Eugene has been working at Basement Systems Quebec since 2007. He started as a foreman and team leader for our installation jobs. He is now the production director. His main function is to manage and execute work in accordance with the customers’ contracts. He is responsible for our foremen and technicians teams.
From excavation to repairing cracks, Eugene makes sure that all the installations run smoothly and neatly. His previous work experience has proven to be beneficial as he has always done manual work.
Eugene is a hard worker. He is also a very helpful team member. He appreciates his team, enjoys teaching them new things as well as learning from them.
In his free time, he loves travelling, cooking as well as fishing.
Mr. Bruno's crawl space was uncovered and created humidity in the rest of the house. The client did not want this to affect his family's health in the long term.
Systèmes Sous-sol Québec’s team suggested a solution that guaranteed a dry space all year round. A solution including 3 products; TerraBlock insulation, SmartDrain and CleanSpace encapsulation product.
Our TerraBlock insulation provides a puncture-resistant vapor barrier on all surfaces it covers - one that will not be damaged by water or support the growth of mold, rot, and mildew.
As for the SmartDrain, it is a floor drain installed at the lowest point of the crawl space to intercept water infiltration caused by plumbing leaks.
And finally the CleanSpace will prevent the growth of mold. In addition it is odorless and very safe to use.
Mrs. Monique B. from Gatineau called us to tell us about her problems related to mold and moisture in her crawl space. Our crew then proceeded to install a CleanSpace membrane, a SmartSump pump system, and two SmartJack support pillars. They also applied Mold-X Neutralizer to areas affected by mold. Our customer can now enjoy her basement without having to worry about water getting in!
Mr. Alex S and his wife owned a house in Gatineau and they were having severe water infiltration problems in their basement every year during spring time, due to the failure of the usual French drain and their old sump pump system.
After contacting many companies that failed to fix their problem, our customers decided to call our company for a free inspection. Following that call, our team estimated their basement and had the perfect solution to solve their problem.
Our professionals suggested the installation of a WaterGuard interior foundation drain and a TripleSafe sump pump. You can see the difference between the existing pump and the one we installed in the picture above.
Now the homeowners are very happy and relaxed since they did not face anymore leaking problems in their basement again.
There was a smell of mold upstairs as well as a great humidity was felt in the house of Mr. Jean-Pierre in Saint-Chrysostome, Qc
We installed a SmartDrain, 2 SmartJacks, SilverGlow as well as TerraBlock. The client can now enjoy his home, without any unpleasant odors and without having to worry about the stability of the foundation.
A very important element for the installation of SmartJack poles is their engineering base. The geotechnical engineers and the manufacturers of this product, have trained our teams to install the best engineering base for the posts (seen under the post), allowing to dissipate up to 90% the weight that supports the pole.
Our team has picked the best solution to protect our client’s basement in Hemmingford and solved all water infiltration problems in the place by connecting our Waterguard System that is installed at the base of the foundation, with our company’s SuperSump that has more than 100 holes to drain the water under the slab.
This place is now completely waterproofed!
This crawl space in Hemmingford was not insulated and there was a lot of water leakage and humidity in the area, which was leading to rot and decay that, might eventually weaken structural members and make major architectural repairs necessary.
When we went to check this area, our specialist, therefore, recommended a complete solution to waterproof, isolate, and encapsulate the place.
As a start, we have installed a SmartDrain to collect run-off water at this location and evacuate to the sump pump.
Then we encapsulated the crawl space with the CleanSpace membrane which a vapor barrier and contains an antibacterial additive that prevents the proliferation of bacteria and molds.
And finally, we have installed our SaniDry Cx dehumidifier. This innovative system is small enough to fit into most crawl spaces, while its powerful blowing motor and efficient design allow it to effectively dry a basement.
We have encapsulated and waterproofed this crawl space in Clarenceville that was undergoing many problems such as heat loss and wasted energy, water infiltration, mold and more.
By installing our CleanSpace Liner to solve the problems of water vapor, our CleanSpace matting to collect water from the crawl space floor and direct it to the SmartDrain, the place is now totally sealed.
We have encapsulated this crawl space in Coteau Du Lac and transformed it from an earthen place with moist air into a dry, clean and bright space that can be used for useful purposes.
This has added more usable space to this home and increased its value.
Now our client uses it to store his seasonal items since the air has become dry and of better quality because the CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane contains an antibacterial additive that prevents the formation and proliferation of bacteria and molds and blocks water vapor.
So the air that moves from the crawl space to the upper floors is now healthy.
Over 8 years ago, when Mr. Serge and his family moved to this house, the plan was to address the crawl space problem. For several reasons, Mr. Serge decided to postpone the work, telling himself that it was not a priority and that the problem would perhaps resolve itself.
8 years later, water infiltration was still present and a smell of humidity is now found on the floors. So it was time to fix the situation once and for all.
