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TripleSafe™ Upgrade in Toronto, ON

TripleSafe™ Upgrade in Toronto, ON

Before After
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This homeowner's old sump pump was outdated and unreliable. They needed a significant upgrade! Luckily, they called Clarke Basement Systems who installed a new reliable and trustworthy sump system. Our TripleSafe™ Complete Sump System has three levels of protection to ease your mind!

Combatting Water Issues in Toronto, ON

Combatting Water Issues in Toronto, ON

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Groundwater seepage had been pooling up underneath our customer's basement floor. Behind the drywall, we found a significant amount of moisture and the concrete foundation was black and wet to the touch. ThermalDry® Wall Membrane was installed to drain water seepage from the foundation walls into the interior drainage system. Our customer was delighted with our team’s performance and was happy that their basement was completely waterproof and safe for their family to enjoy for many years to come.

WaterGuard® Installation in Toronto, ON

WaterGuard® Installation in Toronto, ON

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The homeowner wanted their basement to be fully waterproofed. To do so, we needed to install an interior drainage system. Our WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drainage System is the perfect solution for any typical basement. This system has an anti-clog design and collects leaking water from the walls.

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Basement Waterproofing in Toronto

Crawl space encapsulation job in Toronto

A crawl space in Toronto sealed with our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system.

Are you a homeowner in Toronto seeking professional solutions to basement waterproofing and foundation repair? Look no further! Clarke Basement Systems is here to provide top-notch services tailored specifically to meet your needs.

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise in Toronto's Unique Climate: We understand the challenges that Toronto homeowners face, from heavy rainfall to fluctuating temperatures. Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of the local climate, ensuring that our solutions are designed to withstand the rigors of Toronto's weather.
  • Customized Solutions: Every home is unique, and we believe that solutions should be tailored to address individual needs. Whether you're dealing with a damp basement or foundation issues, our team will work closely with you to develop a customized plan that meets your requirements and budget.
  • Industry-Leading Technology: At Clarke Basement Systems, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of industry advancements. From state-of-the-art waterproofing systems to innovative foundation repair techniques, we utilize the latest technology to deliver superior results for our Toronto clients.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our top priority. From your initial consultation to the completion of the project, our team is dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service every step of the way. We'll keep you informed throughout the process and ensure that all your questions are answered promptly.
  • Proven Track Record: With years of experience serving homeowners in Toronto and the surrounding areas, Clarke Basement Systems has built a reputation for excellence. Don't just take our word for it—check out our testimonials to see what our satisfied customers have to say about their experiences with us.
Bowed wall in Toronto basement

Bowing, and cracked basement walls are common signs of a foundation problem.

Our Services:

  • Basement Waterproofing: Say goodbye to dampness and mold with our comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions. From interior drainage systems to exterior waterproofing membranes, we'll keep your basement dry and protected.
  • Foundation Repair: Don't let foundation issues jeopardize the structural integrity of your home. Our team specializes in repairing foundation cracks, bowing walls, and settling foundations, ensuring that your home remains stable and secure.
  • Crawl Space Repair: Is your crawl space contributing to moisture problems in your home? We can help! Our crawl space encapsulation services will seal off your crawl space from the outside elements, creating a clean, dry environment beneath your home.
Cracked, sinking sidewalk in Toronto

Do you have a walkway outside your home that looks like this? We can raise it with PolyLevel®!

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Ready to take the first step toward a healthier, more comfortable home? Contact Clarke Basement Systems today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Since 2003, our locally-owned business has been helping homeowners solve their wet basement problems. Let us put our expertise to work for you and transform your Toronto home into a safer, more resilient space for years to come.

