Félix started at the company as an installer and quickly became a foreman. He has a great personality and efficiency in resolving client problems. His job includes various basement waterproofing, crawlspace encapsulation and foundation repair projects. Having accumulated so much experience over the years, Félix makes sure that any maintenance issue is dealt with efficiently and promptly.
He is a very kind and competent person, and you will be very happy to be serviced by him. We are proud to have Félix on our team.
There has recently been water infiltration in this basement in Montreal. Stone walls like these are very conducive to water infiltration because of the spaces between the stones. The owner did not have a very efficient drainage system so he contacted Système Sous-sol Québec to waterproof his basement so that it remains dry at all times!
Our solution to waterproof our client's basement:
- A WaterGuard interior drain system. This is a network of conduits that runs along the perimeter of your basement floor, at the base of the foundation walls. This system collects the water and conveys it to the SuperSump sump pump system that we have installed.
- Install our SuperSump sump pump system. It expels the water that comes from the soil and the WaterGuard out and away from the foundation.
To finish it off, our experts installed our panels for EverLast walls. They are designed to resist mold and cannot be damaged by moisture.
With this solution, our client will have nothing to worry about and his basement will be permanently dry.
SmartJacks supports are the best solution to stabilize crawl spaces. These are galvanized steel support devices that solve the problem of joists and posts that are sagging and weakening.
SmartJacks supports effectively spread the weight of the house on the competent ground. So we installed this solution with our Verdun customers who had floor problems.
The SmartJack system is adjustable, so you can tighten it periodically to bring the floor above the crawl space to its original level to eliminate twists and adjust the leveling of the floor.
There was humidity and water infiltration in this crawl space of a house in Verdun. This created an odor of dampness which was present in the house all the time. Mr. Chan's sump pump did not always work and had caused water damage in the past.
The solution for our client was to first replace their pump with our SuperSump sump pump system. This features a powerful ⅓ HP Zoeller cast-iron sump pump capable of pumping 8,300 liters of water out of your basement per hour, then our experts laid a drainage membrane on the floor in the ground of the crawl space. This membrane allows surface water to flow into the SuperSump and thus be forced out. They then installed our CleanSpace coating on top of the membrane. This helps lock in moisture from the soil, thus isolating the house from the earth. It also gives a clear and clean appearance to the crawl space. Finally, in order to filter the air and remove any moisture, our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed and connected to the SuperSump.
Our client complained about a cold and wet crawl space. He felt his floors were very cold and smelled unpleasantly damp. The crawl space was very poorly insulated, cold and humid.
The difficulty our experts faced was isolating an uneven ground. Rigid and inflexible insulation could not have worked there. Our experts installed our 3/4 inch TerraBlock insulation sheets. These sheets are placed on the ground and mold to the ground and allow the crawl space to be isolated. To finalize it, they coated the TerraBlock with our 20ml thick CleanSpace coating. It is made of a high density polyethylene blend for flexibility and strong strength. The white finish brightens the crawl space and makes it clean.
Thanks to this solution, our client will no longer have cold floors and no foul odor. It will have a dry and clean crawl space!
The problem: This client from Montreal noticed that there was sag of an inch and a half in his duplex. So he decided to contact us to find out what could be done.
The solution: After inspecting the customer's basement, the solution proposed by our specialist John was to install a SmartJack. This product will help stabilize the customer's floor sag.
The main floor in Mr. Hammer's house was no longer level and he even felt his floor "softer" in some places. One of the causes is the lack of support pillars in the crawl space. The current pillars of support were poorly spaced and inadequate.
We added galvanized steel SmartJack pillars to reinforce the beams to properly support the floor joists.These are even adjustable over time.
Moisture problems in the crawl space, water infiltration, and a non-functional sump pump.
In addition, there was water on the floor near his sump pump.
Our client wanted to transform her crawl space into a dry place where she could store her belongings.
For now, our customer has chosen to have a new SuperSump sump pump system installed with a 1/2 HP Zoeller cast iron pump. This removes water from the ground and expels it outside away from the foundation to prevent flooding. We also do recommend a WaterGuard interior drain system to help against water infiltration.
This client's basement had not been finished, so he knew there was a possibility that water could infiltrate in that area given the condition of the concrete, but he did not know the extent of the damage.
So our client decided then to choose a complete and perfect solution to solve his problem, effectively and above all permanently. Since then, he enjoys a dry, clean and usable space, to his full potential.
Ms. Tremblay contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec, because a strong odor of humidity emanated from her basement. There was several water seepage, mold and its sump pump system was not sufficient to remove all the water. All of these factors caused this unpleasant smell of dampness.
Our client wanted a complete and permanent solution to her problem. And for that, our experts installed a WaterGuard interior drain which is connected to a second SmartPump sump pump system. In this way, the water ends up in the WaterGuard and the latter will direct it to the Smart Pump. Then they laid a drainage mat on the gravel floor. Its function is to direct the surface water towards the sump pump. They added the TerraBlock insulation sheets to the drainage mat in order to insulate the floor of the house and allow for some comfort when moving. Finally, they applied our CleanSpace coating on top of the TerraBlock. The three combined (Drainage Mat, TerraBlock and CleanSpace) form a perfect trio for insulating and waterproofing the basement.
Problem: The client who lives in Lantier had a French drain which was often blocked, the water was not draining properly and moreover, he had no insulation in the basement.
Solution: We installed our Waterguard interior drainage system to facilitate drainage to the sump pump. In addition we have added Foamax on the walls with a membrane to help the water drainage towards the WaterGuard.
Problem: This client who lives in Berthierville had odor problems emanating from her crawl space.In addition; it was wet so she wanted to change the situation.
Solution: Our certified specialist installed our CleanSpace membrane throughout the crawl spac. This membrane serves as a vapor barrier, to reduce humidity as much as possible. Below this, there is a drainage membrane in order to evacuate the water towards the sump pump, so that it does not remain in the crawl space.
This client now has no more odor problems and has a dry and clean crawl space.
The foundation walls of Mr. Meilleur's house are cracked, arched, and sloped severely inward by almost 4 ”.
- Stop the movement by keeping the wall in place and allow it to recover over time.
To do this, our experts installed our GeoLock wall anchoring system. They are embedded in the stable soil away from the foundation wall and then attached to steel wall plates with long galvanized rods. When tightened, the anchors hold the wall in its current position. Over time, the anchors can be tightened to straighten the wall.
Mr. Meilleur can have the peace of mind because his walls are well held in place and can be straightened over time.