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Russell VanderMeulen

Clarke Basement Systems

Title: Installation Specialist

Hometown: Aurora

Russell VanderMeulen from Clarke Basement Systems

Russell joined our team at the beginning of 2020. He feels fortunate to be a part of our customer's home upgrades and repairs, and he enjoys seeing their excitement as they look forward to the finished work.

When Russell isn't helping customers with their home he enjoys spending time with family and loved ones, going to his cottage, or casting a few lines in the water. He's an avid outdoorsman and loves recharging through a good camping trip all year-round.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "They were fantastic" Read Full Testimonial

    Caitlin O. of Toronto, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Lucio and Russell spent 2 days on a crawlspace encapsulation for my 1880's cottage - a very tight space over a dirt floor (not an easy task!). They were fantastic - fast, efficient, cleaned up well afterwards, shared pictures of progress, professional-all-around. Ron, the inspector who first assessed and quoted on the job, was knowledgeable and helpful in talking through the options. Felt like this project was in good hands from the beginning.
    Caitlin O.
    Toronto, ON
  • "All in all, great customer service experience with Clarke Basement Systems" Read Full Testimonial

    Chelsea W. of Toronto, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Ron Monk gave a very good understanding of the work that would need to be done, took the time to patiently answer our questions, and made sure he understood the work that the previous owner had done with Clarke Basement Systems. Rob in the office was great at answering any questions that we had leading up to the day as well and was very knowledgeable. Lucio, Dymytro and Russell did excellent work. They arrived early in the morning and worked hard to get the room done by noon the same day (pretty small job since we were expanding what the previous owner did). Lucio took the time to explain what he was working on throughout the project. He spent time with us before he left as well to make sure that we can pass along instructions to the contractor who will be rebuilding the walls in the basement. All in all, great customer service experience with Clarke Basement Systems. Will update this post if there are any issues with the system, but so far it looks great!
    Chelsea W.
    Toronto, ON
  • "This is a very professional, organized and experienced company and I highly recommend them" Read Full Testimonial

    Richelle P. of Oshawa, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Lucio - Foreman, Russell and Pedro did a wonderful job waterproofing our basement. They were here on time every day, showed me the progress every step of the way and explained how the system would work. They provided extra drop sheets for our furniture and cleaned up everything after they were done. Very respectful maintaining all COVID-19 protocols. Would also like to thank our Salesperson, Ryan who came to our home and showed us what the whole system was about and explained the costs in great detail. My husband and I felt very comfortable that we had made the best choice with Clarke Basement Systems. When we had to change our original project date they were very accommodating and understanding. Rob the Project Coordinator was very prompt in returning our calls and answering all of my questions and concerns. Overall, from start to finish this has been a stress-free experience. This is a very professional, organized and experienced company and I highly recommend them. Sincerely Richelle, a very satisfied customer.
    Richelle P.
    Oshawa, ON
  • "Lucio, along with Dimitry and Russell, were courteous, diligent and did a great job" Read Full Testimonial

    Ken K. of Richmond Hill, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Lucio, along with Dimitry and Russell, were courteous, diligent and did a great job, including the clean-up after completion. The project started and finished as scheduled.
    Ken K.
    Richmond Hill, ON
  • "This crew, led by Lucio, was professional, courteous and a pleasure to have in our home." Read Full Testimonial

    Doug S. of Stouffville, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              The whole crew deserves a Wow! Service Award! The basement of our 1873 home was a total mess and presented many challenges, but this crew, led by Lucio, was professional, courteous and a pleasure to have in our home. Their patience was outstanding and much appreciated. Clarke Basement Systems was recommended to us by a neighbour and the neighbour was spot on! The work was not inexpensive but it is/was certainly value for our capital!
    Doug S.
    Stouffville, ON
  • "Dean, very informative, explains his products and system very well." Read Full Testimonial

    Darron B. of Stouffville, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Dean, very informative, explains his products and system very well. Made it easy to understand and go forward with the job. The work crew was great! Personable, professional, and extremely clean. Took the time to explain the job and installation.
    Darron B.
    Stouffville, ON
  • "The entire experience was great" Read Full Testimonial

    Darron B. of Stouffville, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              The entire experience was great. From the salesman to the work crew, to the office updates. Personable, professional and extremely clean. Took the time to explain the job and installation.
    Darron B.
    Stouffville, ON
  • "Top-notch in my books and very reasonably priced" Read Full Testimonial

    Douglas C. of Bancroft, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Great service right from the beginning. Rob the estimator came out inspected our problem and came up with a plan in no time. Very great communication with him and very trustworthy. The team of workers that did the job were on spot and the foremen for the job suggested an alternative to our sagging beam that someone else tried to fix. Top-notch in my books and very reasonably priced. Would recommend them to everyone I know. Thanks guys for your hard work.
    Douglas C.
    Bancroft, ON
  • "Clean, efficient, and professional. Thanks, Clarke Basement Systems!" Read Full Testimonial

