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Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
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I would have to agree that this is not a code...

I would have to agree that this is not a code violation, a poor workmanship issue, or an issue that Tarion would enforce.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Usually it's the neighbors vinyl siding that...

Usually it's the neighbors vinyl siding that warps. There may be a film that can be installed on the exterior of the glass to reduce the reflection.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
No. Building code rules will always supersede /...

No. Building code rules will always supersede / trump Tarion rules.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
That's exactly right.

That's exactly right.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
In my area most of the backwater valves are more...

In my area most of the backwater valves are more complex then the one shown in the post above but, regardless of the type of valve most of the time the access covers are covered or partially covered...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
These new rules are in place because deaf people...

These new rules are in place because deaf people can not hear alarms but they and everyone else can see a bright flashing strobe light. Lever door handles are now required because many people, kids...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
A few years ago I built a detached man cave of a...

A few years ago I built a detached man cave of a garage. Never has a vehicle tarnished it's beautiful floor lol. Anyways, I installed 2 Maximum Ventilation 301 vents on the peak of the roof. This...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-24, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Shame the builder can't do them before attic...

Shame the builder can't do them before attic insulation is put in. Maybe the builder can at least rough-in the wires saving at least some of the potential insulation "damage". Then again, maybe the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Cedar hedges are great. Plant them about 2 feet...

Cedar hedges are great. Plant them about 2 feet apart and keep them trimmed to the height and width that you want them to grow. It's all in the budget that you have. The bigger the better. The bigger...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-06-14, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
First - this builder is a moron. Over all my...

First - this builder is a moron. Over all my years doing new construction warranty inspections I have never heard this lame excuse for this issue when in fact the only act of God was some wind.
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Forum: Building and Construction 2019-05-25, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Better late than never to comment. Venting...

Better late than never to comment.

Venting out the soffit is never as good going out the wall or out the roof. A proper vent that is properly installed on the roof will not leak.

There are very...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Well worth it.

Well worth it.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
What a ridiculous situation. If the builder had...

What a ridiculous situation. If the builder had installed the eaves and downspouts it would be exactly as it was installed at the OP's home and there would be no issue. The only other option is for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Typically a deck is installed outside the main...

Typically a deck is installed outside the main floor kitchen door and a few patio stones are placed outside the basement door. Stairs from the deck to the back yard is not always provided.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
I'd rather look back onto a school yard then...

I'd rather look back onto a school yard then another home. Traffic effects everyone in a neighbourhood but only twice a day.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Sounds like you answered your own question. To...

Sounds like you answered your own question. To get the lawnmower to your back yard you need to pass through the rear of other lawns. The fences between lawns will either have a gate or just have an...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
What a pain. I find it strange and cheap that...

What a pain. I find it strange and cheap that builders don't install gutters and downspouts on the homes being built there. It would never be considered where I am in the GTA.

Yes. I know there is...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Keep in mind that the shingles on south and west...

Keep in mind that the shingles on south and west facing roof slopes will deteriorate first. In other words - a front east facing slope could look great and the rear west facing slope could be much...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-04-30, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Anything damaged like that needs to be reported...

Anything damaged like that needs to be reported and noted during the PDI. You are covered.
Forum: Oakville 2019-04-29, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Usually the maximum width of the driveway is...

Usually the maximum width of the driveway is determined by the width of the property and / or the number of spaces for cars in the garage. Widening a new homes driveway is not something that most...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Assuming that this is not just a misunderstanding...

Assuming that this is not just a misunderstanding then,,,,,,

- That's a nasty problem. IMO your first call should be to the surveyor to see if they acknowledge the problem and how quickly they can...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Actually,,,, Mr Google thinks that - Driveway...

Actually,,,, Mr Google thinks that - Driveway sealing closes off the pores so that water can't penetrate the paving material." and that it should be done every 2 to 5 years.

That makes sense to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
I'm considering doing my driveway as well. All I...

I'm considering doing my driveway as well. All I know is that what ever product I use it must not have a glossy finish when it's dry. I can't imagine that doing this will "protect it from cracking"...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Wood is always best but for your choice then I...

Wood is always best but for your choice then I would think MDF would be much better than Thermofoil which is after all just a thin layer of vinyl over a MDF cabinet or cabinet door.

If needed, MDF...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-03-27, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Checking the size of the furnace and knowing what...

Checking the size of the furnace and knowing what the size it should be based on the size of the home is standard with all my new home warranty inspections.
I'm not sure who you hired but he or she...
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