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Ordinary sump pumps need electricity to operate, but water-powered sump pumps work without electricity - so they can pump water out of your foundation drains during a black-out, or if your primary sump pump fails. Water-powered sump pumps: Powered by your municipal water supply No electricit...
Why does condensation occur on interior surfaces?Condensation can occur on any surface that is below the "dew point" of the air with which it is in contact. The "dew point" is the temperature at which condensation will occur for a given humidity level.Inside Ontario homes in winter, the inside of...
The Ice Storm that hit eastern Canada in 1998 gave rise to extensive research into ice accumulation on roofs. Many of the techniques discovered are for skilled tradespeople only. No ice problem on a roof is serious enough to risk broken bones—or worse.And there is a delicate balance between remov...