Jerry is a general contractor with hands-on experience in all aspects of home renovation. He has an extensive knowledge in building mechanics, which allows him to easily determine solutions to a multitude of problems.
Owning his own RBQ license, Jerry has been renovating homes since 2007. Jerry decided to join the team at Basement Systems Quebec when saw a great opportunity to help homeowners even further than when he was as an entrepreneur, by adding to his credentials the specialization in basement waterproofing and foundation repair.
Basement Systems Quebec took into consideration Jerry’s assets and what he could add to the company in terms of experience in home renovation and dealing with home owners, and subsequently decided to get him onboard. He is a trusted and valued member of the Basement Systems Quebec team and upholds the standards of the company. Jerry 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.
Jerry 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 own words he told us: “ I enjoy working hard, because in the end I can see tangible results that satisfy the customer.”
In his free time, Jerry enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves fine dining.
Mrs. Emannuelle, a client from St-Anicet, was having water infiltration problems that were damaging her entire basement area, even though she had already a pedestal sump pump installed in the basement.
After contacting us, we have recommended the replacement of her old sump pump system with the new SuperSump pump since the old one was not efficient and was letting moisture come inside the house.
Mr. Stuckey contacted us for a free evaluation to encapsulate his crawl space.
The crawl space was so terrible, all the floors were wet and contaminated water had been accumulating throughout all the year, allowing all the bacteria and mold to grow in the place.
Our specialist Sam went to Howick to give this advice and make this submission.
This area is finally dry and clean!
One of the most common complaints of old-house owners is sagging floors.
This is the case of our client in Gatineau who called us to repair his crawl space after many failure attempts to fix this problem.
Furthermore we have installed our companies’ SmartJack Support Pillars which are steel support systems used to stabilized and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space, in addition to our companies’ CleanSpace liner to keep moisture from entering the area through the dirt floor.
Having a house by the water is nice. But when water and water vapors affect the humidity of the house, it is less pleasant. For this reason, this owner has contacted us so we can meet him with one of our certified specialists in basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation. So we sent Jerry who has been working with us for a long time. Jerry noticed that there was no damage and that it would be enough to encapsulate this void.
Our foreman Jonathan and his team began by removing all the debris from the crawlspace. Then, they installed a drainage mat and encapsulated the vacuum with the CleanSpace vapors barrier membrane. This product is the most effective on the market. It is composed of 7 layers and is therefore extremely resistant. An antibacterial additive is injected in to block the growth of mold. This product is specially designed for the basement environment and we are very proud of it. This client can now use the crawl space for useful purposes.
The SuperSump is one of the best sump pump systems you can have at home. This system contains the most reliable pump, the WaterWatch alarm system and a patented waterproofed cover. The SupeSump is clean and nothing can infiltrate it. You can store goods on top without breaking it, saving you space. The Zoeller pump inside can drain 2650 gallons of water per hour. The alarm system sounds when the water level rises higher than normal so that you have time to react to this risk before damage occurs. The ultra-resistant polyethylene coating contains 96 holes that allow water that travels through the soil to be intercepted. Finally, the waterproof cover allows the water to be captured without the vapors emerge and humidify the space.
When the specialist visited this house, he noticed that the concrete block foundation wall was failing. One of the signs that often appears is a stair-shaped crack around the blocks or an interior curvature of the wall. The PowerBrace system is zinc plated and is specially adapted for the height of your basement. They are secured in the ground and on your wall thanks to brackets anchored in the joists. This unique system is designed by engineers to be adjusted and tightened over the years in order to reverse the problem of wall failure without having to dig and start large foundation projects. This system strengthens your foundations instantly and brings value back to your home.
Our customer’s foundation in Lachute was curving, which is a serious problem and sign of failure in the basement foundation walls.
We have solved this problem, by installing PowerBrace galvanized steel beams and several smartJacks.
The beams form a system designed specifically to support the walls of failed foundations and to straighten the walls to their original position over time. Zinc coated, the PowerBrace system resists erosion, reduces abrasion and makes beams non-toxic
As for the SmartJack Support Pillars , those are steel support systems used to stabilized and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space.
In Addition they are super strong (support loads of more than 60,000 lbs.), and is the only solution that addresses problem soils.
