

Review the Tarion Construction Performance Guidelines before your PDI but only focus on issues that say in...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-27, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
First, none of these are major issues. And yes,...

First, none of these are major issues. And yes, at this time of year exterior issues do not need to be resolved. I find it strange that you would need to resort to a Tarion conciliation to get a...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
You are right - that is definitely not allowed.

You are right - that is definitely not allowed.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-01-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
As Greg suggested - it is very likely that the...

As Greg suggested - it is very likely that the fireplace / fireplace venting is not installed properly with proper insulation.

True - lots of gas fireplaces are set up with the pilot flame on all...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-01-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
You can not inspect any home in 2 hours. The...

You can not inspect any home in 2 hours. The problem for new home buyers is that good experienced new home warranty inspectors are few and far between.

And no, a good home inspection is a new home...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
To do these tests properly all the windows will...

To do these tests properly all the windows will need to be kept closed and devices like HRV's should not be used during the duration of the test(s). No point in trying to measure radon in a house if...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
New homes - foundation leaks - finished basements.

I have been away for a week and just got back to some messages and a couple calls from new home owners with newly finished basements and now they have discovered foundation leaks that is causing...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Tarions lot grading rule 14.12 is a one year...

Tarions lot grading rule 14.12 is a one year issue unless it was not completed by the builder at the time of the first year.

This is not covered by Tarion.

At this point it is the municipality...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
I would not bother doing this unless you plan on...

I would not bother doing this unless you plan on installing some type of heater in the garage. Like an electric heater or small but properly vented gas heater.

Gas proofing rules would not allow...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-01-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
You need to call your local municipality for help...

You need to call your local municipality for help and there is a 50 50 chance that they will help you. Some municipalities are helpful and others could give a rats ass about your concerns.

IMO its...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-02, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
I guess at $3000 it may not be worth it. I...

I guess at $3000 it may not be worth it. I remember not so long ago that the upgrade was $1200 so that's quite the whopping increase in price.

Where I am, west of Toronto, some developers have...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-29, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Home Depot likely rents one and there may be...

Home Depot likely rents one and there may be other equipment rental companies in the area.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-29, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Sump pipes do not burst unless they are not glued...

Sump pipes do not burst unless they are not glued together. If they are not glued together then they were not properly installed. Even if the discharge pipe was clogged with ice it should not burst,...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
The manufacturer may know what the problem is...

The manufacturer may know what the problem is BUT,,,,

Often builders don't like to tell new home buyers where they get products or who manufactures products. Anything from doors to bathtubs to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
I would want the floor replaced. If push comes to...

I would want the floor replaced. If push comes to shove - then this will need to be one of the issues noted on the PDI. I suggest you call the manufacturer for their opinion.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-01, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,597
When it comes to builders and their negligence -...

When it comes to builders and their negligence - often during 30 day inspections, among other things, caulking is missing at various locations - at for example - around some window frames, or at...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-01, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
IMO and from what I have seen - burying a...

IMO and from what I have seen - burying a downspout never works. Unless of course it goes straight down to the perimeter drainage around the house but that is much different than trenching it to the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Foaming around a window frame after it is...

Foaming around a window frame after it is installed is standard practice these days so it should never be missing. Of course once the home is finished the only way to confirm that it has not been...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Maybe your laundry dryer exhaust is not venting...

Maybe your laundry dryer exhaust is not venting properly. You should make sure you know where the vent for the dryer is - turn ON the dryer - and then make sure the flaps all easily open and that the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
24/7 in the winter would certainly remove...

24/7 in the winter would certainly remove moisture but the furnace would also run much more to keep up with the cool air being brought into the house.

While the HRV does transfer heat from the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Points - If you have an HRV then in the...

Points -

If you have an HRV then in the winter it will remove humidity from the home.

Hold a tissue to your bathroom exhaust fans to see if they are sucking air from the home.

Leaving your...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Something else to consider when building a home...

Something else to consider when building a home in the winter is the roof shingles.

Shingles have sealer strips that hold the shingles down. Sealer strips are simply a strip of tar running along...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
I would suggest you contact the manufacturer....

I would suggest you contact the manufacturer. Tell them exactly how far the exhaust is from your intake and get their opinion.

IMO though, this is not a warranty issue.

Remember,,, your home is...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.



Copyright © PHAND Corporation
This document may not be used elsewhere without the expressed written consent of PHAND Corporation.
*** There is no association between this website and any builder. ***

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.