Mike Bruce

Northern Basement Systems

Title: Installation Specialist

Hometown: South Barre, VT

Mike Bruce from Northern Basement Systems

Mike has been with the Northern Basement Systems team since May of 2018. He loves the physical demand of his role and the friendships that he's built with his team. 

Mike's role includes installing waterproofing systems, encapsulation, spray foam, PolyLevel, foundation repairing and MORE! He's trained in spray foam, OSHA Certified, and has an extensive background in construction giving him the knowledge to complete each job to the highest standards.

During his free time, Mike enjoys spending time outside with his son and dogs, doing things like snowmobiling, four wheelings, hunting, fishing, hiking, and working on his family's tree farm. 

 

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              "Mike and crew, Dean and Danny I think were just great. They were easy to work with and explained everything also cleaned up after themselves! Please tell them a big thank you from us." Martha and Rob
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  • Basement Waterproofing in Shaftsbury, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.
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    Basement Waterproofing in Shaftsbury, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.
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    Basement Waterproofing in Shaftsbury, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.

    In Shaftsbury, Vermont, a new homeowner hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems to turn the wet basement into a dry, clean space. 

  • TrenchDrain for Drive-In Basement in West Wardsboro, Vermont
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    TrenchDrain for Drive-In Basement in West Wardsboro, Vermont
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    TrenchDrain for Drive-In Basement in West Wardsboro, Vermont

    This West Wardsboro, Vermont home had water coming into the basement in several areas and Northern Basements proposed a long-term solution to keep their basement dry! 

    With a full perimeter drainage system, a sump pump system, and this TrenchDrain along the garage door, water will be collected by the drains and pumped out with the sump pump to keep their home safe and dry. 

    To install this TrenchDrain, our team jackhammered the slab to allow them to install the drain and then spread concrete around the drain to prevent water from entering around it and to give it a clean and finished appearance. The TrenchDrain is designed to be incredibly durable and be able to withstand the weight of a vehicle driving over it. 

  • Wet Finished Basement in Manchester Center, VT
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    Wet Finished Basement in Manchester Center, VT
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    Wet Finished Basement in Manchester Center, VT

    A Manchester Center, Vermont resident had her finished basement get ruined but stormwater entering. We tore out all of the wet walls and flooring that were damaged and wet, promoting the growth of mold. Once the basement was cleaned out they installed a drainage system and our most reliable pump that will ensure that the space remains dry during every storm!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Rindge, New Hampshire.
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    Basement Waterproofing in Rindge, New Hampshire.
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    Basement Waterproofing in Rindge, New Hampshire.

    When a family's basement, Rindge, New Hampshire, started getting water via hydrostatic pressure from under the foundation, they called the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  Northern Basement Systems designed a custom waterproofing system with patent waterproofing products to make sure the family's basement will stay nice and dry.

  • Water Taking Over Basement in Alstead, New Hampshire
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    Water Taking Over Basement in Alstead, New Hampshire
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    Water Taking Over Basement in Alstead, New Hampshire

    Alstead, New Hampshire homeowner water resembling a stream traveling in one side of their basement and out the opposite side and to their pond, this caused serious moisture damage and health concerns for the family. Northern Basement Systems installed several systems to ensure this space stays dry for years to come!

    The team also laid crushed stone in the crawlspace to regrade the floor allow for water flow. Next, the specialists encapsulated the crawlspace area using the CleanSpace Wall System, CleanSpace Drainage Matting XL and CleanSpace Encapsulation System around the perimeter walls and floor. Additionally, the specialists installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier and insulated the floor joist area using RimJoist Insulation. 

    With all of these systems in place, the crawlspace is now more usable, dry and low in humidity to prevent mold. Call 855-DRY-TIME today to get a FREE ESTIMATE for your basement or crawlspace! 

     

  • Insulating your Basement in Harrisville, New Hampshire.
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    Insulating your Basement in Harrisville, New Hampshire.
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    Insulating your Basement in Harrisville, New Hampshire.