Case Studies From Toronto
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Fozia and Arshed from Toronto, ON, could tell that their house was settling before they even purchased it. However, they liked the area so much that...
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For almost all residential homes, large wooden support beams carry much of the load. These joists play a crucial role in your home’s stability,...
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Job Stories From Toronto, ON
UltraSump 4 Installation, Toronto, Ontario

This home in Toronto, Ontario, needed a new sump pump since the old one failed. The pump being installed was called our UltraSump 4, where there is a battery attached to it. The battery runs when the power is out, so there are no floods in the basement. If there is a water surplus, there is a buoy in the pump that detects if the water is too high. Once the water reaches a certain threshold, the Sump Pump alarm goes off, indicating that water needs to be removed before a flood occurs. The beauty about the UltraSump 4 is that it contains a liner that fits into your existing, also has a battery/alarm system to ensure it never fails like your old one. Our installation duo, Dustin and Alan, installed the pump within a few hours. The installation is done within the same day, and the cleanup makes it seem that we were never there and the pump just got placed in. This home never has to worry again about a failing sump. 

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Waterproofing to Renovating in Toronto, ON

This homeowner was having flooding and humidity issues in their basement. They wanted to renovate and eventually rent out the basement as a secondary source of income. Unfortunately, due to the state of the basement, they wouldn’t be able to do so until they had fixed all of the flooding and humidity issues!

They were referred to Clarke Basement Systems by a friend, and soon after inquiring, they had an appointment with Sales Manager, Jeff Fraser, for an inspection. Jeff Fraser concluded that to permanently waterproof and control the humidity in the basement that we would need to install our patented products. These products include ThermalDry™ Wall Membrane, WaterGuard® Drainage System, Super Sump® with Ultra Sump® Battery Back-Up, and our IceGuard® Discharge Line. 

With the perfect products and plan in place to permanently solve the waterproofing and humidity issues, the homeowner was looking forward to having the work done. Shortly after, Installation Foreman, Jose Martinez and his team attended the home and began installing! 

Once the work was completed, the homeowner was excited to be able to begin renovating his basement and finally be able to rent the space.

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Waterproofing Fix for a Toronto, ON Basement

Diana T. put a new addition onto her house and began to question whether the existing waterproofing systems in place would truly protect her home in the event of a primary pump failure or a power outage. To ease her mind, she contacted Clarke Basement Systems for our waterproofing expertise.

Upon inspection, it was clear that some of the existing systems needed to be updated to provide the best protection against unwanted water. Some of the additional basement systems implemented included our patented SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System, UltraSump® Battery Back-Up System and IceGuard® Discharge Line System. These systems worked together to effectively pump out unwanted water without allowing it to evaporate into the basement which could cause mould as well as provide assurance in the event of a pump failure or power outage.

Diana can now rest easy knowing that her basement is now wholly protected against potential unwanted water. Clarke Basement Systems is pleased to have been able to assist this Toronto, ON homeowner with ALL of her waterproofing needs.

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Troubleshooting a Wet Toronto, ON Basement

Ross and Rhonda W. realized that groundwater was seeping through the foundation wall in their basement. This was affecting their finished basement and caused worry about mould and health concerns. These new homeowners contacted Clarke Basement Systems for the best solution for their wet basement.

The solution provided included using our patented WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain, ThermalDry® Wall System, SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System, UltraSump® Battery Back-Up System and the AprilAire Model 1850 Dehumidifier. These basement systems worked together to ensure that any unwanted water entering the basement is directed into the drainage system and then away from the house while controlling the level of humidity.
The UltraSump® Battery Back-Up System provides an extra layer of protection in the event of a power outage.

Thanks to the reassurance and reliability of these great basement systems working together, this basement is now dry and healthy. Ross and Rhonda W. no longer have to worry about unwanted water or health concerns from a wet basement. Clarke Basement Systems is pleased to have been able to assist these Toronto, ON homeowners with transforming their basement and quality of life.

 

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Getting Rid of Groundwater in Toronto, ON

Frank R. was looking to refinish his basement; however, he knew that he had to deal with the water seepage and mould damage that was the result of groundwater entering his from various entry points, before making any further steps. Clarke Basement Systems had the perfect solution for this wet basement problem.

The solution included our patented WaterGuard® sub-floor perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard® port, ThermalDry® Wall System, SuperSump® Premier Sump System, IceGuard® Discharge Line System, SunHouse™ Enclosure and WellDuct® Basement Window Well Drain. These systems worked together to capture water and drain it into the Sump system, while still protecting the walls, reducing humidity, preventing heat loss as well as preventing ice damage and brightening the basement space.

