Building on a hillside can cause additional risks. Read tips on how to help avoid claims, minimize future costs and maximize safety when building on a hillside from Travelers Canada.
Tips for Builders & Developers
As a builder, you have several projects happening at once, and each project is a big investment on your time and resources. Guarantee the quality of your work. Read the Travelers Canada New Home Warranty builder bulletins and bring peace of mind to your projects.
With proper upkeep concrete driveways can provide years of serviceability. Learn more about how to care and maintain a concrete driveway from Travelers Canada.
Managing surface water by directing water away from your home is the primary defense for keeping your basement dry and avoiding costly water damage. It is important to also consider where this water gets redirected to. Learn about managing surface water from Travelers Canada.
Over the years, there has been a marked increase in structural failures as a result of cast-in-place concrete toppings on decks because concrete has a natural tendency to crack. Read more about how to prevent cracking concrete and tips for decks with concrete toppings.
Building codes throughout Canada have been requiring increasingly more energy efficient homes in recent years. As a result, there have been greater performance requirements pertaining to the airtightness of homes and improved ventilation systems. Learn about heat recovery and energy recovery ventilators with Travelers Canada.
We're committed to educating our builders on ways to reduce claims and improve home construction. Exterior column failures can cause structural issues for homes. Read more about exterior posts and how to prevent structural concerns.