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  • By John M.
    Lincoln, NH

    Customer Review

    By John M.
    Lincoln, NH

  • By Darren A.
    Derby, VT

    "They did a great job. I was disappointed that another crack developed during the process but out of their control."

    Customer Review

    By Darren A.
    Derby, VT

    They did a great job. I was disappointed that another crack developed during the process but out of their control.

Neil Sayers from Northern Basement Systems

Title: Foreman

Neil Sayers from Northern Basement Systems

Neil is a job foreman at Northern Basement Systems and has been working with the team since 2011. He is a certified waterproofing specialist, foundation repair specialist, and crawlspace phenom. As job foreman, Neil leads the crew and works hard to support them to get the job done. He also provides customer support and interacts with homeowners during the job. Neil really enjoys his job; being able to work in different locations each week and work with a great team are some of his favorite things about the position. On his spare time, Neil likes to spend time with his family and work on his car. 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sump Pump Installation in Claremont, NH
    Before
    Sump Pump Installation in Claremont, NH
    After

    A family in Claremont, NH called us with concerns about their basement constantly flooding with every rain storm and thaw. We addressed the issue by installing our TripleSafe Sump Pump System to provide the family with a reliable system containing a primary pump, secondary pump and battery back-up system to prevent any future flooding. During the time of the sump pump installation, the customer also installed a new hot water system. Great transformation for their newly finished basement!

  • Weather Proofing Crawl Space in Killington, Vermont
    Before
    Weather Proofing Crawl Space in Killington, Vermont
    After

    A homeowner in Killington, Vermont wanted to weatherize their crawlspace.  They hire Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for the job.  Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installed CleanSpace Matting on the floor of the crawl space, then laid CleanSpace on top of it.  Afterwards, they spray polyethylene closed cell foam to insulated the crawl space.  

  • Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems install SmartJacks in Killington, Vermont
    Before
    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems install SmartJacks in Killington, Vermont
    After

    In Killington, Vermont Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems installed 7 SmartJacks XTs.  The SmartJacks will replace the loly columns and provide permanent support for the floor joist system of the above floor.  The SmartJacks are made with galvinized steel and rest in a aluminum base plate under the concrete floor.  

  • Shotcrete and Wall Anchors to stabilize a bowing wall
    Before
    Shotcrete and Wall Anchors to stabilize a bowing wall
    After

    This is a wall that was bowing and cracking. It was stabilized initially with our wall anchors then secured with our Shotcrete system. Shotcrete is a fiber-reinforced concrete material that is conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected onto the wall surface.  The wall was reinforced and given structural integrity.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump in Panton, Vermont
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump Pump in Panton, Vermont
    After

    In need of a solution to unwanted water in their basement the homeowners in Panton, Vermont called the experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  They set up a meeting with a System Design Specialist and after a site inspection and overview of what was needed to fix the problem work on their basement began.  They had a full perimeter Water Guard System installed to collect the water and a TripleSafe Sump Pump to pump the water out of the basement and down a discharge line away from the house.  They know have a wonderful dry basement.

  • Crawl Space with CleanSpace in Panton, Vermont
    Before
    Crawl Space with CleanSpace in Panton, Vermont
    After

    As you can see from the before picture this crawl space was in some dire need of Northen Basement System Care.  Matt's team of experts installed CleanSpace and a SuperSump Pump.  This will provide a moisture barrier and any water will be pumped out by the pump and discharged away from the home.

  • CleanSpace on the Basement Walls in Panton, Vermont
    Before
    CleanSpace on the Basement Walls in Panton, Vermont
    After

    With seepage and a lot of moisture coming off from the walls of the basement, in a home in Panton, Vermont, there was a need for CleanSpace to help out the homeowner.  Matt Clark's team of experts installed CleanSpace along all of the basement walls.  The CleanSpace will create an effective moisture and vapor barrier.  The wall covering forces all wall seepage and moisture to flow into a perimeter Water Guard System.