This Toronto, ON homeowner, can now proceed with refinishing his basement without a second thought. Clarke Basement Systems is pleased to have been able to assist Frank R. with getting a few steps closer to the basement of his dreams.

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Combatting a Creepy Crawlspace in Toronto, ON

The crawlspace below Mike S’s new home was notorious for letting mice in and allowing warm air to escape. Wanting to rid himself of having to clean up waste left by mice and in an attempt to save the extra money spent on attempting to warm the house, Mike contacted Clarke Basement Systems for a permanent solution.

The solution for this creepy crawlspace included our patented CleanSpace® Basement Wall Vapor Barrier, ThermalDry® Wall Insulation, drainage matting and wire mesh. These systems worked together to encapsulate the crawl space, deter rodents from entering, and preserve heat within the household.

Mike S. can now enjoy his warm, rodent-free home without a worry in the world about his crawlspace. Clarke Basement Systems is pleased to have been able to assist this Toronto, ON homeowner with ALL of his crawlspace needs.

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Waterproofing Solution in Toronto, ON

Water penetration will cause significant damage to your home. If left untreated, water will damage your personal items and basement materials. Our team at Clarke Basement Systems will provide a long-lasting permanent waterproofing solution to your water penetration issues. Sadly, our customer in Toronto, Ontario, refused to use their basement because of water seepage. They needed our help!

 

Claude Mathieu, System Design Specialist, presented the homeowners a basement waterproofing solution. He recommended that an interior drainage system be installed. Foreman Jose andTrevor installed:

  • SmartSump
  • WaterGuard® Drainage System collects the groundwater
  • ThermalDry® Wall Membrane captures water from the walls
  • IceGuard® Discharge Line prevents freezing of the discharge line

 

Our customer is thankful to have their basement waterproofed with our 25-year warranty, thanks to Claude Mathieu, Jose, and his crew. They now have peace of mind knowing there is no more water penetration.

Hydrostatic pressure in Toronto, ON

Our customer in Toronto, Ontario, contacted our company regarding an issue with both the interior and exterior of their home. The grading of an area outside of their home was causing water to flow towards the foundation and underneath a door, resulting in damage to both the drywall and personal belongings. The build-up of water was creating hydrostatic pressure as it was trying to force its way through the foundation.

 

Luckily, they decided to place a call to Clarke Basement Systems. After speaking with a representative, an appointment with System Design Specialist, Ron Monk, was made. Ron assessed the area both interior and exterior and provided multiple solutions. Shane, Installation Foreman, installed:

  • a WaterGuard® Drainage System
  • ThermalDry® Wall Membrane
  • SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump System
  • Buried IceGuard® Discharge Line
  • and an Exterior TrenchDrain™

WaterGuard® and ThermalDry® Membrane work together to eliminate goundwater trying to seep into the home by directing it into the SuperSump® System. An Exterior TrenchDrain™ was installed to collect the surface water as it flowed towards the foundation. These systems connect to a buried discharge line that directed the water away from the foundation of the home. 

 

Our customer was pleased with the job done. The hydrostatic pressure has been eliminated and the basement is now dry, as there is no more water entering the home.

Cold Damp Basement in Toronto, ON

When most people think about basements they picture a cold, damp and dark area but it should be a warm, useful, family space not a dungeon. Our customer in Toronto, Ontario, was not comfortable in their basement they refused to use it. The high moisture levels in the air made the concrete floors damp and cold.

 

System Design Specialist, Claude Mathieu met with our customer and provided a complete waterproofing solution. Foreman, Mark and his crew installed: 

  • Basement Air System that regulates the moisture levels
  • Burried Line and SaniDry™ Basement Dehumidifier
  • IceGuard® Discharge Line prevents the line from clogging or freezing
  • TripleSafe™ Sump Pump captures and pumps the water out of the home

 

The basement is now a warm and useful space for the family to use. Our customer is thrilled and relieved to have a comfortable basement thanks to Clarke Basement Systems!

