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Ron Monk

Clarke Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Ron Monk from Clarke Basement Systems

Ron graduated from Devry Institute of Technology as an Engineering Technologist. He has a passion for learning and finding solutions to complex problems. This experience proves valuable when designing solutions for our customers’ foundation problems. Since joining Clarke Basement Systems, Ron has completed comprehensive training in designing solutions for our customers foundation repair, waterproofing and crawl space repair needs. He is a Certified Waterproofing Professional.


Ron brings a great deal of enthusiasm and passion for the industry to Clarke Basement Systems. Ron says best part of serving our customers is “talking to them after the project and knowing that we accomplished their goals, so they have peace of mind in knowing
their problem was solved.”

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Ming L.
    Toronto, ON

    "Rob was fantastic! Crew professional and diligent."

    Customer Review

    By Ming L.
    Toronto, ON

    Rob was fantastic! Crew professional and diligent.

  • By Amy S.
    Toronto, ON

    "Ron Monk's service and professionalism was exceptional in every aspect. Patient, courteous, knowledgable, and all around..."

    Customer Review

    By Amy S.
    Toronto, ON

    Ron Monk's service and professionalism was exceptional in every aspect. Patient, courteous, knowledgable, and all around pleasure to work with, he continued to provide service by being responsive to a follow up request after the initial assessment.

  • By Jacquie V.
    Whitby, ON

    "Great work!"

    Customer Review

    By Jacquie V.
    Whitby, ON

    Great work!

  • By Usha F.
    Markham, ON

    "Jarod did an excellent job explaining as he did the work. Was very interesting to watch."

    Customer Review

    By Usha F.
    Markham, ON

    Jarod did an excellent job explaining as he did the work. Was very interesting to watch.

  • By Shawn B.
    Markham, ON

    "Very good presentation."

    Customer Review

    By Shawn B.
    Markham, ON

    Very good presentation.

  • By Bernie W.
    Markham, ON

    "Fitz Wilks did a great job. He explained the theory and the process."

    Customer Review

    By Bernie W.
    Markham, ON

    Fitz Wilks did a great job. He explained the theory and the process.

  • By Brian W.
    Markham, ON

    "Great!"

    Customer Review

    By Brian W.
    Markham, ON

    Great!

  • By Anthony C.
    Markham, ON

    "You're amazing"

    Customer Review

    By Anthony C.
    Markham, ON

    You're amazing

  • By James G.
    Markham, ON

    "It has only been a couple of weeks since completion of the work, but all is good so far"

    Customer Review

    By James G.
    Markham, ON

    It has only been a couple of weeks since completion of the work, but all is good so far

  • By Mike H.
    L3P 5W3, ON

    "Efficient, personable and tidy. Demonstrating the drain was an excellent step. Confirmed in my mind where the water will go..."

    Customer Review

    By Mike H.
    L3P 5W3, ON

    Efficient, personable and tidy. Demonstrating the drain was an excellent step. Confirmed in my mind where the water will go should the seal ever break down.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "We would like to let you know that your company present high standard of business practices. From..." Read Full Testimonial

    Theresa of Toronto, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              We would like to let you know that your company present high standard of business practices. From receptionist to professional visiting (Ron Monk in our case). All are helpful ,friendly and with an extra human touch which we really appreciated. Your info. packages sent prior to the schedule visit is of helpful ,so people can ask relevant questions. Ron was punctual, had called to confirm appointment time prior to the visit. He was courteous knowledgeable and professional through out the visit, paying attention to minor details. He was patient and friendly in explaining /answering questions. He was able to pin point the problem source in timely fashion. All in all,Ron's visit,the whole dealing with your company are pleasant and impressive.
    Theresa
    Toronto, ON
  • "Thank you for the excellent service!" Read Full Testimonial

    Murray A. of Toronto, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Lucio, along with his crew, Dimitri and Brandon were absolutely fantastic! Thank you for the excellent service!
    Murray A.
    Toronto, ON

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  • Leaking Cold Room Ceiling in Mississauga, Ontario
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    Leaking Cold Room Ceiling in Mississauga, Ontario
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    Leaking Cold Room Ceiling in Mississauga, Ontario

    The presence of mould is an alarming discovery. Mould can lead to a slew of health problems, and always indicates the presence of water. While mould and mildew removal can be costly to deal with, it’s nowhere near as bad as the cost of letting it get worse.

