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  • By Steve B.
    Oshawa, ON

    "Took the time to put a dirt mat on the floor from the house entrance to the basement. Did a very good clean up after the repair..."

    Customer Review

    By Steve B.
    Oshawa, ON

    Took the time to put a dirt mat on the floor from the house entrance to the basement. Did a very good clean up after the repair work was done. Thanks......

  • By Don C.
    Oshawa, ON

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    By Don C.
    Oshawa, ON

  • By Roberto R.
    Markham, ON

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    By Roberto R.
    Markham, ON

  • By Joanne M.
    Unionville, ON

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    By Joanne M.
    Unionville, ON

  • By Lori K.
    Port Perry, ON

    "I used Clarke Basement about 5 years ago and have had a few jobs completed. They are always so very helpful and honest. I..."

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    By Lori K.
    Port Perry, ON

    I used Clarke Basement about 5 years ago and have had a few jobs completed. They are always so very helpful and honest. I recommend them whenever I can. I trust them totally. Chris has been so very helpful when I have a question or problem. Thank you for your work.

  • By Lisa L.
    Beaverton, ON

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    By Lisa L.
    Beaverton, ON

  • By Dan &.
    Peterborough, ON

    "Will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of foundation repair"

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    By Dan &.
    Peterborough, ON

    Will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of foundation repair

  • By Keith D.
    Uxbridge, ON

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    By Keith D.
    Uxbridge, ON

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "My experience with Clark Basement Systems was fantastic. Chris answered all of our questions in a patient and..." Read Full Testimonial

    George E. of Whitby, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              My experience with Clark Basement Systems was fantastic. Getting a hold of someone was super easy. Their quote was very thorough and comprehensive; Chris answered all of our questions in a patient and easy to understand manner. The repair was done extremely well; Matt's work was clean and he was helpful in explaining the job before, during, and after the repair was complete. I would highly recommend Clark Basement Systems to anyone who is in need of foundation repair.
    George E.
    Whitby, ON
  • "First of all I would like to apologize for my previous e-mails, the team that installed the pumps did a great..." Read Full Testimonial

    Alberto C. of Ashburn, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Hello Chris, I hope all is well, I would like to say that I am glad I decided to go with your company. The pumps are working well and I finally learned how to live with the pumps going off as often as they do. First of all I would like to apologize for my previous e-mails, the team that installed the pumps did a great job from start to finish, taking the time to explain how everything worked. I would like to say thank you to you and the team for an excellent job. Regards, Alberto
    Alberto C.
    Ashburn, ON
  • "I would class my experience as 10/10." Read Full Testimonial

    Claire M. of Newmarket, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              Hello I would like to say that Chris Luke was very professional and I was impressed with his honesty and knowledge. He was very thorough in assessing my situation. The information package that was sent ahead of time was very valuable prior to Chris attending my home. I would class my experience as 10/10. Regards, Claire Marsden
    Claire M.
    Newmarket, ON
  • "Impressed with your service overall" Read Full Testimonial

    Henry W. of Bridgenorth, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              I have used your services twice before and was impressed with both your products and your staff.
    Henry W.
    Bridgenorth, ON
  • "A great bunch of guys with exceptional customer service skills!" Read Full Testimonial

    Lisa L. of Beaverton, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              I wanted to let you know the crew is here I am very pleased thus far, they are a great bunch of guys, especially Ben. He has exceptional customer service skills and has provided me with a lot of confidence in the work they are doing. He explains anything I ask about and does a walk through with me at the end of the day before they leave. It's been a pleasure working with you and your company, as well as Chris Luke initially. He too is a great team member and is very patient and not a pushy guy (great attribute for a salesman). Thank you so much, talk soon.
    Lisa L.
    Beaverton, ON
  • "From the very first contact with this company we knew they where different from all the other contractors we..." Read Full Testimonial

    Wally B. of Norland, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              “We have never written a review before, but felt compelled by this company and their product to do so. Our search for a contractor to repair our cracked and sinking foundation began three years ago. The parade of pick-up trucks with guys and their clip boards began. Of the contractors that did return our calls and show up, they gave us one different idea after the other on how to solve our foundation problem. None of them had a feasible solution. Year three, and one more search on the internet, we found Clarke Basement Systems. At first it seemed too good to be true; it looked like they had the system that would solve our problem. From the very first contact with this company we knew they where different from all the other contractors we had dealt with. Their sales rep, Chris, came to our home on time with a computer in hand and an answer to our problem. Foundation push piers were recommended to stop the sinking foundation, and they would attempt to raise our home to its original position. The owner, Don, with his crew showed up on time and worked on the job until it was completed. Four days later, the sinking corner of our home had been lifted back to level! The property showed virtually no signs of damage. They were professional every step of the way. We would highly recommend this company to anyone who has a similar problem, or for that matter, any issue with their foundation or basement.” - Mr. and Mrs. Byam
    Wally B.
    Norland, ON