Our patented system stands out from the others and we are very happy to have had the chance to install it at our customer’s place to solve his problem once and for all!
We have repaired this house’s foundation in Wentworth, and stabilized it to resist ground movement by installing 7 support pillars Pushpiers
The PushPier pillar is a patented product and it features an outer sleeve that reinforces the pillar device directly under the support which is the most critical place.
It strengthens this area and prevents twisting, distortion and rotation that are commonly observed in other support pillar devices.
Basements are built below grade; this is why they tend to take on water. You may notice moist basement walls from time to time, water puddles here and there, or worst case scenario of flooding during the rainy season.
Humid, damp, or downright wet basements are bad for the entire house’s health and can result in mold and mildew growth, rotted wood, and damage to stored items.
One of our client’s basements in Montreal East was undergoing major water infiltration by the foundation and contacted us asking about our free inspection and quote.
This client was worried about her sump pump because she did not feel that the system in place would save the basement in the case of a flood or water infiltrations. She contacted us because she was interested in our patented systems. When our specialist went to her home, he recommended the TripleSafe system which contains 3 pumps in a single hermetic coating. The first pump operates under normal conditions. The second pump starts if there is a problem with the first pump or if the flow and volume of water are too big and fast for the first one. So during a heavy rain, you are protected by two pumps. If this bad weather also brings a power failure, a pump that does not run on a battery will not protect you. This is why the UltraSump pump is a necessity for the worried owners out there. This third pump is powered by a rechargeable battery and the SmartWatch alarm alerts you when the emergency battery is running. This system is the best on the market and nothing is comparable to it. Finally, the hermetic coating serves as a floor drain while blocking the water vapor that would like to escape.
Our client was very pleased with the installation and the peace of mind that the TripleSafe brings her.
We have completely encapsulated this crawl space by installing our CleanSpace Drain Mat under our CleanSpace Anti-mold Steam Membrane. Then we installed an UltraSump booster pump that runs on battery power during power outages. Subsequently, we solidified the crawl space structure by installing 9 SmartJack pillars and 24 PowerBrace support beams. To finalize it all, we added IceGuard and LawnScape accessories to the dump line to provide extra safety against flooding.
Our client’s basement was not insulated properly and the wood was exposed to the air causing vapor and seepage problems.
You can now compare this picture to the previous one. The wall and floor are totally insulated and the wall is now dry and lighted.
Our client was having problems with his wet soil due to infiltration of water at the joints of the wall-soles.
We have waterproofed this house in Sainte-Adele, insulated it and encapsulated it!
You can see the beautiful results below.
When waterproofing your basement, your water heater can remain a threat. A preventative solution must be found to not have the problem of the water heater flooding and further damaging the basement.
Here's what to do to protect your place from leaking water from a water heater.
FloodRing is a product that is easily installed around the water heater. It is a 4-inch high ring sealed to the floor that will contain any leaking water and redirect it to the drain.
This product is not very expensive and easy to install when installing your indoor drain system. This is especially beneficial because the water heater must be changed often during the life of the house, and often when it starts to sink it can be time to change it.
In many cases, the damage has already been done... Preventing water damage is better than healing.
Contact us for more information!
Our team has opted for the best solution to protect our client’s basement and solved all water infiltration problems in the area by installing our Waterguard interior drain with our company’s SuperSump that has more than 100 holes to drain the water under the slab.
The resident of this house in Quebec City suffered from a very high level of humidity, caused by a non-isolated Crawl Space.
Mrs. Malerie 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.
Our client in Quebec City called to have her Crawl Space encapsulated.
In this picture, you can see the big difference between an encapsulated and insulated Crawl Space, and many earth crawl spaces you can find in Quebec.
The insulation helped solve many issues the client had and had improved the home comfort, healthfulness, energy efficiency and value of the house by insulating the upper floors from the cold, making the Crawl Space clean and letting her use the Crawl Space as an additional storage room.
Our clients in Quebec City were having a very high level of humidity in their basement, mainly due to an open sump pump pit.
Furthermore, their sump pump wasn’t working properly and water was infiltrating into their basement, inside the wall bricks, and on the floors, and in order to fix this problem, our team has installed our SuperSump sump pump system.
Our SuperSump system comes with an airtight Sump Lid that keeps odors and humidity out while protecting your sump from debris from the basement floor.