Peter has always liked challenges and solving problems.
He saw an opportunity with Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to do just that by helping people solve their wet basement problems and making their homes a better and healthier place.
Peter just loves seeing clients satisfied when the job gets done and how happy they are. He has a very technical background and solving problems is Peter’s forte. He wants to share his experience with others.
Systèmes Sous-sol Québec saw what an asset Peter would be to the company with his experience and ingenuity and immediately brought him on board. He is a trusted and valued member of the Systèmes Sous-sol Québec team and upholds the standards of the company. Peter has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title “Certified Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional” through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing and Foundation Supportworks networks.
Peter really likes to invent and create things that will help people improve their everyday lives; it is personally very satisfying for him to be able to do this and to make a lot of friends along the way.
This basement in Salaberry-De-Valleyfield has been waterproofed thanks to our WaterGuard interior drain system and our SuperSump sump pump. Once connected, these two products form a highly efficient drainage system that intercepts water from the floor of this basement at the foundation and redirects it away from the foundation of the house. SilverGlow insulation has been added to insulate this space. SilverGlo is an expanded polystyrene insulation infused with graphite. The silver barrier also allows the reflection of heat towards the basement.
This insulation and waterproofing system allow the basement space to block any water infiltration as well as preserve heat, which leads to a reduction in energy consumption costs. This basement is not comfortable and can be finished and used efficiently.
Water is very damaging, not only to the basement but to the entire house!
Mr. Sylvain from Les Cedres contacted us asking about our waterproofing methods and prices.
The WaterGuard intercepts water from the walls and the floor and we connect it to the SuperSump pump so that it can remove the incoming water.
We are always proud to solve problems of the infiltration of water in an efficient way.
Do not let cracks in your foundation bring water into your basement and damage that living space. This customer decided to solve this problem and contacted us so that we could install a complete system. Between the hard work of our Basement Systems of Quebec team and the amazing products we use, this basement is now waterproofed.
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.
Many homeowners in Saint-Constant suffer from Foundation cracks in their houses. Patching repairs are not always the best solution.
We opted to install SmartJack poles in order to stabilize the floors, and a vapor barrier to drain the water to the inner drain and have a permanent solution.
ThermalDry waterproofing membrane does not only stop humidity from dissipating into the basement but also could lead any water infiltration down to the WaterGuard. ThermalDry also reflects the heat back into the basement.
We repaired the basement slab that was sagging at this house in Pierrefonds. Symptoms can be clearly seen in the cracks separating between the top of the interior walls of the basement and floor upstairs. By installing our slab piers, we did not just stabilize the slab, but also we were able to close the existing cracks as you see in these 2 pictures.
If you are concerned like this customer from Candiac because you see signs of efflorescence, moisture, and water seepage and you see a crack in your concrete wall, do not wait too long before you act. The more you neglect the problem, the more it gets worse. Indeed, a crack brought water and water vapor into the subsoil causing the appearance of efflorescence. In addition, sealing a crack with rigid products such as epoxy is not a long-term solution, because as the wall cracks move, the sealant will break and fall or the crack will reappear at another location, and the problem of water and humidity will come up again. To fix the problem, we inject our patented FlexiSpan sealant which is a urethane-based liquid that, and once dry, will be flexible to block the vapors and water infiltrations and resist the movement of the wall crack
This basement located in Candiac, used by our client for pottery work, was suffering from water infiltrations. To fix this situation, we installed our TripleSafe sump pump system so that our client could use her basement without worrying about any potential risk.
If your pump needs to run constantly to keep up with particularly heavy rainfall for back-to-back days, it could stop working. This typically does not happen with the new pumps available in our company.
This is why our client in Roxboro, has replaced his old pedestal pump by our new Supersump pump system.
The SuperSump is much stronger than the pedestal pump, and It is very efficient in those heavy rain days. Its top-rated 1/3 HP Zoeller cast iron pump offers reliability and high-volume pumping.
A client from Verdun had moisture problems in his Crawl Space. He noticed that some of the joists of his house were sagging slightly, making the floors of his house no longer level.
Our technicians led by foreman Eugene Alexeenco then proceeded to install a CleanSpace membrane, a SmartSump pump system, and two SmartJack support pillars. They also applied the Mold-X Neutralizer to areas affected by mold.
Mr. Karim is now reassured that the humidity which caused issues in her Crawlspace is a thing of the past!
