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Robert began his interest in house design as a young adult and for the next 30 years he maximized his talents by running his renovation company where he grew his skill set to include all areas of household construction. Robert has not only applied his foundation of knowledge to his business but he has also constructed three homes where his three children grew up. Robert has also been involved in marketing new construction materials and process including foundation heating systems. This lead to his interest in Basement Systems where he came across our ThermalDry flooring as a possible solution to his past flooring project. He further began to notice the crews around town and knew he had to be a part of it. Robert ended up meeting with the owner of Clarke Basement Systems on his job site looking to find solutions and ended up inquiring about a job.
Robert enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In his free time Robert enjoys fishing, and golfing. In the winter he can be found in a warm ice hunt out on the lake.
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.
This cottage homeowner had concerns for her crawlspace. The area was causing moisture problems through the home and posed a potential threat for mould to grow. She was planning to sell the home, but with moisture issues, this was hard to do. It's not news- no one wants a wet crawlspace problem in their home!
After assessing the issue, recommended a full encapsulation of the area. We arrived on the site and cleaned the crawlspace in order to encapsulate the area with our CleanSpace® crawlspace solution.
Now the area is clean and can stay dry. This cottage can now be placed for sale!
Looking for protection from a potential sump failure and a flooded basement this Mississauga, ON homeowner, contacted us. They wanted their basement to be kept dry all the time with no more worries about it in the future. We installed our TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System with three levels of protection for the basement.
Clarke Basement Systems recommended to our customer in Stayner, ON that they have a full encapsulation and add a MositureLoc Dehumidifier with a SmartSump™Crawl Space Sump Pump System. The dehumidifier keeps the crawlspace dry and conditioned while the sump system collects the groundwater and pumps it outside. The crawl space is now clean, dry, and comfortable.
This customer was looking to finish his basement. His concern was his sump system. We installed our TripleSafe™ Complete Sump System to solve his failing pump problem.
A customer wanted extra protection from water damage and flooding. A WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain was installed around the hot water tank leaving the basement neat and dry.
A customer had a messy, smelly crawl space that we converted to a clean and healthy environment using our CleanSpace® crawl space vapour barrier system.
A home in New Lowel, Ontario, had constant water seeping into the basement. The baseboards were becoming damaged, and the homeowner had to tear half the wall out and keep fans blowing on the area to attempt to keep it dry.
The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to find a permanent solution to the problem. Rob Langton explained everything. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed CleanSpace® wall membrane on the wall to capture any moisture and water and direct it into the newly established WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain around the perimeter of the basement. It will lead the water into the freshly installed TripleSafe™Complete Sump Pump System that replaced the old sump pump that was no longer doing the job.
The customer is satisfied knowing the basement will be dry and healthy, and they don't have to waste time trying to find ways of temporarily fixing it. This space now can be used and renovated in the future.
One Midhurst, ON homeowner, spent a week last year trying to keep his basement dry because of a power outage which resulted from an ice storm. We went ahead and install the TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System for maximum protection.
A homeowner in Barrie, Ontario, was dealing with minor water intrusion in their basement. In the spring thaw and very heavy rains the basement would leak and the carpets would get wet. They contacted Clarke Basement Systems to fix the water problems. We came in and installed a SuperSump to manage the water that was collecting. The two pictures posted are a before showing the SuperSump before the concrete was poured and the second was after it was poured. Now the home will stay dry during heavy rain and spring thaw.
A customer in Barrie, Ontario, was looking for a minimal fix for their water seepage issue coming from three block walls causing damage to the basement. They wanted a quick solution so that they could finalize their upcoming renovation project.
Rob Langton, System Design Specialist, came up with a 2-part solution. Jose and his crew began by installing:
WaterGuard® Drainage System
ThermalDry® Wall Membrane
Our customer was delighted with the work Jose and his team had done. They also insisted on calling us back to complete the basement when they had their renovation plan set.
This home in Rama, Ontario needed to be waterproofed so that they could sell it. We installed the TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System giving the home three levels of protection. We replaced the old sump and discharge lines for the TripleSafe that also includes two IceGuard® Discharge Line Systems on the outside of the wall to protect the pumps from burning up or breaking due to the cold. The home now has a clean, compacted, updated look.
A home in Rama, Ontario, was having water issues. The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to waterproof the basement so that it would be able to be sold. There were obstacles in the basement our team had to work around in order to get the best waterproofing results. We installed a TrenchDrain™ around the hot water tank to protect the basement in case the hot water tank were to ever leak. We were careful and successful with the installation and the customer was very happy.
A homeowner reached out to our company to repair their basement. Our team went to the home and evaluated the situation. After reviewing the plan with the owner, the foremen installed a full-perimeter drainage system. Before any work was started on the basement they realized that the cottage needed a lot more work. The foundation in the basement had begun to shift causing the back wall to bow inward and the adjacent floor to sink in. The wall had shifted one and a half inches and the floor had sunk approximately 6 inches below the initial surface.
