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Employee of the Year- 2015
Kevin is originally from Newfoundland. He has been involved with Martin Bates for over 13 years and has been working with Advanced Basement Systems for many years. Kevin is a certified basement waterproofing and crawlspace specialist. Kevin is one of the few installers in the network to have scored 100% on the Installation Exam- which is not an easy test!
Kevin is a smart worker and has a great sense of humor. He can always answer any questions that a homeowner may have about the current work that is being done. He is also a very experienced mason.
Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and snowmobiling.
Our inspector Adam discusses the inspection process and the repair options for this very wet basement with... Watch Video »
Many people believe that their wet basement can’t be fixed. Perhaps because it’s been leaking for decades, such as this one in St. Thomas, Ontario. Once homeowners learn about our interior waterproofing process, and how our products and services work together to create - and keep - a basement dry, it can become life changing!
Imagine, never worrying about a heavy rain. No more damp, musty smells (caused by allergens!). No more ruined items. No more embarrassment about a wet basement!
If you believe your leaky basement is beyond help, we invite you to contact us for a complimentary inspection and written estimate: 1-866-277-1277
Problem: A bedroom was put into the basement, meaning there has to be a way to escape during a fire. We updated these egress window.
Solution: We installed a larger, nicer and safer egress window and window well. This allows a person to escape during an emergency and brings in much more daylight into the basement space.
Although this crawl space was very clean with little evidence of pests and no standing water, the unencapsulated space still affected the home above by what is known as the stack effect. https://www.advancedbasementsystems.net/home-mold/stack-effect.html Resulting in problems such as:
Damp, musty smells
Higher than healthy levels of humidity
Less-than-desirable heating and cooling costs
The best method to remedy these problems is by completely sealing off the crawl space from the outside environment! Our Advanced Basement Systems team was happy to help these Chatham homeowners.
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 poured concrete foundation has a hairline crack which is letting water in. The fiberglass insulation is soaking up this water and is starting to mould. The foundation crack comes off the bottom corner of a window, which is very common due to a structural weakness.
Solution: A flexible, 3 layer, textured urethane and foam material is applied. Our patended Flexi Span comes with a 25 year warranty.
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.