Our team went to do a complete appraisal of the property, lasting nearly 2 hours. It is essential for us to properly identify the needs of the situation and to address the concerns of the client. When there is water infiltration and affected air quality, it is important to resolve the situation quickly. Our specialist advised Mr. Serge on the combination of the CleanSpace product to insulate the crawl space and a very efficient dehumidifier, the SaniDry.
One of the most common complaints of old-house owners is sagging floors.
This is the case of our client in Gatineau who called us to repair his crawl space after many failure attempts to fix this problem.
Furthermore we have installed our companies’ SmartJack Support Pillars which are steel support systems used to stabilized and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space, in addition to our companies’ CleanSpace liner to keep moisture from entering the area through the dirt floor.
Products installed: ThermalDry Wall Insulation system, SumperSump sump pump system, WaterGuard interior drain.
This old sump pump was not working efficiently, so our client looked online and discovered our TripleSafe sump pump. She called us to have it installed in her home. The TripleSafe, has 3 pumps in a single uni and has an alarm system that will alert you when your pump is functioning on a battery. No water will leak into your home no matter the weather.
Mrs. Louise had significant water infiltration in her basement, despite having a sump pump installed. There was water floating on the concrete floor which started to ruin her entire basement. After being suggested by one of our clients about our company, she decided to call us quickly.
The expert pump team went for a detailed assessment and explained that having a pump is not enough. It is always suggested to add an UltraSump battery to it to ensure that even during a power outage or if the pump stops running, the customer is protected. The battery provides several hours of additional protection.
Our team had also changed the existing pump for a current and more efficient model.
Our client can know enjoy her basement without the fear that her previous problem might occur again!
When water seeps into the crawl space and gets stuck, the water evaporates into the air and humidifies the basement.
This is the case of our client’s crawl space in Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, that had a 79% level of humidity in the place, in addition to a wet and dirty area all the time.
Our team recommended a waterproofing solution and that would solve the problem of infiltration of water and moisture.
Mr. Michel from Saint-André-Avellin informed us that he was having problems in his basement since the day he relocated to his new house.
All the cracks he had in the foundation were letting water to infiltrate causing too much moisture and mold in the place.
We have solved those problems by installing an interior drainage system since the exterior drainage system can do extensive damage to your lawn and cost you a lot of money,and a SuperSump sump pump system to intercept all water seepage, push it away from her house, and prevent any escape from water vapor and aggravation of molds.
We sent our team to inspect this basement in Saint-André-Avellin.
There was water in the basement, and the owner told us that the water entering his basement is coming from rain and melting snow.
Our client had also an open sump, but it was not beneficial at all, so we suggested a complete waterproofing system to get rid of the water for good!
When you have a perimeter drainage system installed in your home, your sump pump is your main line of defense against a basement flood.
This basement in Hawkesbury, Qc was suffering from water infiltration although it had already a pump used. To fix this situation, we replaced the pedestal pump by our TripleSafe so that our client could use his basement without worrying about potential risks.
When we first met these clients, they had a very high level of humidity in their basement, mainly due to an open sump pump pit. An open pit with constantly running water is like a humidifier in your house!
The homeowners would never know if and when their pump stopped working, so we installed our SuperSump system that comes with a WaterWatch Alarm. to let them know if their pump stopped working. In addition, the completely sealed system helped a lot in keeping the humidity levels lower in their basement.
Water coming from rain, storms, melting snow and pooling groundwater is a common cause of long-lasting wet basement problems.
Waterproofing your basement is very important and will save you lots of problems in the future!
In this job executed in Chateauguay, we have installed our Interior basement system’ the Waterguard’ that is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor; a SuperSump pump system that is one of the most efficient pumps in the market; and finally a CleanSpace vapor barrier to prevent water vapor and humidity from passing through.
When the specialist visited this house, he noticed that the concrete block foundation wall was failing. One of the signs that often appears is a stair-shaped crack around the blocks or an interior curvature of the wall. The PowerBrace system is zinc plated and is specially adapted for the height of your basement. They are secured in the ground and on your wall thanks to brackets anchored in the joists. This unique system is designed by engineers to be adjusted and tightened over the years in order to reverse the problem of wall failure without having to dig and start large foundation projects. This system strengthens your foundations instantly and brings value back to your home.
This crawl space in Oka was flooded during springtime and there was the presence of mold that developed all over the Crawl Space.
Water and moisture were damaging the foundation and the concrete of the place.
We sent our specialist Eugene to perform a full inspection and recommend the best solution.
We started by decontaminating the entire crawl space to eliminate mold and fungi.
And since encapsulation will allow the crawl space to be protected at all times, our team encapsulated the crawl space with our CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane which is a membrane that insulates the house from the earth.
The CleanSpace membrane is specially designed for crawl spaces: it is thick, sturdy, tear-resistant and contains an antibacterial additive.
