Cedrick has a lot of experience in the field of construction. His skills and knowledge of our products make him an excellent foreman. He quickly went from installer to assistant-foreman to foreman.
He is thus an asset to the company because his work is of great quality.
Mr. Sirois noticed a high humidity in the house, cold air on the main floor coming from the floor and some places of the hardwood floor on the main floor was no longer at level. The cause was the humidity in the crawl space. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to add a good vapor barrier membrane, clean the crawl space to improve air quality and reduce the humidity.
Adding a SmartSump sump pump system, a drainage membrane and CleanSpace vapor barrier. Most of the moisture in the crawl space comes from the earthen floor that contains water and it can come also from the walls. The SmartSump will therefore be able to remove water from the ground outside and away from the foundation. The drainage membrane, on the other hand, is placed on the ground and makes it possible to drain the water that is on the surface towards the sump pump system. The CleanSpace coating which acts as a vapor barrier is placed over the drainage membrane and blocks moisture from the ground.
The SuperSump is one of the best sump pump systems you can have at home. This system contains the most reliable pump, the WaterWatch alarm system and a patented waterproofed cover. The SupeSump is clean and nothing can infiltrate it. You can store goods on top without breaking it, saving you space. The Zoeller pump inside can drain 2650 gallons of water per hour. The alarm system sounds when the water level rises higher than normal so that you have time to react to this risk before damage occurs. The ultra-resistant polyethylene coating contains 96 holes that allow water that travels through the soil to be intercepted. Finally, the waterproof cover allows the water to be captured without the vapors emerge and humidify the space.
Attic insulation is an important step in solving problems of home comfort, health and wasted energy (and money). This client contacted us because the temperatures in the different rooms fluctuated a lot. In addition, the old insulation became dirty and unhealthy and accumulated dust, dirt and other unwanted material.
To solve this problem, our team began by removing all the old insulation. Then we sealed all the places such as gaps, wiring holes, hunts and the top of the walls to block any air leaks. It was also necessary to encapsulate the ducts with our Tight 'n True high R-value spray foam system. Finally, we insulate the entire space with TruSoft insufflated cellulose. All these products allow the attic to be completely insulated by blocking all air leaks and controlling the energy released in your home.
Problem: The client who lives in Lachine had a crack visible from the outside and he suspected that it was inside as well.
Solution: We injected the crack and added the Flexispan to give a nice finish. Also, we installed CarbonArmor to stabilize the foundation.
Mr. Turcotte had a wet crawl space that was poorly insulated and some of the wooden beams were starting to rot.
Insulate the crawl space walls with our SilverGlo panels.
The earthen floor was insulated with our drainage membrane and then our CleanSpace coating. Next, to reduce humidity, we installed a SuperSump sump pump system. It contains a 1 / 3HP cast iron Zoeller pump and we have added a battery pump that works in the event of a power failure and that keeps the sump running. Finally, our Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to control the humidity level and filter the air.
Mr. F. owned a beautiful house in Montpellier, but wanted to use it basement area as a storage room, but failed to do so due to water infiltration in the place.
Furthermore this client contacted us to talk about his problem of infiltrations of water in the basement and our company sent our expert Alexandre for a free inspection and after checking up the place he recommended the installation of the TripleSafe pump sump which is best sump pump system in the market because it contains 3 pumps in its hermetic coating.
One that runs under normal conditions, a second one when the water flow is too fast or the volume too big and the third one work with an emergency battery when you have a power failure during a rain storm.
This basement in Montpellier was having problems such as high humidity, moisture, and growth of mold. In order to fix this problem, our team led by Alexander went for a free inspection and noticed that the existing sump pump was not effective.
Actually, a sump pump system that does not have an airtight lid will allow bacteria and mold spores to spread into the area. In addition, the pump was not working properly during floods and heavy rain period.
Furthermore our, team recommended changing this sump pump into one of the best sump pumps in the market which is the TripleSafe sump pump.
The TripleSafe is has 3 pumps in its hermetic coating. One that works under normal conditions, a second when the flow of water is too fast or the volume too big, and the third operates with an emergency battery when you experience a power failure during a rainstorm!
It’s always necessary to encapsulate your crawl space. And when our client from Montpellier called us, she told us that she was experiencing high humidity levels, especially during winter times when the floors became colder than normal.