Leaking Basement in Toronto, ON

If left untreated groundwater seepage will damage a basement, ruining personal items and finishing. Over the past couple of years, a leak in our customer’s home in Toronto, Ontario, had become much worse. It became concerning after discovering traces of mold under the soiled carpet. The basement became unusable, and they wanted a permanent solution. 

 

Our customer discussed their concerns with Claude Mathieu, our System Design Specialist. Claude recommended a waterproofing solution that would permanently fix the issue, and make the basement usable again. With the help of our Installation Foreman, Lucio and Installation Specialists, Adam and Dymytro the problem was solved. The crew installed:

  • WaterGuard® Internal Drainage System captures groundwater and directs it to the sump pump
  • ThermalDry® Wall Membrane
  • SuperSump® Premier Sump Pump
  • UltraSump Battery Back-up Pump

 

Our customer is relieved to know that they can now use their basement and refinish it without worrying about water leaking in.

Basement Window in Toronto, ON

A customer in Toronto, Ontario, called us because they didn’t like the appearance of their custom basement window well. The plastic cover didn’t fit well and was breaking because it wasn’t meant for this type of well. They wanted something that was nice to look at and would get the job done.

 

Ron Monk, System Design Specialist, spoke with the customer and told them that they would be installing a SunWell® enclosure with a safety grate. He explained that the product is made from polycarbonate, so it will never rust, rot, or corrode. Jose Martinez, a Foreman, started by removing the existing concrete window well and installed:

 

•    SunWell® Enclosure

•    PlexiGlass Cover

•    Rem Window Well

 

Our customer was pleased that the new window had a more appealing look and received excellent customer service and information given by the team. 

Wet Basement in Toronto, ON

A resident of Toronto, Ontario had a concern located in the basement of their home. The customer stated they could hear water dripping into the sewage ejector during light/heavy rain storms. This was a concern because it meant that water from the ground was continuously gathering under the concrete foundation. When our team inspected the area, they found more problems. After pulling back some drywall, they found that the foundation blocks were damp and dark from where moisture was building up and could have caused further damage to the home due to mold in the drywall, wood framing, etc.

 Claude Mathieu, System Design Specialist, and Luke, Ben, Kenny, Josh, and Matt all worked together to complete this project. Claude advised the customer of all the issues in the home and set up a system that would permanently fix their water issues. A DryTrak®, WaterGuard®, WellDuct Window Drain, ThermalDry® Wall Membrane, and a TripleSafe® Sump System were installed to waterproof the customer’s basement. These systems all work together to capture the moisture underneath the floor as well as through the walls and window wells. To eliminate water levels and keep the heat in, a ThermalDry® Floor Matting System and a ThermalDry® Floor Decking System were also installed.

 The customers were very pleased with the solution to their problems and the way the team executed these procedures. They are now able to use their basement space with their entire family.

Unusable Lawn in Toronto, ON

A homeowner in Toronto, ON had too much water flooding their lawn and walkway from the sump pump discharge and downspouts. This area was so saturated, the homeowner and his family could not use this part of the yard. It was a frustrating situation. The family loved to spend time in this area in the summer.

 

Claude Mathieu, Senior System Design Specialist, visited the homeowner and discussed ways to solve this problem. To get the water under control, Don Clarke, Project Foreman, and production crew installed a TripleSafe® Sump System, buried discharge line, Heat Line and Drywell. The system works together to send water below grade to the Drywell. It helps eliminate surface flooding. The TripleSafe sump system maintains pumping capacity when needed.

 

Now on clear, sunny days, there’s nothing better for the family than enjoying their well-drained yard in the summertime or any time during the year.

Damaged Basement in Toronto, ON

A homeowner in Toronto, ON had a room in the basement that had groundwater seepage through the walls and up from the floor. The floor was a mix of broken concrete and brick with a wood sub-floor covering it. The water was causing mold to grow on the drywall and the sub-floor was rotting making the basement smell musty to the point where they couldn’t use the basement. The homeowner was afraid the groundwater would find its way into the rest of the finished basement and cause even more damage.

 Once the customer booked an appointment, Ron Monk did an inspection of the basement to see exactly what was happening. After discussing options with the homeowner, Ron designed a solution that would work well in this situation. Lucio Flores, Installation Foreman, put the plan in motion.

