Jorge has a great understanding of basement waterproofing having over 10 years of experience in construction and basement waterproofing. He has been working for several years at Systèmes Sous-sol Québec and has handled hundreds of projects.
Jorge has complete confidence that the innovative products and solutions offered by Systèmes Sous-sol Québec work perfectly. In addition to his extensive experience in our industry and in foundation projects, many clients love to work with Jorge because of his outgoing personality.
Systèmes Sous-sol Québec saw what an asset Jorge would be to the company with his background in construction and basement waterproofing and immediately brought him on board. He is a trusted and valued member of the Systèmes Sous-sol Québec team and upholds the standards of the company. Jorge has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title “Certified Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Professional” through the Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks International Networks.
Jorge spends his free time with his wife and son or playing golf.
Our clients in Gatineau were suffering from water infiltration problems in their home's basement which caused humidity in the area and has also lead to severe coldness in the basement that has reached the whole house as well.
As you can see in the first picture, the water has penetrated the floors and structural paint damages have occurred on the walls.
Our clients are now very happy since they did not face any humidity problems again and can enjoy their new warm, dry and beautiful basement.
Mrs. Monique B. from Gatineau called us to tell us about her problems related to mold and moisture in her crawl space. Our crew then proceeded to install a CleanSpace membrane, a SmartSump pump system, and two SmartJack support pillars. They also applied Mold-X Neutralizer to areas affected by mold. Our customer can now enjoy her basement without having to worry about water getting in!
Because the crawl space is a below-grade space under the house, you might think it’s normal to have a moisty crawl space. After all, the ground gets wet and dries throughout the seasons and with weather patterns event.
So when our client who owns a house in Hemmingford started suffering from moisture in her house, she contacted us asking for some recommendations.
We went to her house, and encapsulated her crawl space by installing our most efficient products in the market: A Cleanspace Liner to block water vapor, a SmartDrain to collect water seepage which is designed specifically for crawl spaces and a Sanidry Cx to keep the air dry.
The SaniDry Cx dehumidifier is a powerful system that is appropriate for the basement and crawl space environment alike, and is able to remove up to 109 Pints of water daily.
Dry air in a crawl space is important for several reasons. The humidity is bad for the respiratory health of people who live in the house because the moist air aggravates the symptoms of asthma and allergies. Dry air offers better air quality and a more comfortable environment.
If you dry the air in the crawl space, the air rises throughout the house and makes it dry. In addition, moist air is expensive to cool. A SaniDry dehumidifier like the one we have installed at this customer's house allows you to dry and lighten the air in the crawl space and therefore throughout the house. Therefore it will cost you less to heat or cool.
The SaniDry dehumidifier is rated EnergyStar.
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!
We have waterproofed this basement in Hawkesbury with our WaterGuard interior drain system . Once connected, this products form a highly efficient drainage system that intercepts water from the floor of the basement at the foundation and redirects it away from the foundation of the house.
This system of insulation and waterproofing allows this basement space to block water infiltration and preserve heat, which leads to a reduction in energy consumption costs.
Water was seeping into our client’s basement during freeze and thaw cycles.
The land now is sloping towards the wall. And in winter there are puddles caused by the thaw near the foundations.
We went to this place after scheduling a free inspection day and solved our customer’s problem.
As a start, we installed our WaterGuard Indoor Drainage System. The WaterGuard Internal Drain is installed at the joint between the wall and the footing of the foundation and is covered with concrete to blend into the decor.
Then our SuperSump pump system is connected to the WaterGuard. The SuperSump system is a sump pump liner that is unobtrusive and not bulky. You can put your things on it without being afraid that something will fall in it.
Once completed, we have installed the ThermalDry floor system which is an inorganic mat resistant to water and moisture.
Here is one of our jobs in Dorval, where we have changed the open and poorly installed sump with our SuperSump, a closed sump with a cast iron pump.
Pumps on pedestals overheat and usually make more noise since they are installed outside the sump!
The sump should have an airtight lid on it to prevent water from evaporating out of the sump hole into the basement, to stop stuff from falling in that can clog the pump or switch, and to quiet the system.
We changed our client’s non hermetic pump in Lachute and replaced it with our TripleSafe sump pump.
This sump pump system provides the ultimate protection against basement leaks and moisture problems.
If your floor is still stone or concrete and you plan to finish it, waterproof it to solve the current problems and avoid those of the future. Before pouring your slab, we can install a CleanSpace dring mat as well as a CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane that eliminates the infiltration of water vapor. This will keep the air dry and your belongings in good condition. The CleanSpace membrane is a 7-layer polyethylene vapor barrier that contains an antibacterial additive that prevents mold from growing on the membrane.
