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CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
EZ Post Deck Repair
ShotCrete Wall Restoration
Bowing Wall Repair Solutions
Cracked Wall Solutions
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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement to Beautiful Pre-Finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back-Up
SaniDry Dehumidifier
Sump Pump Systems

Basement & Crawl Space Insulation
Basement Insulation Wall Panels
Basement Insulation Flooring
Basement Floor Tiles
Crawl Space Insulation
Crawl Space Insulation Panels
Crawl Space Encapsulation
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Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Before After
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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

Lifting a Slab in Burlington, VT

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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

Raising the Foundation in Burlington, VT

Before After
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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.

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Better Business Bureau Certificate of Customer Satisfaction Excellence- 2016 Award
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Thank you and your crew for the great job in installing the Basement Waterproofing System in my home.
Testimonial by Joan B. from Burlington, VT

Certified, Highly Trained Professional Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair & Crawl Space Repair Company Serving Burlington, VT

Northern Basement Systems not only adheres to the highest industry standards, but we also strive to be an industry leader in the field of home improvement and basement repair. To set ourselves apart from our competition we only use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home in the most efficient and reliable way. We are an authorized Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer in Burlington, VT with the experience and dedicated to getting the job done right the first time. We believe in our work and stand behind everything that we do, we have several warranties to prove it; a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on Foundation Repair products, crawl space encapsulation systems, French drains & perimeter drains. And to get the ball rolling we also offer financing options and provide FREE written estimates and inspections!

Burlington, VT’s Leading Basement Waterproofing Company

Regardless of how you use your basement, having a safe and dry space is critical for you and your family. We understand that having a wet basement is incredibly frustrating and can often make you feel helpless. There are usually many factors that lead to a basement being wet and the sheer number of issues may make your head spin. However, because we understand how important your basement is to you and your family we have devoted ourselves to providing solutions that you can rely on. We have a staff full of certified technicians that are each experienced, professional and are guaranteed to give you the results you want in a quick, effective and permanent way. We also offer a transferable lifetime warranty on perimeter & French drain waterproofing systems!

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Foundation Repair to Keep Your Home Safe

The foundation of your home is the building block that the rest of your home depends on. Even the smallest foundation issue needs to be addressed seriously because even the most basic issue can lead to a major problem down the line. Even if you don’t think the issue is a big deal call Northern Basement Systems, a company that specializes in foundations, to truly determine the cause of the issue. Northern Basement Systems uses the best products in the industry and has the experience and knowledge to use them efficiently. To learn more about our services such as foundation leveling, basement wall repair, foundation wall repair or foundation underpinning, contact us today!

Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation Expert

Your home’s crawl space is often neglected. It’s usually too small to be seen as valuable and most people dread going into their crawl spaces because they are often damp and dark spaces that are so low they hurt your back. However, we feel like crawl spaces can be more valuable than that. We offer a variety of crawl space services that are guaranteed to turn your crawl space, regardless of the condition that it’s in, into an inviting and safe storage space. We can make any repairs that are needed and also encapsulate the space with a durable white plastic that brightens it up and creates a barrier from moisture.

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Case Studies From Burlington
The homeowner in Burlington, Vermont had previously hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems to waterproof their basement. Having seen the...
The owners of this home started noticing warning signs all over their home. Cracks in the walls, molding separating from the ceiling and floors, and...
Job Stories From Burlington, VT
Lake Side Sinking Slab in Burlington, Vermont

In 2015 we were called to evaluate cracks in sheet rock & wood floors that were buckling. When Northern Basement Inspector arrived they found that the foundation was a Frost wall with slab at grade.  Soil boring test were needed, the difficulty with this was it was inside and the concrete slab had radiant heat.  After using a thermal Imaging camera.  We drilled two holes and performed Boring.  Results came back with decaying organic matter 9 feet under the slab that was not removed during construction.  Repair consisted of support work slab pier which are hydraulically driven to a suitable soil resistance.  The 3,800 sq ft home had to be demoed which was a huge undertaking for homeowner  a total of 119 slab piers where installed to support the entire slab.  The slab consisted of 6-2" thickness.  Piers were drove down up to 23 feet below slab.  Before slab outcome slab was lifted back to original elevation, about 2 & 1/4" lift in slabs.  


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Service Calls With Jesse & Irma

Here at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, even after the job, our work for the customers isn't done.  Every year our pro, Irma, contacts customers to see if they would like a service/checkup on their systems. Upon calling a customer in Burlington they were all in for having a check up on their Water Guard and Ultra Sump System.  The next day our trusted and very experienced Technician, Jesse, headed out with his scrupulous co-worker, Irma.  They arrived at the homeowner's residence and went right to work vigilantly cleaning all the lines and pumps.  During the cleaning, they found some small ends of tree roots and removed them.  They finished up and left the homeowner with their system running in optimal condition.    

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Burlington Court House Ramp Needs Leveling

A project manager with the state of Vermont noticed that the court house’s handicap ramp had begun to settle. At the base of the ramp, several sidewalk slabs had also settled leaving the ramp in hazardous conditions and violating safety codes. Fortunately, after doing some research online, this project manager quickly found Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems.

The situation called for a PolyLEVEL injection. The experts from Northern Basement Systems found the areas that needed leveling and got right to work. Polyurethane foam is light, yet powerful. After several small holes were drilled into the concrete, the foam was injected beneath the slabs and filled the void where the unsettled soil used to be. As the void filled, the foam pushed downward against the soil, lifting and leveling the concrete slabs back to its original position. Now both the ramp and the slabs at its base are accessible to all.

