Cesar Guevara

Systèmes Sous-sol Québec

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Montreal and Valencia

Cesar Guevara from Systèmes Sous-sol Québec

Cesar has a lot of experience in general home renovations and woodcraft. He also used to be a consultant and has thus developed the required skills to properly assist and recommend customers to make the purchase experience as smooth as possible. Cesar decided to join our team at Systèmes Sous-sol Québec when he saw an opportunity to help homeowners going through basement, crawl space and foundation problems.

Systèmes Sous-sol Québec took into consideration Cesar’s assets and what he could add to the company in terms of experience in home renovation and consulting and subsequently decided to get him onboard. By sharing his experience with homeowners and explaining the effects of water or foundation damage, he can really relate to them and prevent problems before they occur or worsen. He is a trusted and valued member of the Systèmes Sous-sol Québec team and upholds the standards of the company. Cesar has been thoroughly trained and has earned the title of “Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional” through the Basement Systems and Supportworks international networks.

Systèmes Sous-sol Québec is the regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Network, a group of over 350 of the best waterproofing contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the international company. Systèmes Sous-sol Québec is also the dealer for Supportworks Inc., a foundation repair contractor network across the United States and Canada, helping residential and commercial property owners fix their failing foundations.

Cesar enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water infiltration, crawlspace humidity and, foundation problems, enabling them to get more value out of their homes.

In his free time, Cesar likes to workout, play guitar and spend time with friends and family.

 

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Viorel M.
    Brossard, QC

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    By Viorel M.
    Brossard, QC

  • By Ron S.
    Mont-Tremblant, QC

    "Great job. Anxious to see the results in fall and early spring if I get water in the basement or not. "

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    By Ron S.
    Mont-Tremblant, QC

    Great job. Anxious to see the results in fall and early spring if I get water in the basement or not. 

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I would definitely use them again." Read Full Testimonial

    Joanna C. of Verdun, QC

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              They were super informative and friendly and Cesar was very honest about what our situation was. Would definitely use again
    Joanna C.
    Verdun, QC
  • "The professionalism of the crew. Thank you" Read Full Testimonial

    Dominique P. of Saint-alphonse-de-rodriguez, QC

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              The professionalism of the crew. Thank you
    Dominique P.
    Saint-alphonse-de-rodriguez, QC

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Encapsulation and insulation of a crawl space in Chelsea, Qc
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    Encapsulation and insulation of a crawl space in Chelsea, Qc
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    Encapsulation and insulation of a crawl space in Chelsea, Qc

    Mr. Woods has an earthen crawl space with several problems:

    - Water infiltration

    - Humidity

    - Mold

     

    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.

     

    The solution

    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.

     

  • Encapsulation of a crawl space with CleanSpace in Lachine, Qc
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    Encapsulation of a crawl space with CleanSpace in Lachine, Qc
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    Encapsulation of a crawl space with CleanSpace in Lachine, Qc

    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.

     

  • High humidity in a house in Lasalle, Qc
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    High humidity in a house in Lasalle, Qc
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    High humidity in a house in Lasalle, Qc

    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!

    The problem

    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.

     

    The solution

    - 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!

     

  • Replacing an old inefficient sump pump with our TripleSafe pump in SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Qc
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    Replacing an old inefficient sump pump with our TripleSafe pump in SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Qc
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    Replacing an old inefficient sump pump with our TripleSafe pump in SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Qc

    The problem

    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.

    The solution

    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!

  • Repair of a foundation crack with the Flexispan in Rosemère, Qc
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    Repair of a foundation crack with the Flexispan in Rosemère, Qc
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    Repair of a foundation crack with the Flexispan in Rosemère, Qc

    Problem: The client who resides in the town of Rosemère had a crack in her foundation and water entered during the period of snowmelt and  when there was rain. She wanted to fix this problem, as it had been going on for a while and she had tried to fix it, but unfortunately it had not worked the way she wanted.

