Customer Reviews
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  • By Thom J.
    Etobicoke, ON

    "I am very pleased with the products and also very impressed with the company. Good job, Clarke!"

    Customer Review

    By Thom J.
    Etobicoke, ON

    I am very pleased with the products and also very impressed with the company. Good job, Clarke!

  • By Rebecca W.
    Toronto, ON

    "I can't be more thankful and happy with my service. I'm blown away by the professionalism that is so unfortunately rare in the..."

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    By Rebecca W.
    Toronto, ON

    I can't be more thankful and happy with my service. I'm blown away by the professionalism that is so unfortunately rare in the residential contracting industry. Clarke Basement Systems gave me a fair quote, completed the job on time with great finishing work and pleasant, professional staff. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • By Lynn H.
    Whitby, ON

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    By Lynn H.
    Whitby, ON

  • By Mark D.
    Highlands East, ON

    "Dave Jackson and his crew were efficient, professional and courteous."

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    By Mark D.
    Highlands East, ON

    Dave Jackson and his crew were efficient, professional and courteous.

  • By Mike H.
    Bracebridge, ON

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    By Mike H.
    Bracebridge, ON

  • By Maria
    North York, ON

    "THANKS"

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    By Maria
    North York, ON

    THANKS

  • By Derek O.
    Cobourg, ON

    "Rob T. made me feel very comfortable throughout this whole process and the crew he sent led by Dave were awsome in every aspect."

    Customer Review

    By Derek O.
    Cobourg, ON

    Rob T. made me feel very comfortable throughout this whole process and the crew he sent led by Dave were awsome in every aspect.

  • By Ralph B.
    Norwood, ON

    "While we haven't had a severe testing of the system, we are very confident based on the quality of the job and service that it..."

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    By Ralph B.
    Norwood, ON

    While we haven't had a severe testing of the system, we are very confident based on the quality of the job and service that it will handle any water issues that arise. It is that level of confidence that allowed us to confidently finish our 1780 sq.ft. basement.

  • By Joe M.
    Peterborough, ON

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    By Joe M.
    Peterborough, ON

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "...we are still very happy with our basement system and the we are VERY happy we have it installed before all..." Read Full Testimonial

    Kelly & Peter P. of Priceville, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Hey Robert – just a quick note that we are still very happy with our basement system and the we are VERY happy we have it installed before all this rain comes in tonightJ Thanks again for being at that trade show! Kelly
    Kelly & Peter P.
    Priceville, ON
  • "Arrived right on time & as scheduled!" Read Full Testimonial

    Scott F. of Mississauga, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              The guys (Shane and Luke) we great. They arrived right on time as scheduled and took great care not to damage the grass and lawn any more than was necessary, (can't dig through a flower bed without some damage). Hard workers and friendly, they didn't mind me watching as they worked. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone with a similar problem.
    Scott F.
    Mississauga, ON
  • "Dave and his crew were awesome, and super-fast." Read Full Testimonial

    Alana B. of Oshawa, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Hi Steve, just wanted to pass on a thank you for the work the guys did. Dave and his crew were awesome, and super-fast. You guys are great thanks again!
    Alana B.
    Oshawa, ON

Dave Jackson from Clarke Basement Systems

Title: Installation Foreman

Dave Jackson from Clarke Basement Systems

Dave started with Clarke Basement Systems in 2004 as an Installation Specialist. Prior to joining our team, he had his own carpet and flooring business which he continued to do on the side for a year or so. Since starting at Clarke Basement Systems, Dave has expanded his knowledge in home renovations, structural foundation solutions and, of course, basement waterproofing. Dave holds the title of Installation Foreman and has for many years. Dave is currently working primarily on the structural repair side of our company, Foundation Supportworks™ of Ontario, helping homeowners stabilize their houses. He is also involved with commercial projects, new construction sites and stabilizing existing buildings. Dave loves the day-to-day challenges of his job but most of all he loves making customers happy. 

Videos from projects I was involved with:

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  • Wet Basement Solution in Priceville, ON
    Before
    Wet Basement Solution in Priceville, ON
    After

    This homeowner had a wet basement every spring and was tired of the water. We installed a SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System in the basement.

