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Clarke Basement Systems Job Stories

Mississauga Driveway Slab Lifted Up
Homeowners Richard and Jessica had an unleveled concrete area in the front of their driveway and also along the walkway of their home. We injected PolyLevel to lift the slab on the grade driveway back to it's original plane and we also lifted the front and side walkway to improve slope. We sealed all joints at the house with Nexus Pro Sealent.
SuperSump and WaterGuard Remedy Leaky Mississauga, ON Basement
When Brendon & Anne C. discovered significant water intrusion into their basement, they knew they needed to act before they suffered property damage. While trying to find a contractor up to the challenge, they found Clarke Basement Systems.   Don Clarke met with the couple to diagnose the severity of the situation, and after close inspection he recommended the WaterGuard Perimeter Drainage System, ThermalDry Wall Waterproofing, SuperSump sump pump system, and finally IceGuard to prevent drain lines from freezing. Primary Foreman Jose Martinez oversaw the installation, ensuring a long-lasting solution to Brendon and Anne’s leaky basement. The couple was very happy with the results and would recommend Clarke Basement Systems to others.
Uneven Driveway in Mississauga, ON
Walter  of Mississauga, Ontario had an uneven driveway located at the entrance of his garage. The cement had cracked and had become a tripping hazard for the customer. The customer also had further concerns that water would leak into the cracks and freeze causing further damage to the driveway. Due to the unevenness of the driveway, the customer had a struggle getting into the garage with his vehicle due to the change in the height. After a full review of the problem, Bill and Kyle were able to inject a structural grade polymer into the cement to fill the voids which allowed the concrete to lift and stabilize. The nexus pro sealant was used to seal and fracture cracks that may cause further damage to the driveway. Walter was very pleased with the work done. With having the garage at a safe height, he can now enter the garage with a vehicle. The driveway has an overall more appealing look, without the worry of being a tripping hazard.
Front Step Settled in Mississauga, ON
 Our customer in Mississauga, Ontario, had an issue with the front step of their home that had been sinking for a few years. Recently our customer had noticed that an animal had dug out a large hole underneath the concrete which further weakened the substrate, creating an area where water could wash out any loose soils.   John DiNicolantonio, Project Lead, informed our customer on how the installation process would work. Billy, Installation Foreman, installed:   Polyurethane NexusPro™ Joint Sealant    Our Polyurethane foam is injected beneath the concrete to lift and level the slabs. The foam compresses the substrate and then lifts the concrete, thus ensuring that the area is protected from further settlement. Billy used our NexusPro™ Joint Sealant as a caulking to seal any cracks and gaps in the concrete to prevent water from penetrating the substrate.  Our customer was pleased that our team was able to lift the step back up to its original height and were able to stabilize the rest of the walkway to protect the area from further settlement.
CleanSpace and SaniDry Repairs in Toronto, ON
When Tony L. discovered his Toronto, ON crawl space was in disrepair, he knew ignoring the problem would only make it worse. Tony contacted Clarke Basement Systems, and their representative Claude Mathieu went out to diagnose the situation.   After examining the property, Claude was able to recommend several crawl space repair products, including the CleanSpace liner and a SaniDry high efficiency dehumidifier. Primary Foreman Jose Martinez and his team arrived on the scene to perform the installation and completed the project quickly and efficiently. Tony was grateful to Clarke Basement Systems for their hard work and courteous service, and he was very pleased with the outcome.
Wet Toronto, ON Basement Fixed With WaterGuard and TripleSafe
The City of Toronto, ON was having issues with one of their water waste plants, which was suffering from water intrusion into the basement after heavy rainfall. The building was 50 years old and was in need of repair, so they reached out to Clarke Basement Systems to remediate their problem.   Claude Mathieu went to the water waste plant to assess the situation, and found that they were in need of effective drainage. He suggested the DryTrak interior waterproofing system, combined with the Flangeless WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. He also advocated the use of the TripleSafe Sump Pump for added protection against future flooding. Primary Foreman Rob Trevisan brought a team of specialists to perform installation, and they have saved the water waste plant from future water issues.
