Trudeaux has been part of our team for a while now and since his first day, he has stood out through the quality of his work and his charismatic character. He started as an installer and quickly became a foreman. He takes care of one of the teams that will come to install your waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation or foundation repair system to make sure that of the quality and efficiency of the installation. Systèmes Sous-sol Québec is proud to have Trudeaux as part of the production team.
This client had cracks repaired in one wall of his block foundation, but had not repaired all of the walls. Over time, one of the walls will start to arch and tilt inward from the basement. If nothing will be done, the situation will only get worse. So, he contacted Systèmes sous-sol Québec in order to stabilize his wall once and for all!
If your sump doesn't have a lid, something we see every day in basements across the nation, it will get clogged and dirty over time and either slow down or stop entirely.
What you will need to do is to have your sump inspected to see if it's time to repair or replace it.
That is exactly what our client in Clarenceville did last year and when our team went to inspect his pedestal pump, they told him that it needs to be changed.
The TripleSafe sump pump installed is very special since it has a three-pump system to adjust automatically and meet pumping requirements besides that, its battery-powered pump will protect the place against flooding during power outages.
In 2015, a client located in Baie-d'Urfé did business with us to install the TripleSafe sump pump system and to finish the basement with finishing products specially designed for basements.
Three years later, our satisfied customer contacted us again because she was now ready to carry out a crawl space insulation and encapsulation project.
Our specialist, therefore, recommended the installation of SilverGlo insulation panels, which are insulation panels made of graphite particles that increase the value of thermal resistance. This insulation is also covered with a radiant barrier to reflect and preserve the heat towards the interior.
The floor has been encapsulated with the CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane, which is a 7-layer expanded polyethylene coating containing an antibacterial additive to block the growth of mold. This membrane blocks the vapors of water that evaporates into the air and redirects them to a well. We are the experts in crawl space insulation and encapsulation and our products are the most effective for your basement space.
If, like this client, you want to solve your problem once and for all, do not hesitate to contact us!
This crawl space in Baie-D’urfe got flooded during spring time and there was presence of mold that developed everywhere.
Water and moisture was damaging the foundation and the concrete of the place.
We sent our specialist Jerry 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. And have also added the SilverGlo that sheds water and will not support mold growth or provide a home for pests.
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.
The spring of 2019 was very difficult for the residents of Oka. Several houses were flooded, causing major damages to basements throughout the city. We have waterproofed several residences, including this one, to prevent underground floods that could reach the next thaw.
We have installed a WaterGuard interior drain perimeter that intercepts water seeping through the joint between the foundation wall and the floor. Then we installed a TripleSafe sump pump system that contains 3 pumps in an airtight coating. One of the sump pumps in this coating is a battery-backed emergency pump that will start during a power outage to protect your basement.
The problem: This Pierrefonds client had a crack in his foundation wall. As we can see in the photo, it was still quite important.
The solution: We injected the crack with a polyurethane and then we covered it with our product called Flexispan. At the crack, we dug a small hole to put a drainage membrane to redirect the water.
The problem: This Lachine client’s problem was that she had no protection and the humidity level in her crawl space was very high.
The solution: We installed a membrane called CleanSpace which acts as a vapor barrier and below it we installed a drainage membrane so that it redirects the water to the drain.
Our customer’s foundation in Lachute was curving, which is a serious problem and sign of failure in the basement foundation walls.
We have solved this problem, by installing PowerBrace galvanized steel beams and several smartJacks.
The beams form a system designed specifically to support the walls of failed foundations and to straighten the walls to their original position over time. Zinc coated, the PowerBrace system resists erosion, reduces abrasion and makes beams non-toxic
As for the SmartJack Support Pillars , those are steel support systems used to stabilized and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space.
In Addition they are super strong (support loads of more than 60,000 lbs.), and is the only solution that addresses problem soils.
Our patented system stands out from the others and we are very happy to have had the chance to install it at our customer’s place to solve his problem once and for all!
This Côte-Saint-Luc customer needed an assessment from our company for a mold-to-crawl problem. When you see traces of mold in the crawl space, this is a sign that you need to dehumidify the space efficiently and permanently. As the crawl space is a space built in a hole in the ground, the water pressurizes and infiltrates through the ground and pores of the concrete.