  • Bowing Wall in West Lebanon, NH
    Before
    Bowing Wall in West Lebanon, NH
    After

    The foundation wall of a home in West Lebanon, New Hampshire was in danger of caving in.  The home owner contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems and set up a FREE ESTIMATE  with one of their System Design Specialist.  They came up with a plan that would permanently stabilize the foundation wall and have the potential to straighten out the wall over time.  Northern Basement Systems installed a GEO-Lock Wall Anchor System.  The Geo-Lock Anchor System will have steel rods, eight in this case, drilled through the foundation to a dug out trench in the yard.  In the trench the rods will be attached to an Earth Anchor.  The Earth Anchor will sit deep in the trench and once attached will be back filled with rocks and soil.  Inside the basement the steel rods are attached to Wall Plate.  Finally a technician from Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems will tighten the rods from inside the basement making the walls permanently stabilized.  

  • Super Sump Pump Installation in Norwich, VT
    Before
    Super Sump Pump Installation in Norwich, VT
    After

    A homeowner in Norwich, Vermont was concerned with flooding in his basement. Northern Basement System's installed two SuperSump Pump Systems, a WaterWatch alarm system, a discharge line with an IceGuard and a LawnScape outlet, a SunHouse Basement Window Enclosure, a WellDuct Window Well Drainage System, a WaterGuard System and a CleanSplace Wall System. These systems work together to keep the space clean and dry!

  • Power Brace System in Tunbridge, Vermont
    Before
    Power Brace System in Tunbridge, Vermont
    After

    Looking for a way to support one of their basement walls, the homeowners in Tunbridge, Vermont contacted the professionals at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  A System Design Specialist came out to the residence for the free estimate.  Following the completion of the estimate they decided a PowerBrace System would give the support to the basement wall the customer was looking for.  Matt's team of experts installed a PowerBrace System to provide support to the wall and allow for potential straightening over time.  

  • SuperSump Pump in Tunbridge, Vermont
    Before
    SuperSump Pump in Tunbridge, Vermont
    After

    Plagued with water in their basement and two rusting stair column beams, the homeowner were in search of some help.  They did research and found Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems was a company they could trust to stand by their work and get the job done.  To take care of the water, Matt's professional team installed a Super Sump Pump.  The rusting beams were replaced with state-of-the-art SmartJacks.  The SmartJacks are Galvinized steel support column and won't rust.

  • Foundation Repair in Thetford Center, VT
    Before
    Foundation Repair in Thetford Center, VT
    After

    This customer in Thetford Center was concerned with the structure of their foundation and called Northern Basement Systems in to complete the repairs. The team installed three PowerBraces to repair and stabilize the foundation wall; straitening the wall over time.

  • Failing Crawl Space Wall in Northfield, Vermont
    Before
    Failing Crawl Space Wall in Northfield, Vermont
    After

    Sometimes additoinal work needs to be done in order for it to be safe to start a project, such as encapsulating a CrawlSpace.  This was the case for a homeowner in Northfield, VT  One of her walls were failing in her crawl space.  This was no problem for the pros at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  They removed the failing wall and poured new footing and built a new block wall.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump in Northfield, Vermont
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump Pump in Northfield, Vermont
    After

    Looking for a permanent solution for water in their basement, a homeowner in Northfield, Vermont, reached out to Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  After a free estimate, a plan was set to take care of the water problem for good.  Matt Clark's team of experts went in and installed CleanSpace Wall System, a full perimeter WaterGuard System and a TripleSafe Sump Pump.  The homeowner now can enjoy a clean dry basement.

  • Foundation Support in South Burlington, VT
    Before
    Foundation Support in South Burlington, VT
    After

    The owners of a very large building in South Burlington, VT were in serious trouble.  Their building had started to sink and knew they needed help.  They did their research and came to the conclusion that Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems was far and beyond the most reputable and reliable company for the job.  Northern Basement Systems did an inspection and found that the foundation had in fact sunk 3 1/4    In the before picture you can see where there is a massive crack in the floor.  The team dug up the floor and installed a State of the Art Push Peir.  This will allow help support the column of the building.