If you have a vented crawl space, especially in a humid climate, it most likely has moisture problems.
Moisture might come from several sources, such as uncovered soil, foundation walls, foundation vents and more.
Encapsulating your crawl space with quality products engineered for this space is the best way to keep it dry and clean.
You can see in these pictures one of our crawl space encapsulation projects in Montreal-Ouest!
Sump pump systems will evacuate water before it seeps into the basement and causes flooding and damage. All the water intercepted is evacuated far from the house.
Our SuperSump pump system is a full-featured system that includes the best components available.
It has a superliner: the liner's airtight lid keeps out pests and debris, while also eliminating the safety hazard of an open sump pit. The WaterWatch alarm will ring when the water rises above the operating range of the pumps to warn you of a potential problem.
In addition, it is equipped with a powerful, top-quality Zoeller sump pump.
The encapsulation of your crawl space is a wise renovation choice for the whole house.
If you feel the walls are cold, the air is humid and you see water seepage, our waterproofing specialists can help you solve these problems.
That's what we did for one of our clients in Brownsburg-Chatam. Our team recommended a complete solution including the following: an interior drain system installed on the footing of the foundation. This system intercepts water in the soil and foundation and redirects water to a sump pump in the SuperSump liner.
We have eliminated the traces of mold thanks to MoldX which is a product that is a neutralizer.
The walls have been coated with the CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane, which blocks water vapor and redirects it to the drain.
Finally, to keep the humidity level at 55% or lower, we have installed our SaniDry CX dehumidifier and air purifier that keeps the air dry and the environment healthy.
This space can now be conveniently and safely used. We are happy to have been able to carry out this project!
Here is another unfortunate customer due to underground water infiltration in the basement. Nobody appreciates the damage of water!
When this customer finally decided to solve the problem, he called us to take the opinion of one of our specialists in waterproofing. As a result, we solved the problem by installing a complete waterproofing system that includes the WaterGuard interior drain, CleanSpace vapor barrier, SuperSump sump pump system, and IceGuard and LawnScape discharge line accessories. We are always proud to solve problems of infiltration of water in an efficient way.
This house in Hampstead was suffering from foundations failing. When you notice cracks in the foundation, do not ignore it for those are signs that ground movement is happening.
This actually affects the stability of your home and it is important to fix this problem before it gets worse.
We have stabilized this house by installing 12 PushPiers recessed piles and a perimeter of SilverGlo insulation panels.
Our SilverGlo insulation panels are inorganic and contain graphite particles that reflect heat to protect the home.
Our company’s sump pump systems have the following features: a good cast iron pump, a tight-fitting lid to keep the moisture from entering the basement, an alarm system that sounds when the water level is close to the overflow point, a floor drain in case a plumbing leak occurs, and finally a booster pump system which operates on a direct current battery.
We have transformed this crawl space in Dunham, Qc into a very beautiful area.
The soil was very wet, mold and insects were growing.
Installing a vapor barrier will entirely seal and encapsulate your crawl space. This prevents moisture from entering the space, therefore stopping mold growth, and will keep out pests as well.
We have successfully installed one of our top sump pumps in Dunham, QC called the TripleSafe pump. Sump pumps systems gets rids of water before it seeps into your place and causes flooding and damage.
All the water intercepted is evacuated far from the house. The TripleSafe system gives you three times more protection thanks to its three pumps. The first allows pumping water under normal conditions. The second embarks when the flow and / or the volume of water is too fast. The last is a pump that works thanks to a self-recharging battery. This pump will save your basement if a storm or other reason causes a power failure
Our clients in TMR had water problems in his basement for over 5 years. They have decided recently to sell their house, and as such to avoid having any problems during the sale, they decided to finally fix this issue.
They needed a reliable sump pump system that solved their problem permanently. After undergoing extensive research, they found that the SuperSump pumping system would remedy their situation for good.
The clients were swayed by the many features that the SuperSump offers such as a 1/3 hp reliable iron cast pump and a WaterWatch alarm that sounds if the water level rises due to a pump failure.
What's more, the clients loved the fact that the warranty can be transferred to the new owners, aiding them in selling their home.
Whatever is in your basement air is in your house and affecting you, whether you spend much time in the basement or not. If there is high humidity downstairs, there is higher humidity upstairs than there would be otherwise.
If there is mold in the basement, there are mold spores upstairs. If there are damp odors downstairs, you get the idea!
Those are the reasons why waterproofing the basement is very important, for your health as well as the house’s state as well.
The interior drain ‘The WaterGuard’ system will capture wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor.