  • Damaged Basement Due to Ground Water in Etobicoke, ON
    Before
    Damaged Basement Due to Ground Water in Etobicoke, ON
    After

    A home in Etobicoke, Ontario, had water leaking into the basement from the ground and walls. The flooring and baseboards were damaged, and personal items were getting wet.

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems, and Claude Mathieu explained everything the crew would do.  Dave Jackson and the team installed ThermalDry® Wall membrane to capture water that may seep through and direct it into the newly installed WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain, which provides a drainage route into the TripleSafe™ sump system.

    The customer satisfied knowing that the basement is waterproofed and healthy!

  • Crack Repair in Toronto, ON
    Before
    Crack Repair in Toronto, ON
    After

    The perfect solution for a leaky basement in Toronto, ON! Here we have our patented FlexiSpan® Crack Repair System at work! This system is a three-part process which includes flexible sealant, flexible and porous foam as well as an impermeable membrane. All parts of this process completely seal the crack to ensure there is no chance of any water coming in. 

  • CleanSpace® Installation in Whitby, ON
    Before
    CleanSpace® Installation in Whitby, ON
    After

    A beautiful waterproofing job using our patented CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier completed in Whitby, ON, leaves the homeowner ecstatic! 

  • Full Waterproofing System in Udora, ON
    Before
    Full Waterproofing System in Udora, ON
    After

    A home in Udora, Ontario had water coming in from the perimeter of the basement. This water came from a previous failed exterior foundation waterproofing job. There was water seeping in from floor wall joint.  There were obstacles we needed to work around, remove and relocate.so that the homeowner would have a fully waterproofed basement and they could renovate. The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to fix the problem.  We installed a full perimeter Waterguard® Below-Floor Drain, a SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System that would collect any access water. It would then push it out through the Iceguard® Discharge Line System which is functional in cold temperatures. Lastly, we installed a ThermalDry® wall system to keep any moisture away from the basement. This fix solved the floor wall joint seepage problem with a Lifetime warranty of 25 years. The customer is happy knowing they can finish their basement and not worry about water damage. 

     

  • Bad Odours from Unwanted Water in Markham, ON Basement
    Before
    Bad Odours from Unwanted Water in Markham, ON Basement
    After

    A home in Markham, Ontario, had a large 32-foot-wide cold room that no longer could be used for storage due to groundwater seeping. Further inspection found the water had travelled beyond the cold room and into their carpeted recreation room that was open to the upper levels of their home.  The homeowner feared their finished basement space would be damaged and needed the peace of mind their basement would be dry while they were away from home for extended periods.

    The customer was pleased with a previous work we completed years prior and knew they could trust Clarke Basement Systems to fix their wet basement issues. They spoke to our sales rep; Colin Clayden who explained everything to them in detail and came up with the best solution for their wet basement. Dave Jackson and the team came in and installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain around the perimeter of the cold room to capture water entering from the footing a floor/wall joint. They put CleanSpace® anti-microbial wall membrane to capture water and create a vapour barrier between the basement and damp basement walls.  The basement no longer has a musty, mouldy smell to there basement and will be protected from any water leakage. 

  • WaterGuard® Solution in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    WaterGuard® Solution in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A customer in Stouffville, Ontario, contacted us regarding water leaking through the original foundation of their home. During heavy rain falls, the basement area would become flooded. Dave, a Foreman, and his crew installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System that was placed along the perimeter of the basement and collected water draining from the ThermalDry® Wall Membrane. The water is directed to the SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System. These systems work together to prevent water from entering the house and redirects the water back outside.

  • Leaking Solution in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    Leaking Solution in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A customer in Stouffville, Ontario, had an issue about the original foundation of their century home. The original foundation had been letting in a lot of water which was damaging their belongings. During heavy rainfalls, the area would flood creating a musty smell. A ThermalDry® Wall Membrane was placed on top of the original foundation to collect moisture and water. It drained the water into the WaterGuard® Drainage System. Our customers were thrilled to have kept the original foundation of their home intact which made their basement dry and useful again.