    To help weatherize a basement in Harrisville, New Hampshire, Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems applied closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation.  The spray foam, applied to the entire rim joist of the basement,  carries an excellent R-Value of 6-7 per inch and provides a great vapor barrier.

  • Waterproofing a Basement in Peterborough, New Hampshire
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    Waterproofing a Basement in Peterborough, New Hampshire
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    Waterproofing a Basement in Peterborough, New Hampshire

    In Peterborough, New Hampshire, a family survived a terrible experience with water taking over their basement and now wanted to make sure it never, ever happened again.  The basement had always gotten water in it after a good rainstorm, but this spring, the rain just didn't stop.  You can see the watermarks on the wall in the before picture, located below.    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installed a Water Guard Drainage System, a Triple Safe Sump Pump, and an Ice Guard Discharge System.  The family can now enjoy a clean, dry, healthy basement.

  • Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, Waterproofing a laundry room in Springfield, Vermont.
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    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, Waterproofing a laundry room in Springfield, Vermont.
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    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, Waterproofing a laundry room in Springfield, Vermont.

    Water had been entering a basement laundry room on and off over the course of many years in Springfield, Vermont.  The owner of the home had enough of the headache and called the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  After a free estimate, a team of highly trained professional installers went to work.  They installed perimeter water guard drainage, along with a trench drain to collect any water entering the room.  The team then installed a SuperSump Plus sump pump and Sedona Sanidry dehumidifier, paired with a discharge line and IceGuard, to take the water out of the room and away from the home.  The home-owner now can do laundry in a nice clean, dry space.  

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation and Weatherizing in Claremont, New Hampshire.
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation and Weatherizing in Claremont, New Hampshire.
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation and Weatherizing in Claremont, New Hampshire.

    In Claremont, New Hampshire, a homeowner wanted to put an end to endless cold coming from the kitchen floor.  Under the kitchen floor was a large crawlspace area.  The area was just dirt and earth, making it damp and cold.  Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installed a Crawlspace Encapsulation System and provided extra weatherizing, closed-cell polyurethane spray foam applied to the entire perimeter rim joist.

  • Unstable and Cold Crawl Space in Killington, Vermont
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    Unstable and Cold Crawl Space in Killington, Vermont
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    Unstable and Cold Crawl Space in Killington, Vermont

     

    This Killington, Vermont homeowners contacted Northern Basement Systems with concerns regarding the foundation stability and cold floors during the winter months. The crawl space had dirt floors and moisture on the floors, walls, and in the air. We provided the homeowners with a FREE ESTIMATE and a proposal to resolve the homeowner's concerns.

    Our installation specialist then visited the home and installed 9 SmartJack support posts to permanently stabilize the foundation. Next then installed a full CleanSpace Encapsulation system to make the space more usable and clean, additionally, this system will prevent moisture from entering. The CleanSpace system was paired with a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to reduce humidity and improve air quality and a SmartDrain to protect the crawl space from filling with water in the event of broken plumbing. Lastly, our specialist installed Rim Joist Insulation to improve the home's efficiency and reduce the cold floors during the cold New England winters.  

    This crawl space is now cleaner, dry, and warm! The homeowners will be able to use the crawl space for storage and enjoy the warmth in their home for years to come! To get your FREE ESTIMATE call Northern Basement Systems at 855-DRY-TIME

  • Basement Waterproofing in Weare, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Weare, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Weare, New Hampshire

    A home in Weare, New Hampshire, located on a pond, was continually getting water in the basement.  After a free estimate from Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, the system design technician found the water was entering two ways.  The first way, through the wall, via hydrostatic pressure, and the second, up from the footing of the foundation. A variety of custom patent waterproofing products were used to turn the wet basement into a dry, clean, useable space.  First, a Clean Space Wall System was installed along the perimeter of the entire basement.  Next, the Water Guard Drainage System goes into a trenched out area along the border of the foundation floor.  The water guard is then tied into the newly installed Triple Safe Sump Pump, which pumps out any water and delivers it down a discharge line, out of the basement, away from the house.  To finalize the project, an energy star efficient Sedona Sanidry Dehumidifier and Air Filtration System is set up and tied directly into the sump pump.  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Vergennes, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Vergennes, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Vergennes, Vermont

