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09 Jun

Sealing Our Way to a New Driveway

Seal your fate into flawless concrete


When I was younger, my mom told me that I should never step on a crack in the ground or it would hurt her back. For a solid 10 years, I really thought that was true. The catchy rhyme has a point though. It’s painful to see cracks in a near perfect driveway. Sealing concrete and sealing your driveway not only is a way to protect your mom’s back but will save you time and money.

Before I get into the sales pitch, what exactly does itmean to get your driveway or concrete sealed. Think of your driveway like your skin. It may look flawless but if you look close enough, it almost looks like there are tiny little pores that allows water, oil and other liquids to seep through. Stains and other problems can form inside the concrete and near impossible to fix without having to rip up the whole thing.

So, what does it mean to seal the concrete? A sealcoating fills the pores in the concrete and makes a clear smooth surface. It protects and prolongs the life of your driveway. Driveways need regular upkeep. Getting our driveways sealed makes sure that oil and friends stay out of the concrete and stain-free. This coating will reduce the amount of oxygen and UV rays that the concrete will be exposed to. Over time, the colour of the concrete will change and the overall look would affect the curb appeal. The coating will also act as a waterproof layer.

Water is the next enemy. When water seeps through the asphalt the soft ground below it, becomes mud and shifts around. This may change the shape of the supporting ground and you may end up watching your driveway crumble very slowly in front of you. The waterproof coating fills the pores in the asphalt, blocking water from leaking through. Getting our driveways sealed could save us more money in the long run.

Sounds like your next home DIY project, right? Well, only if you really know what you’re doing. Ifthis isn’t don’t properly, you may end up with bubbles and an uneven surface. Do it correctly could last you 30 years. Home Service Solutions highly recommends using a professional when dealing with sealing solution.

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by Hannah Charlton

Hannah just graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Conestoga College. She is deaf and relies on lipreading. She is obsessed with Harry Potter, Outlander and documentaries about true crime, politics and current events.

04 Jun

Suit up your home with Gutter Guards

Protect yourself against the storm,


Sweat beaded on his forehead as the sun shined strong above him. The silver gleamed, new and spotless. He brought the steel amour to his eyes to inspect the support he needs in order todefend his King’s Land.

He has been training relentlessly for his moment of glory. Nothing can stop him now. He knows a storm is coming and his army needs the very best guards to defend the kingdom. His people are hard at work preparing for battle. With his helmet on his head, he distributes shields throughout his ranks. Their training is over. He trusts them to do their jobs and to do it well. He led his men up to their positions. Piece by piece the armour was installed to help protect the King’s castle. His people worked diligently. They are a strong team. They have been through a lot together in the past year. They have battled many storms and prevented floods in their Region.

He stood back to inspect his teams work. He nodded in approval, pride in chest. The King cameout to join his ranks and to see if the job was complete.

He smiled and said, “thanks for installing those Gutter Guards”.

Gutter Guards take our gutters to a whole new clean. Made from aluminium, Gutter Guards block leaves, sticks, and other debris out of the gutters and allows water to be filtered through towhere it needs to be. Gutter Guards protect our gutters from long term damage and gives you more time in between cleanings.

Home Service Solutions offers three types of Gutter Guards for our homes.

Choose your armour


The Gutter Clean System


The Gutter Clean System stops debris, leaves, buds, insect nests and small animals from getting into your eavestroughs. The Gutter Clean System is installed just under the lip of our eavestroughs so all the above can’t slip through and cause future problems. The system is invisible from the ground and will fit into any type of gutter with any type of fastenings. The Guards have a layer anti-rust and anti-flake coating to make sure it lasts a life time (If not, there’s a 40-year warranty that comes with it).

The Gutter Clean System can handle 3x as much water during heavy rainfalls. The Alu-Rextechnology consists of 489 perforations every 19 Inches that can drain 29.7 inches of water per hour per linear foot (try saying that all in one breath).

For more information about The Gutter Clean System, call us for a free quote.

Alu-Rex T-Rex Continuous Hanger


This system fastens securely to the eavestroughs which adds 50% more strength than what traditional spike or hanger systems give. The fastening system can support 250 lbs per linear square foot. 250 lbs of snow or rain is heavy just on your regular eavestroughs. T-Rex protects from damage caused by ice and snow all year round.

Gutter that are installed with nails and hooks leaves the fascia and siding to the house exposed for debris and animals. The T-Rex System makes sure your gutters are closed and seamless.