    A customer in Mississauga, Ontario, found mould growing in her cold room. She loved having the space for storage, and wanted to finish the room, but dealing with the mould and water was her first priority. She had previously had the room waterproofed by another company and was disappointed that the work didn’t address the leaking ceiling. 

    Looking for a solution, she reached out to Clarke Basement Systems to set up a free estimate. System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the customer and inspected the cold room. He used our Cold Room Encapsulation System to design a unique solution for her cold room.

    Foreman Don Clarke started by encapsulating the cold room with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier, giving the walls an airtight seal and catching any water. The CleanSpace® is connected to vinyl ceiling panels that catch water coming from the ceiling before draining it into the CleanSpace®. From there, the water is drained through the floor where it seeps back into the ground. A vent connects the cold room to the rest of the basement, allowing fresh air to enter and disperse the humidity.

    The customer is happy that she can comfortably move forward with her basement renovation. She can finally use her cold room, and the extra space adds value to her home.

  • Window Well in Toronto, ON
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    Window Well in Toronto, ON
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    Window Well in Toronto, ON

    Our customer in Toronto, Ontario, had an issue with the current condition of their basement window well. They were not happy as it was visually unappealing. They had a custom well that had a plastic cover over the top that was not fitting correctly.

     

    After meeting with Ron Monk, System Design Specialist, our customer had a chance to look over some options. They chose to install a SunWell Enclosure. This product is a polycarbonate enclosure that will not rust, rot, or corrode. The white colour and shape of the system will reflect the heat and allow more natural light to enter into the basement. A safety gate is fitted to the well and protects against falling into the well as well as keeping the well clean from any debris.

     

     

  • Damp Crawlspace Puts Off Basement Renovation in Toronto, Ontario
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    Damp Crawlspace Puts Off Basement Renovation in Toronto, Ontario
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    Damp Crawlspace Puts Off Basement Renovation in Toronto, Ontario

    Crawl spaces are a great asset for a home to have. Some houses have them instead of basements, while others come equipped with both. They’re great for storage, but sometimes the nature of how they’re built can cause a few problems.

     

    A customer in Toronto, Ontario, was looking to renovate his basement, but wanted to deal with his crawlspace first. The small space couldn’t be used for storage due to moisture and the floor above was constantly cold. Concerned about mould growth and humidity, the customer reached out to Clarke Basement Systems.

     

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the customer and designed a solution to eliminate the moisture and insulate the floors above.

     

    Foreman Dave Jackson and Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards started by laying down drainage matting on the dirt floor, giving water an easy way out. To keep the space dry, Dave and his team encapsulated the entire space with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier and installed a MoistureLoc® Dehumidifer to keep the relative humidity around 50%. Lastly, SilverGlo® Insulation was placed on the walls to insulate the room and allow for walls to be built directly on top.

     

    The customer is extremely thankful for the work done. He can start using his crawlspace for storage, giving him the room to start his basement renovation.

  • Dirt Floor Crawl Space Stinks Up Home in Toronto, Ontario
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    Dirt Floor Crawl Space Stinks Up Home in Toronto, Ontario
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    Dirt Floor Crawl Space Stinks Up Home in Toronto, Ontario

    Living away from family can be tough. Our lives can take us to different places across the world, and we may not end up seeing each other too often. It can be worrying, but it’s nice knowing that they’re doing well.

    An elderly couple in Toronto lives in a 100-year-old home with a dirt floor crawl space. Their son lives abroad, but he was concerned for their health. The dirt floor was allowing moisture to seep into the crawl space, and the air quality was only getting worse. The musty smell was present throughout the entire house, so the son reached out to Clarke Basement Systems for a solution.

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the couple and inspected their home. He showed them some of their options, and they decided on a system to keep their crawl space dry and prevent odours from spreading.

    Foreman Lucio Flores and Installation Specialist Dymytro Bohatyrov first laid down CleanSpace® Drainage Matting across the entire crawl space floor. Drainage Matting allows any moisture that comes up from the ground to seep back into the groundwater. Once the matting was installed, the entire crawl space was encapsulated with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier. CleanSpace® keeps the dirt floor, and foundation walls contained, preventing any odours or water from entering the crawl space, and subsequently, the rest of the home.