    Myrna M. of Haliburton, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Clarke Basement Systems is as good as everyone says. Lucio, Dymytro, and Russell did a fantastic job encapsulating my crawlspace and installing the dehumidifier. Clean, efficient, and professional. I can't wait until Spring! Thanks, Clarke Basement Systems!
    Myrna M.
    Haliburton, ON
  • "We are proud of the work they did for us in encapsulating and insulating our basement" Read Full Testimonial

    Tom D. of Dwight, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Lucia, Dymytro and Rusell arrived promptly at 10 am to start their day. Throughout the day, they explained clearly and professionally the work they were doing, answering all our questions. They were kind and courteous. We are proud of the work they did for us in encapsulating and insulating our basement. The installed dehumidifier and sump pump are already drying out our damp basement. We are extremely happy with their workmanship. Thank you!
    Tom D.
    Dwight, ON

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the
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    Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the
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    Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the "To Do" List in Oro-Medonte, Ontario

    Everyone has their own version of “The List.” It could be a shortlist of small household duties or a long list of serious repairs.

    A customer in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, would tell friends and family that his crawl space is “on the list.” It had been that way since he purchased the home, but the time had come for it to find its way off the list. The dirt floor allowed cold air and moisture up into the rest of the home, leading to an increase is HVAC bills.

    The customer reached out to Clarke Basement Systems and met with System Design Specialist Rob Malcomson. Rob inspected the crawl space and recommended our Crawl Space Encapsulation System. The customer was looking forward to the repair and booked a date with our Production Department.

    Foreman Lucio Flores and his crew, Installation Specialists Russel VanderMeulen and Dymytro Bohatyrov, started by removing insulation and debris. The pink wall insulation was so wet it was actually sagging from the ceiling. We replaced the insulating material with ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, sealing out moisture while providing an R20 insulation rating. Drainage Matting was used to prevent water from pooling, and we installed a SmartDrain® to guide water out of the crawl space. Lastly, the entire area was encapsulated with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier, sealing out moisture and brightening the space.

    The customer is thrilled to have a warmer, more efficient home. Heat no longer escapes through the crawl space, and he’s ready to move on to the next project on the list… someday.

  • Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the
    Before
    Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the
    After

    Damp Crawl Space Spends Several Years on the "To Do" List in Oro-Medonte, Ontario

    Everyone has their own version of “The List.” It could be a shortlist of small household duties or a long list of serious repairs.

    A customer in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, would tell friends and family that his crawl space is “on the list.” It had been that way since he purchased the home, but the time had come for it to find its way off the list. The dirt floor allowed cold air and moisture up into the rest of the home, leading to an increase in HVAC bills.

    The customer reached out to Clarke Basement Systems and met with System Design Specialist Rob Malcomson. Rob inspected the crawl space and recommended our Crawl Space Encapsulation System. The customer was looking forward to the repair and booked a date with our Production Department.

    Foreman Lucio Flores and his crew, Installation Specialists Russel VanderMeulen and Dymytro Bohatyrov, started by removing insulation and debris. The pink wall insulation was so wet it was actually sagging from the ceiling. We replaced the insulating material with ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, sealing out moisture while providing an R20 insulation rating. Drainage Matting was used to prevent water from pooling, and we installed a SmartDrain® to guide water out of the crawl space. Lastly, the entire area was encapsulated with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier, sealing out moisture and brightening the space.

    The customer is thrilled to have a warmer, more efficient home. Heat no longer escapes through the crawl space, and he’s ready to move on to the next project on the list… someday.

  • Retirement Home Deals with a Damp Crawl Space in Buckhorn, Ontario
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    Retirement Home Deals with a Damp Crawl Space in Buckhorn, Ontario
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    Retirement Home Deals with a Damp Crawl Space in Buckhorn, Ontario

    As we grow older, our wants and needs inevitably change. We're over the whole homeownership thing and ready for something a little slower-paced with less maintenance.

    In Buckhorn, Ontario, a retirement home manager reached out to Clarke Basement Systems after noticing the building's crawl space's humidity was excessive. He was concerned about the resident's health above, so after hearing about the solution System Design Specialist Ryan Hanlon recommended, he was eager to go ahead with the repair.

    Foreman Lucio Flores and Installation Specialist Russell VanderMeullen started by encapsulating the floor and lower walls with CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier. A SmartSump® Pump was installed to remove water, and an Aprilaire® Dehumidifier was utilized to control the excess humidity levels.

    The building manager can breathe a sigh of relief knowing his residents are safe and have a permanent solution.

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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
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