Alan is an Installation Specialist for Clarke Basement Systems. He has been working with our team since 2016. Alan adds solid construction and customer service experience to our production department. He enjoys working in the waterproofing field and the chance it gives him to be busy and to be able to work hard on different projects.
In his spare time, Alan likes to relax and hang out with friends and family.
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Crawl spaces are a great asset for a home to have. Some houses have them instead of basements, while others come equipped with both. They’re great for storage, but sometimes the nature of how they’re built can cause a few problems.
A customer in Toronto, Ontario, was looking to renovate his basement, but wanted to deal with his crawlspace first. The small space couldn’t be used for storage due to moisture and the floor above was constantly cold. Concerned about mould growth and humidity, the customer reached out to Clarke Basement Systems.
System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the customer and designed a solution to eliminate the moisture and insulate the floors above.
Foreman Dave Jackson and Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards started by laying down drainage matting on the dirt floor, giving water an easy way out. To keep the space dry, Dave and his team encapsulated the entire space with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier and installed a MoistureLoc® Dehumidifer to keep the relative humidity around 50%. Lastly, SilverGlo® Insulation was placed on the walls to insulate the room and allow for walls to be built directly on top.
The customer is extremely thankful for the work done. He can start using his crawlspace for storage, giving him the room to start his basement renovation.
When you have no plans of leaving your current home, you want it to be as comfortable as possible. This can mean new floors or a bathroom renovation, or it could be something as important as waterproofing a basement.
In Toronto, Ontario, a customer reached out to Clarke Basement Systems after dealing with groundwater seepage around their early 1900s home perimeter. They had to remove a section of drywall every so often due to mould and water damage, and they were ready to redo the entire basement.
System Design Specialist Ron Monk met with the homeowner and completed a thorough inspection of the building and property. Ron determined the water was coming in through the floor/wall joint and seeping down the foundation, and he designed a solution to keep the entire space dry.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialist Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards, started by installing a full perimeter of our WaterGuard® Drain System. This sub-floor drain catches seeping water and carries it to the brand-new SuperSump® Sump Pump, where it’s expelled from the home. To add insulation and a moisture barrier, the walls were encapsulated with ThermalDry® Wall Membrane. Lastly, an IceGuard® Discharge Line was installed to remove water and prevent any backups due to freezing.
The customer and his wife are happy they decided to reach out to Clarke Basement Systems, and they can’t wait to refinish their basement.
Before this basement had a significant amount of water seepage during the spring and heavy rainfalls, most of the water was coming through the crawl space and foundation floor. Our team installed our WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System to collect and drain water into the sump system. This system permanently waterproofed our customer's basement!
Before, this basement had a significant amount of water seepage during the spring and heavy rainfalls. To entirely waterproof our customer's basement our company installed a ThermalDry® Wall Membrane to direct water down into the internal WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System. The basement is dry, and our system will permanently protect against water seepage.
Finishing a basement is expensive. When you're finally ready to get it done, you want to make sure you do it right, and the last thing you need is to have issues down the road.
A customer in Bowmanville, Ontario, decided to call Clarke Basement Systems before finishing her basement. She had water entering at two different spots in the basement, and she wanted to protect her new investment.
System Design Specialist Ryan Hanlon met with the customer and inspected the home. He designed a solution to permanently waterproof the space and the customer eagerly booked a date for the installation.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards, started by installing our patented WaterGuard® Drain System around the basement's perimeter, collecting water seeping down the walls and through the floor/wall joint. Next, a SuperSump® was installed to carry water away at a rate of 2,600 gallons per hour. Lastly, we encapsulated the walls with R20 rated ThermalDry® Insulating Wall Membrane.
The customer is blown away by how clean the space looks and is thrilled to have a permanent solution. She can't wait to waterproof her basement with peace of mind!
Watching your hard work go to waste is a hard situation to deal with. You put your time, effort and money into something, and circumstances out of your control come and take it away. It’s frustrating, but luckily, there’s usually something you can do to prevent it from happening again.
A family from Oshawa, Ontario, reached out to Clarke Basement Systems after discovering water in their basement. The space was finished, but water had damaged the floor and lower sections of the walls beyond repair. They were ready to refinish the basement but didn’t want their money to go to waste.
