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 Basement Systems Quebec and has handled hundreds of projects.
Jorge has complete confidence that the innovative products and solutions offered by Basement Systems Quebec 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.
Basement Systems Quebec 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 a valued member of the Basement Systems Quebec 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!
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 in this customer allows 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
One of the citizens of Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu called us asking about our sump pumps since she learned from her friend that we have the best products in the market. Mrs. Dion needed a sump pump that does not fail, nor clogs especially during flood season.
Furthermore, our specialist recommended the installation of our SuperSump pump.
Our SuperSump is a complete sump pump unit that has a powerful 1/3 hop cast iron pump within a polyethylene superliner sump liner. It also resists clogging and can pump solids of 12.5 mm diameter.
This client contacted us the first time in 2013 to request a bid to waterproof his basement which was under water infiltration. Having decided that he was in no hurry to carry out the work, he dropped the project, but contacted us again in 2019 to resume the project, as the problems worsened.
Our team has installed a WaterGuard interior drain perimeter that intercepts water that seeps into the foundation, floor and walls. This internal drain is connected to a sump pump system to evacuate water away from home.
Once the drain installed around the foundation, our team covered the walls with the CleanSpace vapor barrier membrane that blocks the water vapor so that it does not wick the space. This membrane also redirects the infiltrations of water if there are some towards the drain. The vapor barrier prevents mold and bloom from appearing and proliferating.
When the wall begins to tilt in the middle, but have not yet begun to slide inward at the base or tilt inward at the top, Carbon Fiber strips are the best solutions.
This was our client’s problem that lives in Morin-Heights.
When the tapes are installed, the resistance that the carbon fiber tapes exert makes it possible to prevent the wall from flexing again.
A resident of Levis,Qc contacted Systèmes Sous-sol Québec’in order to have his basement inspected by a specialist.
Our technicians recommended the installation of the WaterGuard interior foundation drain system and the SuperSump sump pump system. Once the installation was complete, our client’s basement was completely waterproofed.
The management of Saint-Jerome day care center knew that the health and the quality of the air in their place need to be perfect. Since the place is mainly filled with babies and kids, it will be very bad if mold and bacteria spread in that place.
We have sent our specialist Jorge to check the entire place and examine the crawl space and after locating the problem he recommended many solutions for all the problems.
As a start, the debris has been removed by the Mold-X2. Mold-X2 is a very strong mold decontamination product that we apply to all wood and masonry.
Then we installed the SmartSump sump pump system which is our smallest system specifically designed to be installed in crawl spaces.
Next step was installing the CleanSpace membrane, which is a vapor barrier that blocks water infiltrations and vapors to redirect them to the interior drainage system.
And finally and in order to dehumidify the place, the SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier was inserted. This product is the most efficient direct flow system and is also very energy efficient (EnergyStar).
Mr. D. contacted us since he was having problems with his sump pump that used to stop working during flood and heavy rains.
When our specialist went to his home, he recommended the SuperSump sump pump system.
The SuperSump system contains a Zoeller pump, a 96-hole liner to allow water in the floor into the liner, an airtight lid that prevents water vapor from escaping, and an alarm system that alerts you when the water shows too high.
A vented dirt crawl space is not a good thing. Damp exposed soils contribute to a lot of water vapor into the air and humid air fosters the proliferation of bacteria such as mold and allergens. Moreover, groundwater seeps and leaks rush from under the footing, between the footing and walls, right through block walls and through cracks in poured walls. Once inside, the water stays there slowly evaporating into the air. It is very difficult to completely dry damp earth but when it does dry a little, water vapors move upward into the house towards your bedrooms and living rooms.
To fix this problem, we completely encapsulated this crawlspace using our heavy duty CleanSpace drainage matting and CleanSpace liner and installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifying system. The Sedona eliminates damp, musty odors in your crawlspace by drying and filtering the air. It's a high performance and high-efficiency systems. You will save on electricity while keeping your space dry and healthy for many years to come.
We have encapsulated this crawl space in Saint-Saveur through isolating the house from the ground with the CleanSpace vapor barrier and installing the SmartDrain that allows the crawl space to be protected in case of a plumbing leak by intercepting the water and alarming you with the problem.
This house in Varennes had signs of wall failure.
There was horizontal cracking near the middle of the wall, Horizontal cracks usually start out small and increase in width over time as the soil outside continues to put pressure on the wall.
We have repaired the foundation of this house and stabilized them through our Supportworks Push Piers.
Wall cracks are very common in concrete foundation walls. To solve the problem, you need a solution that can adapt to future wall movements, because products that become rigid will crack again or lose their adhesion to concrete. This process will start again as long as the problem is not resolved with the right solution. The FlexiSpan solution seals the crack and provides a second repair strategy in the event that the sealant fails. FlexiSpan Sealant is a rubber-like liquid that allows the material to adapt to the movement of the crack. It is flexible and will not peel off concrete. It blocks water permanently.