For more information about the T-Rex System, call us for a free quote.

The DoublePro Microfiltration continuous hanger


Canada throws harsh weather conditions year after year. The DoublePro Microfiltration continuous hanger system can keep your gutters free of ice and debris year after year.

This gutter guard brings two types different technologies into one guard. The eclipse technology is a double layer that stop debris from getting inside the gutter. The offset holes make a filter, allowing water to free pass through while blocking debris, leaves and pine needles without ever getting clogged.

The vortex technology is what the suction that’s created by the two layers which makes it possible to drain 3x more water. The inner layer sucks water through wider hole (bigger holes = more water) Okay so what? Fancy technology that sounds expensive to fix if it breaks – and we all know technology sometimes break. This type of gutter guard has one of the most extensive warranties on the market. It covers:

  • Materials
  • Durability
  • Clog-free performance
  • Pine Needles

It is the one of the few gutter guards on the markets that actually cover against pine needle damage to our gutters.

For more information about the DoublePro Microfiltration Continuous Hanger, call us for a free quote.

Keeping our gutters armored and protected will ultimately protect our homes as a whole. Are you feeling symptoms of needing your gutter cleaned? Check out my gutter cleaning blog post to see if you follow these symptoms.

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by Hannah Charlton

Hannah just graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Conestoga College. She is deaf and relies on lipreading. She is obsessed with Harry Potter, Outlander and documentaries about true crime, politics and current events.

01 Jun

Have you been showing symptoms of clogged gutters?

Do you need to be prescribed gutter cleaning for your home?


So, if the kitchen is the heart of our home, wouldn’t that mean our gutters are the veins? Protecting our hearts is the top priority for most cardiologists. Yet we eat things like bacon which tend to clog our arteries and can lead to some serious complications. The same thing can be said about your eavestroughs. As a homeowner, it can be exhausting having to remember every little detail that needs to be maintained (kind of like how we told the doctor we were going to lay off the caffeine and bacon).

When it rains, water should drain into our eavestroughs and flow down away from the foundation of our home. If our eavestroughs become blocked with leaves and debris; water could make its way to our fascia. If our eavestroughs leak because of lack of drainage, the soil below will become soft and damp. Unfortunately, if the soil can’t drain properly, the water will work it’s way down (thanks gravity, keep up the good work) for hours and in some cases several days after rainfall. This could cause a crack in our foundation. Eventually, if the water sits for too long, a layer of mold, mildew or bacteria could start to grow inside our homes.

What can we do? Well, they say when we feel chest pain, we should go see a doctor. The same thing could be said about our homes. If we’ve never cleaned our gutters before, or we’re not confident doing it, it can be really scary. The same is true with a heart attack; most people don’t know what’s wrong until it’s happening. We won’t know there’s a crack in our foundation until well…. We see it. Fixing foundation cracks can put someone back thousands of dollars in repairs. A good gutter cleaning service is only a few hundred and will protect our home.

What to look for in a Gutter Cleaning service


  1. Are they safety certified?
  2. When searching around a gutter cleaning company, they should have mentioned on their website their safety certification. For example, Home Service Solutions has mentioned on their website their team’s WSBC and have insurance.

  3. What type of equipment do they use?
  4. Good gutter cleaning services should have equipment that helps protect the technician while getting the job done efficiently. Home Service Solutions has invested in Skyvac’s which have a 40ft reach. Having these long poles makes sure that their feet stay safe on the ground while providing top quality work. If ladders are required, their team ensures they have the right safety equipment to go along with it.

  5. Do they love what they’re doing?
  6. Of course, they should! It should be obvious when they are speaking about how they can help you and your home. Our super-friendly customer service team is working hard every day to make sure that our services are right for you. Our team works together to give you an unforgettable experience right when you meet us, all the way till we’re saying see you later. These guys are industry experts and have been in long enough to know that it’s more like a lifestyle.

  7. Do they go above and beyond?
  8. Does the company take their gutter cleaning service to the next level? A good service will offer a long-term solution so your wallet can take a break for a few years. Home Service Solutions offers an upgraded service of Gutter Guards so your gutters last longer, need to be cleaned less often and keep your home safe.



Clean gutters are a sign of a healthy home. If you are interested in a free quote, contact us and our team will be happy to help.

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by Hannah Charlton

Hannah just graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Conestoga College. She is deaf and relies on lipreading. She is obsessed with Harry Potter, Outlander and documentaries about true crime, politics and current events.

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