    Both the son and the parents are happy with the final product. The son can continue to live abroad without worrying about his parents, and the elderly couple can happily and safely continue to live in their home.

  • Waterproofing a Basement to Renovate in Toronto, ON
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    Waterproofing a Basement to Renovate in Toronto, ON
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    Waterproofing a Basement to Renovate in Toronto, ON

    A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem in the basement. The homeowner wanted to finish the basement, but the walls and floor were always damp. The customer also wanted to install a heated floor and wanted to gain headroom. The homeowner didn't think they would be able to refinish the basement because it was always damp, and they wanted to ensure the protection of their investment. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems, and Ron Monk explained the solution we had come up with for the home. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed WaterGuard® sub-floor perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard® port, ThermalDry® wall system, SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System and UltraSump® Battery Back-Up system and IceGuard® Discharge Line System. 

    The Waterguard captures water at the footing wall joint and drains the water to the SuperSump/UltraSump sump system. The Thermaldry wall membrane helps reduce relative humidity and ensure wall leaks and any moisture are drained into the Waterguard installed in the floor.  The SuperSump and UltraSump is a 2 pump sump system. It protects against pump failure and power loss to the home. It is installed with the Iceguard that protects the system in cold weather. 

    The customer was happy because they were able to refinish the basement knowing the whole basement was going to stay dry. The homeowner was also very confident with Basement Systems 25-year dry nationally backed transferrable basement warranty against groundwater seepage.

  • Leaking Window Well Floods Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario
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    Leaking Window Well Floods Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario
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    Leaking Window Well Floods Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario

    Window wells are a great addition to any basement. They can turn a storage room into a bedroom and bring some light into a typically dark space. 

    A customer in Toronto, Ontario, was having a full waterproofing system installed in their basement. At the same time, they decided to repair their leaking basement window. System Design Specialist Ron Monk designed their waterproofing system to include a WellDuct® Drain System, and Foreman Lucio Flores worked hard installing the drain.

    A WellDuct® connects to the bottom of the window well and catches any seeping water, feeding it to the WaterGuard® System down below.

    The customer is happy that their basement is waterproofed, and that their window will no longer leak. Their finished basement is protected once again, and they no longer need to worry about water seepage.

  • Full Waterproofing System for Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario
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    Full Waterproofing System for Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario
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    Full Waterproofing System for Finished Basement in Toronto, Ontario

    Our homes are an investment. They cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we spend thousands on upkeep each year.

    Customers in Toronto, Ontario, were familiar with how much it can cost to upkeep a home. They had waterproofed their basement ten years ago, but the exterior system had started to fail. Looking to protect their finished basement, they reached out to Clarke Basement Systems.

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk designed a system to waterproof the basement for good and protect the customer’s investment. Foreman Lucio Flores, and Installation Specialists Dyma Bohatyrov and Ion Sirbu, worked hard installing a WaterGuard® Drain System, ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, a TripleSafe® Sump Pump and an UltraSump® Battery Backup

    The customers are delighted that their basement is waterproof once again. They can continue to use their basement the way they want too and do so with the peace of mind of a lifetime warranty.

  • Full Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toronto, Ontario
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    Full Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toronto, Ontario
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    Full Crawl Space Encapsulation in Toronto, Ontario

    A finished basement is a goal of every homeowner. It offers an extra floor for storage, activities and more, and significantly increases your home’s value.

    A customer in Toronto, Ontario, was getting ready to finish her basement. She had previously brought us into waterproof her basement, but now she wanted us to encapsulate her dirt-floor crawl space. 

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the homeowner and designed a system to ensure her crawl space stays dry. Foreman Dave Jackson encapsulated the entire crawl space with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier and laid down Drainage Matting over the dirt floor. The vapour barrier and matting allows water to drain into a SmartDrain®, making it disperse back into the ground. To help with the home’s heating, Dave installed SilverGlo® Insulation along the walls. Lastly, an Aprilaire® MoistureLoc Dehumidifier was installed to keep the relative humidity below 55%.