After our free inspection of the place, we knew that the problem was simply the presence of water vapor and high humidity caused by a lack of insulation and floor covering in the crawl space. And so we have recommended a full encapsulation system that will not change the crawl space only but the entire health of the house.
At the start, our production team installed SilverGlo insulation panels on the walls. These panels will reflect the heat into the crawl space. And so the house walls and floors will be less warm.
And then we have covered the soil with a vapor barrier called CleanSpace. This membrane is a 20mil plastic coating composed of several layers of plastic with different characteristics of flexibility and strength. It also has an antibacterial additive that blocks the growth of mold and fungi on the coating.
Our client was the new owner of this home. She quickly noticed a moisture problem, not knowing the source she called our team for a quote.
The team realized that this moisture was coming from the crawl space. They also found water infiltration on the upper floors. A complete solution with the CleanSpace, the SmartPump, an IceGuard and a LawnScape will guarantee a dry and usable crawl space.
Our Supersump pump system is being considered as one of the best pumps in the market; it has an airtight lid on it to prevent water from evaporating out of the sump hole into your basement, to stop stuff from falling in, that can clog the pump or switch, and to quiet the system.
Water will permanently damage most porous materials by shrinking or warping them, and mildew will damage them even further.
This is why you always need to waterproof your basement before finishing it.
This house in Vimont had been waterproofed by our team last year.
Thanks to our products, this basement was always dry and healthy!
The foundation of Mr. Diaz's house was slowly sagging. He knew that if he does nothing, his foundation will continue to sag. So he wanted to have it fixed before the problem gets worse. He decided to contact Système Sous-sol Québec to obtain a permanent solution.
The problem was that the ground under the foundation is weak and unstable. This caused movement of the wooden beams which support the weight of the house causing overload of weight and slits in the beams in several places. Because of this, the foundation was quietly sagging.
The solution for our client is to install SmartJack supports to support the joist reinforcement device in place. A hole is dug in the earth for each SmartJack installed and is filled with compacted fill to create a stable base. About ten brackets were installed in order to support the weight evenly and straighten the floor to the floor above in its initial position.
With this solution, Mr. Diaz will have nothing more to fear for his foundation.
Ms. Léger's house is cracked in several places:
- Cracks at the corners of the interior door frames
- Cracks in the foundation
- 1 '' wide horizontal crack on exterior brick wall
- Nearly 2 '' wide vertical crack on the corner of an exterior foundation wall.
- Floor of the second floor is no longer level
The cause of these problems is the sagging foundation of the house. When the foundation sags, cracks on the foundation and walls are created, it can also have a detachment of part of the foundation from the rest of the house.
Install PushPiers hydraulic pillars under the footing of the house. They can straighten the house slightly, and the weight of the house is supported solidly. Then, some cracks in the foundation were sealed using our FlexiSpan solution. It is a high viscosity polyurethane polymer. The sealant penetrates deeply into the crack to form a flexible and durable seal. CarbonArmor strips were laid on the corner of an exterior foundation wall to reinforce it as it began to pull away from the house. Finally, in order to straighten the main floor and support it, our SmartJack beams were laid.
With these solutions, Mrs. Léger has nothing more to fear as the foundation of her house is supported solidly and the cracks are sealed.
* Note that the "after" photo was taken before the crack was sealed.
An Attic Systems specialist will be able to determine which parts of your attic need to be treated to solve the problems that are affecting the air and the environment of your home.
Moisture in the basement. The concrete block foundation walls were not insulated and Ms. Ducharme therefore wished to have them insulated.
The efflorescence (white color) on the concrete shows that there has been infiltration of water and humidity through the walls.
Insulate concrete walls with our Foamax insulation panels. Made of high performance polyisocyanurate foam and coated with a white finish on one side and a vapor barrier on the back, Foamax makes the basement warmer and brighter.
When this client mentioned to us that he has a cold room that has water infiltration, we immediately took an appointment with him to inspect this room in the basement because we have the best waterproofing and insulation solutions . To solve the problem, we first sealed the cracks with FlexiSpan, a rubber sealant that waterproofs the crack and adapts to the movements of the ground so that it does not open again. It is the ultimate and permanent solution. Then to evacuate the water, we redirect infiltration to the WaterGuard internal drain. Subsequently, the water is drained away from the home by our SuperSump sump pump system.
