Welcome!

17. January 2016 Uncategorized 0
Welcome   The ASBC Nanaimo Branch is a non- profit organization located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Founded in 1994, the Branch is dedicated to protecting, studying and conserving the archaeological record in British Columbia. The ASBC-NB seeks to conserve archaeological resources and recognizes the inextricable link between conservation of archaeological sites and public education. We work to provide opportunities for the public to get hands-on experience with archaeology and archaeological principles, as well as learn about heritage conservation. As a Society consisting of interested citizens, students, and vocational archaeologists we provide lectures given by speakers from all over the province offering a wide range of topics.…

Tips When Hiring Roofing Contractors

17. October 2016 Roofing 0
Replacing your roof is never any fun, but it is something that has to happen at times. When it comes time to replace the roof, you should know some tips to help you in hiring the best roofing contractors. By using these tips you can hire the right contractor and know they will complete the job, but also keep the work done at a level that you never imagined possible. Without this you could end up hiring someone like the commercials have shown that takes half the money and leaves never to be seen again. According to Roofer Companies & Roofing Contractors Boise Idaho the speed which the contractor says they will be able to complete the job is one of the main things you will need to look at. When you are hiring a contractor you will want to make sure they get the job done quickly, but properly. For example, usually you would replace your roof in the middle of summer because of the warmer and dry weather. However, their are times you may not get to the roof until the fall. So you would want to make sure the roofer is able to complete the work before the fall rains and snow hits. Insurance is going to be another factor that you need to consider. Usually you would not think about this at first, but if the contractor gets injured at your property if they do not have the proper insurance your homeowners plan may have to cover the injury and recovery of the roofer. So you need to make sure they have workers compensation insurance. At the same time you need to make sure they have liability insurance as well, which will make it easier if any damage is done to the home that it will be covered by the companies insurance and not yours. When people are looking for a contractor to replace their roof they may notice their are literally hundreds, if not more that are claiming to do the work. This normally would not be an issue because it makes it easier for people do to the competitive bidding. However, if you are not careful and not using some information it is going to be impossible for you to get the right contractor hired to do the work. Then you could be left with snow coming in from the roof each night in the middle of winter because the contractor did not finish the job.…

What To Look For In A Roofer

23. April 2016 Uncategorized 0
When in the process of looking for roofers to complete a roofing job in your home, it is imperative that you are aware of exactly what you are looking for and what you prefer. One big mistake in hiring the best roofer may lead to serious consequences, including wasting your hard-earned money and time, or even a shoddy result that will jeopardize the safety of your home, and piss you of every time you look at it. Here are some of the important factors you should put into consideration when hiring a roofer. Experience This is one of the first and most important aspects to consider when selecting roofers. Be sure to go with the roofers who possess a wide range of experience in roofing tasks, and have a firsthand and direct experience in handling problems and homes of all kinds. Avoid people who are fresh from school and are still trying to learn about the job. Prices and Quotes The price makes a very big difference when it comes to any form of purchases or investments, and this applies to roofers as well. Be sure to get an accurate and reliable price quotation. You certainly want to know what price to expect upfront, rather than be surprised down the line when the price shoots suddenly with 100% increase. Portfolios Make sure you get a few samples and examples of the previous work the roofer you want to hire has done. This will give you the idea of the quality to expect for the finished product, and it will also assures you that they have the experience as we discussed above. Professional roofers, like Boise roofers Rocky Mountain Exteriors, should be able to handle any type of roofing work for homes of all styles, sizes, and shapes, and if possible, they should have proof to back it up. Moreover, meeting some of the other previous clients and asking them about the service can be quite useful to know what you will be getting. Expertise Professional roofers should be well knowledgeable about the latest trends in the roofing industry such as new styles and materials, the different options available, among others. They should be aware of the different ways to fix, install, and check for problems in roofing, incorporate new designs, and match your needs to the final product. Insurance Good and reputable roofing companies should have insurance and bonding. This does not only protect you from a variety of risks, but it also helps ensure that you are hiring a legit roofer who knows what they are doing, and that their business is legal. Don’t hire a roofer without proper bonding and insurance. Warranty New roof installations as well as roof repairs should come with a reasonable warranty. It will ensure you are protected from all forms of mishaps or flaws that may happen in the installation or repair of your roof, which should not have happened in the first place. Different styles or materials might have different lengths of warranty, so it’s up to you to know this information beforehand, to make the best decision for your home and family.…

Professional Home Painting Services

23. February 2016 Uncategorized 0
Increasing the value of your home is something everyone in Ottawa with a mortgage is likely concerned with retaining and increasing the value of their home. While most people would be happy to pay off their balance there are certain things you can control which can definitely impact the long term property value. Many people would think this is curb appeal such as landscaping, and while that is certainly an aspect of it, we think the most cost effective change you can make is definitely a fresh coat of paint. Whether you are leasing out one unit or multiple or perhaps it’s just your own family dwelling, getting a professional painting contractor to do your whole house once a year can really refresh the home and make it look polished. Exterior home painting in Ottawa is especially valuable as the natural elements from the winter really show during the spring months. If your siding is wood or vinyl you might see chips and cracks once the snow melts and for potential tenants or purchasers this can be a turn off. Taking a walk around your neighborhood you’ll probably notice this now and realize how sloppy it looks. By hiring a professional Ottawa painting contractor like Paint My Place you can avoid the labor involved with removing the old paint and get the job done over a weekend while you attend to more important matters. How Much Should You Pay For Ottawa Painting Services? This can vary wildly due to the unregulated markets when it comes to residential painting contractors, especially in the Ottawa area. One thing is generally consistent though, and that is that you’ll pay for the paint and the remaining cost is simply the skilled labor to get the job done in the agreed timeframe. However with painting in general there is a wide gap in skills and quality of work. You can find $12/hr painting crews off Kijiji or you can find an established professional contractor for much more that would guarantee quality and workmanship. Probably the best reason you should avoid the lower priced players in the market is the lack of liability insurance and the inability to guarantee a firm start and end date. Established residential house painting companies in Ottawa have the necessary insurance to protect the homeowner as well as experience getting the job done fast enough and this in our experience is well worth the extra cost.…

Big Thanks to Our New Sponsors!

05. February 2016 Uncategorized 0
Archaeology is intricate and can certainly get expensive especially when it comes to the manpower needed to carefully excavate and preserve historical artificats in the Nanaimo area. We’d like to thank IAQ Ottawa, who provide the best mold removal in Ottawa for their financial contributions that make our treks and local adventures possible. Keep Dangerous Household Mold Under Control We’d like to remind all our local Nanaimo friends and other residents that the moisture that can infiltrate your home during the spring season is the initial source of dangerous mold that can spread and cause damage to your property and pose a threat to the respiratory health of your family and friends.…