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Raise the Floor?

 Are you renovating your older home basement in Calgary and considering flooring options? Here’s what not to do: subfloors. Subfloors are not recommended for older unlevel Calgary basements, due to all the problems they can potentially cause. Because of Calgary's  foundation shifting over the years, subfloors are...
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Do You Really Want to do the Painting?

So you want to freshen up your home, or finish off a newly renovated room/basement, with a paint job. And you have a big question on your mind: Do I hire a professional or do it myself?Well, if you ask yourself: Can I do the painting myself? Of course the answer is yes. But, the...
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Are You Covered?

Did you know that, as a home-owner, you are legally responsible for pulling permits for the work being done in your home? Legitimate contractors will take this responsibility off your hands, but others won’t. Here’s what you need to know when renovating your basement:Permits needed when renovating your basement:
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Building
The electrical and mechanical permits...
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Go Carpet

It is a common misconception that carpet is a leading cause of allergies.  However, it is quite the opposite.  Before you make the mistake of ripping out your carpet and switching to a solid flooring option in the hopes that allergy problems will decrease, familiarize yourself with the facts.Solid flooring surfaces are misperceived...
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