And finally, we stabilized the foundations with our SmartJacks galvanized steel support beams. These beams support the joists and will be highly resistant to the hostile environment of the crawl space.
Our clients in Beaconsfield had a water infiltration problem due the sump pump overflowing during a big rain. They thought this could happen again, as they only had one pump in the pit and there was no battery backup system. They only knew about there issue when it was too late and the water was already on their basement floor. Also their sump pit was open, causing a lot of humidity in the basement.
As they thought this could definitely happen again, they called us to install a sump pit with the intention of finishing their basement. They needed a system that would give them the peace of mind, once and for all. As such, our specialist recommended the TripleSafe sump pump system, as this met the clients' needs with features such as 2 main pumps, one battery-operated backup pump, an alarm system and an airtight sump lid to help lower the humidity level in the basement.
Water was seeping into our client’s basement during freeze and thaw cycles.
The land now is sloping towards the wall. And in winter there are puddles caused by the thaw near the foundations.
We went to this place after scheduling a free inspection day and solved our customer’s problem.
As a start, we installed our WaterGuard Indoor Drainage System. The WaterGuard Internal Drain is installed at the joint between the wall and the footing of the foundation and is covered with concrete to blend into the decor.
Then our SuperSump pump system is connected to the WaterGuard. The SuperSump system is a sump pump liner that is unobtrusive and not bulky. You can put your things on it without being afraid that something will fall in it.
Once completed, we have installed the ThermalDry floor system which is an inorganic mat resistant to water and moisture.
We repaired a client's foundation in Sainte-Geneviève. When your concrete block foundation walls begin to crack, it is a sign that they're no longer stable. This is an important sign to consider a repair, but when the wall starts to bend, there is clearly a failure that needs to be addressed.
The PowerBrace system consists of galvanized steel beams that stabilize the walls. It is a system that tightens over time to counter the problem and bring the foundation back to its original position.
You will not find similar beams. That's why they are patented.
If you notice a problem of foundation, our specialists can help you by recommending you a solution adapted to the problem of your house in order to protect you and to restore the value of your home.
Water was seeping into this house in Sainte-Geneviève at the foot of the foundation.
The sump pump was installed in a sump hole that was not sealed. Dirt penetrated and moisture escaped.
Our client could not install an outdoor French drain because there was landscaping and a stone deck on the outside perimeter of the house where the water was seeping.
We have solved the problem and made the basement dry at all times, thanks to our complete waterproofing solution.
In order to remove the water effectively, we installed the TripleSafe system which provides triple protection. Then we installed our WaterGuard indoor drain system to prevent water infiltration from entering the living space of the basement.
Our ThermalDry system was then installed to create a thermal break and spaces to drain water while preventing water vapor from entering the basement.
This client contacted our company to tell us that she had water leaking in her crawl space, centered around a pipe. It became worse in the rainy and melting seasons. So to solve her problem, we installed two SmartJacks, our WaterGuard drain, our SuperSump pump and injtected FlexiSpan. She now has a dry and stable crawlspace.
Our client from Lasalle informed us that she'd been having problems in her basement since the day she moved into the home.
There were cracks in the Foundation that were allowing water to infiltrate the basement space, allowing too much moisture and mold in the basement.
We have solved her problems by installing a WaterGuard interior that will direct the water to the SuperSump pump system.
The SuperSump pump will intercept all water seepage and pushes it away from her house.
Then our CleanSpace was installed on the walls to insulate the ground and block water vapor.
When our client in Sainte-Marthe-Sur-Le-Lac noticed that the floor of his basement was sinking, he contacted us in order to recommend a solution that will strengthen the existing beams and stabilizing the foundations permanently.
Furthermore, we ended up installing 11 SmartJack support beams. SmartJacks are steel support devices that are used specifically in crawl spaces to stabilize and level beams and floor joists. The SmartJack can support a load of over 60,000 pounds. These high strength galvanized steel girders can adapt to the height of your crawl space. This system can support the weight of your home, repair your bending floors and stabilize the foundations of your home.
If your floor is still stone or concrete and you plan to finish it, waterproof it to solve the current problems and avoid those of the future. Before pouring your slab, we can install a CleanSpace dring mat as well as a CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane that eliminates the infiltration of water vapor. This will keep the air dry and your belongings in good condition. The CleanSpace membrane is a 7-layer polyethylene vapor barrier that contains an antibacterial additive that prevents mold from growing on the membrane.
For 7 years, the client had lived with significant water infiltration. She had had this problem ever since she moved into her house. This was really affecting her quality of life, so she wanted to fix it for good.
Our interior drain is an equivalent of an outdoor French drain, but it has a lot more advantages because it's a modern product specifically designed for basement
As for our CleanSpace membrane prevents the formation of mold to keep the subsoil environment healthy and dry.