Customer Reviews
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  • By Michael L.
    Toronto, ON

    "Dean Eyford was very helpful and very professional."

    Customer Review

    By Michael L.
    Toronto, ON

    Dean Eyford was very helpful and very professional.

  • By Lorna W.
    Scarborough, ON

    "Shane O'Rourke & Luke were amazing! The job of lifting my garage floor proved to be more difficult then expected. They were..."

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    By Lorna W.
    Scarborough, ON

    Shane O'Rourke & Luke were amazing! The job of lifting my garage floor proved to be more difficult then expected. They were determined to level my garage floor, even though it took all day. I expected them to give up and say it couldn't be done, but they did it and the job is perfect! I'm so pleased with both of them and the job they did. Thanks guys!

  • By Don C.
    Oshawa, ON

    Customer Review

    By Don C.
    Oshawa, ON

  • 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..."

    Customer Review

    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.

  • By Jack C.
    Bolto, ON

    "The guys were honest, kept us informed at what they were doing, lucky to have Shane in your company!"

    Customer Review

    By Jack C.
    Bolto, ON

    The guys were honest, kept us informed at what they were doing, lucky to have Shane in your company!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Arrived right on time & as scheduled!" Read Full Testimonial

    Scott F. of Mississauga, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              The guys (Shane and Luke) we great. They arrived right on time as scheduled and took great care not to damage the grass and lawn any more than was necessary, (can't dig through a flower bed without some damage). Hard workers and friendly, they didn't mind me watching as they worked. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone with a similar problem.
    Scott F.
    Mississauga, ON
  • "Bottom line, foundation issues are stressful. These guys removed that stress. They fixed it fast and well..." Read Full Testimonial

    Blake H. of Glen Huron, ON

    Customer Testimonial

              We selected Clarke Basement Systems to install 4 wall braces and provide internal waterproofing. They also used a poly fil injection system to raise part of our foundation floor. I would highly recommend this team for your basement repair. The beginning of the process, when Robert came and provided a detailed quote and video, was extremely helpful and reassuring. The financial quote did not change from start to finish. We did add two more elements and quotes again were quick and adhered to. Robert himself has extensive experience and has since been extremely helpful with my contractor as we complete our basement. Rob Trevisan in operations helped get our project done early. He was responsive to our requests and always professional and once again reassuring. We had Shane oversee the waterproofing and install the braces he is an engineer and incredibly knowledgeable about foundations. He called me when he was onsite and walked me through everything. Bottom line, foundation issues are stressful. These guys removed that stress. They fixed it fast and well. Choose this team.
    Blake H.
    Glen Huron, ON

Shane O'Rourke from Clarke Basement Systems

Title: Installation Foreman

Shane O'Rourke from Clarke Basement Systems

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home in Toronto, ON
    Before
    Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home in Toronto, ON
    After

    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
    Before
    TrenchDrain® Installation in Toronto, ON
    After

    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.

  • Garage Frost Heave Damage Repair In Newmarket, ON
    Before
    Garage Frost Heave Damage Repair In Newmarket, ON
    After

    This garage was once heavily affected by Frost. The foundation was repaired and protected from future damage, and the structure was straightened.

  • Solving Seepage in East Gwillimbury, ON
    Before
    Solving Seepage in East Gwillimbury, ON
    After

    The best solution for our customer's water seepage issue was to install an exterior liquid rubber coating around the pipe to prevent water from entering the basement.

  • Exterior Foundation Fix in East Gwillimbury, ON
    Before
    Exterior Foundation Fix in East Gwillimbury, ON
    After

    We solved our customer's water seepage issue by installing an exterior liquid rubber coating and a drainage matting system. These systems work together to repel water and keep the basement foundation dry during spring and heavy rainstorms.

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

    A homeowner living in Cannington, Ontario had an issue located in their basement. The foundation along the perimeter of the home had started to crack in various places causing water to enter the house. Our customer was worried the cracks would get worse over a while, which would cause even more water to drain into the area and damage stored items.

     Chris Luke, an Installation Design Specialist, and Foreman Shane O’Rourke were assigned to the job. They used our FlexiSpan® Wall Crack Repair System to fix the problem. Unlike hydraulic adhesives and some epoxies, it adapts with the foundation wall causing it never to dry or crack again! Since concrete walls are known for expanding due to warmer weather and shrinking with the cold, it is a great permanent solution!

     The customer was delighted with the team’s work! The space in the basement was now dry and would be able to adapt to the changing temperatures for many years to come.

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

    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.

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

    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. 

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

    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.

  • Leaking Windows in Kendal, ON
    Before
    Leaking Windows in Kendal, ON
    After

    Poorly finished landscaping caused melting snow to work its way into the basement through the window.  We installed a proper drainage system and a new window well system to fix the problem

  • Straightening a Wall in Humphrey, ON
    Before
    Straightening a Wall in Humphrey, ON
    After

    A cottage in Humphrey, Ontario needed structural repair after shearing over 2 inches. We used GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and PowerBrace™ Wall System to permanently stabilize the foundation and straighten the wall. To protect the basement from any access water, we installed a WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain and CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier to drained it to our TripleSafe™ Complete Sump Pump System. 

     

  • Finished Wall Repair, Humphrey, ON
    Before
    Finished Wall Repair, Humphrey, ON
    After

    A cottage in Humphrey, Ontario, had many structural issues. Clarke Basement Systems was called to not only fix the inside damages but also the exterior structural issues. We straightened and permanently stabilized the wall with Geolock™ Wall Anchors. The customer no longer has to worry about the foundation of the cottage. 

  • Bowing Walls Fixed Before it Worsens, Douro Dummer, ON
    Before
    Bowing Walls Fixed Before it Worsens, Douro Dummer, ON
    After

    A basement in Douro Dummer, Ontario, had issues with the basement walls. The Block Foundation walls were bowing in, and it could have caused possible Structural collapse of the foundation. The homeowner did not want further damage to the home and knew they would not be able to sell the house without fixing it. 

    They called Clarke Basement Systems to find a fix for this issue. Shane O’Rourke, Luke Haverkort and the Foundation Supportworks team came in and used PowerBrace™ patented foundation wall repair system designed to stabilize failing basement walls and allow for potential straightening over time. They also installed CarbonArmor®; a carbon fibre strap conceived especially for buckling block foundation walls to keep the wall from moving again. This customer saved 10’s of thousands of dollars in common wall and or foundation replacement and preserved the value of the home! 

     

  • Basement Wall Caving in & Water Seepage in Greenbank, ON
    Before
    Basement Wall Caving in & Water Seepage in Greenbank, ON
    After

    A home in Greenbank, Ontario had problems with their home's foundation. The basement wall was pushing in, and water was seeping through all the cracks. The customer had the wall dug out and repaired by another company in the past, but the issue, unfortunately, happened again. The customer was worried that the wall was going to cave in if they didn't get it fixed soon! Since the foundation was crumbling, water was seeping in through all the cracks. The customer's flooring and drywall were soaked, and mould was starting to grow.

    The customer called Foundation Supportworks of Ontario and booked an appointment with our System Design Specialist, Chris Luke. Chris explained a solution to the customer's problem, and our lead Foreman Shane O'Rourke came out to fix the problem. Our patented Powerbraces™ were installed to permanently stabilize the wall (with a 25-year warranty). The wall now stands perfectly straight, and there is no water seepage.

    The customer not only has a solid foundation in their basement but has more reliable space that is healthy living space. They were over the moon with the service, products, and 25-year warranty!

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