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Bryan has an extensive understanding of the basement repair industry having spent years in the home and commercial renovation industry. After being introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by Basement Systems, he quickly realized he needed to be a part of the team at Advanced Basement Systems. Bryan is a true professional and brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with.
Bryan is a trusted and valued member of the team and upholds the standards of the company. Bryan has been thoroughly trained and has earned the title "Construction Technician" through St. Clair College.
Bryan's previous automotive business experience has taught him excellent troubleshooting skills which benefit his clients. His high standards of ethics and business practices engender trust in him, his work and his recommendations. He is confident that any of his customers would recommend him and his work without hesitation.
He enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their foundation and basement problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes.
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Problem: These stairs are made of concrete and the void in between the bottom of the stairs and the soil has caused them to sink.
Solution: Using the PolyLEVEL foam system, we neatly and effectively lifted them back up.
Inspector: Bryan, Foreman: Ray
Problem: Many homeowners believe that putting a layer of gravel in their crawl space will solve the water and moisture problems. This isn’t true and doesn’t work.
Gravel is porous and it does not stop water from moving or collecting.
Fixing a crawl space with a gravel floor presents two challenges:
It is difficult to dig trenches and create drains to properly direct the water out of the crawl space compared to dirt.
To further keep the humidity level acceptable and encapsulate the space, a very heavy duty liner is required, as the liner will be more prone to rips and tears with the rough gravel below it.
Our experienced team members were able to create trenches and drains to effectively move the water into the crawl space sump pump.
Our CleanSpace®️ Liner is super heavy duty and durable enough to withstand the rocky floor encapsulated below.
If you have a challenging crawl space, please reach out to us for a permanent solution: 1-866-277-1277
Problem: These home owners were experiencing water penetrating into their unfinished basement. Their sump pump system was older, unreliable and contributing to an unhealthy level of humidity in the home.
Solution: Our team waterproofed the problematic walls, installed the ThermalDry® Wall system (which protects the basement from moisture and water as it passes through foundation walls – it serves as both a vapor barrier and as a way to redirect leaking water into the new drainage system). We completed the basement with the reliable and industry leading TripleSafe™ sump pump system.
This before and after is a great example of how all of our products work together for a dry basement. With regular maintenance, these home owners will never have basement water problems again!
Problem: Although these home owners only used this part of their basement as cold storage, they were frustrated by the continual leaky walls and the resulting musty smell and damp feel. During the hot and humid summer months, their entire home smelled bad and felt damp.
Solution: Our team:
Now, not only is their basement dry, their home is healthier as well!
Problem: This homeowner has a gorgeous stamped concrete walkway in front of their home. Overtime the sidewalk has become unlevel.
Solution: Our professionals levelled the concrete walkway with PolyLevel, and the results were fantastic.
Problem: This older sump pump simply couldn’t keep up during times of heavy rainfall. The pit also required updating as it was open and a tripping hazard.
Solution: We waterproofed the problematic walls in the basement, so it was the perfect time for an upgraded sump pump. With regular maintenance, our products work together to give this home owner a dry basement – permanently.
Now these home owners are enjoying a healthier home and a clean & dry basement!
Inspector: Bryan Myers
Problem: Behind stored items, water was penetrating into this basement on two walls and within the cold storage area. This extra moisture was creating an unhealthy environment and was damaging the home owners’ storage nearly every time there was a heavy rainfall.
Solution: Our crew successfully installed a complete waterproofing system on the affected walls of the basement.
These homeowners can now store their belongings feeling confident that they won’t be damaged by a leaky, wet basement again.
Problem: This dark, wet, humid space needs to not only have its water problem managed, it could use a facelift! These types of conditions in a basement allow for very little use of the space.
Solution: Our waterproofing system (with a lifetime warranty) is installed. Also, we installed our ThermalDry Wall Membrane which is a radiant barrier and reflect 97% of the heat and light back into the space.
Problem: These owners made great use of this garage cellar as storage for their seasonal items, unfortunately, this area was experiencing water penetration for years. Mould was starting to form on the cardboard, damage items sitting on the floor and the musty smell was permeating, well… everything.
Solution: Advanced Basement Systems to the rescue! We installed CleanSpace® Drainage Matting to move the water to the updated drainage system and finished the walls off with our CleanSpace® Liner.
Now, these homeowners can store their items knowing they’ll stay safe and dry.
Sometimes homeowners are shocked to see what is behind their basement wall coverings, such as paneling or drywall. These Amherstburg, Ontario homeowners noticed:
- Windows and doors were hard to open
- Visible gaps between walls and floors and ceilings and walls
- Cracks in the drywall near window and door frames
- A slight slope in their floors
The problem? The scariest kind of crack: A horizontal crack and it was beginning to bow inwards.