System Design Specialist Chris Luke travelled to their home and inspected the house. He found where the water was coming in and designed a unique system for the homeowners.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialists Bryan Richards and Alan Murphy, worked hard installing the system. Since water was entering through the floor/wall joint, they installed our WaterGuard® Drain System around the perimeter. The walls were encapsulated with ThermalDry® Wall Membrane to prevent moisture seepage and insulate the space. Our system centres around the sump pump, so the customer chose our patented SuperSump® pump. Keeping their basement dry was the top priority before redoing their basement, which made it easy for the family to add an IceGuard® Discharge Line to prevent any backups from freezing.
The family is ecstatic that the basement is finally dry. They were concerned they’d be dealing with water forever, but are now looking forward to redoing the basement and gaining the space back.
Homeowners in Whitby, ON, were devastated when water was seeping in through their floor wall joint, damaging their home. Once they decided to fix the flooding issues, they called Clarke Basement Systems for their free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Chris Luke, inspected the home and recommended that our WaterGuard® Below-Floor French Drain System, SuperSump™ Sump Pump, and IceGuard® Sump Pump Discharge Line System would be the perfect products to completely waterproof the basement and prevent any future water damage from occurring.
When the plan was in place, Installation Foreman, Dave Jackson and his crew got to work. They installed the WaterGuard®, SuperSump™ and IceGuard® quickly and efficiently.
Now the homeowners are thrilled with the results and happy to get back to renovating their basement.
Water always finds the easiest way into the smallest places, and this includes a home’s foundation.
Foundation blocks are hollow, and sometimes they fill with water. For Christine in Newmarket, Ontario, she found this out the hard way. Each time it rained, the already soaked blocks became overwhelmed, leading to water draining into her basement. Christine was interested in finishing her basement, so she knew it needed to be dry before investing in the renovation.
System Design Specialist Ryan Hanlon met with her, and they worked through the various options available. She wanted a solution that would go the distance, so she agreed with Ryan’s recommendation.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards used our R20 rated ThermalDry® Wall Membrane to insulate and waterproof the walls. Our patented WaterGuard® Drain System was installed along the edge of the floor and connected to a SuperSump® Sump Pump System.
Christine appreciates the honest quote provided by Ryan Hanlon and the explanation of work completed by the crew. She can’t wait to finish her basement!
Walking through your front door and getting hit with a wall of odour leads a homeowner to worry. What’s causing it, how to fix it, and how much it will cost are typically the first thoughts to cross your mind.
A customer in Ennismore, Ontario, was tired of walking into a smelly home each day. The problem had grown worse over the last few years, so he reached out to Clarke Basement Systems, ready for a change.
System Design Specialist Chris Luke met with the client and thoroughly inspected his house and surrounding property. Chris determined the smell was coming from the dirt floor in the crawl space, so he designed a system to waterproof the area.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards, started by laying down drainage matting over the dirt floor to prevent water from pooling. We encapsulated the entire space with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier to seal out moisture from the ground. We established a SmartSump® Pump System to remove water through an IceGuard® Discharge Line, preventing any backups caused by freezing. Lastly, an Aprilaire® Dehumidifier is used to control the relative humidity.
The homeowner is blown away by how quickly the smell dissipated. He can finally breathe a sigh of relief and has peace of mind knowing his home is protected.
Homeowners in Keswick, ON were devastated when their finished basement was ruined due to the water leaking into their home.
They contacted Clarke Basement Systems to waterproof their home before any more damage occured.
System Design Specialist, Chris Luke, assessed the home and determined to fix this, we would need to install Thermal Dry Wall Membrane, WaterGuard® and a TripleSafe Sump Pump.
Now, the homeowners can finish their basement and have no worries with a 25-year warranty.
This landlord in Keswick, ON, had a big problem. The tenants were having their stored items damaged due to water seepage in the basement. The landlord knew that the basement needed to be waterproofed, or his tenants would be sure to leave.
They called Clarke Basement Systems for a free estimate. System Design Specialist, Chris Luke, attended the home and concluded that our Thermal Drywall Membrane, WaterGuard® System, SuperSump® Sump Pump and IceGuard® Sump Pump Discharge Line System would need to be installed to prevent any more basement flooding.
