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Technical bulletins

  • May 2018

    Humidity in your basement: could it be your foundation drain?

    By Andréanne Labrecque P. Eng.,

    Do you notice excessive moisture in your basement in the form of water infiltration or the appearance of molds or whitish marks at the bottom of your foundation walls? The foundation drain could be the cause! Humidity problems in basements are more common than one might think. When basements are used as living space, a problem of excessive humidity can quickly become an irritant and cause significant health problems.

  • January 2018

    Hazardous material spills: a costly issue during and after fire

    By Michel Millmore P.T., CESA,

    During firefighting, the attention is mainly focused on the health and safety of building occupants and first responders. Damages to property and the environment are most of the time a secondary issue. When the fire is over, damages to property and structures are often visible and rapidly under control. However, damages to the environment usually worsen and risk of exposure to many contaminants remains a concern.