    Searching for a permanent solution to a very messy water problem in their basement, the homeowners in Vergennes, Vermont gave the basement waterproofing experts a call at 855-Dry-Time for a Free EstimateMatt Clark's Northern Basement Systems have been in business for ten years and have built a fantastic reputation for quality, outstanding, responsible workmanship.  Matt's team of highly trained professional installers installed a Clean Space Wall System, a full perimeter water guard system, with a Triple Safe sump pump system, and a state-of-the-art Sedona Sani Dry dehumidifier.  With this system in place, those wet basement days are a thing of the past for these homeowners.      

  • Waterproofing a home's basement in New London, New Hampshire.
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    Waterproofing a home's basement in New London, New Hampshire.
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    Waterproofing a home's basement in New London, New Hampshire.

    When a homeowner in New London, New Hampshire, wanted to turn their wet basement into an apartment a call to the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  Working with the homeowner and their contractor, Northern Basement Systems would install a custom-designed waterproofing system.  The waterproofing system will keep the basement dry for good and allow the homeowner to go forward with the construction of the apartment.

  • Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems Waterproofs a Condo Unit in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
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    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems Waterproofs a Condo Unit in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.
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    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems Waterproofs a Condo Unit in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

    A condo unit in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, was taking on so much water in the basement they had to stop using it.  The building owner did some research and found Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems by far the most reputable and reliable company in New Hampshire & Vermont.  They called 855-Dry-Time and set up a free estimate with one of Matt's system design specialist.  The system design specialist laid out a plan to permanently keep water from flooding the basement.  Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installation specialists installed a Full Perimeter Water Guard System, CleanSpace Wall System, and two TripleSafe Sump Pumps.  The basement of the condo is now clear of water and can be used without any worry of future water damage.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Lebanon, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lebanon, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lebanon, New Hampshire

    A condominium complex owner in Lebanon, New Hampshire, responded to the complaint of water in the basement from his tenants.  He put an emergency call to the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  He had extreme confidence in Northern Basement Systems because they recently waterproofed another unit experiencing a similar issue, and was very impressed by their work.  First, a full perimeter Clean Space Wall System went up along the entire perimeter walls of the basement.  The Clean Space goes into a Water Guard Drainage System, which takes any water wall seepage and brings it to the sump pump.  After the Water Guard, a Triple Safe Sump Pump goes into a sump pit and will take water out of the basement, through a discharge line systems and discharge the water safely away from the foundation of the condo.  The tenants can now enjoy a dry, clean, useable basement.

  • Long-Term Solution for Wet Basement in Norwich, Vermont
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    Long-Term Solution for Wet Basement in Norwich, Vermont
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    Long-Term Solution for Wet Basement in Norwich, Vermont

    Justin had an old sump pump system that was no longer functional and he was getting water around the perimeter of the basement at the wall and floor joint. After a site inspection and FREE ESTIMATE appointment, our team developed a solution to keep Justin's basement dry even in the event of a power outage! 

    First, our team removed the old sump pump and pump stand, then jack-hammered around the perimeter of the basement to install WaterGuard Drainage. Next, they installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, composed of a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery back-up pump to protect the basement from pump failure, a tripped circuit, or a power outage. This waterproofing system is complete with a discharge line, an IceGuard and a LawnScape Outlet. 

    With these basement waterproofing systems in place, Justin no longer has to worry about water in his basement damaging his belongings! 

    Call 855-DRY-TIME to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE with Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems

  • Basement Waterproofing in Norwich, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Norwich, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Norwich, Vermont

    In Norwich, Vermont a family had grown tired of storing everything on pallets in their basement.  Water was constantly entering their basement, making it a major pain to clean up and impossible to store anything directly on the floor.  They decided to call the basement waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  After a free estimate, a plan was drawn put in place to stop the water.  A team of highly trained Installation Specialist installed water guard perimeter drainage and a Triple Safe sump pump.  The water guard will drain directly into the sump pump, where the water is pumped out of the basement, down a discharge line, away from the home.  The basement no longer has any water issues and the family can start to enjoy the clean, dry space.