 The wood sub-floor and concrete floor was removed. The ThermalDry Wall® System was installed on the basement walls with mechanical fasteners so it will never come off. ThermalDry protects the finished walls installed in front of it and acts as a radiant barrier preventing heat loss into the cold mass of the concrete walls.

 WaterGuard® was carefully set in place around the full perimeter of the room and a drainage bed was created with clear stone. WaterGuard is designed to capture water at the footing wall joint and drain the water to the sump system.

 The basement floor was then restored over the drainage bed. SuperSump® and UltraSump® systems were installed and connected to the WaterGuard® to pump water outside through the IceGuard® discharge line. The 2-pump combination of a SuperSump and UltraSump protects against primary pump failure and power loss to the house.

 The homeowner was very pleased with the project. They were able to refinish the room with the confidence that it was going to stay dry and stay dry all the time without fear of mold growing and affecting their family’s health. They were happy that we were able to gain extra headroom. The homeowner was also very confident with Clarke Basement Systems’ warranty against groundwater seepage and that it is nationally backed through the Basement Systems dealer network, transferrable if the home is ever sold.

Wet Basement Ruining Finished Basement, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, ON, had a problem with its finished basement. Water was seeping into the finished basement and was ruining everything! The finished walls and floors were getting destroyed by the ground water seepage. As the water levels grew higher, more and more of the customer’s belongings were getting ruined. The basement, over time, had become an unhealthy and unusable space.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and arranged to have a waterproofing specialist examine their home. Shortly after, Claude Mathieu came to their home and assessed the situation. Claude found the parts of the basement that were leaking water and put a plan together to stop the ground water seepage. Our foreman, Dave Jackson, and his crew installed ThermalDry Wall to collect all the water seepage and any water that was evaporating through the foundation walls. He then installed WaterGuard® so that all the trapped water would funnel into it and be drained towards our SmartSump™ system. TrenchDrain was used to capture any surface water that may leak through the walkout door too!

Our customer was ecstatic! They now had their basement back and knew that it would never flood again. 

Entire Basement Waterproofed in Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had water seeping into the basement over a long period of time. It was casing damage to the floors, walls and any personal item the homeowner had. The homeowner wanted a solution so they could be able to use the space not have to worry about smell.

The customer called Clarke Basement systems and Claude Mathieus explained the solution to the problem. Lucio and the team came in and installed  ThermalDry Wall to capture any moisture or water that may seep through and direct it into the installed WaterGuard. It is then pushed into the installed SuperSump to avoid flooding and push out and away from the home. This waterproofing system was used around the entire basement perimeter to ensure there is no more water leakage. 

The customer is very satisfied with the work done to the home because they can now refinish basement and use the space with no concerns of ground water leaking in.

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Larger Windows and a Leak Free Basement, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario was experiencing basement flooding. One window that was located close to a down spout was not draining away the water fast enough.  Every time it rained, they had to spend time mopping up the water to prevent the flooding from ruining more of the basement carpet and baseboard.  There had been over 1 foot of water in the window well.  

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude, who explained the solution to their problem. Don Clarke and the team came in and were able to excavate in order to create new positive drainage.  As well, the view from the room will be much more inviting now as with the new Sun House Window Well enclosure allows much more sunlight in, and none of the leaves and debris that partially caused the drainage to fail would cause the basement to flood again.  

The homeowner was extremely happy knowing they wouldn't have to waste any more time cleaning up water leakage every time it rained. 

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Car Repair Shop Avoids Pooling Water, Toronto, ON

A car repair shop in Toronto, Ontario, has many cars coming in and out. In the winter, the cars come in to be worked on and the snow and slush melts of onto the garage floor causing a lot of ground water that had to be squeegeed to one small drain. The business owner realized this was taking time, when they could be working on paying customer's cars.

The owner called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Claude Mathieu, who explained the benefits and process to our solution. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed Interior TrenchDrain, Exterior steel TrenchDrain and a SuperSump sump pump system. The TrenchDrain captures the melting snow and slush and drains it to the SuperSump. The Tenchdrain was installed in the floor, in areas that the snow and slush would melt off the cars allowing the water to drain and direct to the Sump Pump instead of pool on the surface. The owner and employees no longer waste valuable time dealing with the problem.