    The customer is excited to continue with her basement renovation. Her home is protected, and her worries of moisture seepage from the crawl space have been put to bed.

  • Protecting a Toronto, ON Basement Against Groundwater
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    Protecting a Toronto, ON Basement Against Groundwater
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    Protecting a Toronto, ON Basement Against Groundwater

    A leaky basement that was being affected by groundwater entering from various points has now transformed into a dry, healthy space thanks to several systems put into place by Clarke Basement Systems.

    The systems used were our patented WaterGuard® sub-floor perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard® port, ThermalDry® Wall System, SuperSump® Premier Sump System.

    These systems work together to capture water and drain it into the Sump system, while protecting the walls, reducing humidity and preventing heat loss.

    Thanks to Clarke Basement Systems, this Toronto, ON home, no longer has to worry about any unwanted basement water entry! 

  • Renovation Work Finds a Basement Leak in Toronto, Ontario
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    Renovation Work Finds a Basement Leak in Toronto, Ontario
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    Renovation Work Finds a Basement Leak in Toronto, Ontario

    A basement renovation is a commonplace to start for homeowners who are looking to increase their home’s value. It’s a great sales feature when you move on from your home, and it can add over 30% more space for you to use. But sometimes when you start to do work in your home, more problems can present themselves.

    A homeowner in Toronto, Ontario, was finishing their basement when the contractor discovered several leaks. He recommended Clarke Basement Systems and the customer set up a date for a free inspection.

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the contractor and homeowner and inspected the basement. Since they have heated floors installed, jackhammering the foundation for a drain was out of the question.

    Instead, Ron used our DryTrak® Drain System and Delta MS® Waterproofing Membrane to design a system that would keep the basement dry. DryTrak® was installed along the floor and wall joint to catch water without excavating and is non-invasive. Delta MS® encapsulates the walls and drains any water down to the DryTrak®

    With a waterproofing system in place, the customers and their contractor are happy to continue the renovation. The basement is dry and warrantied, and they no longer need to worry about a flood in the basement.

  • Crawl Space Encapsultion in Toronto, ON
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    Crawl Space Encapsultion in Toronto, ON
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    Crawl Space Encapsultion in Toronto, ON

    By encapsulating this Toronto, ON crawlspace, the whole house benefitted. Here we have our patented CleanSpace® Wall Vapor Barrier and insulation working symbiotically to encapsulate this crawlspace, making it a dry, warm space. 

  • IceGuard® installed in Etobicoke, ON
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    IceGuard® installed in Etobicoke, ON
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    IceGuard® installed in Etobicoke, ON

    One Etobicoke, ON homeowner, was concerned with their unprotected current sump system. In the event of pump failure, power loss, or clogged and frozen discharge pipes their home would become flooded. This concerned the homeowner, as a result, could be a considerable amount of damages resulting in costly repairs and replacement.

     

    Ron Monk, System Design Specialist, evaluated the condition of their home and provided a waterproofing solution. Ali Fereidouni, Foreman, and his team installed:

     UltraSump® Battery Back-Up system

    Zoeller® M53 Primary Pump

    CleanPump Stand

    IceGuard® Discharge line

    The IceGuard® Discharge Line protects the discharge line in the event of frozen or clogged pipes. If the pipes become clogged or frozen, some slots face away from the home that allows water to flow out freely.

     

     

  • UltraSump® Battery Backup system in Etobicoke, ON
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    UltraSump® Battery Backup system in Etobicoke, ON
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    UltraSump® Battery Backup system in Etobicoke, ON

    Our customer in Etobicoke, Ontario, was not protected in the event of pump failure, power loss, or clogged and frozen discharge pipes. With no backup system, their home could become flooded and damaged resulting in costly repairs and replacement.

     

    One of our System Design Specialists informed our customer on the products that Ali Fereidouni, Foreman, would be installing. Ali and his team introduced our patented:

    UltraSump® Battery Back-Up system

    Zoeller® M53 Primary Pump

    CleanPump Stand

    IceGuard® Discharge line

    The UltraSump® System is designed to run 12,000 gallons of pumping, should the primary pump fail, or the home loses power.