Chris Luke from Clarke Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Chris Luke from Clarke Basement Systems

Chris is a skilled carpenter by trade however he has been in the home improvement industry for 30+ years, building and renovating countless homes from the footings to the roof. He completed his carpentry apprenticeship in 1993, earning his certificate of qualification as a General Carpenter. Chris' broad range of experiences has given him a vast store of technical knowledge about how a home is built.

Chris joined Clarke Basement Systems team in 2007. Since 2010 Chris has been primarily involved in the Foundation Supportworks of Ontario side of the business however he has been in various positions within the company which has allowed him to gain valuable knowledge about basement foundations and the processes needed to fix them.

Chris brings his depth of knowledge and keen powers of observation to every home he visits. His clients appreciate his personable approach, thoroughness and integrity. He enjoys meeting homeowners; solving problems and helping people get the most out of their homes.

 

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  • Lifting a Concrete Slab in Milton, ON
    Before
    Lifting a Concrete Slab in Milton, ON
    After

    Using PolyLevel® Injection, we lifted a concrete slab on the grade backyard patio, and with NexusPro® Sealant we sealed the cracks. PolyLevel® ensured that the concrete was stabilized and leveled.

  • FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Pickering, ON
    Before
    FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Pickering, ON
    After

    A customer contacted us from Pickering, Ontario about a crack that they found in the corner of a window in their basement which is a typical problem. It was continually leaking leaving the basement floor wet.

     

    Chris Luke, System Design Specialist, spoke with the customer and advised them about the best solution. Mark Dougherty, a Foreman, installed:

      FlexiSpan® Crack Repair System

    The homeowner was delighted with the job our team completed and that the foundation was repaired efficiently, leaving the basement dry. 

  • Successful Waterproofing in a Tight Space in Bowmanville, ON
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    Successful Waterproofing in a Tight Space in Bowmanville, ON
    After

    A home in Bowmanville, Ontario, had water seeping into the basement walls when it rained and when the snow melted. The Basement was musty, and the floor was wet. The homeowner used the space to store items and did not want them to get damaged with the water and moisture. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems, and Chris Luke explained the job our team would do to fix the basement. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed WaterGuard®  Below-Floor Drain and CleanSpace® wall membrane. The WaterGuard® was Installed around the perimeter of the basement to collect seepage, and the wall membrane was installed to direct water into the drainage system. 

    There was minimal space behind the water heater and furnace, but our team successfully installed the waterproofing system. This system keeps the floor dry, allowing the customer to store their items in a dry basement. 

     

  • Pool Deck Lift in Bowmanville, ON
    Before
    Pool Deck Lift in Bowmanville, ON
    After

    Here we lifted the entire perimeter of a pool deck, no less than three inches on average to improve slope and eliminate trip hazards using PolyLevel® Injection. We also applied NexusPro® Sealant for specified areas. 

  • Lifting a Pool Deck in Bowmanville, ON
    Before
    Lifting a Pool Deck in Bowmanville, ON
    After

    Here we lifted the entire perimeter of a pool deck, no less than three inches on average to improve slope and eliminate trip hazards using PolyLevel® Injection. We also applied NexusPro® Sealant for specified areas. 

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

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

  • Multiple Cracks in Wall Foundation in Thornhill, ON
    Before
    Multiple Cracks in Wall Foundation in Thornhill, ON
    After

    A home in Thornhill, Ontario had a wall foundation with multiple cracks in it. There was water seeping through the cracks causing the floor to be wet. The customer had previous plumbing problems and was tired of seeing water in their home. They wanted a dry basement and did not want to worry about water entry constantly.

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and talked to Chris Luke, who explained everything. Mark Dougherty and the team came in and installed FlexiSpan® wall crack repair on the cracks and then installed CleanSpace® over the top for extra protection. The patented Flexispan wall crack repair system has a 25-year warranty. They also installed a drainage system on the floor, below the cracked area to collect any water that tries to seep through. Now the basement is dry, and the customer can rest easy. 

     

  • Pool Deck Lift in Waterloo, ON
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    Pool Deck Lift in Waterloo, ON
    After
    We used PolyLevel® Injection to lift a pool deck in order to improve the slope and eliminate trip hazards. This lift was nearly three inches!