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Basement Waterproofed for Renovations, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had a problem in the basement. The homeowner wanted to remodel the basement but had groundwater seepage. They couldn’t refinish the basement unless the groundwater was controlled otherwise it would damage the new building materials they had planned to install such as drywall and flooring.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk, who explained the process of the solution. Jose Martinez and the team installed Waterguard sub-floor around the perimeter of the basement with Waterguard ports. They also installed Thermaldry wall system, Triplesafe sump system, Iceguard discharge and a Lawnscape Outlet. Waterguard is designed to capture water at the footing wall joint and drain the water to the Triplesafe sump system and keep the basement dry all the time. The Thermaldry walls helps to reduce relative humidity and ensure wall leaks are drained to the Waterguard installed in the floor. ThermalDry also protects the finished walls installed in front of it and acts as a radiant barrier preventing heat loss into the cold mass of the concrete walls. The Triplesafe sump system is a 3 pump system with redundancy built in to protect against primary pump failure, large volumes of water and power loss to the home. It will ensure the basement stays dry all the time. It is installed with the Iceguard fitting that protects the system if the discharge line becomes blocked or frozen. The Lawnscape outlet is used at the end of the buried discharge where water discharge onto the surface of the ground away from the home.

The customer was satisfied because they were able to refinish the basement with the confidence that the whole basement was going to stay dry all the time without the fear of mold growing and affecting the family’s health. The homeowner was thrilled with Basement Systems 25 year dry basement warranty against groundwater seepage and was satisfied that it is nationally backed through the Basement Systems dealer network, transferable if the home is ever sold.

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Saving the Future of a Foundation with PolyLevel, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a problem located at the side of the home along the concrete walkway. The concrete walkway was sinking in various places along the home with the vast majority of the slabs sinking towards the foundation. The soils around foundations are usually very loose, as they are not properly compacted after the home is built. The weight of concrete tends to further compress these soils, leading to sinking and cracked walkways. The sinking concrete was causing trip hazards along the walkway and water was also pooling around the foundation. If water continued to flow towards the foundation, it could lead to future basement and foundation problems. The trip hazards also posed a serious safety risk.

The customer called Canadian Concrete Leveleing and John DiNicolantonio explained everything that would be done to help fix the problem. Kyle McKeown and the team came in and used the PolyLevel Foam System and NexusPro Joint Sealant. Our PolyLevel Foam System is injected beneath the concrete to lift and level the slabs. Our expanding foam is compress the substrate and lift the concrete to ensure the area is protected from further settlement. The NexusPro Joint Sealant is then used to seal the gaps between the slabs and the foundation to prevent water from damaging the foundation. We drilled small dime sized holes through the concrete and injected our PolyLevel Foam underneath the slabs. The foam followed the path of least resistance underneath the concrete to fill all of the voids and then expanded. We were able to use the expansion of the foam to lift the walkway to protect from further settlement. The customer was always wary of a basement leak because of the water pooling along the house and was extremely happy that we were able to achieve a positive slope away from the home and remove the trip hazards in the walkway. 

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Custom Window Well and a Fire Escape, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had an issue with the basement window.  The homeowner requested an egress window to be installed in the basement because the basement didn’t have a second exit in the event of and emergency. Without a second exit people may be trapped in the basement in the event of a fire.

The customer called Clarke Basement System and spoke to Ron Monk, who explained everything that would be done. Don Clarke and the team came in and installed a Custom Window Well. The galvanized well was replaced with a custom built window well, using treated lumber with a steel grate as a cover. The original window was replaced with a larger window to meet egress code requirements. The customer was satisfied because it made the basement safer as it allowed for a second exit from the home in the event the primary exit was blocked for any reason. As a bonus, it also created more light into the basement. 