  • The amazement of what push piers can do in Burlington, Vermont
    Before
    The amazement of what push piers can do in Burlington, Vermont
    After

    Push Piers are made of steel and are driven very far into the ground until it hits stable soil or bedrock.  The push piers on this job were used in both the interior and exterior of the building to lift it back to the original position.  The team removed soil from around the exterior walls then used a heavy-duty steel bracket that is installed below and against the building foundation's footing.  Next, steel piers are driven hydraulically through the bracket into the stable soil.  The weight of the building is transferred through the piers to competent soil.  Then our team lifted the building back to a level state, backfilled the soil, and now the building is permanently stabilized.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont
    After

    Pestered by water entering their basement and tired of dealing with the aftermath of the water destruction, a home owner in Burlington, Vermont contacted the professionals at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  One of Matt's System Design Specialist inspected the situation and came up with a solution to permanently provide a dry basement for the home owner.  Matt's team of highly trained installers put in a CleanSpace Wall System, a WaterGuard System, a SuperSump Pump, and a SaniDry dehumidifier.  

  • Lifting a Slab in Burlington, VT
    Before
    Lifting a Slab in Burlington, VT
    After

    The homeowners in Burlington, Vermont started to notice over the years that cracks had developed throughout the house in different areas.  This made them very concerned with what was happening to their home.  Through diligent research, they found that Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems was by far the most reputable reliable and company to service them.  After an inspection from one of Northern Basements System Design Specialist and an Engineer, they found that the house had in fact sunk up to 1 3/4 inches in some places on the foundation.  To fix the problem the team installed 119 Slab piers and poly level raising the floor back to a level position.

  • Raising the Foundation in Burlington, VT
    Before
    Raising the Foundation in Burlington, VT
    After

    The homeowners in Burlington, Vermont started to notice over the years that cracks had developed throughout the house in different areas.  In some places, the molding had completely separated from the ceiling.  This made them very concerned with what was happening to their home.  Through diligent research, they found that Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems was by far the most reputable and reliable company to service them.

  • The bonuses of raising a foundation slab.
    Before
    The bonuses of raising a foundation slab.
    After

      After an inspection from one of Northern Basements System Design Specialist and an Engineer, they found that the house had in fact sunk up to 1 3/4 inches in some places on the foundation.  To fix the problem the team installed 119 Slab piers and poly level raising the floor back to a level position.  When the team finished raising the slab you could clearly see that the molding had sealed up tight to the ceiling.

  • Basement Wall Insulation in Burlington, Vermont
    Before
    Basement Wall Insulation in Burlington, Vermont
    After

    Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems had previously installed a CleanSpace Wall System and Power Bracing for a home owner in Burlington, Vermont.  The customer was now looking to insulate the basement walls and rim joists around the perimeter of the entire basement.  Matt's team of expert installers lined all of the basement walls with Foamax and sprayed closed-cell polyurathane insulation in the rim joists.  The basement is now much warmer and will save the home owner money on the heating bill.  

  • Crawl Space Repair in Colchester, Vermont
    Before
    Crawl Space Repair in Colchester, Vermont
    After

    A crawl space in Colchester, Vermont was in desperate need for some TLC from Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  Not only did this crawl space suffer from damp, humid, and wet condition, it also had some major structural support issues.  This was no problem for Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  One of our System Design Specialist set up a plan to take care of all of the customers crawl space needs.  First, Matt's team installed a CrawlSpace Encapsulation System, equipped with a SmartDrain and SaniDry dehumidifier.  They also sprayed polyurethane insulation around the rim joist.  To provide a solution for permanent structural support Northern Basement Systems installed two 28'Supplemental beams and nine SmartJacks.

  • Foundation Piers Stabilized Barn in Montpelier, VT
    Before
    Foundation Piers Stabilized Barn in Montpelier, VT
    After

    These property owners were concerned about the settlement they noticed in their barn. We installed a foundation pier system to stabilize and prevent further settlement for their barn.

  • Waterproofing a large basement in Montpelier, Vermont
    Before
    Waterproofing a large basement in Montpelier, Vermont
    After

    A home in Montpelier, Vermont had a very large sized basement, but it also had a large size water problem.  The basement would get a lot of water entering it and the home owner was fed up with dealing with it.  They contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for a solution.  Matt's team of experts installed a full perimeter WaterGuard System, two TripleSafe Sump Pumps, and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.  The basement is now completely waterproofed and ready for the homeowner to enjoy. 

