John has been working at Basement Systems Quebec for many years. Having managed buildings and facilities for several years, John understands the needs of our clients fully and knows exactly what they feel when they face basement problems.
His work has given him a great understanding of how maintenance or building repair solutions should be implemented, and has endowed him with the skills of dealing with people and building great rapport with them.
Basement Systems Quebec saw what an asset John would be to the company with his background in building management and immediately brought him on board. By sharing hisexperience with homeowners and explaining the effects of water damage, he can really relate to the homeowner and prevent the problem before it occurs or worsens. He is a trusted and valued member of the Basement Systems Quebec team and upholds the standards of the company.
John has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title “Certified Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional” through the Basement Systems and Foundation SupportWorks International Networks.
During his free time he loves travelling, playing hockey or tennis, and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.
There are many cities like Saint-Zotique along lakes or streams. Although it is very pleasant during hot summers, it also means that the soils bordering these streams are often full of water. Thus, homes that rest on these floors may be infiltrated with water. This was the case of one of our clients in Saint-Zotique. The water that seeped into his crawl space harmed all this space and the air of the house. To solve this problem, we carried out a project of encapsulation and waterproofing to make this environment waterproof and impermeable. We are pleased to have been able to install our patented CleanSpace (vapor barrier), SmartSump (sump pump system), LawnScape (discharge line) and IceGuard (pipe freeze protection) products. solve this water problem once and for all.
This pedestal pump in Coteau-Du-Lac was getting clogged most of the times, which was preventing the pump from extracting water from the sump pit or sump liner.
Our customer then opted for our SuperSump pump system that has a CleanPump stand; this patented stand elevates the sump pump intake port to help prevent clogging, which is a common cause of pump burnout.
The foundation walls in this house in Verdun region was damaged because of a constant infiltration of water in the crawl space. We tore off those walls and installed steel columns (Smart-Jack) after building cement bases underneath to make the foundation stronger.
In addition, since it was impossible to install a French drain in the area, we have installed our internal drain ‘the SmartPump, sump pump drain system to solve the problem of water infiltration once and for all.
One of our clients in Montreal called to have her crawl space encapsulated.
The insulation helped solve many issues the client had and had improved the home comfort, healthfulness, energy efficiency and value of the house by insulating the upper floors from the cold, making the Crawl Space clean and letting her use the crawlspace as an additional storage room.
This picture shows the end result of our work, where you can see the big difference between an encapsulated and insulated Crawl Space, and many earth crawl spaces you can find in Quebec.
When a customer called us saying: I have water seeping into my basement near the stairs; we often know what it implies.
We have a product specifically designed for these situations that complements our indoor drain system.
The TrenchDrain is designed to prevent water from entering a home through doors and stairs. It is connected to the WaterGuard subfloor drain to automatically drain water through the SuperSump sump pump system.
Wall cracks and changes in the operation of doors and windows, may point that your foundation is sinking and settling.
Our client was constantly trying to repair and remedy these symptoms without knowing that there was a permanent solution for all those problems, until he found our company and called us for a free inspection!
Following his call, our team of professionals has installed 10 SmartJack support pillars in order to stabilize this house in Saint-Hubert.
The SmartJack support pillars are steel support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. In addition they are super strong and are the only solution that addresses soil’s problems.