Our waterproofing solutions solve these problems at the source. The CleanSpace drainage mat and vapor barrier membrane are installed on the floor to prevent water vapor from escaping into the air. We install on the walls the SilverGlo insulation which is an insulation board composed of graphite particles and which is covered with a radiant barrier to preserve the heat inside. It is a product that saves you a lot of energy consumption. Finally, the SaniDry dehumidifier keeps the space at an optimal relative humidity level. It is a system that empties automatically through a water drain pipe.
The foundations of this crawl space at Wentworth were threatened by moisture that damaged organic foundations such as pillars and wooden beams. The wet spaces are a favorable place for the proliferation of molds and bacteria.
Water vapor and mold damage organic foundations and put your home at risk, without noticing the harmful effects they can also have on the quality of the air you breathe.
To solve the problem, we installed galvanized steel support pillars and joists that are not affected by moisture and bacteria. They stabilize the house structure once and for all.
We also installed the CleanSpace membrane that blocks water vapor so that the crawl space does not become wet than the acceptable and recommended rate.
Thus, the space is drier and healthier, the structure is protected and restored and the space becomes usable, which brings value to the house!
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 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 Mirabel.
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.
Ms. Perreault had a very wet crawl space that was not isolated. The humidity was felt all over the house so she was worried about the quality of the air in her home. She decided to call Systèmes Sous-sol Québec in order to solve her problems once and for all.
At start, our specialists installed our EZ Flow drainage system which was connected to our SuperSump sump pump system. This way, the water is directed down the drain and discharged by the sump pump. Then, in order to eliminate the humidity, our drainage membrane as well as our CleanSpace coating was installed. The membrane, among other things, allows surface water to flow into the sump pump system and create a thermal cushion. Our CleanSpace serves to insulate the house from the earthen floor and lock in moisture. It also gives a clear and clean appearance to the crawl space.
This customer contacted us because he wanted to change his sump pump. So we sent one of our certified specialists in basement waterproofing and he presented him with several options that could meet his demands.
This Blainville customer finally opted for our TripleSafe pump. This sump pump system has three pumps, so three more protection against possible flooding or water infiltration.
The first pump is used to pump water under normal conditions.
In case your main pump breaks down or is at maximum capacity, the second pump will take over and help the main pump to evacuate the water. In addition, this system is accompanied by a third pump in case there is a failure of the sump system or if there is a tripping of the circuit breaker.
In short, equipped with the TripleSafe system, this Blainville client will have no fear and can have a peace of mind, because his basement is equipped with an excellent system.
Very often, people suffer from water infiltration but wait several years before recognizing the problem and wanting to solve it.
Fortunately, Systèmes Sous-sol Québec is solving the problems of water infiltration at its source, because we are the experts in all that is underground.
We have easily solved the problem of water in this house, through the installation of a sump pump system. The choice of a system must be made correctly.
It is not enough to dig a hole and throw a pump. Among other things, the system must have an airtight cover so that infected water vapors do not come out of the system.
The pump must be installed on a raised support so that the sediments in the water do not diminish the performance of the pump.
In addition, the cover must serve as a floor drain that allows water to enter in the event of a plumbing leak, but must not allow the water vapor or water to exit through this hole.
Our system is very powerful and contains all these features that make SuperSump the best sump pump coating.
One of the citizens of Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu called us asking about our sump pumps since she learned from her friend that we have the best products in the market. Mrs. Dion needed a sump pump that does not fail, nor clogs especially during flood season.
Furthermore, our specialist recommended the installation of our SuperSump pump.
Our SuperSump is a complete sump pump unit that has a powerful 1/3 hop cast iron pump within a polyethylene superliner sump liner. It also resists clogging and can pump solids of 12.5 mm diameter.
Problem: This Morin-Heights client had an uninsulated crawl space that was wet and left an unpleasant odor through the floor of the first floor. This is why he decided to contact us to receive a free quote.