As for our Supersump pump system, it is considered one of the best pumps in the market; it has an airtight lid on it to prevent water from evaporating out of the sump hole into your basement, to stop stuff from falling in, that can clog the pump or switch, and to quiet the system.
We are pleased to have installed our Sump pump systems in Outremont city.
Sump pump system’s job is to get rid of all water before it gets into your basement and causes flooding and damage. All the water intercepted is evacuated far from the house.
The SuperSump pump is considered one of the finest sump pumps on the market; our Supersump pump includes a reliable pump, a ‘Water Watch’ alarm system and a patented super liner with an airtight lid. This pump has proven itself time and time again over the years.
Our SuperSump will smoothly and quietly pump 2220 gallons per hour at an 8-foot discharge head (43gpm). It resists clogging and can pump up to 12mm in solids.
Here is one of our worksites in Saint-Lambert, where we changed the open and poorly performing pedestal pump with our company’s best sump pump systems, the TripleSafe.
Pumps on pedestals overheat and usually make more noise since they are installed outside the sump!
The TripleSafe system, as you see in the photo, has 3 pumps including a battery-operated backup pump to continuously operate and minimize the risk of water infiltration into the basement.
Having discovered our company on Facebook, this customer living in Saint-Lambert area contacted us to tell us about his concerns about humidity and support system in his crawl space. Indeed, the air in the area was very heavy and cold. In addition, the support pillars were not strong enough because they did not support the floor of the upper floor properly, which caused it to sag. These problems are very dangerous for the health of the home and the safety of the family living there.
For example, we sent one of our specialists who recommended the installation of the following products: SilverGlo insulation panels, 12 SmartJack support pillars, WaterGuard interior foundation drain, SuperSump sump pump system, freeze protection IceGuard Discharge Line, LawnScape Discharge Line Discharge Mouth.
With these products, the water can no longer infiltrate the crawl space and affect the air by releasing water vapor, because the water is intercepted by the internal drain and discharged by the sump pump. The water vapor is blocked by the SilverGlo insulation and the crawl space roof is now more than solid thanks to the SmartJacks
A customer-owned cottage in Harrington that needed a lot of work because since the day they bought the house two years ago there have been problems with water infiltration, high humidity, bad odors and unstable foundations that needed to be settled.
So it was time to call our basement experts to fix the situation by installing a system of products designed for the underground environment of a home.
The solution included the following products: SilverGlo Foundation Wall Insulation, EZFlow Soil Foundation Drain, SmartSump Pump, CleanSpace Moisture Barrier Membrane, SaniDry Sedona Basement Dehumidifier.
The crawl space is now dry and clean, which significantly improves the quality of the air circulating throughout the house.
Mrs. R, a Montreal resident, was having water infiltration problems in her basement, and she needed to get this problem fixed ASAP, and for good, so she could reuse her basement fully, without being worried about any future problems.
Furthermore, her old sump pump wasn’t working properly and water was infiltrating into her basement, inside the wall bricks, and on the floors, and in order to fix this problem, our team has replaced the existing sump pump pit by our SuperSump, which is not only hermetically sealed to prevent humidity from going out but also has an alarm system that sounds if the pump stops working and the water level reaches the top.
In the case of this client, we later added as per the client's request an UltraSump battery backup system, which is a backup system that can discharge about 12,000 gallons on one discharge if the main pump ever stops working in cases such as failure, a circuit break or power outage.
Our customer who lives in SouthWest, Montreal continually suffered from problems caused by the crawl space under the house.
Moisture, cold floors, musty smells, and floors that squeak finally pushed the owners to call us in order to encapsulate this space under her house.
Our specialist recommended installing the CleanSpace encapsulation membrane to cut moisture and reduce mold, as well as the wall panels Silverglo to insulate the exposed parts of the foundation wall. The difference is evident in the pictures you see here...
The resident of this house in SouthWest, Montreal suffered from a very high level of humidity, caused by a non-isolated crawl space.
Mr. Dany noticed also that the floor was sagging which caused her a deep concern.
As you can see in this picture, we have totally encapsulated the crawl space and the foundation
Mrs. Lucier from Plateaux –Mont Royal in Montreal noticed that there was a moisture problem causing bad smells in the house.
After much research on the internet, she found Basement systems Quebec and following her call we sent a team of Professionals to perform a complete encapsulation of the crawlspace.
The team installed a CleanSpace membrane which is designed to create an ultra-resistant barrier against moisture, preventing mold growth. This product is guaranteed for 25 years against tear and wear and the liner is a heavy 20-mil-thick material.
After the installation, the Crawl Space looked so bright and clean and our client was able to use her Crawl Space area.
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.