Importance of Staining Wood to Avoid Shrinkage

Wood is an economical, long-lasting and a renewable building material for the North American housing particularly here in Canada. But due to its semi-porous nature, it should be dealt carefully. One of the problems that we have encountered is wood shrinkage. What is Wood Shrinkage? Shrinkage occurs when the moisture content of the wood decreases [...]

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Ardivan Around the City

We got 3 service vans and they’re roaming around the city! Yes, the blue and white vans of Ardivan are out in the area of Calgary and Airdrie. We are very grateful for having our service vans; aside from free advertising, our main goal is to provide efficient service to our clients.  Having a service [...]

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Reinventing Your Home this Spring

The Spring Season had officially started and with the kids off from school, what are your plans?  Are you thinking to have an out of town vacation or just stay at home? It is now the busiest weeks for traveling as many Canadians opt to enjoy the warmer destinations for their families like the beach [...]

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Importance of Home Repair and Maintenance after the Winter

The long winter will be over soon. And yes, everyone is looking forward to the warm and sunny days ahead. We are also thinking and planning on what to do in the next couple of days as the weather improves. Of course, home renovations and repairs will be the first on our list. The harsh [...]

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Ardivan is now a HomeAdvisor Screened and Approved Professional

Spring  2014 is just around the corner. It is always a best practice to have the planning and preparation as early as now to avoid the rush and hustle of looking for a reliable contractor to do the painting and cleaning job in the coming days, wise homeowners are already doing their booking to avoid [...]

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Commercial Drones for Ardivan Enterprises: Sci-fi or Reality?

Have you heard of commercial drones? Yes, I am referring to the unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) or drones which recently gain popularity all over Canada. Unlike the UAV’s used by military as aid to their operations, these drones are now commercially available and legal under the Canada law. Many businesses like  the aerial survey and [...]

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Simple and Economical Holiday Season Outdoor Decorations

Are you planning for outdoor decorations this holiday season? This article might help you save from the costly decors you usually see in the malls. Decoration is one of the most important things to consider in the upcoming holiday celebrations. Preparing awesome exterior lighting and Christmas decors will surely give entertainment to one’s home and [...]

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Preserving Log Home: Staining the Logs

Log home is among the finest houses you can own, however, the management and upkeep for this kind of home is very costly. We all know that log houses as well as log cabins manifest the ancient way of life of our ancestors. Nowadays, contemporary details applied to log homes never fail to charm our [...]

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Caulking: Cost-efficient and Energy-saving Home Improvement

Tightening your home if you’re on a tight budget is very important. With the energy prices increasing all over the country, it is but a necessity to save from the energy costs we are spending in our own home. This is a very timely article to consider since winter is fast approaching and we need [...]

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Pressure-treated Wood: To Stain or not to Stain?

Many people are not aware that pressure-treated wood also needs maintenance; one way is by staining or painting them. However, pressure-treated wood cannot be painted like an ordinary lumber.You need to have an entirely different process for such kind of wood exterior. One thing to consider if you want to stain pressure-treated wood is the [...]

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