Alain Fortier

Systèmes Sous-sol Québec

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Laval

Alain Fortier from Systèmes Sous-sol Québec

Alain has more than 35 years of experience in expert-consulting, planning, and business development. Having previously worked in the food industry, he knows how important it is to offer high-quality service and results, and the best possible client experience. Alain is very knowledgeable and dedicated to finding the best solutions for his customers.

Systèmes Sous-sol Québec took into consideration Alain’s assets and what he could add to the company in terms of experience in consulting, planning and developing solutions 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. Alain 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 of 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 of Supportworks Inc., a foundation repair contractor network across the United States and Canada, helping residential and commercial property owners fix their failing foundations.

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

In his free time, Alain he grows his own livestock on his farm.


Case Studies I've worked on:

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

    Encapsulation of a wet crawl space in Verdun, Qc

    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.


  • Encapsulation of a crawl space in Berthierville , Qc
    Encapsulation of a crawl space in Berthierville , Qc

    Encapsulation of a crawl space in Berthierville , Qc

    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.

  • Solidify foundation walls in Sainte-Mélanie, Qc
    Solidify foundation walls in Sainte-Mélanie, Qc

    Solidify foundation walls in Sainte-Mélanie, Qc

    The problem

    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.


    The solution

    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.

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