Robert Langton

Clarke Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Robert Langton from Clarke Basement Systems

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.

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  • By Paul And Kelly M.
    MOUNT FOREST, ON

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    By Paul And Kelly M.
    MOUNT FOREST, ON

  • By Brano A.
    Barrie, ON

    "I absolutely hate letting people into my home, but this was a pleasant experience. The cost was also below what I had expected."

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    By Brano A.
    Barrie, ON

    I absolutely hate letting people into my home, but this was a pleasant experience. The cost was also below what I had expected.

  • By Michael M.
    Barrie, ON

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    By Michael M.
    Barrie, ON

  • By John F.
    Wasaga Beach, ON

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    By John F.
    Wasaga Beach, ON

  • By Mike H.
    Bracebridge, ON

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    By Mike H.
    Bracebridge, ON

  • By Pat B.
    West Guilford, ON

    "We have already recommended your company. We also like the fact that we can have our system checked by your crew on an annual..."

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    By Pat B.
    West Guilford, ON

    We have already recommended your company. We also like the fact that we can have our system checked by your crew on an annual basis. My husband is somewhat disabled and as a senior myself, this annual inspection gives us peace if mind.

  • By Dick W.
    Burks Falls, ON

    "Luke & Shane were a pleasure to work with. I own and operate my own business and can only hope my employees represent my..."

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    By Dick W.
    Burks Falls, ON

    Luke & Shane were a pleasure to work with. I own and operate my own business and can only hope my employees represent my business the same way they represented yours. They did a great job and were very professional. I would have them back any time if I have a future job. Great job guys.

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
  • "They showed up when they said they would and worked diligently on my crawl space. I am not sure they took any..." Read Full Testimonial

    David S. of Coe Hill, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              I want to thank Dave and Dan and their helper who I did not get his name, for their excellent installation work on the waterproofing/insulation and sump pump work in the crawl space at my cottage. They showed up when they said they would and worked diligently on my crawl space. I am not sure they took any breaks. These guys were terrific! Very knowledgeable and approachable when I had questions as to what they were doing they were happy to educate me. They left the site as clean and tidy as they found it. I resisted the urge to sneak a peek at the work although they often invited me down to review the progress. I was totally amazed by the transformation of the crawl space. Every year I will have Clark Basement systems due the preventative maintenance. Many thanks for a great job! I highly recommend them.
    David S.
    Coe Hill, ON
  • "When our installers Lucio, Pedro and Adam arrived Monday morning I was immediately impressed with their..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cheryl H. of Algonquin Highlands, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              We had a propane furnace and generator installed this summer in the crawl space of our cottage. Our crawl space has a dirt floor. Once the vents were cut into the floors the musty, damp smell started to come up through the vents. We remembered talking to somebody from Clarke Basement Systems at the Cottage Life Show a couple of years ago about encapsulating a crawl space. We looked them up on the internet and requested information and a meeting to see what could be done. After going over the information and meeting up with Robert we booked our installation on the spot. Once our job was booked we received follow-up confirmations. When our installers Lucio, Pedro and Adam arrived Monday morning I was immediately impressed with their professionalism. Lucio and I went over what was going to be done while Adam and Pedro got right to organizing and clearing out the area they were going to be working. Throughout the day I was made aware of what they were doing and asked if I had any concerns. When they were done for the day the area was left clean. They arrived promptly on Tuesday to finish up. When done I was asked to walk around the area with them and make sure I was happy with the job. Any concerns I had were dealt with right away. I have already noticed the musty, damp smell is gone upstairs in the cottage. I would recommend Clarke Basement Systems. It was a positive experience right from the beginning to the end.
    Cheryl H.
    Algonquin Highlands, ON
  • "The architects were in the crawlspace and commented that "the crawlspace encapsulation was the best they had..." Read Full Testimonial

    Julie S. of Port Elgin, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Firstly let me start by commenting on our complete satisfaction with the work your firm completed last summer. The crawlspace has remained a constant temperature of about 57 degrees and the "cottage smell" had decreased dramatically. (We also haven't seen any sign of mice!) Exactly the results we were hoping for! When we had the work done last summer you mentioned that you are anticipating a smaller dehumidifier for small crawlspaces like ours. We were wondering if that is available yet as we are interested in finding out more about it for our home. We also wanted to pass along some comments we received while getting an estimate for an addition to the front of our house. The architects were in the crawlspace and commented that "the crawlspace encapsulation was the best they had ever seen. Everyone with a crawlspace should have that done!" I did send him your company's contact information as we agree with his comments. It was great to hear such positive feedback from professionals who obviously see more than their fair share of crawlspaces up here. Thank you again for your great service. We look forward to hearing back from you about the dehumidifier. Julie and John
    Julie S.
    Port Elgin, ON
  • "When they showed up, they just went right at it and got the job done in a day and half." Read Full Testimonial

    Mike G. of New Lowell, ON

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              Mike Giroux could not say enough about the crew that worked on his place in January. When they showed up, they just went right at it and got the job done in a day and half. They guided the homeowner through the job and kept him updated throughout the whole process and did a thorough cleanup. So, a big shout out goes to Jose and his crew for a fantastic job. Mike would like to also thank everyone at Clarke Basement Systems for a great contractor experience.
    Mike G.
    New Lowell, ON

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

    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.

  • Crawlspace Renewal in Meaford, ON
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    Crawlspace Renewal in Meaford, ON
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    Crawlspace Renewal in Meaford, ON

    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! 

  • TripleSafe™ Installation in Mississauga, ON
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    TripleSafe™ Installation in Mississauga, ON
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    TripleSafe™ Installation in Mississauga, ON

    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.