     

     

  • Bowing Cold Room Walls Threaten Homes Integrity in Toronto, Ontario
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    Bowing Cold Room Walls Threaten Homes Integrity in Toronto, Ontario
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    Bowing Cold Room Walls Threaten Homes Integrity in Toronto, Ontario

    Trusting our homes to protect us is essential. We spend a good chunk of our lives at home, and we shouldn’t have to wonder if the building is structurally sound. We like to think that things are always the way they’re supposed to be, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. 

    A homeowner in Toronto, Ontario, noticed the walls in his cold room were bowing. The walls supported the concrete front porch, so they play an essential role in supporting the front section of the house. Concerned for the home’s well-being, the customer called Clarke Basement Systems. 

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the customer and inspected his home. He showed him our products and designed a system to stabilize the cold room permanently. 

    Foremen Shane O’Rourke and Don Clarke worked hard installing our Powerbrace® System. First, the exterior was excavated to relieve pressure on the walls. Once the exterior is excavated, the walls are pushed back out before PowerBraces® are installed. These braces attach directly to the concrete floor and framing in the ceiling, stabilizing the home and helping to straighten the walls. 

    The client was extremely satisfied with the job and our team. The walls are secure, and his fears of a collapse have been put to rest.

  • Crack Repair in Toronto, ON
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    Crack Repair in Toronto, ON
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    Crack Repair in Toronto, ON

    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. 

  • Retaining Wall Threatens Driveway and Lawn in Toronto, Ontario
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    Retaining Wall Threatens Driveway and Lawn in Toronto, Ontario
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    Retaining Wall Threatens Driveway and Lawn in Toronto, Ontario

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and for a Toronto, Ontario, customer the saying couldn’t be more accurate.

    A retaining wall separated his driveway from his front lawn, but over the years, the retaining wall had tipped. If the wall collapsed, it would cause damage to his front yard, possibly the vehicles in the driveway, and the repair cost would be into the thousands. Not to mention the stress of redoing his yard and driveway.

    The customer contacted Clarke Basement Systems hoping for a solution that would protect his property and save him money. System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the customer at his home and after inspecting the situation, developed a plan using our GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System to straighten and stabilize the retaining wall.

    GeoLock™ wall anchors go deep into the ground and connect to a wall using a series of rods and plates. Foreman Don Clarke started by excavating the area surrounding the wall before installing the system. Anchor rods and earth anchors were installed next before wall plates were placed overtop of them. Once installed, the plates were tightened accordingly, to straighten and stabilize the wall. Finally, the area was backfilled, and our 25-year warranty ensures the wall will stay stable for many years to come.

    Thanks to our system, the customer’s wall is stable, and his investments are protected. He was ecstatic that he didn’t need to replace the whole wall, or complete even more repairs if the wall had collapsed. A happy customer and a job well done by the Clarke Basement Systems team!

  • Leaking Walls Soak Garage Belongings in Toronto, Ontario
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    Leaking Walls Soak Garage Belongings in Toronto, Ontario
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    Leaking Walls Soak Garage Belongings in Toronto, Ontario

    Finding space in our homes can be tricky. We always think we have more room than we do, but when we go to use the extra space, we learn it isn’t always there. But what’s even worse is when you find the space you’re using has become soaking wet due to water seepage.

    A customer in Toronto, Ontario, has a beautiful old home that was built in 1946. He uses his garage as a storage area but recently discovered his stored belongings were wet. He couldn’t figure out where the water was coming in but was becoming more and more frustrated with the situation. Looking for a fix, he reached out to Clarke Basement Systems. 

    System Design Specialist Ron Monk travelled to the customer’s home and inspected his garage. He discovered water was coming in behind the drywall through the walls and floor joints. Ron designed a system to completely waterproof the garage and put the customer’s mind at ease.

    Foreman Jose Martinez and Installation Specialist Trevor Bowman started by installing a full perimeter of WaterGuard® throughout the garage. WaterGuard® is less disruptive than other drains and doesn’t clog with mud and other debris. Basement To Beautiful™ panels were installed on the walls of the garage, providing insulation and sending water down to the drain. Basement To Beautiful™ walls also come predrilled with wire ways and come with integrated studs. 