  • CleanSpace Installation in South Hero, Vermont
    Before
    CleanSpace Installation in South Hero, Vermont
    After

    The customer in South Hero, Vermont was interested in weatherizing his crawl space.  He had noticed the floor constantly being chilly and wanted to put an end to it.  He contacted the pros at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems and learned the best way to fix the problem was to encapsulate it with CleanSpace.

     The owner also decided to have Northern Basement Systems install a SmartDrain.  Northern Basement Systems removed debris from the space, installed a SmartDrain, and a CleanSpace encapsulation system including drainage matting and a liner. This transformed the crawlspace from dirty and cold to a clean and warm space.

  • New Floor Installed in Meredith, NH
    Before
    New Floor Installed in Meredith, NH
    After

    The customer had a very deteriorated concrete slab.  Matt Clark's team of experts void filled the slab.  Put delta down and put a full perimeter Water Guard, a TripleSafe Pump System, and a dehumidifier.  Next, they installed a Vapor Barrier/Clean Space Wall.  Then they installed a brand new concrete floor and insulated the rig joists

  • Sump Pump Installation in Fairfax, VT
    Before
    Sump Pump Installation in Fairfax, VT
    After

    Before, this homeowner in Fairfax had a sump pump that was not performing as desired and causing problems. Northern Basement Systems installed a Super Sump pump, an interior discharge line, and an exterior, Ice guard into the preexisting pump's location. This new system is an effective and economical solution to keep their basement dry and prevent future basement flooding. Overall great improvement for these homeowners!

  • Water Guard System, Triple Safe Pump, and Flexi Span in Thornton, NH
    Before
    Water Guard System, Triple Safe Pump, and Flexi Span in Thornton, NH
    After

    The homeowners in Thorton, NH were very concerned.  Every time there was a good amount of rain there was also a good amount of water coming into their basement.  They sought out a solution.  They concluded that Matt Clark's Northern Basement System was by far the most qualified and reputable business to help achieve their goal of a dry basement.  Matt's team installed a Water Guard Drainage System with a Triple Safe Pump.  The Water Guard System allows the water to flow into a drain and then to the Triple Safe Pump, which pumps the water out of the basement and away from the house.  To stop the leaking crack they installed Flexi Span.  it keeps the wall dry while the water trickles into the Water Guard System.

  • DryTrak & Super Sump Pump in Hyde Park, Vermont
    Before
    DryTrak & Super Sump Pump in Hyde Park, Vermont
    After

    Our customer in Hyde Park, Vermont wanted to make their basement fry once and ofr all.  They wanted a Super Sump Pump and Water Guard System.  Because of our customer's foundation being monolithic, meaning that the floor and footing were poured as one piece, they needed to have a DryTrak Floor Drain installed, insted of the water guard.  The Dry Tak is used when Jack Hammering is not an option.  The DryTrak will completely waterproof the basement and make any water divert to the Super Sump Pump System.  The pump then discharges the water our away from the house down a discharge line.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Sugar Hill, NH
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Sugar Hill, NH
    After

    Matt Clark's team completely transformed this space with the installation of TerraBlock insulation, floor matting, and a CleanSpace Encapsulation System.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Vermont
  • Arlington
  • Bondville
  • Brattleboro
  • Danby
  • Dorset
  • East Arlington
  • East Dorset
  • East Dover
  • Jacksonville
  • Jamaica
  • Londonderry
  • Manchester Center
  • Middletown Springs
  • Newfane
  • North Bennington
  • North Pownal
  • Pawlet
  • Peru
  • Poultney
  • Pownal
  • Putney
  • Readsboro
  • Shaftsbury
  • South Londonderry
  • South Newfane
  • Stamford
  • Townshend
  • Vernon
  • Wardsboro
  • Wells
  • West Dover
  • West Dummerston
  • West Halifax
  • West Pawlet
  • West Rupert
  • West Townshend
  • West Wardsboro
  • Whitingham
  • Williamsville
  • Wilmington
New Hampshire
  • Ashuelot
  • Chesterfield
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Hinsdale
  • Spofford
  • Swanzey
  • Troy
  • West Chesterfield
  • Westmoreland
  • Winchester
Our Locations:

Northern Basement Systems
358 Gallison Hill Rd
Montpelier, VT 05602
1-802-526-3179
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