  • Sagging Floor Joist System  in Andover, New Hampshire
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    Sagging Floor Joist System  in Andover, New Hampshire
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    Sagging Floor Joist System in Andover, New Hampshire

    A home in Andover, New Hampshire had sagging support beams in the crawlspace making the floors in the home unlevel and dangerous. Our team installed 5 SmartJack Crawl Space Stabilizers. These supports not only stabilized the beams to make the home safer, but they also help to level the floors in both the bedroom and living room above. 

  • Basement waterproofing in Charlotte, Vermont.
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    Basement waterproofing in Charlotte, Vermont.
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    Basement waterproofing in Charlotte, Vermont.

    Homeowners in Charlotte, Vermont, were experiencing the misfortune of water in their basement.  They called the most reliable, responsible, and trusted waterproofing company at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems and set-up a free estimate, in hopes of finding a permanent solution to the water issues.  After the estimate, the system design technician not only found water coming up from the floor but also an alarming amount seeping through the walls.   Matt's team of skilled, highly trained professionals, installed a perimeter water guard drainage system, a clean space wall system, and a Super Sump Plus sump pump.  The homeowners now have a permanently dry, clean, usable space.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Shelburne, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Shelburne, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Shelburne, Vermont

    A couple in Shelburne, Vermont, decided the time had come to fix their wet, nasty basement and turn it into a dry, clean space, they can use for band practice.  They knew of a responsible basement waterproofing company, thanks to an excellent reference from a family friend and thorough, extensive research on the internet.  Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installed a Clean Space Wall System on two of the foundation walls, a full perimeter Water Guard Drainage System, and a Triple Safe Sump Pump.  The couple can now enjoy a comfortable dry, useable space, ideal for storing and playing musical instruments.  

  • Crawl Space Weatherization in Northfield, Vermont
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    Crawl Space Weatherization in Northfield, Vermont
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    Crawl Space Weatherization in Northfield, Vermont

    In Northfield, Vermont, a homeowner was troubled by her wet, moldy crawl space. The space was unusable due to water seepage and mold. Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems custom-designed a crawl space encapsulation system to change the crawl space to a dry and useable space.

  • Leaking Foundation in Moretown, Vermont
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    Leaking Foundation in Moretown, Vermont
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    Leaking Foundation in Moretown, Vermont

    This homeowner was battling water in his basement due to cracks in his foundation. His neighbors had their basement waterproofed by Northern Basement Systems and shared their experience. He wanted the same results so he scheduled his FREE estimate with a specialist from Northern Basements so that our team could find the root of his concerns and develop a plan to resolve them. 

    Our team then installed a 2-stage Waterproofing System with DryTrak around the perimeter and lateral drainage lines to collect water and prevent it from entering the basement. This waterproofing system is complete with our most reliable sump pump, the TripleSafe Sump Pump to remove the water around the foundation. The TripleSafe houses 3 pumps, a primary pump, a secondary pump, and an UltraSump Battery Back-Up pump to protect the basement in the event of a power outage, pump failure, or tripped circuit. Lastly, our team installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to reduce the humidity that causes mold and musty odors.

    With these systems in place, this homeowner will no longer have to worry about water in his basement! Call 855-DRY-TIME today to book your FREE estimate and find the solution to keep your basement dry, year-round! 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

    A couple in Burlington, Vermont, recently purchased a foreclosure home.  With a long list of things to do on the fix-it list, one of the most glaring issues was the water entering the basement.  It seemed every time it rained; water would creep into the basement.  The new homeowners, one being a contractor themselves, knew who they wanted to fix the water issue in their basement.  The homeowner had been a contractor for many years and had used Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for quite a few of his customer's basement water issues before, with outstanding quality results.  Having extreme confidence in hiring Northern Basement Systems gave the homeowner peace of mind knowing Matt's team of professional installers would take care of him.  A Clean Space Wall System, Perimeter Water Guard Drainage, and a Triple Safe sump pump was installed to make sure water would never bother the basement again.  A state-of-the-art Sedona SaniDry Dehumidifier was added to the system to keep the cellar at an optimal 55% humidity.

