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Employee of the Year-2011
Tom joined Advanced Basement Systems in 2007 and has thrived in the environment ever since. Tom is a highly valued employee within his workplace, as he brings intelligence and integrity to every project. He always has a positive attitude with his co-workers and clients and is all smiles when helping them with concerns or questions.
Tom knows what it takes to succeed in today's construction industry and he is more than ready to take on the role for being the man to help you fix your basement woes.
Tom enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and playing baseball. Since Tom started he has been going the extra mile for homeowners and there's a good chance if you know someone who had work done by Advanced Basement Systems, they'll recommend you to Tom Blackburn!
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Problem: This home's basement seeped water in and did not have an efficient sump pump. There was carpet directly on the concrete slab.
Solution: We installed a perimeter footing drain, a sump pump system with our battery backup, Bright Wall panels behind the laundry sink and Everlast Finished Wall System around the bathroom. Thermal Dry tiles were put down to keep the floor warmer and dry!
Problem: An unfinished cold storage area is a great place to store items to keep cool, such as canned food, even in the warm summer months. Although closed off from the rest of the house, if there’s water penetrating any area, it creates a damp, humid and unhealthy environment which affects the entire home in what is known as “The Stack Effect”.
Solution: We installed a French drain system on the problem walls in the cold storage area, added a powerful sump pump with a battery backup for improved drainage and reliability and finished it off with our BrightWall® rigid basement wall system. Now this cold storage area is dry, heathy and will look fantastic for years to come.
Problem: These homeowners had an old sump pump system and pit which was open, creating a humid environment in the home. They were also experiencing some drainage problems and cracks in their basement floor.
Solution: We successfully installed a new TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System and pit liner. We moved the location of their sump pump, filled in the old pit, filled the floor cracks and improved their drainage system.
Problem: The homeowner required improved access to their crawl space.
Solution: We installed a steel window well, as part of the crawl space access is below grade and added an EverLast crawl space access door which seals tightly for an ideal crawl space environment.
Problem: This wet crawl space was causing problems for these homeowners in southwestern Ontario. The humid and moist environment caused their traditional fiberglass insulation to fall and become ineffective. Their entire home smelled musty as the odours from the crawl space affected their entire home.
Solution: We sealed off the outside environment which was causing the humid crawl space environment, encapsulating it with our heavy duty CleanSpace® Liner.
For improved comfort and better energy efficiency, we also used Spray Foam Insulation.
What a difference!
Porblem: Cracks coming off windows in poured foundations are a headache. Most solutions harden over time, crack and then fail as the foundation goes through freeze/thaw cycles.
Solution: Our solution stays flexible to move with the foundation. it allows the water to be controlled.
Repair Tech: Trevor
Problem: These home owners contacted Advanced Basement Systems to improve their crawl space environment for the benefit and health of the entire home. The access area was unlevel, often wet and not properly enclosed.
Solution: With crawl space accesses, there are two important points to remember:
Our team did a great job improving this access area for ease of entry and to seal off the outside environment from the crawl space.
Problem: Overtime this driveway has sunk, which made entering the garage difficult and hard on the car. The other areas on the driveway were unlevel and a tripping hazard.
Solution: Our team accessed the area carefully and applied PolyLevel foam to raise the sunken areas. It’s an affordable, fast and long lasting solution.
Problem: Through freeze and thaw cycles the ground around and under concrete moves and shifts, causing concrete to sink and heave. Over the years the sidewalk started to lean toward the home, which directs more water into the landscaping area and ultimately the foundation. The sidewalk was very unlevel in one corner, making it a serious tripping hazard.
Solution: Our team raised and leveled the concrete sidewalk; making it not only safer, but more attractive and better for the home’s water management system.
Problem: This home had evidence of a leaky basement. Concrete is porous and over time, water can work its way in and cause damage.
Solution: We installed a perimeter drain in the floor along the problem basement walls. We also installed the ThermalDry® Wall system. As moisture and water passes through concrete foundation walls, the ThermalDry® Wall systems serves as both a vapour barrier and as a way to redirect water leaking into the newly installed drainage system below.
