March 15th, 2023

Can cold weather damage exterior facades?

Exterior facades are subject to extreme weather conditions throughout the year, but this is especially true in the winter. Freezing temperatures, wind and humidity can all have an effect on building materials, including brick, stone,...More >>

March 1st, 2023

What are the signs of hazardous materials in our homes?

When we buy or rent a house, we expect it to be a safe place to live. However, certain substances such as asbestos, mold, and pyrite may be present in our homes and cause health...More >>

February 3rd, 2023

What is the insurable value?

Qualitam's team specializes in estimating the cost of reconstruction or replacement of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The objective of this mandate is to establish the building's insurance coverage so that it is sufficient to...More >>

January 29th, 2023

What is a thermographic inspection?

Infrared thermography technology is very useful when inspecting buildings. Indeed, it can detect problems invisible to the naked eye, such as heat loss problems in the roof and walls. It is a very useful technique...More >>

December 12th, 2022

Who can do a building inspection?

Are you thinking of buying a new home or building and wondering if a home inspection is necessary? It is indeed a necessary step to ensure that you know what you are buying and to...More >>

November 8th, 2022

What recourse do we have following a defect?

When buying a home, one of the recurring haunts of new buyers is certainly having to deal with a defect. No one is immune to this type of disappointment. How do you assert your rights...More >>

What are the first signs of a fungus or mold in our home?

October 10th, 2022

What are the first signs of a fungus or mold in our home?

Molds are scary, especially in our homes. They can be the cause of health problems for the occupants. However, molds are symptoms of underlying problems. It may be water infiltration or a lack of ventilation...More >>

Pyrite, dangerous for health?

September 1st, 2022

Pyrite, dangerous for health?

If you are a homeowner and have already requested a building inspection. You may have wondered if the property has pyrite in the foundation. This is a frequently asked question. This is a problem that...More >>

What is a legal expertise?

July 7th, 2022

What is a legal expertise?

If you own a residential or commercial building, it is possible that at some point you will need to obtain a legal expertise. It is quite legitimate to wonder what it is and we often...More >>

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