Waterproofing a Future Business Space, Toronto, ON
A home in Toronto, Ontario had water problems in the entire basement of the house. The home was a 100 year old home with a stone foundation. They had groundwater seepage along the walls and hydrostatic pressure forcing water through areas of the thin and unlevelled, broken floor. The homeowner had to have mold remediation. Future plans were to finish the basement so they wanted it waterproofed to ensure that it stayed dry and mold didn’t reoccur. The customers home office was in that room. He relied heavily on that room for his business, but due to the water he couldn’t have his equipment in there. They called Clarke Basement Systems to fix they water problems so they could get their business work space up and running. Our sales rep; Ron Monk explained to the customer that they would need floor removal and replacement, Waterguard, Triplesafe, Cleanspace walls, Iceguard. Dave Jackson, Jose Martinez and the team were prepared to take on this messy job and turn it into a clean, dry work space. The floor replaced provided a sub-floor drainage bed and an adequate 3 inch level floor slab. Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the foundation to collect water and take it to a sump pump ensuring the whole basement stays dry. Cleanspace was put on the walls to reduce relative humidity, ensure wall leaks are drained to the Waterguard and protects the finished walls installed on top of it. The Triplesafe sump system ensures the basement stays dry all the time with the Iceguard protecting the home in the event of frozen or blocked discharge lines. The client was satisfied because the basement is now dry and ready for finishing. They can now renovate that space and use it for their business without worrying about leakage or flooding!
Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON
A home in Toronto, Ontario, had groundwater seepage located in the lower portion of a side split basement. The water was coming through cracks in the foundation wall. The basement was finished and there was damage to the walls and flooring. The concern was also there may be mold. It was affecting the homeowner because they lost living space and with a small child they were concerned about the health effects. The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk who explained exactly what would need to be done to waterproof the home. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed a Waterguard, Waterguard port, Wellduct, Buried Discharge, Iceguard, Triplesafe with an Ultrasump and ThermalDry Wall Membrane. The Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the exterior walls to capture water and ensure the whole basement stays dry. Water is directed to the Triplesafe Sump System to ensure it is ejected from the home and the basement stays dry all the time. Waterguard ports allow for inspection and service of the system if necessary. The Thermaldry Walls create a vapor barrier to protect the finished walls installed in front of it and help to reduce relative humidity, The Iceguard fittings are installed to ensure that the basement doesn’t flood if the discharge line becomes blocked or frozen. This waterproofing system provides the customer with a dry basement allowing for the refinishing of the basement. They are able to reclaim the living space and have a healthy dry basement for their child. A dry healthy basement translates into a healthy home.  
Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home, Toronto, ON
A home in Toronto, Ontario had a settling problem located in the basement along the back wall and corner of the home. If the foundation continued to settle it would cause damage to the upper floors of the home and could become structurally unstable.The homeowner noticed a step cracking in the block foundation wall which was the result of the foundation settling. The foundation could become unstable which would damage the upper floor finishing and also could adversely affect the value of the home should they decided to sell. The customer needed Foundation Supportworks to come in and fix the problem. Shane O’Rourke and his team came in and used Push Pier Vertical Assembly. The push piers are used to stabilize the foundation. The Foundation SupportWorks push pier assembly is installed with a heavy bracket connected at the bottom of the foundation. The pier is pushed into the ground until the equipment measure that it has hit solid bedrock. At that time the homes weight is transferred to the pier and off the failing soils. The customer was satisfied because the home was stabilized and further damage to the home was prevented.  
Failure of Proper External Waterproofing Fixed Internally, Toronto, ON
A home in Toronto, Ontario had a basement that was very damp and leaked in several locations when it rained. The basement was approximately 700 sq. feet and they would see water coming up through the ceramic tile joints.  The issue was hydrostatic water pressure from below the house, as well as moisture penetration through the foundation walls, due to failure of proper external waterproofing system when the home was built. The basement was a finished and they wanted to have a finished basement space with no water leaking in causing mold and damage. After having their personal items and the finished walls and flooring damaged they decided to call Clarke Basement Systems. Jose Martinez and the team installed a WaterGuard internal sub floor system was to capture ground water.  A ThermalDry Wall membrane was used to direct moisture from foundation walls to the WaterGuard.  A SuperSump sump pump with UltraSump Battery Back-up in case of power failure was installed to collect water and discharge it outside through our IceGuard. This system ensures that any ground water penetrating basement is captured and pumped away from foundation. These products were used around the full perimeter of basement to ensure no more leaks. Now the home owners can finish and use the basement.
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