Problem: This small concrete crock houses an inefficient pump. It's very small and any rush of water could flood the basement.
Solution: We removed the concrete crock and installed our attractive, large Super Sump unit.
Problem: This crawl space was very humid and full of condensation. Also as you can see it flooded.
Solution: We installed sufficient drainage with a sump pump that discharges outside. The Clean Space vapor barrier was installed to isolate the home from the earth, making it a dry & healthy space.
Problem: This basement was wet and damp in the area near the sump pump. The old sump pit was open, allowing excess moisture into the already damp basement environment, and the older pump simply wasn’t powerful enough to work effectively. The unlined pit allowed dirt and debris to clog the old pump.
Solution: Our team waterproofed the leaky walls near the sump pump, dug out and formed a new pit, installed a TripleSafe Liner and inserted the super powerful Zoeller 1/3 hp sump pump.
With this serious upgrade and regular maintenance, these homeowners are assured that their basement will stay healthy and dry – permanently!
These Kent Bridge homeowners experienced water entering their basement a few times in the last 5 years. They were not only looking for a permanent solution to their leaky basement, but also an attractive finishing option.
Here’s what our team did:
Waterproofed the leaky basement walls with an in-floor drain which safely move water into the sump pump and away from the home.
We removed the lower part of the paneling and wood wall joists, as they were mouldy from the water entering.
We installed steel wall joists, which will never rot or grow mould.
We installed a radiant wall barrier which helps ensure any leaking water is directed into the in-floor drain.
What a fantastic transformation! We can assure you that these homeowners are thrilled with the results.
Problem: This sump pump does not have an air-tight lid and is letting lots of humidity into the basement because water is almost always resting in the bottom of the sump liner.
Solution: We installed a customer lid, a new submersible pump and a battery back-up pumping system.
Problem: This home in Port Lambton had significant and ongoing problems with water entering their basement even during modest rainfalls. Their old sump pump system was outdated, unreliable and needed replacement. The basement environment and the entire home was affected by this humid basement with musty smells and a damp feeling.
Solution: This was an incredible transformation! Our team waterproofed the leaky walls, installed a perimeter drain, installed the best sump pump system on the market (with a battery backup in case of a power outage!) and finished it off with BrightWall® panels. BrightWall® is a 100% waterproof rigid plastic panelling for unfinished basement walls. It's durable, washable, and will not support the growth of mould or rot.
These homeowners will now enjoy their clean and dry basement and healthier home.
Problem: This home had a very tight crawl space with several problems. The plastic barrier was ineffectual at maintaining a proper humidity level in the crawl space. The home had sloping floors and gaps in walls and ceilings due to inadequately supported beams and joists. One of the main beams in the home was failing and needed replacement.
Solution: Our crew installed a CleanSpace Liner to keep the moisture from penetrating into the home and applied Spray Foam Insulation to the headers area for improved home comfort and more efficient heating and cooling. We replaced the beam with a 3 ply beam and updated their supports with our heavy duty SmartJack.
Problem: This home had an older and inefficient sump pump. It wasn’t able to keep up with heavy rains and also had an open lid, which not only allows debris to enter and possibly clog the pump, but also adds extra moisture into the basement air.
Solution: We installed the industry leading TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The powerful pumps will have no problem keeping up, even during times of heavy rainfall. The sealed lid means no debris will interfere with the pumps and the damp air will stay where it should: in the tank.
Problem: This home’s crawl space was damp and musty. Through what is known as The Stack Effect, this undesirable air made its way into the home, resulting in musty, damp and mouldy smells. Some of the fibreglass insulation on the exterior walls was wet and had lost its insulating properties.
Solution: We improved the drainage in the space and encapsulated the dirt floor with our heavy duty CleanSpace crawl space vapour barrier. Our team also added mould and mildew proof SprayFoam Insulation on the exterior walls and also as a sealant on the vapour barrier.
These Windsor, Ontario homeowners had a leaky basement which was not only affecting the health of the home, but also the enjoyment of their extra living space.