This Bois-des-Filion customer contacted us so that we could solve his mold problem in his crawl space. This is caused by the high humidity in it. In addition, there was a lot of wood which was rotten and it was necessary to act quickly so that the problem does not get worst.
The solution :
One of our certified specialists visited his crawl space and suggested that we need to first remove the mold that was present with our Mold X product. Subsequently, our foreman installed a drainage membrane to facilitate the flow of water.
Following this, we encapsulated this crawl space with our CleanSpace membrane, this membrane mainly serves to prevent water vapor from coming out of the ground and going up to the upper floors. When everything was finished and to maximize the efficiency of the CleanSpace system, our specialist installed our product Sedona SandiDry, which is a high performance dehumidifier. Its goal is to dry out your crawl space as much as possible and reduce the humidity level as much as possible.
Since our intervention, this client from Bois-des-Filion now benefits from a dry crawl space without mold.
This Bois-des-Filion customer contacted us in order to solve the mold problem in his crawl space which is caused by high humidity. In addition, there was a lot of wood which was rotten so, it was necessary to act quickly so that the problem did not worsen.
The solution :
One of our certified specialists visited his crawl space and suggested that he needed to first remove the mold that was present with our Mold X product. Then, our foreman installed a drainage membrane to facilitate the flow of water.
Following this, our specialist encapsulated his crawl space with our CleanSpace membrane, this membrane mainly serves to prevent water vapor from coming out of the ground and going up to the upper floors. When everything was done, and to maximize the efficiency of the CleanSpace system, our specialist installed our product Sedona SandiDry, which is a high performance dehumidifier. Its goal is to dry out your crawl space as much as possible and reduce the humidity level as much as possible.
Since our intervention, this client from Bois-des-Filion now benefits from a dry crawl space without mold.
It's never a good thing to have a crack that serves as a gateway to the water in your basement. This is why you must seal this crack permanently and waterproof the basement. We installed the following products: CleanSpace Membrane, CleanSpace Drain Mat, CleanSpace Wall, WaterGuard Internal Drain, SuperSump Sump Pump, IceGuard Discharge Hose, and LawnScape Discharge Hose.
The 3 most common sump pump problems are: the pump breaks down and stops working, the pump cannot keep up with the fast flow and cannot pump too much water or the house suffered a power failure and the pump stops working.
If you have the same problem as it was for our Ogden customer, we have the TripleSafe system that contains 3 different pumps to address each of these 3 risks.
The first one operates under normal conditions, the second one starts when the first one cannot follow the flow and volume, and the last one is a booster pump which starts on a battery during a power failure! Problem fixed!
The management of Saint-Jerome day care center knew that the health and the quality of the air in their place need to be perfect. Since the place is mainly filled with babies and kids, it will be very bad if mold and bacteria spread in that place.
We have sent our specialist Jorge to check the entire place and examine the crawl space and after locating the problem he recommended many solutions for all the problems.
As a start, the debris has been removed by the Mold-X2. Mold-X2 is a very strong mold decontamination product that we apply to all wood and masonry.
Then we installed the SmartSump sump pump system which is our smallest system specifically designed to be installed in crawl spaces.
Next step was installing the CleanSpace membrane, which is a vapor barrier that blocks water infiltrations and vapors to redirect them to the interior drainage system.
And finally and in order to dehumidify the place, the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was inserted. This product is the most efficient direct flow system and is also very energy efficient (EnergyStar).
This crawl space in Montreal East was very wet and clearly had moisture and mold odors on the surface due to water infiltrations. We went to inspect this place and noticed the high level of humidity in it. Consequently, we installed a complete crawl space encapsulation and insulation system to insulate the house from the soil.
SilverGlo insulation panels are panels that preserve the warmth of foundation walls and reflect it inward.
The CleanSpace membrane blocks moisture and contains an antibacterial that prevents mold growth.
The SmartDrain collects water from the ground.
Finally, we installed the SaniDry Sedona, which is a very powerful dehumidifier that dries the crawl space air and that redirects it in the crawl space to dry materials. It collects water from the air and lowers the moisture content to an acceptable and recommended level (50-55%).