Mr. Kherraf from Verdun QC called us complaining about structural issues related to the girders crawl space. Although he did not know much about Crawl Spaces, Mr.Kherraf went to Basement Systems Quebec website to learn more about the solutions available to him.
Our team of professionals decided to install 6 SmartJack support pillars and metal girders to support the upper floor.
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 very robust (support loads of more than 60,000 lbs. each), and our SmartJack solution is the only one that addresses problem soils due to the special base of engineered fill we create.
The family that lives in this beautiful mansion in Westmount continually suffered from problems caused by the crawl space under the house. Moisture, cold floors, musty smells and floors that squeak finally pushed the owners to call us in order to encapsulate this space under their house.
Our specialist Peter Romaniuk recommended to install the CleanSpace encapsulation membrane to cut moisture and reduce mold, as well as the wall panels Silverglo to insulate the exposed parts of the foundation wall. The difference is evident in the pictures you see here...
A resident of Saint-Lambert contacted Basement Systems Quebec in order to have his basement inspected by a specialist. Due to hydrostatic pressure, the water that accumulated around the foundation easily seeped through it and ended up on the basement floor. Our technicians recommended the installation of the WaterGuard interior foundation drain system and the SuperSump sump pump system. Once the installation was complete, our client’s basement was completely waterproofed.
The WaterGuard Drain is specifically designed to be placed above the base on a bed of rocks, slowing down the flow of water and preventing the drain from clogging. In addition, it is important that it contains a 3/8 inch built-in space between the floor and the wall to drain infiltrations from the wall. Spacers visible along the wall allow water to be collected in the drain while blocking dirt and debris. Once covered with concrete, the drain merges into the decor without damaging the structure of the foundation. In order to perform system checks, we also install an inspection port that allows access to the drain and ensures its smooth operation over the years. The WaterGuard drain is the new technology in drainage and its effectiveness is proven!
One of our customers in Greenfield Park area needed to change her old sump pump. She contacted us to talk to one of our specialists. We advised her to install the TripleSafe 3 pumps in 1 system. The first pump operates under normal conditions, the second starts when there is a lot of water or in case that the first pump fails, and the third runs on battery power during power breakdown. Three pumps, three times more peace of mind!
Whenever we work on the waterproofing and encapsulation of a crawl space, we are happy to see how this space is transformed from an earthen place with moist air into a dry, clean and bright space that can be used for useful purposes. This adds more usable space to your home and increases its value. Not only can you use it to store your seasonal items, but the air becomes 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. Thus, the air that moves from your crawl space to the upper floors is healthy for your health. We are happy to have completed another crawl space encapsulation project in Sainte-Dorothée!
We have repaired our Client’s crawl space in SouthWest Montreal after our client noticed his house floor was sagging.
Furthermore, we have Installed our company's SmartJack Support Pillars which are steel support systems used to stabilized and level the girders and floor joists in a Crawlspace.
The SmartJAcks Support Pillar is the best system to lift above floors and walls back to their original position.
The residents of this house in SouthWest Montreal suffered from a very high level of humidity, caused by a non-isolated crawl space. In addition, they were concerned about a few sagging beams and the lack of inadequate support under these beams, which caused a subsidence at the top floor.
We made a complete repair of this house’s Crawl Space as you can see in this picture.
We have encapsulated our client’s Crawl Space in Pointe st Charles Montreal.
You can see the big difference in this picture the Crawl Space is much cleaner and brighter and can be used now as an extra storage space.
Mrs.Tramblai noticed the presence of moisture in her Crawl Space. In addition, she wanted to find a solution to prevent cold air from entering her cellar.
Following her call, our crawl space specialist advised her to install a CleanSpace membrane and a drainage mattress to encapsulate the service cellar. In addition, our specialist recommended installing the support pillars which is the best system to lift above floors and walls back to their original position
Following work in her Crawl Space, this resident of Pointe St Charles in Montreal was very satisfied with the results obtained. She can now use her Crawl space as a storage space.
By installing a drainage system around the inside of the basement along the wall, you can capture water at the most common point of entry-the floor/ wall joint.
You can also capture water from the walls and prevent the center of the floor from leaking by intercepting the water at the perimeter of the floor before it gets to the center.
We applied this system in our client’s basement in Outremont and waterproofed the whole area.
Our client had a poor functioning French drain system, whose results were seen during every major rain. After contacting our company, we have informed him that an indoor drain installation was the option.