They required a permanent solution to prevent future damage to the home and its contents.
This home serves as an excellent example of how our products work together for a permanent solution for a wet basement.
These homeowners chose the TripleSafe™ Sump Pump System. This powerful system provides three levels of protection with 2 high-performing pumps and a battery backup pump.
Our team installed a Waterguard system on the leaky walls. This system allows water to drain safely into the new sump pump system. Best of all, this product comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
The wet and mouldy drywall was removed, and we installed Everlast™ Wall Panels. Working with the Waterguard systems, Everlast™ Wall Panels not only look fantastic, they are easy to clean and are inorganic, which will not support the growth of mould or mildew.
We finished off the project by installing the ThermalDry® Basement Floor Systems which are interlocking floor tiles made specifically for basement floors. Each tile is designed to sit on raised plastic pegs, allowing an airspace underneath, and creating a comfortable, warm and dry floor.
If you want to waterproof and finish your basement only once, we’d be pleased if you considered Advanced Basement Systems for the job. We are pleased to offer you a complimentary inspection and estimate. Please call 866-277-1277 or click here to submit your information online.
Problem: This tight and musty area under the home was starting to cause mould growth on the wood supports. Wood is everywhere inside a home and if it begins to rot due to high humidity and moisture, it can be a very costly repiar. We needed to get to work here right away!
Solution: We cleaned out all the debris of this small space. Then we installed our Clean Space Encapsulation System (the white liner). Once that was installed, our crew came in and spray foam insulated the headers (above the foundation wall where a lot of air leaks get in). The space is now safe and healthy.
Problem: This home in Windsor had many problems in the crawl space which affected the entire home:
- Sloping, unlevel floors due to beam failure and ineffective supports
- Windows and doors that were hard to open and close due to the unlevel floors
- Floors and ceilings had gaps between the unlevel walls
- A musty smell which was coming from the wet crawl space
- High energy bills due to inefficient crawl space insulation and a fluctuating and damp crawl space environment.
Solution: This home is a great example of how our team of crawl space repair experts and superior products work together for a permanent solution to crawl space problems.
- Removed the debris
- Installed new beams
- Installed and leveled the floors with Smart Jacks
- Installed a sump pump specially designed for crawl spaces
- Improved the drainage system of the crawl space
- Encapsulated the crawl space with a CleanSpace® Liner, sealing it off from the penetration wet environment
- Installed spray foam insulation for improved energy efficiency
Now, these home owners are better able to enjoy their home in so many ways because of this crawl space transformation!
Problem: Cold floors, high utility bills and a musty smell throughout the home prompted this homeowner to contact us for help.
Solution: Our team of crawl space specialists removed the old, wet and ineffective fiberglass and rigid insulation, and sealed off the crawl space against the heat/cold cycle which effects the crawl space air (and makes the home smell musty due to mould and mildew growth). Our installers finished off the job with Spray Foam Insulation.
Spray foam insulation is one of the newest and most-advanced types of insulation available. More and more home and business owners are choosing to have spray foam insulation installed because of its unique properties.
Unlike fiberglass and other “fluffy” insulation materials, Spray Polyurethane Foam can’t be damaged by moisture. Once installed, spray foam won’t ever fall out of place or lose its R-value because of compression like fiberglass can.
This homeowner will now enjoy improved comfort and lower utility bills!
Problem: The dirt floor crawl space was creating a damp and musty environment in this home. This homeowner required some debris to be removed from the crawl space. The homeowner also had the problem of cold floors above the crawl space as there was not enough insulation.
Solution: We installed a Clean Space liner to help with humidity and moisture in the crawl space and included Spray Foam insulation. Now the homeowner enjoys the benefits of a dry and comfortable crawl space area: less humidity in the home, eliminating musty odours and improved heating and cooling performance.
Problem: The homeowner needed to seal up an unused crawl space access door to improve the crawl space environment.
Solution: We installed and permanently sealed an EverLast crawl space access door. Sealing up all crawl space access areas is important to keep a home’s relative humidity low and a part of having ideal conditions in the crawl space.