Crawl spaces are great for additional space and storage, but the way they’re built comes with some potential issues.
A customer in Miller Lake, Ontario, was dealing with a foul odour coming from their basement. They own a small, cozy cottage where they love spending the weekend, but were growing tired of the moisture issue.
They reached out to Clarke Basement Systems and System Design Specialist Robert Langton inspected the home. Robert found water seeping through the dirt floor, and he designed a unique solution tailored to the customer’s needs.
Foreman Jose Martinez was tasked with waterproofing the area. Jose encapsulated the space to provide an air-tight seal that stops moisture. CleanSpace® Drainage Matting and a SmartDrain® help water drain into the ground, and an Aprilaire® Dehumidifier keeps the relative humidity at 50%.
With their cottage finally dry and smell-free, the customers are thrilled. They’re looking forward to having guests over and are happy knowing their investment is protected.
Purchasing a new home is exciting. Whether it’s a brand-new townhouse in the city or a vintage 100-year-old farmhouse, it’s a huge milestone. We can’t wait to move in and make the place our own, but sometimes some issues need to be tackled before settling in.
A customer in Neustadt, Ontario, had just purchased a home built in the 1970s. There was an original basement and an additional crawl space, with both concrete and dirt floors. The customer was moving into the new home soon but wanted to have his new home waterproofed first. After speaking with our team at the Fall Cottage Life Show, he decided to reach out to us and set up a free inspection.
System Design Specialist Robert Langton inspected the customer’s new home. The customer wanted the entire basement and crawl space to be dry, so Robert designed a system to make the customer’s wishes come true.
Foreman Lucio Flores and his crew installed several waterproofing products that work together to keep the space dry. The entire perimeter was excavated, and a WaterGuard® Drain System was installed to collect any water. Since part of the crawl space has a dirt floor, Lucio laid down CleanSpace® Drainage Matting before encapsulating the entire area with CleanSpace® Vapour Barrier. Crawl spaces often deal with high humidity, so the customer also chose an Aprilaire MoistureLoc® Dehumidifier.
To keep the water moving out of the home, a TripleSafe® Sump Pump was installed along with an UltraSump® Battery Backup. As an extra measure, we also installed a SmartDrain® in the crawl space and SilverGlo™ Window Insulation to help save energy. Finally, an IceGuard® Discharge Line was put in place to prevent a backup from freezing.
The customer is thrilled that his new home is dry. He can’t wait to move in and make the place his own, and he can do so without worrying about a basement flood!
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.
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!