Andrew is a person rich in skills and knowledge. Throughout his career, he has worked in landscaping and demolition. He is knowledgeable and experienced about residential renovations and has decided to join the Systèmes Sous-sol Québec team as he saw a great opportunity to help homeowners by adding to his expertise the basement and crawl space waterproofing, and foundation repairs.
Andrew has been thoroughly trained and has earned the title of “Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional” through the Basement Systems International and Supportworks networks.
Andrew enjoys meeting homeowners and helping them regain their peace of mind towards their home by solving their water, moisture and foundation problems.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys listening to and playing music, and enjoys listening to informative videos, especially the TedTalks.
A wet crawl space might be dangerous for the house, for it might affect the whole structure of the place.
Also mud 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.
We have encapsulated and stabilized this crawl space in Hemmingford, by installing 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 life span as long as possible.In addition, 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.
Crawl space encapsulation allows this space to be healthier and more useful!
Water infiltration is a problem for many homeowners. Water can drive up under the foundation at the joints between the floor and the wall or through cracks in the walls as well.These situations are often due to a high water table, hydrostatic pressure, and the normal shrinkage of concrete.
This is what happened in this basement in Lasalle, and when we went to check up the area Mr. Neil informed us that it had been this way since years and he tried to fix it many times but it was all in vein.
We informed Mr. Neil then that the best thing to do is to waterproof the entire basement.
The waterproofing consists of the following:
An interior Drain called ‘The WaterGuard’ to capture wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor; a ‘TripleSafe’ sump pump to pump the water out, and finally an ‘IceGuard’ accessory that prevents pipe freezing.