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Failure of Proper External Waterproofing Fixed Internally, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a basement that was very damp and leaked in several locations when it rained. The basement was approximately 700 sq. feet and they would see water coming up through the ceramic tile joints.  The issue was hydrostatic water pressure from below the house, as well as moisture penetration through the foundation walls, due to failure of proper external waterproofing system when the home was built. The basement was a finished and they wanted to have a finished basement space with no water leaking in causing mold and damage.

After having their personal items and the finished walls and flooring damaged they decided to call Clarke Basement Systems. Jose Martinez and the team installed a WaterGuard internal sub floor system was to capture ground water.  A ThermalDry Wall membrane was used to direct moisture from foundation walls to the WaterGuard.  A SuperSump sump pump with UltraSump Battery Back-up in case of power failure was installed to collect water and discharge it outside through our IceGuard. This system ensures that any ground water penetrating basement is captured and pumped away from foundation. These products were used around the full perimeter of basement to ensure no more leaks. Now the home owners can finish and use the basement.

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Foundation Settling Causing Damage to Whole Home, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had a settling problem located in the basement along the back wall and corner of the home. If the foundation continued to settle it would cause damage to the upper floors of the home 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 needed Foundation Supportworks to come in and fix the problem. Shane O’Rourke and his team came in and used Push Pier Vertical Assembly. The push piers are used to stabilize the foundation. The Foundation SupportWorks push pier assembly is installed with a heavy bracket connected at the bottom of the foundation. The pier is pushed into the ground until the equipment measure that it has hit solid bedrock. At that time the homes weight is transferred to the pier and off the failing soils. The customer was satisfied because the home was stabilized and further damage to the home was prevented.

 

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Full Waterproofing System for a Home in Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario, had groundwater seepage located in the lower portion of a side split basement. The water was coming through cracks in the foundation wall. The basement was finished and there was damage to the walls and flooring. The concern was also there may be mold. It was affecting the homeowner because they lost living space and with a small child they were concerned about the health effects.

The customer called Clarke Basement Systems and spoke to Ron Monk who explained exactly what would need to be done to waterproof the home. Jose Martinez and the team came in and installed a Waterguard, Waterguard port, Wellduct, Buried Discharge, Iceguard, Triplesafe with an Ultrasump and ThermalDry Wall Membrane. The Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the exterior walls to capture water and ensure the whole basement stays dry. Water is directed to the Triplesafe Sump System to ensure it is ejected from the home and the basement stays dry all the time. Waterguard ports allow for inspection and service of the system if necessary. The Thermaldry Walls create a vapor barrier to protect the finished walls installed in front of it and help to reduce relative humidity, The Iceguard fittings are installed to ensure that the basement doesn’t flood if the discharge line becomes blocked or frozen. This waterproofing system provides the customer with a dry basement allowing for the refinishing of the basement. They are able to reclaim the living space and have a healthy dry basement for their child. A dry healthy basement translates into a healthy home.

 

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Waterproofing a Future Business Space, Toronto, ON

A home in Toronto, Ontario had water problems in the entire basement of the house. The home was a 100 year old home with a stone foundation. They had groundwater seepage along the walls and hydrostatic pressure forcing water through areas of the thin and unlevelled, broken floor. The homeowner had to have mold remediation. Future plans were to finish the basement so they wanted it waterproofed to ensure that it stayed dry and mold didn’t reoccur. The customers home office was in that room. He relied heavily on that room for his business, but due to the water he couldn’t have his equipment in there.

They called Clarke Basement Systems to fix they water problems so they could get their business work space up and running. Our sales rep; Ron Monk explained to the customer that they would need floor removal and replacement, Waterguard, Triplesafe, Cleanspace walls, Iceguard. Dave Jackson, Jose Martinez and the team were prepared to take on this messy job and turn it into a clean, dry work space. The floor replaced provided a sub-floor drainage bed and an adequate 3 inch level floor slab. Waterguard was installed around the full perimeter of the foundation to collect water and take it to a sump pump ensuring the whole basement stays dry. Cleanspace was put on the walls to reduce relative humidity, ensure wall leaks are drained to the Waterguard and protects the finished walls installed on top of it. The Triplesafe sump system ensures the basement stays dry all the time with the Iceguard protecting the home in the event of frozen or blocked discharge lines.

