With so many heavy rains this summer in Toronto, basement flooding has become an epidemic. The rains have spurred so many desperate calls to our office that we have trouble keeping up!. Chances are it involves an overflowing eavestrough and a window well. We can feel their pain of having to shop vac carpets and damage to walls etc.
One of our leaf guard comparison videos is creating quite a stir with the people over at Smart Screen. We have received emails and voice messages demanding we take this video off line and now most recently a rep from Smart Screen yelling at us (in our lettered vehicles) in Toronto traffic as we happened to be traveling down the same street. We do not engage in this type of activity.
Cleaning up our client’s property is super important. Removing old eavestroughing can be messy and we need to have on hand magnets for getting all those pesky roofing nails that some roofing companies like to leave in the eavestroughs for us to clean up.
For a typical parking spot in Toronto the rain would land on the pavement, picking up contaminants from vehicles and then wash down the nearest storm drain. This gives the water an expedited route, straight into Lake Ontario. This water is untreated and is a great problem for our water ways in terms of pollutants and also because the rainwater heats up as it passes over the pavement it greatly increases the temperature of streams. This is bad for fish.
On a recent trip to BC we saw a neat way to manage rainwater on a parking lot.
The parking spots slant down to a vegetation area at the front of each vehicle. Try not to notice the shadow!
A few pictures of a Toronto area home in which we have installed complete soffit, fascia, eavestrough, leaf guard and LED lighting. Continue reading “New Soffits And LED Lighting”