    The customer is delighted that his garage is dry. He can store his belongings again without worrying, and his garage is ready to be finished.

  • Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON
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    Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON
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    Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON

    A home in Toronto, Ontario, had groundwater seepage located in the split basement. The water was coming through cracks in the foundation wall. They recently renovated the basement, and there was damage to the walls and flooring previously installed. There was a concern for mould and that the homeowner was losing 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 around the full perimeter of the walls to capture water and ensure the whole basement stays dry. Water is directed to the TripleSafe™ Sump System to ensure it ejects from the home and the basement remains dry all the time. WaterGuard® ports allow for inspection and service of the system if necessary. The ThermalDry® Wall membrane was installed to create a vapour barrier that protects the finished walls installed in front of it and help to reduce relative humidity. The IceGuard® was introduced 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 can reclaim the living space and have a dry basement for their child. A dry, healthy basement translates into a healthy home.

     

  • Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home in Toronto, ON
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    Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home in Toronto, ON
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    Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home in Toronto, ON

    A home in Toronto, Ontario had a problem in the basement along the back wall and corner of the home. If the foundation was settling and it would cause damage to the upper floors of the house 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 called Foundation Supportworks to come in and fix the problem. Ron Monk explained everything that would be done to fix the home. Shane O’Rourke and his team came in and used Push Pier Vertical Assembly. The Foundation Supportworks push pier assembly installation is complete with a heavy bracket connected at the bottom of the foundation. The pier pushes into the ground until the equipment measure that it has hit solid bedrock. At that time the weight of the home is transferred to the pier and off the failing soils. The customer was satisfied because of the stabilization to the house and damage prevention for the house

  • TrenchDrain® Installation in Toronto, ON
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    TrenchDrain® Installation in Toronto, ON
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    TrenchDrain® Installation in Toronto, ON

    Water was flowing towards the home and travelling underneath the door,  causing hydrostatic pressure and damage to the inside of the house. A TrenchDrain® was installed on the exterior of the home to collect surface water as it flowed towards the foundation. The connected discharge pipe allows the water to drain away from the house.

  • Waterproofing a Future Business Space in Toronto, ON
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    Waterproofing a Future Business Space in Toronto, ON
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    Waterproofing a Future Business Space in Toronto, ON

    A home in Toronto, Ontario had water problems in the entire basement of the house. The house was 100-years-old 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 mould remediation. Plans were made to finish the basement, so they wanted 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 the water problems so they could get their business workspace up and running. Our sales rep; Ron Monk explained to the customer that they would need floor removal and replacement, WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain, TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System, CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier, IceGuard® Discharge Line System. 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 three-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!

  • Flexispan Fix in Oshawa, ON
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    Flexispan Fix in Oshawa, ON
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    Flexispan Fix in Oshawa, ON

    Homeowner in Oshawa, ON, was stressed out about the water seepage that was causing damage to the finished walls and carpet in their home. They could no longer use the space and needed it fixed before it continued to cause any further damage! 

    They contacted Clarke Basement Systems and scheduled an inspection with System Design Specialist, Ron Monk. Ron Monk attended the home and concluded that cracks in their foundation walls caused the water seepage. This usually happens when it is a poured concrete wall.

    Ron Monk concluded that to seal the leak properly, we would need to install our patented FlexiSpan® on the homeowners poured wall foundation.

    With the plan set in place, Installation Foreman, Mark Dougherty and his team got to work. They removed the existing drywall and insulation of the home, then installed FlexiSpan® on the wall foundation.

    When the work was finished, the homeowner was ecstatic that there would be no more water seepage and that they are guaranteed with the 25-year warranty. They can now renovate their home and not have to worry about any potential damage thanks to Clarke Basement Systems.

     

     

     

     

  • Wall Crack Repair Using FlexiSpan® in Brampton, Ontario
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    Wall Crack Repair Using FlexiSpan® in Brampton, Ontario
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    Wall Crack Repair Using FlexiSpan® in Brampton, Ontario

    Moisture loves trying to find a way into our homes. A small crack or broken seal can be a gateway for moisture, leading to frustration and possible damage. Ontario homes are especially prone to this problem, often caused by the natural curing process of concrete. These cracks don’t usually threaten the foundation, but they can lead to water issues. 