  • Foundation Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Foundation Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Foundation Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

    In Burlington, Vermont, a home was taking in quite a bit of water.  The home had a very old, insufficient sump pump, incapable of handling the amount of water entering the basement.  The homeowner set up a free estimate with the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  Once a plan was laid out by a system design specialist, a team of professional installers went to work making the once wet basement dry. A perimeter water guard was installed, with a super sump plus sump pump.  The basement is now permanently dry, ready for the owner to enjoy.

  • Crawl Space Repair in Burlington, Vermont
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    Crawl Space Repair in Burlington, Vermont
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    Crawl Space Repair in Burlington, Vermont

    In Burlington, Vermont, Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems was hired by a local contractor to provide permanent structural support to a crawl space.  The crawl space support columns were made of old wood and needed to replaced for safety and to level the sagging floors above.  The unsafe, old wood columns were replaced with patent galvanized steel smart jacks, providing both support and leveling out of the above floors.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

    Plagued with water wall seepage and water entering through the footing of the basement, a homeowner in Burlington, Vermont, called Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for a permanent solution to both getting and keeping their basement dry.  Northern Basement Systems installed a Clean Space Wall System, a Water Guard Drainage System, a Triple Safe Sump Pump, and a Sanidry Dehumidifier &Air Purification System.  The homeowner now can enjoy their dry, clean, useable space.

  • Crawlspace Repair in Williston, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems
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    Crawlspace Repair in Williston, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems
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    Crawlspace Repair in Williston, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems

    A homeowner in Williston, Vermont, hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems to turn a nasty crawl space into a clean, dry space.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Belmont, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Belmont, New Hampshire
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    Basement Waterproofing in Belmont, New Hampshire

    In Belmont, New Hampshire, a family was interested in finishing the basement of their home to gain more living space.  Waterproofing the basement would be their first step in completing the basement because of the pools of water after a good rainstorm.  After hours of researching waterproofing companies, they stopped at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  They received a free estimate from one of the company's System Design Technicians, outlining all of the steps and details the crew would need to accomplish the job.  Matt's team of professional installers installed a Clean Space Wall System, a Water Guard Drainage System, a Triple Safe Sump Pump, and an Ice Guard Discharge System.  The family can now move forward with their desire to finish their basement for more living space, with water never being an issue again.

  • Wet Basement for 20 Years in Winooski, Vermont
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    Wet Basement for 20 Years in Winooski, Vermont
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    Wet Basement for 20 Years in Winooski, Vermont

    For the last 20 years, this Winooski couple has experienced water in the basement during the spring thaw and heavy rain. They noticed that the water has been worsening the last couple years and knew they needed to get help from a pro to get this taken care of. 

    They have seen water enter along the floor and wall crack and at times, they got enough water to cover the majority of the floor. They did have an old pump that was installed by a previous homeowner that no longer worked. 

    Our team installed a full perimeter drainage system around the interior of the foundation, in addition to a SuperSump Plus Premier Pump System. With these systems in place, they will collect water and pump it out. This will prevent the water from entering the basement and keep the space dry year-round! 

    Call 855-DRY-TIME to see how our team can help you solve your basement challenges. 

     

  • Smart Jack installation in Winooski, Vermont.
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    Smart Jack installation in Winooski, Vermont.
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    Smart Jack installation in Winooski, Vermont.

    In Winooski, Vermont, Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems replace an unsafe wood support column with a galvanized steel Smart Jack Support System.  

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We serve the following areas

VermontNew Hampshire
  • Ashuelot
  • Chesterfield
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Hinsdale
  • Spofford
  • Swanzey
  • Troy
  • West Chesterfield
  • Westmoreland
  • Winchester
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Northern Basement Systems
358 Gallison Hill Rd
Montpelier, VT 05602
1-802-526-3179
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