     

     

    Solution: The solution for this project was to put our product called Flexispan, this product is made from polyurethane that we inject into the crack. We then cover the crack with a polyurethane-based coating to create a beautiful light gray finish to match the coating to the concrete. Finally, we dig a small hole in front of the place where the crack is found and which will have the drainage membrane, in the event that there is water that tries to pass through the Flexispan. However, it will be redirected to the sump pump.

  • Installation of a TripleSafe pump in Rosemère, Qc
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    Installation of a TripleSafe pump in Rosemère, Qc
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    Installation of a TripleSafe pump in Rosemère, Qc

    Problem: This Rosemère customer wanted to change his sump pump to a more efficient one. There are often power losses where it remains so it needed one that could continue to operate during power outages.

     

    Solution: For this project, the solution that was chosen was to install our TripleSafe sump pump. This is provided with two levels for two different flow rates. When the first level is reached, the second automatically engages. In addition, this pump is equipped with a battery that triggers instantly upon loss of current. This is why it was the best option for the customer, because for him it was undeniable to have a pump that would work, even when the power was out.

  • Installation of a SuperSump in Saint-Bruno, Qc
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    Installation of a SuperSump in Saint-Bruno, Qc
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    Installation of a SuperSump in Saint-Bruno, Qc

    The problem: This customer had an uncovered sump pump and wanted one that would be more suitable for his basement.

     

    The solution: We installed a new sump pump called the SuperSump, it has a tight cover, it will not rust and it can remove up to 8,300 liters of water per hour.

  • Waterproofing a basement in Prevost, Qc
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    Waterproofing a basement in Prevost, Qc
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    Waterproofing a basement in Prevost, Qc

    Too many people in Quebec suffer from water infiltration in their basement, but we have noticed that they always wait several years before realizing the problem and deciding to solve it.

    At Systèmes Sous-sol Québec we are specialized in solving the problems of water infiltration from its main source, and we have succeeded in waterproofing numerous basements in Quebec.

    In this house in Prevost, we have installed a complete waterproofing system, and eliminated water infiltration from its source!

    We dug the ground and installed the WaterGuard interior drain in this perimeter. This allows all incoming water to be redirected to the pump no matter what level this water is coming from. All drainage was connected to the SmartSump pump system.

    When you have a perimeter drainage system installed in your home, your sump pump is your main line of defense against a basement flood.

  • Stabilizing a foundation in Saint-alphonse-rodriguez, Qc
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    Stabilizing a foundation in Saint-alphonse-rodriguez, Qc
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    Stabilizing a foundation in Saint-alphonse-rodriguez, Qc

    Mr. Patry had a large crack in his concrete slab in the basement of his house that worried him. In addition to that, there were cracks in the shape of staircases on two walls of its foundation. He contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec to get a free estimate and find out about possible solutions to his problem.

     

    Our specialist who went to the site to do the free inspection found that the crack in the concrete slab and those on the foundation walls were caused by the foundation sagging. With the movement and change of the soil under the foundation, the weight of the foundation was no longer supported so it began to sag.

     

    We Added our Push Piers under the foundation to stabilize it permanently. As there were several obstacles outside, our experts laid the pillars for the interior of the house. They dug to reach the footing of the foundation to then insert the hydraulic pillars. They rest on a very solid layer of soil, which stabilizes the foundation once and for all. They even created a possibility of straightening the house to its original position.

     

    With this solution, Mr. Patry will have nothing more to fear for his foundation.

  • Encapsulation of a crawl space in Sainte-Anne-De-Sorel,Qc
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    Encapsulation of a crawl space in Sainte-Anne-De-Sorel,Qc
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    Encapsulation of a crawl space in Sainte-Anne-De-Sorel,Qc

    When a crawl space is wet or humid, it will support the growth of mold, mildew, and rot. As this mold damages the structural wood in your home, the structure can begin to sag.

    This is why we needed to encapsulate this crawl space in Ste-Anne-De-Sorel, Qc.

    We have installed a CleanSpace liner to lock out any moisture coming in, and our dehumidifier known as the SaniDry Sedona which is a self-draining system that eliminates the chore of emptying collection trays, while an air filter eliminates particles from the air as small as 2 microns!

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