    A Brampton, Ontario customer was dealing with this problem in his home. A small crack in the wall was leaking water into his basement, damaging the walls and floor. Frustrated and desperate to prevent any further damage from occurring, he reached out to Clarke Basement Systems.

    Ron Monk, System Design Specialist, met with the customer to discuss a solution. Ron recommended a FlexiSpan® Crack Repair System to fix the problem, and job foreman Mark Dougherty installed the system.

    FlexiSpan® is a warrantied, high-viscosity polyurethane polymer. It gets deep in the crack to form a durable seal, ensuring water stays out. A layer of foam is then placed overtop of the crack before being covered with a polyurethane sealant. It’s extremely flexible, giving it the ability to stay bonded even as concrete expands and contracts. The polymer stops 95% of previous moisture seepage, and any moisture that does get through is sent downward to a drain system.

    After the FlexiSpan® system was installed the customer was happy that no further damage would occur, and they could finally put the walls back together. Their basement was clean and dry once again.

     

  • Water and Mold in a Finished Basement in Markham, ON
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    Water and Mold in a Finished Basement in Markham, ON
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    Water and Mold in a Finished Basement in Markham, ON

    A customer living in a 1970's block foundation home noticed unwanted water and mould in his finished basement.  Clarke Basement Systems removed the last few feet of drywall and installed the WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain along the bottom of one wall and put up ThermalDry® Wall Vapour Barrier to provide a controlled drainage route for any water. This Markham, ON basement, is now transformed!

  • Complete Structural Foundation Repair to Home in Markham, ON
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    Complete Structural Foundation Repair to Home in Markham, ON
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    Complete Structural Foundation Repair to Home in Markham, ON

    This Markham, ON home, was built over a stream, and over the years the house had begun to sink. The basement floor had already sunk seven inches. Thanks to innovative products such as Push Piers and Helical Piers we were able to completely rebuild the foundation of this customer's home. 

  • Water Seepage in Cold Room in Unionville,  ON
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    Water Seepage in Cold Room in Unionville,  ON
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    Water Seepage in Cold Room in Unionville, ON

    Homeowners in Unionville, ON, were having water seepage issues in their cold room. Water was leaking from the walls and ceiling. System Design Specialist, Ron Monk, concluded that our patented Crawlspace Encapsulation System would be the exact solution to permanently waterproof their cold room. By using CleanSpace®WaterGuard® and a SmartSump®, we were able to fix their cold room for good! Now, the homeowners no longer have to worry about any future water entering their cold room.

  • Custom Window Well Install in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well Install in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well Install in Kleinburg, ON

    The client bought new windows to allow more light into the basement and required custom window wells on them. The window wells are made of 6x6 pressure treated lumber with a custom welded grate.  

  • Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON

    The client bought new windows to allow more light into the basement and required custom window wells on them. The window wells are made of 6x6 pressure treated lumber with a custom welded grate.  

  • Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON
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    Custom Window Well in Kleinburg, ON

     The client bought new windows to allow more light into the basement and required custom window wells on them. The window wells are made of 6x6 pressure treated lumber with a custom welded grate.  

  • Outside Bowing Wall Repair in Bolton, ON
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    Outside Bowing Wall Repair in Bolton, ON
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    Outside Bowing Wall Repair in Bolton, ON

    A home in Bolton, Ontario had a problem with the rear basement wall. The wall had a large horizontal crack, and it was beginning to bow inwards also causing water to leak in. The client was concerned about the structural integrity of the wall and did not want the problem to get worse. The continued bowing of the wall could lead to it collapsing into the basement. The secondary concern was the effect it could have on the resale value should the home be sold.

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk, our sales rep. He explained what he needed and soon after, Don Clarke and the Foundation Supportworks team came in to fix the problem. They used GeoLock™ Wall anchors with Liquid Rubber on the exterior. GeoLock Wall Anchors w used which first stabilized the wall to prevent further bowing and secondly allowed for the wall to straighten Liquid Rubber was applied to the exterior to seal the wall. They installed Anchors in the yard about 12 feet from the house, and the anchor rods fastened to them. The client was relieved to know that further and costly damage to the home was averted and it came with a transferable warranty.

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