     

  • Leveling a Pool Deck in Waterloo, ON
    Before
    Leveling a Pool Deck in Waterloo, ON
    After
    We eliminated trip hazards around this pool using PolyLevel® Injection to lift and stabilize the deck.

     

  • Pool Deck Polylevel® Injection in Waterloo, ON
    Before
    Pool Deck Polylevel® Injection in Waterloo, ON
    After

    We used our PolyLevel® Injection for this pool deck to void fill, without lifting. This was primarily critter control as the dirt underneath the pool deck was missing due to burrowing animals.

  • Water Damaged Basement in Markham, ON
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    Water Damaged Basement in Markham, ON
    After

    A home in Markham, Ontario had a water leaking problem at the side wall. There was a crack, form ties and floor wall joint seepage in the poured concrete wall. They had a finished basement, but the floor was always wet so the homeowner and their grandkids could not use the space.

    The customer had used Clarke Basement Systems previously for other work and knew we could help with the water issues. Chris Luke was the design specialist that helped come up with a solution and answered any questions the customer had. Lucio, the installation specialist and his team, came in and installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain around the perimeter of the leaking wall. ThermalDry® Wall Membrane was introduced to stop leakage and moisture on the walls and direct it to the drain. A SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System with IceGuard® Discharge Line was installed to avoid flooding and keep the lines durable during the cold seasons. 

    With a fully waterproofed basement, it can be put back together without having to worry about the wet floor, leaking form ties or cracks that leak. They have their space again and they feel confident to let their grandkids play in the area!

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

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

     

  • FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Markham, ON
    Before
    FlexiSpan® Crack Repair in Markham, ON
    After

    A Markham, Ontario homeowner contacted us due to a common issue of a crack forming from the corner of a window in their basement. It was continually leaking leaving the basement floor wet.

     

    Chris Luke, System Design Specialist, spoke with the customer and advised them on the best solution. Mark Dougherty, a Foreman, installed:

     

    FlexiSpan® Crack Repair System

     

    The homeowner was delighted with the job our team completed and that the foundation was repaired efficiently, leaving the basement dry.

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

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

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

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

  • WaterGuard® SolvesFloor-Wall Joint Seepage in Blackstock, ON
    Before
    WaterGuard® SolvesFloor-Wall Joint Seepage in Blackstock, ON
    After

    Having issues with floor-wall joint seepage? Clarke Basement System can eliminate your water issues. Our WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System collects groundwater and directs it into the sump pump system, keeping your basement dry! Our customer was so excited to have a permanent waterproofing system finally.

  • ThermalDry® installation in Blackstock, ON
    Before
    ThermalDry® installation in Blackstock, ON
    After

    Our ThermalDry® Wall Membrane completely covers and seals your foundation wall preventing water from leaking into the basement. This system directs water into the interior drainage system keeping your basement dry!

  • Unreliable Sump Pump Upgrade in Ashburn, ON
    Before
    Unreliable Sump Pump Upgrade in Ashburn, ON
    After

    A home in Ashburn, Ontario had an old sump pump that was outdated, and the homeowners felt that it was unreliable. They were worried it would not do the job of protecting the home from flooding. This problem stopped them from going away or sleeping comfortably at night in case their sump pump failed while they were gone. This worry of the basement flooding was restraining the homeowners from vacationing or relaxing. 

    They called Clarke Basement Systems and talked to Chris Luke, who explained what we would do to fix the problem. The team came in and installed our TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System in place of the old sump pump, and mounted two IceGuard® Discharge Line Systems on the outside of the home. The TripleSafe™ sump pump gives them three levels of protection and has a backup battery in case of a power outage. The Iceguards protects in the cold winter months, so they do not freeze and back up the system. Now the customer can sleep soundly at night and go away without having to worry about the sump pump failing and their basement flooding.

  • FlexiSpan® Wall Crack Repair in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    FlexiSpan® Wall Crack Repair in Stouffville, ON
    After

    Although this homeowner's basement had no signs of water damage or seepage they were still worried that in the future the crack would cause significant damage to their home. Our FlexiSpan® Wall Crack Repair System was installed to collect and drain water. This product was the perfect solution for our customer as it will never crack or dry out and bonds with the concrete foundation.

  • Sump Pump Upgrade in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    Sump Pump Upgrade in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A home in Stouffville, Ontario, had water in their basement due to the old sump pump. There were renovations done to the basement, and the homeowner knew it would get worse and ruin the basement. The sump pump needed an upgrade.

