Water leaking in from the highest part of a basement built on bedrock?by canadiancontractor
Bedrock is great to build on, right? Not so fast. The water control issues can be challenging.
Sub trade asks for advice on how to get paid by his GCby canadiancontractor
The quote was fine. The P.O. was issued. The site foreman saw the job being successfully completed. Now the GC won’t pay up. What gives?
Can you open two companies to minimize WSIB premiums, reader asksby canadiancontractor
One would operate with a single contractor doing only residential jobs. The other company would take on commercial work as well, and pay its full share of WSIB.
A cousin of one of Mike Holmes’ crews has a message to all the critics…by canadiancontractor
“Mike loves his family, loves his friends and co-workers… and he is one of the best and most trustworthy contractors in Canada, if not the world.”
Not everyone thought all of our April Fool’s articles were funny. For example…by canadiancontractor
“What would it take to get this article removed?”
Even veteran construction safety expert Alec Caldwell got taken in by our April Fool’s fake news story on Mike Holmesby canadiancontractor
“It’s not what you’d expect from a so-called TV personality,” Alec writes
Our fake Mike Holmes story for April 1st ruffled feathers of a resident near Meadow Lake, SKby canadiancontractor
Eldon Gaw thought that the (joke) story about Mike Holmes creating a public disturbance ignored all the really great things about the real Meadow Lake, SK.
Reply from Casey Edge on how to educate public officials on housing factsby canadiancontractor
Boosting permit fees, etc. will only put housing further out of reach
Casey Edge’s article on government “downloading” was exactly rightby canadiancontractor
Inside the North Cowichan Council Meeting, nonsensical tax measures while the housing shortage continues
Client complains about his “unregistered” cash-deal contractor who did substandard, unfinished workby canadiancontractor
You’re kidding, Mr. Client? What could possibly have gone wrong?
Kudos for the HomeStars Awardsby canadiancontractor
“The winners are completely based on reviews from actual customers”
Perfectionism versus Excellenceby Steve Maxwell
As a contractor, Perfectionism is a really bad goal. Excellence is where it’s at. Steve Maxwell explains the difference.
The greatest sales strategy on Earthby Steve Payne
“Define the problem. Solve the problem. Set the price.”
With the Ontario College of Trades about to be “wound down,” reader looks forward to photo of Doug Ford “knee high in waste”by canadiancontractor
Was the Ontario College of Trades REALLY all that stopped new home sites in the province from being drowned in excrement?
How a homeowner can defend themselves against a contractor’s lienby canadiancontractor
This post is from a Quebec legal point of view, courtesy of Gino Di Ciocco
Update on the client who claims their contractor has placed a fraudulent lien on her houseby canadiancontractor
So much doesn’t add up in this post from an aggrieved client. But the theme of contractors filing fraudulent or vexatious liens is a common one.
40/40/20 draw system for billing a basement reno customer?by canadiancontractor
What do you think about Rule of Thumb staged payments like this? We at Canadian Contractor don’t like them.
Framing business kaput after arm injury, reader lowers boom on Ontario’s WSIBby canadiancontractor
“Contractors are doing some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. The least they can do it pay out when we get injured.”