In a pinch? Our problem-solving services will save you headaches, time and money!

As a homeowner, it’s almost certain that at one point or another you will run into problems with your home. These issues can range from minor home repair worries to critically important things like water leaks and damage.

No matter what the problem is, it’s difficult for homeowners to recognize the cause of the issue and to know what to do to remedy the situation. Some problems can be easily fixed with knowledge and practice, but some are too labour-intensive to do independently and not everyone possesses the required skills.

Duxbury & Associates can help correctly diagnose the problem for you, which will ensure a proper solution is implemented, and that it will be done in the most cost-effective way possible.


The diagnostic stage is the most important. It’s critical that the problem you are having with your home is correctly diagnosed. It’s common for homeowners to incorrectly diagnose the cause of the problem they are having, which results in wasted money and the problem still not being fixed.


A basement leak may actually be caused by improper roof drainage or interior piping. However, many homeowners will call a waterproofing contractor, rather than a roofer/plumber.

A water-damaged ceiling growing visible mold, could be the result of excessively-high humidity levels. Most homeowners would likely call a roofer to correct the surmised “roof leak”, rather than a hot-water heating technician (HVAC) and/or a plumber.

Common Problems for Homeowners

No matter what the age of the home is, homeowners often run into these common problems:

  • Improper surface grading/drainage
  • Improper electrical wiring
  • Roof damage
  • Heating system deficiencies
  • Plumbing issues
  • Problems with the exterior (windows, doors, cracked/leaky stucco)
  • Poor ventilation & air quality

When a problem is discovered, it’s best to find a solution or remedy quickly, before the situation deteriorates beyond just a quick repair.

Most of these problems would be difficult for a homeowner to take on themselves, but Glenn and his team at Duxbury & Associates possess excellent diagnostic skills and will help with a problem-solving consultation to find out the root of the problem and how it can be fixed in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

About Glenn Duxbury

Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd. has received the 2004 Douglas College Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the ‘Consulting’ category for persistence and pursuit of excellent service delivery to clients by providing very thorough and professional Inspection Reports and dedication to those involved in buying / selling / building / renovating and maintaining uncompromised customer focus.