Martin started at Systems Basement Québec as an installer and then became a service technician. He knows all the ins and outs of our products and solutions. Now that he is a foreman, he is happy to put into practice all the knowledge he has acquired and the skills he has developed to complete jobs at our clients' house on a daily basis.
We are proud to have him on our team and see him perform and grow in our company.
Mr. Woods has an earthen crawl space with several problems:
- Water infiltration
When it rains or during spring, water infiltrates in his crawl space creating a lot of humidity and mold over time. Another source of moisture is the earthen ground. The water in the soil evaporates creating moisture.
All of This has affected the comfort of his home, as his floors were cold and there was a smell of dampness in the house.So he contacted Systèmes Sous-sol in order to isolate his crawl space and resolve his problems definitively.
First, the mold on the wooden walls was removed with our Mold-X product. Then, our experts installed our SilverGlo insulation panels on the walls of the crawl space. 2 '' thick panels with radiant barrier to isolate the cold and reflect heat inside the crawl space. They then laid our TerraBlock insulation sheets on the earthen floor. They made it possible to insulate the crawl space and protect it against humidity. Finally, our experts installed our CleanSpace coating on top of the TerraBlock. Moisture is therefore blocked, it protects the TerraBlock insulation sheets and crawl space into a clear and clean appearance.
Our client Mr. Pires had recently bought a house in Saint-Philippe. It had a very noisy and unreliable sump pump system and was worried that his system will not be able to expel the water during heavy rain or on spring. So he contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec after seeing many sump pump system solutions.
Replace our client’s sump pump with our SuperSump sump pump system. This system features a powerful ⅓ HP Zoeller cast iron sump pump capable of pumping 8,300 liters of water per hour out of the basement to a height of 8 feet. It is also possible to insert a battery-operated pump. This way, in case of a power failure, the sump pump system will still work.
With this solution, Mr. Pires can have the peace of mind since he now has an efficient and reliable sump pump system.
Mr. Dauphin has a cold room in his basement with concrete walls and floors. When there are heavy rains, water seeps into it. He's already had up to 1 inch of water in that room. Knowing that this could happen again, he contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to fix the situation.
The solution for our client is to waterproof the cold room. For this, our experts installed our WaterGuard internal drain system on the footing of the foundation and connected it to our TripleSafe sump pump system. In this way, the water from the walls flows into the WaterGuard and then is directed into the sump pump system to be ejected outside. Then, in order to remove the humidity, they put a drainage membrane on the walls and our CleanSpace membrane on top. The CleanSpace provides a barrier against water vapor and makes the room brighter.
With this solution, Mr. Dauphin has a dry cold room at all times!
Mr. Moran over time noticed that there was a high level of humidity in his house, his wooden floors began to warp and an unpleasant smell of mold was circulating in the house. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec in order to have a permanent and reliable solution!
Well this is the crawl space!
- Water infiltration
- Lack of insulation
This made the crawl space very humid. The humidity affected the wooden floor causing it to curl slightly, causing this foul odor and affecting our client's comfort in their home.
- Insulate the walls of the crawl space with our SilverGlo insulating panels.
- Lay our drainage mat on the ground in order to drain the water from the surface to the SmartSump sump pump system that was in place.
- Install our CleanSpace coating designed to block humidity and thus insulate the floor of the house. It also gives a clean and bright appearance to the crawl space.
- Add our Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier. It filters the air and eliminates moisture.
With this encapsulation solution, Mr. Moran will no longer have a problem with humidity and foul odor. It now has a dry crawl space!
Ms. Travis wanted to replace her malfunctioning sump pump system with one that included an alarm and most importantly a back-up in case of a power failure.
To solve Ms. Travis' problem, we removed her old sump pump system to install our TripleSafe system. It provides 3 levels of protection as it contains 3 pumps. 1 Zoeller 1/3 HP cast iron main pump, a Zoeller 1/2 HP secondary pump and then a battery pump that trips in the event of a power failure. Our TripleSafe includes an alarm, airtight lid and more!
Once you suffer from wall leakage in your basement, do not hesistate to contact us like our La Prairie client.