Our interior "French" drain, the WaterGuard, comes with a guarantee for the lifetime of the home against water infiltration in the basement, which gave the customer more peace of mind.
A crawl space is a bad thing for the house. In fact, clay floors are filled with water and transmit water vapors filled with moisture, bacteria, and mold. As the air flows upwards, the air in the crawl space goes to the upper floors of your home, causing you to breathe infected air. In order to solve this problem and make the air in your home healthier, it is important to encapsulate the crawlspace. In order to do do so, we installed our patented CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane. The CleanSpace membrane is composed of 7 layers of treated polyethylene in which an antibacterial additive is added. The membrane is finally treated with an ultra-violet additive in order to extend its resistance and its lifespan as long as possible. Crawl space encapsulation allows this space to be healthier and more useful because you can now use it to store your belongings. All of this gives value to your home!
When a customer already has a sump pump that works and wants to add our backup pump, it is possible that we can do it if the system in place can support this addition. This was the case of Mr. Bédard in Carignan.
Our specialist recommended the addition of the Zoeller M98 sump pump and the UltraSump III booster system. This pump is powered by an external battery that starts during a power failure and that recharges automatically when the power is on again.
We advise this system to all our customers who are often the victims of power outages in their sector and those whose groundwater infiltrates at high volume and fast flow.
To learn more about our waterproofing systems and indoor drain types, click here.
We have stabilized our client’s foundations permanently in Montreal-Nord thanks to our Push Piers system.
Push Piers are often the least risky solution when local soil conditions are unknown.
In addition, Push Piers support pillars can be installed from inside and outside and the finish will be clean and neat.
This Knowlton client has a basement that is half an unfinished basement and half a crawl space. One of these two parts is an extension which was added after the construction of the house. When our client contacted us, she told us that water was seeping at the joint of the two parts between the space where there is a floor and where there is none.
In order to resolve the problem, we sent our specialist Peter to perform a complete inspection of the basement and crawl space to assess the problem and recommend the best solution that will solve the problem.
So we installed the WaterGuard interior drain system where the foundation was affected by water infiltration. Thus, the water which infiltrates at the junction of the two parts of the basement is intercepted and evacuated before it harms the space. Subsequently, the SuperSump sump pump system is installed in the ground in order to evacuate the water collected by the drain and the water present in the soil which seeks to leave.
Finally, the CleanSpace membrane, which is an ultra-resistant vapor barrier, is installed where water moistens the walls. When the foundation is built using concrete blocks, water infiltrates through the joints between the blocks and the water vapors pass through the pores, which humidifies the space.
If you want to stop mold from growing in your basement, you will want to make sure the walls, flooring and any items inside the basement are completely dried.
By doing so you need to waterproof the entire area, by installing a good sump pump system, such as our TripleSafe sump pump.
When choosing a sump pump system for your home, there are several features to consider. Our Company’s pumping systems include an alarm, watertight cover and check valve.
Dealing with foundation damage is not easy, and will get worse with time.
Some signs of foundation settlement such as cracks in foundation walls, diagonal cracks along upstairs walls, spacing between foundation walls and floor, can give you some clues about having this issue.
When we saw some of those clues in this house in Otterburn Park, we made sure to install the proper products for a fast and less costly solution!
So we have used 3 Push Piers that has leveled the foundation.
As the foundation is raised and leveled, gaps and cracking can disappear as well as all the other symptoms associated with foundation settling.
Polyurethane injection is one of the best ways to repair a crack in your foundation, without having to dig up the foundation wall.
Our team has injected the polyurethane in this basement in Pointe-Aux-Trembles in order to prevent the infiltration of water.
The chemical expansion of the polyurethane (typically 5-10 times its original volume) makes polyurethane very effective at filling voids within the concrete; these voids are typically invisible when you look at the wall and are often associated with the porosity of the concrete.
When a concrete block foundation wall begins to tilt or recline, the problem must be addressed quickly before the structure and security of the home is undermined.
To solve the problem of this weakening foundation wall, we installed our CarbonArmor wall reinforcement system that stabilizes the foundations permanently.
CarbonArmor uses fiber-reinforced polymers that are ten times stronger than steel, yet flexible enough to match the contour of your basement wall. It is a fast, non-invasive, and ideal solution for quickly stabilizing arched and sloped walls.
It is an interior system, so it does not disturb the house and does not damage the lawn or landscaping. It is also easy to paint or camouflage when finishing the basement, making it a discreet and fast solution.