This basement in Pointes-Aux-Trembles got flooded last year, and Mrs. Sylvie was really worried about her safety and the state of her house. So she called our company asking us for waterproofing solutions to end this problem.
After offering her some quick safety advice, our team scheduled the nearest day for inspecting the place!
After the inspection, we recommended the installation of the WaterGuard interior drain system. So when the water that seeps in at the joint is captured by the holes under the drain and by the gaps that allow the water in the walls to go down the drain.
In addition, we recommended the installation of a sump pump system such as the TripleSafe sump pump system to keep her basement dry with triple the protection.
Finally, by installing a CleanSpace membrane, water vapor will stop from flowing up to the soil, and into the entire house. Hence moisture will be reduced and the place will be dry again.
Since most basements are built into the ground, they have the possibility that water can intrude; turning what was once a dry basement into a wet basement. This is because the water in the earth can put constant weight on basement walls. Plus, water follows the path of least resistance inside a home and over time can find its way into a basement.
This basement in Sainte-Anne-Des-Plaines was very wet indeed, and our team has completely waterproofed it, by installing the best products available out there!
Our interior drainage system, the WaterGuard, is designed not to get clogged, and will drain all the water from the walls and floors, and will not damage your house’s foundation.
Our SuperSump pump is a top-rated 1/3 HP Zoeller cast iron pumps that offers reliability and high-volume pumping.
We insulated and encapsulated the crawl space in Saint-Lin-Laurentides which was having many problems such as heat loss and wasted energy, water and water vapor infiltrations, moisture, mold, bloom, and more. Then, we eliminated the risks and worries of this resident of Saint-Lin-Laurentides by installing our products SilverGlo and CleanSpace specially designed for crawl spaces.
Mr. Bernier had humidity problems in his cottage. Its crawl space is earth and only a few foundation walls were insulated. There were also windows which were not insulated. The high humidity in his crawl space came from the earthen floor and outside. And because of that, the rest of the house was affected and so was the comfort.
In order to solve its problem, our experts installed a SmartSump sump pump system connected to an external discharge line in order to expel the water coming from the ground away from the foundation. They insulated the walls that had no insulation with SilverGlo. Then they laid a drainage mat on the earthen floor. The purpose of this is to drain the surface water towards the sump pump. Over the drainage mat, flexible TerraBlock insulation sheets have been placed. They insulate and protect the crawl space as well as the house from humidity. And then our 20mm thick Polyethylene CleanSpace a liner was placed on the TerraBlock. It locks in moisture, is antimicrobial, and provides a clear, bright appearance in crawl spaces. Finally, our Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to filter the air and control the humidity level.
With this complete solution, Mr. Bernier will no longer have a humidity problem in his crawl space and will find comfort in his home.
Water was infiltrating in the joint between the floor and the wall in this basement in Bon-Conseil.
The floor under the floor slab was getting wet, which was evaporating and moistening the concrete, leaving traces. When traces of water are visible, it is because the water has found a way to penetrate your basement.
We solved the problem by installing an interior waterproofing solution consisting of an inside drain that we install on the perimeter of the foundation on the footing, as well as a sump pump system that evacuates the collected water far from your home.
Below you can find the before and after pictures of this job.
Mr. Boivin discovered this year that he had a problem with his house foundation. One of its walls was curved in the center about 3 ”towards the interior of the basement. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec for a reliable and permanent solution.
The solution for our client was the installation of 5 ArmorLock Carbon straps linked and attached to the joists using our ArmorLock system. CarbonArmor is made of carbon fibers and epoxy and it helps solidify and stabilize cracked or arched foundation walls. When ground pressure forces foundation walls to bend or tilt inward, this is where the ArmorLock system comes in to help. It serves as additional reinforcement as the straps are attached to the ArmorLock system which is attached to the joist. Holding the foundation wall to the ledge joist will prevent soil pressure from pushing the wall inward.
With this system, Mr. Rousseau can have the peace of mind as his foundation wall will not budge.
When your crawl space is suffering from rot, mold, and moisture damage, the key to preventing new damage is to encapsulate the place and dry it.
Our company can waterproof, dry, and insulate your crawl space, converting it into a healthier, longer-lasting space that can be used for storage.
This crawl space in Ange-Guardien has been encapsulated completely by our team.
You can check below the before and after pictures and have more ideas about our products.