Our FlexisPan product will prevent leakage through cracks in the basement and the foundation walls.
It is also warrantied, won't leak or reopen like mortar-based repairs and will permanently stop water leakage through basement wall cracks.
In addition it is also compatible with our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system.
Below you can find our before and after pics in this basement in La Prairie.
Mr. Yang had a sump pump system that was not working very well and was unreliable because it often stoped. On top of that, his pump system stops working during power outages and he does not have a "back up" pump. This worried him, because 2 years ago, he experienced a flood in his basement. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec for a free estimate to install a reliable and efficient sump pump system in order to prevent another flood.
Replacing our customer's sump pump system that no longer worked well for our TripleSafe system. This is our most efficient solution, because this system includes 3 pumps; a Zoeller 1/3 HP cast iron main pump, a second Zoeller 1/2 HP pump which engages if the quantity of water to be evacuated becomes important and then a third UltraSump battery backup pump which activates during power outages. In addition to this, a WaterWatch alarm sounds to alert you when the water level exceeds the limit where the pump should have been running. An external discharge line to evacuate water away from the house has been installed. It includes our IceGuard emergency water drainage system which allows water to be drained in the event of freezing or blocked discharge line. This prevents water from backing up into the basement.
With the TripleSafe system, Mr. Yang will have the peace of mind, because in case of a power failure or not, he has a reliable and efficient system.
Mr. Demuy has an uninsulated basement with concrete walls and floors. He wanted to use this space to store his personal belongings, but he was worried about the humidity and wanted to insulate his walls from his basement. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec in order to have a reliable and efficient solution.
The solution for our client was to install our Foamax insulation panels on the basement walls. They are made of high performance polyisocyanurate foam coated with a white finish on one side and a vapor barrier on the back. They provide comfort, superior insulation and make your walls look cleaner and brighter.
Mr. Ephraim has lived in his house for 10 years. It had been almost 4 years since he had cracks fixed in the foundation of his house, but the situation never improved but on the contrary, the cracks widened and other cracks appeared.
Mr. Ephraim wanted to find the peace of mind and avoid any future problems, so he contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to solidify the foundation walls of his house.
To solve our client's problem, our experts laid PushPiers under the foundation footing of the house. These pillars reach deep into solid rocky soil to support the weight of the house. This will permanently solidify the foundation of the house. A possible straightening of the foundation can be carried out.
With this solution, Mr. Ephraim can regain the peace of mind as the foundation of his house is stabilized once and for all.
Due to soil pressure on the foundation walls, one of Mr. Bradette's foundation walls tilted inward about 1-2 ”. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec in order to straighten his wall and thus prevent his wall from collapsing.
To solve this problem, our experts installed our PowerBrace beams. They strengthen the problematic wall and allow it to be straightened over time so that the wall can return to its original position.
With this solution, Mr. Bradette can have peace of mind.
Mr. Provencher had an old sump pump system that did not work very well. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec because we offer several efficient and reliable sump pump systems.
The solution was to install our most efficient and reliable sump pump system: TripleSafe. It offers 3 levels of protection for your basement. It has 3 pumps; a ⅓ HP cast iron Zoeller main pump, a powerful ½ HP cast iron secondary Zoeller pump and a battery back-up pump in the event of a power failure.
With this system, Mr. Provencher now has peace of mind.
The foundation walls blocks of Mr. Moreau's house had moved and he feared from house sagging. Knowing the problem, he took the necessary measures to protect his investment and therefore stabilize his foundation walls.
The block foundation walls had staircase-like cracks in a few places and then the bottom of one of the walls started to slope slightly inward into the basement. It was actually signs of sagging foundations. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to have a reliable and above all permanent solution!
The installation of our PowerBrace steel beams. They stabilize foundation walls and can be tightened over time to straighten sloping walls. No need to excavate with this solution and the beams are coated with zinc so it will not rust.
With this solution, Mr. Moreau will be able to have the peace of mind as his foundation walls got stabilized once and for all.
Our client from Saint-Urban-Premier called us regarding his damp crawl space.