Solution: The solution chosen during this project was to install our CleanSpace system throughout the crawl space. So to start, our foreman sealed all possible air leaks in the crawl space with expandable foam. Subsequently to redirect the water to the sump pump, a drainage membrane was installed over the entire floor of the crawl space and following it we installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane on top to waterproof everything. Finally, we also installed the SilverGlow, our insulation type EPS laminated with aluminum foil, to insulate this crawl space.
Since our intervention, the humidity of this crawl space has been reduced and the customer now benefits from a better insulated crawl space.
Our customer who owns a software company in Saint-Etienne-de-Bolton was having problems with water infiltration in his basement that was affecting badly on his work and needed the interference of our company.
Our complete basement waterproofing system from our interior drain system 'The WaterGuard', to our SuperSump pump system, will block water vapor, traps leaks, and redirects and pumps that water away from your home.
The problem: The customer did not have a sump pump. So he wanted to add one and while researching the web, he stumbled upon our business and decided to call us in order to receive a free estimate.
The solution: We installed our SuperSump which is one of our best sump pumps. In addition, we installed a discharge line for him to keep the water away from the house.
We have transformed this crawl space in Mascouche into a very beautiful area.
The soil was very wet, mold and insects were growing. So we installed our CleanSpace membrane to insulate the house from the ground and our company’s SmartDrain that intercepts water infiltration caused by plumbing leaks.
The problem: The client found that she had humidity coming from her crawl space, the windows were often fogged up. In addition, she told us during the inspection that her dehumidifier worked all year round and that was not a good sign.
The solution: For this project, they used CleanSpace and a smartsump in order to considerably reduce the humidity level in this crawl space. They also installed a discharge line with an Iceguard so that the water could be redirected even in winter.
The foundation walls of Mr. Milette's house cannot endure the pressure of the soil. Two foundation walls were slightly arched towards the interior of the basement with a long horizontal crack in the middle of the walls.
Support and strengthen the walls!
The solution for our client was the installation of 8 PowerBrace beams as well as the Carbon Armor reinforcement device. PowerBrace beams are a patented device designed to support foundation walls and provide potential straightening over time. It is a permanent and reliable solution. And then the CarbonArmor device was applied in order to reinforce the two cracked and slightly arched walls.
With this solution, Mr. Millette has foundation walls that will not budge.
This basement in Daveluyville suffered from water infiltration, and our client needed to sell this place as soon as possible, so he contacted us in order to solve these problems.
When our specialist went to do the inspection, he recommended a complete solution that would solve the water seepage issues once and for in order to sell the house more easily.
Our team installed 55 feet of WaterGuard interior drain. This piping system is specifically designed to effectively solve basement water problems without worrying about blockages caused by the soil under the floor. The WaterGuard intercepts the water at the perimeter of the basement and expels it discreetly and in a safe manner. It is a block-proof solution, a good alternative to other drainage systems that sit directly on the ground and often become clogged.
Another basement problem solved thanks to our products and full waterproofing service.
Our client from Daveluyville needed to find a solution for their basement leakage.
Water was infiltrating their basement so they got a company to help them waterproof the area, but the company the first used to fix the issue did not guarantee their products for a long period. Eventually, the problem reappeared.
Consequently, they found our number and called our company for a free inspection and we sent our specialist to recommend them the best waterproofing products in the market. As for our company, we have a 25 years warranty on this type of waterproofing system and it is transferable to the next owners if they ever want to sell.
We started by installing the WaterGuard, our interior French drain system, and we connected it to our TripleSafe sump pump system.
The TripleSafe system is the most reliable pump system in the world; it keeps your basement dry thanks to triple protection.
Mr. Cloutier contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec, because his exterior drain was no longer working and there was water infiltration in his basement. On big rainy days, he might have nearly an inch of water in his basement. He was looking for a solution to waterproof his basement so that it remains dry at all times.
Our solution for our client was to install our TripleSafe sump pump system. It is the most efficient as it contains 3 pumps including a battery back-up pump, in case of a power failure. Finally, our experts installed our WaterGuard interior drain system. They dug a trench all along the basement walls to put in some gravel and then our WaterGuard. It collects water from the floor and walls and directs it directly to the existing sump pump system.