    The customer called Clarke Basements Systems to waterproof their home correctly, so they didn't have to worry about the basement getting ruined and avoid any leaking and flooding. Chris Luke who was the inspector told them everything that the team was going to do. Dave Jackson and the team came in and installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain with WaterGuard® ports to collect any leaking water and push it into the updated SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System.  Now the customer has a dry basement and doesn't have to worry about future flooding or leaks. 

  • Wet Feet While Doing Laundry in Stouffville, ON
    Before
    Wet Feet While Doing Laundry in Stouffville, ON
    After

    A home in Stouffville had water leaking into the basement during spring thaw from snow melting. It was coming in through the perimeter of the basement in many different areas. The customer's storage items were getting wet, and the customer's feet were getting wet while doing laundry. Fixing from the outside and digging around the exterior was not an option because the porch was on three sides. The homeowners had lived there for a very long time, they were tired of having wet floors, and it only had gotten worse. 

    The homeowners called us at Clarke Basement Systems to waterproof their basement. They talked to Chris Luke who inspected the area and explained everything our team would do to. David Jackson and his crew came in and installed a Clean Space wall system that would allow any water and moisture to flow down to the newly established full perimeter WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain system. The water would then get directed into the newly installed SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System with the UltraSump® Battery back Up and flow out through the Iceguard, away from the house. This system would allow the basement floor to be dry so that they can stored items in a dry place and no longer have wet feet when they do their laundry. The full perimeter WaterGuard® system comes with a 25-year warranty. The customers are happy to have a dry basement and their storage space back. 

  • Updating Sump Pump and IceGuard® in Goodwood, ON
    Before
    Updating Sump Pump and IceGuard® in Goodwood, ON
    After

    A home in Goodwood, Ontario, had an old sump pump that was worrying the homeowner. They wanted to ensure if they weren't home and the power went out, their home would be dry. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and talked to Chris Luke, who explained the process of our solution. Mark Dougherty and the team came in and installed the M53 Zoeller 1/3 hp PumpUltraSump® Battery Back Up system and an IceGuard® Discharge Line System. The new reliable pump and battery back up will ensure the basement stays dry all the time, even during power outages. The IceGuard® drain prevents against freezing in cold weather, replacing the old drainage system outside the home. 

    The customer is now happy knowing they don't have any worries about their home when they go away. 

  • Water Seepage Solution in Port Perry, ON
    Before
    Water Seepage Solution in Port Perry, ON
    After

    A home in Port Perry, Ontario, had water seepage issues on the back wall, a crack on the front wall of the basement and because this was an older home, there also was seepage on the window well.  During the heavy rain, the water would seep through the cracks in the concrete wall. The water seepage caused a wet floor, and the customer couldn’t use the basement space. They wanted to finish their basement and needed to know there would be no more water issues. 

    The customer called Clarke Basement Systems to fully waterproof their basement. Chris Luke informed them of all the work that would be done and answered all their questions. Lucio Flores and the team came in and installed  ThermalDry®  Wall Insulation against the concrete wall to direct all water seepage into the WaterGuard® Below-Foor Drain. They placed a new TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System for three levels of protection and two IceGuard® Discharge Line System for protection from harsh weather. They installed a Well duct for window well drainage and put  FlexiSpan® Crack Repair solution on the large crack to seal it. Now the basement can be renovated without wet floors, leaking window well and extra protection.

     

  • FlexiSpan® Installation in Port Perry, ON
    Before
    FlexiSpan® Installation in Port Perry, ON
    After

    With our FlexiSpan® Wall Crack Repair System, Clarke Basement Systems can permanently waterproof your basement. This wall crack had been stopping our customer’s from designing the basement of their dreams. FlexiSpan® will never dry out or crack! With our secondary drainage system installed water is collected into a Dry Well located at the base of the crack and directed into the sump pump. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Leak in Uxbridge, ON Basement
    Before
    Leak in Uxbridge, ON Basement
    After

    The basement of this Uxbridge home had seepage at the floor wall joint of the poured wall foundation, during heavy rainfall. WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain and TrenchDrain™ Grated Basement Drain were installed to collect the water and direct it to the SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System

  • TripleSafe™ Installed in Uxbridge,, ON
    Before
    TripleSafe™ Installed in Uxbridge,, ON
    After

    The customer had an old home with a stone rubble foundation that leaked in the spring thaw. A full perimeter WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain was installed and a TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System. 

  • Sealing a Crack in Cedar Valley, ON
    Before
    Sealing a Crack in Cedar Valley, ON
    After

    A leak that once resulted in a wet basement floor and posed a threat of damaging the electrical panel in this Cedar Valley, ON home, has been sealed from the outside using slight excavation, Delta drainage matting and liquid rubber. 

     

our service area

We serve the following areas

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