The client was satisfied because the basement is now dry and ready for finishing. They can now renovate that space and use it for their business without worrying about leakage or flooding!

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Wet Toronto, ON Basement Fixed With WaterGuard and TripleSafe

The City of Toronto, ON was having issues with one of their water waste plants, which was suffering from water intrusion into the basement after heavy rainfall. The building was 50 years old and was in need of repair, so they reached out to Clarke Basement Systems to remediate their problem.

 

Claude Mathieu went to the water waste plant to assess the situation, and found that they were in need of effective drainage. He suggested the DryTrak interior waterproofing system, combined with the Flangeless WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. He also advocated the use of the TripleSafe Sump Pump for added protection against future flooding. Primary Foreman Rob Trevisan brought a team of specialists to perform installation, and they have saved the water waste plant from future water issues.

CleanSpace and SaniDry Repairs in Toronto, ON

When Tony L. discovered his Toronto, ON crawl space was in disrepair, he knew ignoring the problem would only make it worse. Tony contacted Clarke Basement Systems, and their representative Claude Mathieu went out to diagnose the situation.

 

After examining the property, Claude was able to recommend several crawl space repair products, including the CleanSpace liner and a SaniDry high efficiency dehumidifier. Primary Foreman Jose Martinez and his team arrived on the scene to perform the installation and completed the project quickly and efficiently. Tony was grateful to Clarke Basement Systems for their hard work and courteous service, and he was very pleased with the outcome.

Work Requests From Toronto, ON
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Basement sinking
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Lifting conrete around the pool
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WE HAVE A CRACK IN A POURED CONCRETE FOUNDATION, HAIRLINE CRACK, LEAKING WATER, NO DRYWALL MUST BE FIXED FROM INSIDE. HOW MUCH TO FIX IT
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I have a leak in a basement at my building
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5000 square foot century home with evidence of settling
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Hi, I have a multiplex unit that has a main floor and 2 upper floors. The second floor's floor seems to be caving in. No major renovations or additions have been done. Do you offer any service to take a look?
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Small section of un-even floor in our small warehouse space is causing a safety concern for our staff when on ladders to transfer product to/from shelves.
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Part of our walkout basement is sinking. it is very obvious. there is no water leakage or crack in the foundation.
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House beam in basement is sagging and need to discuss the pathforward.
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A smell was coming from our sump pump. We pored water in and the smell disappeared, though the pump did not come on. We would like to have our pump serviced. It's approximately four years old and to the best of my knowledge has not been pressed into service. We have not had it serviced.
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Hi, I recently moved into a new house and the home inspection report said that we should install a vapor barrier over our crawlspace. I was looking for an approximate quote for the job. The crawlspace is approximately 20 by 6 feet but is very narrow and I don't even know if it's possible to get inside to install the Vapor barrier. I was just wondering what you would recommend in this situation and a quote estimate.
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We are renovating a house and found out the the brick foundation wall is buckling. If you are interested in providing an estimate, our manager can meet you on site to show you and chat about it.
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Hi: We have a crawl space that is about 300 square feet. Looking for an estimate of install of a dehumidifier in in. I would need something that drains automatically as I obviously don't want to have to empty it daily. Thanks
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Looking to obtain quotation for basement waterproofing (and possibly insulation) completed on a semi detached house.
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Our basement in a propert we just purchased feels humid/moist and has an odour to it. Hoping someone can come and inspect and provide recommendations anytime after August 5.
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Black tarp that was on the inside of the outer brick wall of the furnace room collapsed and had to removed. Need to replace with tarp/membrane. There is some water leakage at the base of the wall where it rests on the foundation that I would like inspected as well. Thank you.
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Have a leaking cold cellar. need a waterproof quote
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I would like a crawl space enclosed.
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I have a damp basement in our 100 year old house. We suspect the moisture is caused by vapour entering through pourus concrete, and due to poor grading around the house. We would like your opinion on various options for solutions - both exteriror drainage solutions and interior. Thanks.
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I have a new battery and back up sump pump system from Canadian Tire- having difficulty making it work as a system need inspection and estimate please
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