This crawl space was so damp; the main beam was so wet and rotting so badly and became so loose due to moisture presence. It also had large mold growing all over it.
We knew right away that his place needs to be stabilized, so we suggested installing our SmartJack system which is a high-capacity, fully-adjustable steel pier, designed to stop settling and can raise your sagging floor back to the proper level.
In addition we suggested the installation of our CleanSpace vapor barrier that prevent moisture elevation and mold growth.
After the installation, this crawl space couldn’t be healthier and our client was very satisfied with the results.
Mr Achachi had moisture problems in his basement. He could see in some places of his basement walls traces of water and this meant that there was water seeping through the foundation walls in his basement.
One of the causes was the presence of cracks in the foundation walls that allowed water and moisture to seep into the basement.
We first sealed these cracks with our FlexiSpan solution. Next, we installed a SuperSump sump pump system which includes a 1 / 2HP cast iron Zoeller pump. This way the soil water is drained outside away from the house and it can reduce the humidity in the basement. And then a WaterGuard foundation interior drain was laid on the foundation footing. This collects the water coming from the walls and which may be on the surface of the ground to direct it towards the SuperSump to evacuate it.
Ms. Pépin discovered an important humidity problem in her crawlspace at her Saint-Julienne house, when she got it inspected after putting it up for sale. Her sump pump system turned out to be unreliable and caused a lot of water infiltration as well.
She contacted Systèmes Sous-sol to find a solution to her sump pump problem.
To solve Ms. Pépin's humidity and water problems, our team of basement experts installed a new SmartSump sump pump system featuring a ⅓ HP Zoeller cast iron main pump capable of pumping 9,465 liters of water per hour at a height of 5 feet.
In order to waterproof her crawlspace better, our team installed as well an EZ flow crawlspace drain after digging a trench all along her foundation walls. This drain similar to a French Drain installed on the inside of a crawlspace, captures the water that could accumulate or infiltrate away from the sump pump and then directs that water to the SmartSump sump pump when the water cannot flow by itself to the pump.
Finally, our team installed our CleanSpace membrane which insulates the house from the earth and blocks out moisture. Cleanspace also gives a clear and clean appearance to the crawl space.
After a building inspector did a full house inspection on Ms. Pépin Sainte-Julienne property, he discovered an important humidity problem in her crawlspace. Since she wanted to sell her house, this could have prevented the sale from happening. Her sump pump was not reliable and the 6 mil membrane installed in her crawlspace was in a very bad shape.
She contacted Systèmes Sous-sol to find a solution to her humidity problem.
To solve our client's humidity and water infiltration problems, our team of basement experts installed a new SmartSump sump pump system, an EZ flow crawlspace drain along the foundation walls and covered the whole crawlspace with our CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation membrane.
This helped prevent water infiltration and cut off the crawlspace and house completely from the earth's humidity.
Ms. Pépin now enjoys a dry crawlspace and can sell her house without any issues.
This wet crawl space in Saint-David needed to be stabilized.
The structure of the house got affected after getting exposed to water, and the wooden beams in the crawl space started to deteriorate.
After contacting our company, our team inspected the place and once we got the approval we installed our SmartJacks that are specially designed for crawl spaces. They support and stabilize your foundations and are adjustable to adapt to the movement of the ground.
We have picked the best solution to protect our client’s basement in Chénéville, Qc and solved all water infiltration problems in the place by connecting our interior drainage system ‘the Waterguard’ 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.
And finished our work by installing our SilverGlo wall panels, that insulate the basement and improve the comfort and energy efficiency of any home.
This place is now completely waterproofed!
Mr. Serge who lives in Saint-Basile-le-Grand was having some water infiltration in his basement and called us directly to solve this issue!
Once our team completed their assessment, they found that there was a real need to add a WaterGuard drainage system to the majority of the perimeter, including in front of the exterior basement door. This place was one of the sources of water entry according to the client. The team also went with a TrenchDrain and a Drainage Matting. The TrenchDrain is able to collect surface water in front of doors and down stairs among others. Drainage Matting helps direct water to the WaterGuard.
Mr. Serge and his family can now be reassured that they are protected if another water infiltration occurs.