Installation Foreman, Dave Jackson and his crew got to work!
When the work was complete, the landlord was relieved and no longer worried about any future flooding or upset tenants.
Homeowners in Keswick, ON were having issues with water seeping into their home.
They needed to waterproof the basement before matters got any worse. That's when they called Clarkes Basement Systems for a free estimate.
System Design Specialist, Chris Luke, assessed the home and concluded that WindowWell™, Thermal Drywall Membrane™, WaterGuard®, SuperSump®, and IceGuard® would need to be installed to prevent any further damage or flooding.
Once the right solution was determined, Installation Foreman, Dave Jackson and his crew got to work!
When the work was complete, the landlord and the tenants were relieved and no longer worried about any future flooding or damage.
Homeowners in Belle Ewart were having issues with flooding in their basement. Spring is here, and the ice is now thawing and seeping into their basement, which put a halt to their basement renovations. They needed to take action, so they called Clarke Basement Systems, and we were happy to help!
System Design Specialist, Rob Malcomson, inspected the home he concluded that CleanSpace™ and DryTrak would be needed to repair the homeowner's basement and prevent any future flooding.
Once the plan was in place, Installation Foreman Dave Jackson and his team went to the home to install CleanSpace™ and DryTrak throughout the basement.
When the job was complete, the homeowners were ecstatic to continue with their home renovations and be one step closer to their dream home.
Flooding was a massive issue in Belle Ewart, ON. Due to the ice thawing, this caused the homeowners to have water seeping into their basement. Luckily, they called Clarke Basement Systems to rectify the situation quickly.
System Design Specialist, Rob Malcomson, assessed the home and gathered that CleanSpace™ and DryTrak would be needed to solve these issues and prevent any future flooding.
With the solution in place, Installation Foreman, Dave Jackson and his team went to the home to install CleanSpace™ and DryTrak all through the basement.
Once the job finished, the homeowners were thrilled, and are now one step closer to the home of their dreams.
Homeowners in Belle Ewart were having massive flooding issues. They were in the middle of renovating their basement, and needed help, quick!
Once they had called Clarke Basement Systems, System Design Specialist, Rob Malcomson inspected the home and came up with the solution that CleanSpace™ and DryTrak would be needed to solve the flooding issues.
Once we came up with a plan, Installation Foreman, Dave Jackson and his team went to work and installed CleanSpace™ and DryTrak around the entire basement.
Now, the homeowners will never have to worry about flooding again, and can get back to renovating their home.
An annual thaw caused these homeowners to regret buying their home.
It wasn't until their neighbour decided that they would not let this annual thaw affect them anymore. That's when the homeowners saw our Clarke Basement Systems Truck. One thing led to another, and the next thing you know, System Design Specialist, Rob Malcomson, was at their home giving them a free estimate.
Once Rob determined that the basement would need our CleanSpace™ Wall Membrane, WaterGuard® System and a new TripleSafe™ Sump Pump, Installation Foreman Dave Jackson and his team got to work.
Everything was installed, and now the homeowners are thrilled!
The structure of your home is arguably the most critical part. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms don’t matter if there isn’t a strong base to support them.
A customer in Whitney, Ontario, was dealing with a crumbling and leaning foundation. He was concerned that the wall would give way, or worse, that the whole house would collapse. He knew he needed a proven, reliable solution so he decided to reach out to Clarke Basement Systems.
System Design Specialist Chris Luke met with the anxious customer and inspected his home and foundation. Chris put his worries to rest by explaining how our PowerBrace® System could straighten and stabilize his failing foundation. He was eager for the repair to be completed, so he reached out to our Production Department to book a date.
Foreman Dave Jackson and his crew, Installation Specialists Alan Murphy and Bryan Richards, started by using jacks to pressure the foundation wall. Additional jacks were used to push the foundation blocks back into place. Once the wall was straight, we installed the PowerBraces® to stabilize the foundation in position.
The customer is blown away by the work done by Clarke Basement Systems. He can’t believe he didn’t need to replace the entire wall, but he’s thrilled finally having some peace of mind.