  • TrenchDrain™ Installation in Claremont, ON
    Before
    TrenchDrain™ Installation in Claremont, ON
    After

    In this Claremont, ON home one problem we faced was due to the water tank being so close to the foundation wall that we could not extend our WaterGuard®  Below-Floor Drainage System. A perfect solution for this situation was to install our TrenchDrain™ Grated Basement Drain to collect water and direct it into the interior drainage system.

  • CleanSpace® Installation in Claremont, ON
    Before
    CleanSpace® Installation in Claremont, ON
    After

    Before, this basement had water leaking through the floor-wall joints. Then, we installed our CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier over the foundation wall to completely cover and protect against water seepage. It directs water into the interior drainage and sump system. 

  • Waterproofing a Basement Wall in Aurora, ON
    Before
    Waterproofing a Basement Wall in Aurora, ON
    After

    This basements back wall had water seeping in through the foundation, leaving pools of water on the floor. The customer wanted to finish their basement, so they needed to get rid of the water! Upon inspection of the area, we discovered that water was only seeping through one area of the basement. Our waterproofing solution has permanently stopped the water from coming in, and now the homeowner can finish his basement.  

  • Water Seepage Solution in Aurora, ON
    Before
    Water Seepage Solution in Aurora, ON
    After

    This home in Aurora, Ontario, had been experiencing a water seepage issue. Our customer was looking to sell the house and need a permanent waterproofing solution. Our WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System and CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier were installed to collect the groundwater internally and direct it into the sump system. Our customer is now able to resell the home, and our transferable warranty covers new homeowners. 

  • Finished Basement Damaged by Failing Drain, Aurora, ON
    Before
    Finished Basement Damaged by Failing Drain, Aurora, ON
    After

    A homeowner in Aurora, Ontario, had a full perimeter of sub-floor seepage of groundwater due to a failing footing drain. The scope of work was discussed with the customer for both interior and exterior work. The customer wanted to make sure the work that was being done would be permanent and allow them to re finish the basement with no worries of future water damage.  The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to assure them that with the interior repair, it is permanent, and the warranty dictates that the customer will never have groundwater seepage from the walls AND the floor, for the lifetime of the home. One of our senior foremen, Dave Jackson, and his crew removed and disposed of the full perimeter of wall materials and installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain, ThermalDry® Insulation and a SumpPump with battery backup. This way, the whole basement could be kept dry permanently, ALL THE TIME.

     

  • Full Perimeter Water Seepage Causing Reno Delays, Nestleton Station, ON
    Before
    Full Perimeter Water Seepage Causing Reno Delays, Nestleton Station, ON
    After

    A home in Nestleton Station, Ontario had full perimeter water seepage in spring thaw and when the snow melts. The customers wanted to renovate the basement in order to rent it out. The floor would be all wet from the leaking perimeter causing the basement to flood and restricting the use of half the home. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to waterproof their home. Chris Luke explained precisely what would be done to fix the problem. Dave Jackson and his team came in and installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain around the perimeter of the basement. A ThermalDry® wall membrane was mounted on the walls to keep moisture away from the basement and direct any water seepage into the WaterGuard®. The WaterGuard® then pushed the water into the newly installed SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump to avoid flooding.  Lastly, an IceGuard® Discharge Line was established outside the home to protect the system from freezing and breaking.  The customer can now finish the basement and rent it out without having to worry about wet floors and basement flooding. The customer has a Full perimeter waterproofing system with 25 year warranty!

     

  • Full Perimeter WaterGuard® System in Newmarket, ON
    Before
    Full Perimeter WaterGuard® System in Newmarket, ON
    After

    In some basements, there are many obstacles to keep in mind while waterproofing. This home in Newmarket had a bit of a challenge with the water softener being so close to the walls we needed to fix. We installed a WaterGuard® around the obstacles successfully.

  • Leaking Basement in Pefferlaw, ON
    Before
    Leaking Basement in Pefferlaw, ON
    After

    A basement in Pefferlaw, Ontario was leaking considerably and had rendered the space unusable. The homeowner put the home up for sale. They had listed it and was about to sell it but ended up losing the sale due to the leaking basement.