  • Controlling Humidity in Stayner, ON
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    Controlling Humidity in Stayner, ON
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    Controlling Humidity in Stayner, ON

    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.

  • Pump Upgrade in Tottenham, ON
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    Pump Upgrade in Tottenham, ON
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    Pump Upgrade in Tottenham, ON

    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.

  • Porch Lift in Elmwood, ON
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    Porch Lift in Elmwood, ON
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    Porch Lift in Elmwood, ON

    We lifted a front and back porch using PolyLevel® Injection to ensure it would slope away from the home and we sealed cracks with NexusPro® Sealant.

  • Lift of a Front & Back Porch in Elmwood, ON
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    Lift of a Front & Back Porch in Elmwood, ON
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    Lift of a Front & Back Porch in Elmwood, ON

    We lifted a front and back porch using PolyLevel® Injection to ensure it would slope away from the home and we sealed cracks with NexusPro® Sealant.

  • Wet Basement in Cookstown, ON
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    Wet Basement in Cookstown, ON
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    Wet Basement in Cookstown, ON

    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. 

  • Creepy Crawlspace in Innisfil, ON
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    Creepy Crawlspace in Innisfil, ON
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    Creepy Crawlspace in Innisfil, ON

    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.

  • Waterproofing Systems and Updated Sump Pump in New Lowel, ON
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    Waterproofing Systems and Updated Sump Pump in New Lowel, ON
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    Waterproofing Systems and Updated Sump Pump in New Lowel, ON

    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. 

  • TripleSafe™ Installation in Midhurst, ON
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    TripleSafe™ Installation in Midhurst, ON
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    TripleSafe™ Installation in Midhurst, ON

    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.

  • Leaky Form Holes Ties Sump Pump Solution, Barrie, ON
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    Leaky Form Holes Ties Sump Pump Solution, Barrie, ON
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    Leaky Form Holes Ties Sump Pump Solution, Barrie, ON

    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. 

     

  • Water Seepage Solution in Barrie, ON
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    Water Seepage Solution in Barrie, ON
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    Water Seepage Solution in Barrie, ON

    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.

     

  • Leaky Basement in Rama, ON
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    Leaky Basement in Rama, ON
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    Leaky Basement in Rama, ON

    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. 

  • Leaky, Problematic Basement in Rama, ON
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    Leaky, Problematic Basement in Rama, ON
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    Leaky, Problematic Basement in Rama, ON

    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. 

  • Bowing Wall Repair in Glen Huron, ON
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    Bowing Wall Repair in Glen Huron, ON
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    Bowing Wall Repair in Glen Huron, ON

    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.

  • FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Midhurst, ON
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    FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Midhurst, ON
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    FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Midhurst, ON

    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. 

     

  • Waterproofing an Orillia, ON House
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    Waterproofing an Orillia, ON House
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    Waterproofing an Orillia, ON House

    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. 

  • Waterproofing a Home in Orillia, ON
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    Waterproofing a Home in Orillia, ON
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    Waterproofing a Home in Orillia, ON

    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. 

  • Finding Foundation Issues With Waterproofing Solutions in Wasaga, ON
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    Finding Foundation Issues With Waterproofing Solutions in Wasaga, ON
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    Finding Foundation Issues With Waterproofing Solutions in Wasaga, ON

    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. 

  • Updating Sump Pump and IceGuard® Installation in Collingwood, ON
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    Updating Sump Pump and IceGuard® Installation in Collingwood, ON
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    Updating Sump Pump and IceGuard® Installation in Collingwood, ON

    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. 

  • Groundwater Seepage in South Bruce Peninsula, ON
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    Groundwater Seepage in South Bruce Peninsula, ON
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    Groundwater Seepage in South Bruce Peninsula, ON

    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!

  • Sinking Crawl Space Floor in Algonquin Highlands, ON
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    Sinking Crawl Space Floor in Algonquin Highlands, ON
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    Sinking Crawl Space Floor in Algonquin Highlands, ON

    This cottage had deteriorating floor joist and structure due to high humidity. Look at how we fixed this problem.

  • Crawlspace Nightmare in Algonquin Highlands, ON
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    Crawlspace Nightmare in Algonquin Highlands, ON
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    Crawlspace Nightmare in Algonquin Highlands, ON

    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.

  • Wet Cottage in West Guilford , ON
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    Wet Cottage in West Guilford , ON
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    Wet Cottage in West Guilford , ON

    The new cottage owner had water running through their basement during the spring thaw. WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain was used to protect the back wall with the TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System to avoid flooding. 

  • 80-Year-Old Leaky Foundation in Penetanguishene, ON
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    80-Year-Old Leaky Foundation in Penetanguishene, ON
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    80-Year-Old Leaky Foundation in Penetanguishene, ON

    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. 

  • Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON
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    Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON
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    Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON

    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. 

  • Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON
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    Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON
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    Flooded Basement in West Guilford, ON

    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! 

  • Push Pier Installation in Gravenhurst, ON
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    Push Pier Installation in Gravenhurst, ON
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    Push Pier Installation in Gravenhurst, ON

    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.

  • Smelly Crawlspace in Port Elgin, ON
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    Smelly Crawlspace in Port Elgin, ON
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    Smelly Crawlspace in Port Elgin, ON

    The customer complained about smell and sagging floors in their crawlspace. We accomplished their goals by encapsulating the crawlspace with CleanSpace® and firming up the flooring system with SmartJack™ Crawl Space Stabilizers. 

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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