The groundwater seepage needed to be controlled, along with reducing the amount of moisture settling onto the floor. They needed to permanently stabilize the foundation wall and level out the floor. In order to control the groundwater seepage, a WaterGuard® and SuperSump® System was installed in the home. The team also installed a ThermalDry® Wall Membrane along the foundation of the basement in order to prevent any future moisture or leaks from entering and direct the water into the WaterGuard® System. To repair the rear bowing wall, a PowerBrace™ was fastened to the foundation which readjusts its position. The project was finished by injecting a PolyLevel® Foam underneath the sunken slab that allows the foam to bring it to the appropriate height and level.
The homeowner appreciated the team’s hard work and took the time out of his day to write an e-mail to the company and crew thanking them for the wonderful work they had done. The customer was then able to continue on with finishing his basement without any worrying about future problems.
A basement in Midhurst, Ontario, had cracks in the concrete foundation. The homeowner contacted Clarke Basement Systems to fix the crack so that there would be no water seepage in the basement. We came in and covered the entire crack with FlexiSpan® Foundation Crack Repair System so that it stays bonded with wall movement, and seals the crack permanently. Giving the customer piece of mind that it will stay dry and not crack again over time. We added our FlowGuard® Thin Floor Drain System so that the water does not collect on the basement floor. Lastly we repaired the floor by pouring new concrete, giving the customer full protection from water leakage.
After constant water leakage in a basement in Orillia, our team installed two IceGuard® Discharge Lines on the outside of the home. This will prevent the discharge lines from freezing while it pumps the water out and away from the home.
A home in Orillia, Ontario had a leaking wall, so we installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain system around the perimeter to capture any leakage. We also installed a ThermalDry® Vapour Barrier to direct any moisture or seepage into the WaterGuard. Now the home has a dry basement with a lifetime warranty.
A home in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, had waterproofing issues that caused the owner to call Clarke Basement Systems. During the inspection, Robert Langton, our inspector, found that the corner of the house had sunk.
Shane, Luke, and the team replaced the old sump pump to protect the inside of the home. Then, to fix the sinking area of the house, they installed PushPiers against the walls after excavating with a hydro-vac truck. This solution permanently stabilized and lifted the foundation.
The customer is happy knowing we could fix the problems they did not think they had. This system protects the basement from flooding and stabilizes the home. They have peace of mind and can maintain the value of the house for future resale value.
A home in Collingwood, Ontario, had an old sump pump in the basement that was outdated. The homeowner was worried that it would not do the job if the basement flooded. The pipes leading to the outside of the home had a possibility of freezing, causing back up to the pump and flooding the basement.
The customer called Clarke Basement Systems, and Robert Langton explained the best products and the process to install them. Luke Haverkort and the team introduced a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump, two IceGuards® Discharge Line System and an Aprilaire Dehumidifier. They replaced the old sump pump with the TripleSafe™ to ensure there are three levels of protection. The IceGuards® were installed to replace the old pipes to ensure there would not be any freezing.
The customer is delighted with the great products we used, that allowed peace of mind that the basement wouldn't flood and the pipes won't freeze.
There was a leaky basement in South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. The home had groundwater seepage in several areas of the basement. There would be 2 inches of water in the area and wanted a clean, dry, healthy space.
The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Robert Langton who explained everything our team would do to waterproof the home. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed DryTrak® Drain System, SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System and CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier. The DryTrak is because the house has a monolithic foundation. The CleanSpace is to collect any water and moisture and direct it to the newly installed SuperSump. Now the basement is dry and healthy, and the customer is happy!
This cottage had deteriorating floor joist and structure due to high humidity. Look at how we fixed this problem.
This crawlspace was dealing with high humidity, mould and a rot problem. We fixed up the crawlspace and installed a complete encapsulation system to prevent future problems.
The original basement was dark and damp with a lot of water coming in for almost 80 years. We installed CleanSpace on the walls, a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain around the whole perimeter of the basement and a SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System with an UltraSump® Battery Back-Up System to collect the water and get rid of it. To finish the project we installed the SaniDry™ Sedona dehumidifier to keep the humidity low and keep mould away.
This homeowner in West Guilford had a sump pump that failed and left their basement in a flood. We installed our SmartSump® Sump Pump to protect the basement from leaks and warn the owner about flooding. As well as a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain installed around the perimeter of the basement and connected to the existing sump for ultimate protection for the homeowner.
This was a brand new foundation that was only a year old. The cottage owner lost the whole renovation due to a failed sump pump and flooding. They wanted to make sure that it did not happen again so they called Clarke Basement Systems. We installed a second sump pump; SmartSump and a full perimeter WaterGuard System to keep the water out and away from the basement. The customer is satisfied knowing the basement will stay dry!
Our customer had big plans to add a second floor on top of their cottage in Gravenhurst, Ontario. Unfortunately, their dreams were put on hold when they found out the current foundation of their cottage would not support the extra weight.
Luckily, Foundation Support Works of Ontario provided a permanent stabilizing solution! 22 Push Piers were installed beneath the home to strengthen and support the added weight of their addition.