We solved the problem with our The PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System.
In the "before" photo, you can see the tilt of the window frame is a result of a problem hidden behind the wall.
We secured steel I-beams to the joists above the wall with heavy-duty steel brackets. The system not only stabilizes the wall and can often be tightened to help return the wall to its original position. The PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System does not require any exterior excavation and can be installed within just a couple of days.
If you notice a horizontal wall crack in your home’s foundation, please contact us for a complimentary inspection and free estimate. 1-866-277-1277
Problem: These home owners had an unfinished basement which during rainfall would leak. The walls were unappealing; looking old and damaged.
Solution: Our Advanced Basement Systems team waterproofed the two problem walls, then installed BrightWall® panels to give the basement a nice, clean and fresh look.
BrightWall® panels are made of a 100% waterproof rigid plastic paneling – perfect for unfinished basement walls. It's durable, washable, and will not support the growth of moud or rot. These panels also keep humidity and water vapor from passing through the foundation walls and into the basement. Any water seepage through the walls is directed into the drainage system.
What a difference!
Problem: These home homeowners were experiencing water penetrating their home on two walls in their basement. Over time these leaks ruined their finished basement space, creating a damp and unhealthy environment and seriously affecting the enjoyment of their home.
Solution: Our basement specialists waterproofed the problem walls, installed Thermal Dry carpet and finished the walls off with EverLast® panel wall systems. Now the homeowners, their family and friends can enjoy the clean and dry basement once again!
Problem: This homeowner was experiencing high humidity in their home, resulting in a damp, musty environment, due to a dirt floor crawl space. The dirt floor crawl space allows moisture to work its way into the entire home.
Problem: Not all sump pumps are created equal – and they are a critical element to having and keeping a dry basement and a healthy home. This home had an unusual and ineffectual system which needed replacement.
Solution: Our team installed the powerful and efficient Zoeller 1/3 hp sump pump with a TripleSafe liner kit. Now with regular yearly maintenance, this homeowner is assured that their sump pump can keep up even during the heaviest of rains.
Problem: These homeowners were experiencing many problems with their home as a result of a poor crawl space environment.
- Sloping floors as a result of shifting supports
- The wet crawl space created a musty, damp smell in their house
- Mould forming on the wood beams as a result of the high humidity
- Cold floors in the winter months and high energy costs
Solution: This was a big job, involving many important components and we were up for the task!
- Encapsulating the space with our Clean Space® Vapour Barrier.
- Installed new SmartJack® Crawl Space Support Beam Stabilizers.
- Replaced a failing support beam.
- We sealed the exterior vents and added Spray Foam Insulation to some exterior walls.
- Installed our super quiet, efficient and nearly maintenance-free SaniDry™ Sedona Dehumidifier.
This transformation is another example of how our products work together for a smart solution to crawl space challenges.
Problem: Unlevel concrete poses several problems for homeowners:
Solution: We raised and levelled the sunken concrete slabs with PolyLevel.
It was immediately evident when our inspector entered this home that there was a serious water and humidity problem. The basement leaked for decades and the excessive water in the space increased the humidity level in the entire home, making it smell terrible. Even the items stored in the basement had a funky smell.
The bad odor is not just a smell… it’s actually mould and mildew allergens that the entire family was breathing in, even though they all avoided the basement!
We installed an interior waterproofing system which consists of an in-floor drain, which moves any leaking water into the sump pump. A radiant wall barrier provides an extra layer of protection against water intrusion and helps to keep the space comfortable as it reflects heat back into the basement.
Our waterproofing system helps to regulate the excessive humidity caused by water leaks and thereby reduces funky smells and allergens in homes.
If your home feels damp and smells bad, reach out to us! We’ve helped thousands of homeowners in southwestern Ontario. It all starts with a free inspection and written estimate for repair. Reach out to us: 1-866-277-1277
Problem: These homeowners contacted Advanced Basement Systems to improve their crawl space environment. The space had excess debris, was damp and unlevel. The homeowners were experiencing a musty smell throughout their home due to the crawl space’s humid environment, and their floors were cold during the winter months.
Solution: Our team:
- Cleaned out the debris
- Leveled the crawl space
- Completely encapsulated the crawl space, sealing it from the outside environment
- Installed Spray Foam Insulation on the exterior walls to help with the home’s heating and cooling efficiency.
All our products work together to create a clean, healthy and dry crawl space. It’s hard to believe it’s the same space – what a transformation!