    Clarke Basement Systems came in and installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain a proper, sealed, SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System and a full perimeter of CleanSpace® Wall Vapour Barrier. The customer was very pleased with the outcome and the house has since been sold.

  • Crawl Space Sump System Replacement in Baysville, ON
    Before
    Crawl Space Sump System Replacement in Baysville, ON
    After

    This home in Baysville, ON had an inadequate sump liner and pump. The crawlspace still had water everywhere despite having two of those pumps. One of our professional waterproofing teams installed a SmartSump™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System to fix this Baysville, ON homeowner's water problem.

  • Basement Leak Repair in Bracebridge, ON
    Before
    Basement Leak Repair in Bracebridge, ON
    After

    This basement located in Bracebridge, ON had problematic water seepage. The homeowner, exhausted with the water seepage, called Clarke Basement Systems provided an excellent installation solution including our patented WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain & TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System. The WaterGuard® & TripleSafe™installation was a tidy and permanent solution that left the homeowners confident in the state of their newly waterproofed basement.

  • Waterproofing Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    Waterproofing Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A home in Stouffville, Ontario, was having water issues in the basement. This home was on the property of Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo. Water would leak into the basement through the old homes foundation and would make the basement damp and smelly. The homeowner had many responsibilities to attend to on the farm and needed to be sure this problem would be solved quickly and efficiently. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude Mathieu who ensured the job would not be invasive and completed quickly and correctly. Dave Jackson and the crew came in and installed a WaterGuard® drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. ThermalDry® wall membrane was mounted on all the walls to keep out any moisture and allow heat to stay in the basement. The team then removed the homes original sump pump that no longer did its job and installed a new TripleSafe™ in its place to ensure there would be no flooding. The TripleSafe has three levels of protection allowing the customer to be at ease when it rained. The customer was happy that their basement is now waterproofed and they don't have to worry about the Sump Pump failing. 

  • Waterproofing Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    Waterproofing Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A home in Stouffville, Ontario, needed waterproofing in the basement. This home was on the property of Lionel's Pony Farm & Petting Zoo. Water would leak into the basement through the old homes foundation and make the basement damp and smelly. The homeowner had many responsibilities to attend to on the farm and needed to be sure this problem would be solved quickly and efficiently. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude Mathieu who ensured the job would not be invasive and finish quickly and correctly. Dave Jackson and the crew came in and installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. This system would collect any water and moisture that would come in through the foundation of the old home, keeping the basement dry and clean and stop the musty smell.  ThermalDry® wall membrane was installed on all the walls to direct any water and moisture down into the Waterguard and out f the home. The team established a new TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System and SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System so there would be no flooding. The customer was happy that their basement is now waterproofed and they don't have to worry about future water issues. 

  • Updated Crawlspace for Extra Storage Space in Bracebridge, ON
    Before
    Updated Crawlspace for Extra Storage Space in Bracebridge, ON
    After

    A cottage in Bracebridge, Ontario, had a large crawlspace that was unhealthy and unusable. The homeowner wanted to make use of the space for their children's toys, seasonal objects, and anything else they may need. The area needed to be improved and waterproofed to ensure their belongings would not get ruined after sitting there for a while. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Rob Malcomson who explained the solution to their problem. Dave Jackson and the team installed CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier and a SmartSump® Premier Sump Pump System. CleanSpace® encapsulation separates the Earth's moisture from the now usable space for storage. The SmartSump® controls any water entry in the area. The customer is delighted to be able to have the use of the ample space beneath the cottage for storage, with the peace of mind their things will stay dry and clean. 

  • TripleSafe™ Saves The Day in Whitby, ON
    Before
    TripleSafe™ Saves The Day in Whitby, ON
    After

    The previously installed sump pump system was unreliable and failed one Whitby, ON homeowner, so we replaced it with our extremely reliable TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System.

our service area

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Our Locations:

Clarke Basement Systems
12045 McCowan Rd
Stouffville, ON L4A 4C3
1-416-800-3177


Clarke Basement Systems
7250 Keele St Store #209
Vaughan, ON L4k 1Z8
1-416-800-1687