This project manager did the right thing. Safety is a common priority for any business. Matt Clark and his team of experts hear safety concerns daily. Whether it’s a PolyLEVEL project or any of the other services they offer, Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems is dedicated to helping keep this community safe.

Water Seeps Through Concrete Foundation in Burlington

In recent years, Ken had been experiencing water damages in his basement. These problems would reoccur around March and April when the ground is still frozen and just starting to thaw. Ken’s house rested on a cinder block foundation. He frequently found that water, supplied by frozen, sandy soil surrounding his foundation, would peel away layers off the cinder blocks and seep into the basement. This year, he decided to prepare for the spring weather by calling Northern Basement Systems.

Northern Basement Systems knew the basement needed a new pump system. They installed a Superpump system with a cast iron pump liner, an Ultrasump battery operated backup pump and a discharge line. The Superpump system and the discharge line work together to collect and channel the water safely to the exterior of the house. However, the job was not completed yet. Since the discharge line is an open airway, just like the ground, the discharge line is susceptible to freezing. The solution was to install an Iceguard to help protect the discharge line. The Iceguard is engineered to eject the water away from the exterior wall in the event that the pipe freezes. It is designed with holes in it to allow this to happen, yet no water at all gets out of these openings when the pipe is not frozen.

With these systems in place, Ken is well-prepared for the upcoming spring season. He has peace of mind and won’t have to worry about a damp basement. A basement problem like this happens all the time all throughout the cold, northern states and Northern Basement Systems is available to help.

Basement Waterproofing & Finishing Solutions Restore Functionality to a Burlington, VT Basement

Wendy F.’s basement in her Burlington home was virtually unusable thanks to dampness. This was not what Wendy had in mind when she bought the house. Desperately wanting to add value back to her home and reclaim the space, Wendy did some searching on Google and came across the website for Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems, a local waterproofing company in Vermont. Impressed with the website, the experience of the employees and the positive customer reviews, Wendy set an appointment for Matt Clark to come assess the problem. 

In order to return the basement to full use, first all of the standing water would need to be removed. Northern Basements team installed a WaterGuard XL drainage system, a SuperSump sump pump, and a discharge line equipped with an IceGuard anti-freeze device. A LawnScape discharge line outlet was also installed to carry water away from the basement. The basement makeover was completed with ThermalDry floor tiles. To make the space more attractive, Wendy decided to have a SunHouse basement window well installed to help let in natural light. 

Because of Matt Clark and his team of waterproofing specialists, Wendy has a basement that goes far beyond just functionality. The basement she envisioned is finally hers!

SaniDry XP Used to Tackle Humidity in This Burlington, VT Basement

Ronald and Christine T. of Burlington, VT were mostly worried about the humidity of their basement when they first set up an appointment with Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems. And while basement expert Nicholas Farnham agreed that the area needed dehumidification, he also realized that without also tackling the basement’s flooding problem, they would never get rid of all the moisture in the space. He suspected that a TripleSafe sump pump, discharge line and a LawnScape drainage outlet would do the trick. Originally the couple only agreed to the installation of a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to dry the area. The Foreman completed the job for the homeowners.

Eventually circumstances proved that the SaniDry alone was not enough. If you’re going to do a job, it’s best to do it right! The homeowners scheduled an appointment to discuss their repair options.

Ronald and Christine appreciated the friendliness and honesty of Nicholas and the rest of the Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems team. They can now make an informed decision about how to proceed with their home repairs!

Burlington, VT Homeowner Takes Action to Protect His Basement from Melting Snow

Like so many others, homeowner Paul L. of Burlington, VT dealt with basement flooding during the winter and spring, when heavy snow would melt, seep into the ground and into his home. Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems had previously inspected his home and provided him with a quote to waterproof his basement. But at the time, Paul felt he could not go forward with the project. He suffered through another year and decided enough was enough. Now was the time for action. He called back waterproofing expert Justin Lanfranconi and told him that he was sick of losing control of his own home and was ready to start repairs!

A highly specialized team of waterproofers lead by foreman showed up at Paul’s Burlington property with the tools needed to secure his basement. The team installed a SuperSump sump pump to remove water. A discharge line equipped with IceGuard protection meant that the water could safely exit Paul’s home no matter the time of year, and the new LawnScape outlet offered a safe place to dump this excess water. Paul finally had the peace of mind he had been missing for years!

Because Paul had such a positive experience with Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems, he has already scheduled an appointment with them to have his waterproofing system inspected and services annually. Paul highly recommends the experts at Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems to any Vermont homeowner looking to defend their home against the elements!

Work Requests From Burlington, VT
Vicinity of Catherine Street in Burlington
The back section of the house is over a sagging crawl space. We would like to jack it up, then insulate it.
Vicinity of Lopes Ave in Burlington
Hi! We have a sort of musty smelling basement. We have found a spot where there appears to be water damage. We want to make it safe and dry and put in new flooring/renovate. We would live to know what all we need to do to make it into a hangout area for the kids. Thanks!
Vicinity of Hayward Street in Burlington
Wet basement
Vicinity of North Ave in Burlington
Recently bought a 100 year old home. Basement is musty smelling. Upstairs floors sag. There are temporary support jacks/columns installed along one beam in the center. Want to check foundation for leaks as well as look at the support columns and prevent further settling.
Vicinity of Pleasant Avenue in Burlington
I have water that pools in the basement when the snow melts. I have a few days off next Thursday/Friday and wondering if I can schedule the free consultation/estimate. (Burlington)
Vicinity of Home Av in Burlington
We have water in our basement, probably sleeping through the foundation.
Vicinity of North Champlain in Burlington
Replace exterior foundation in crawl space.
Vicinity of Van Patten Pkwy in Burlington
Water is leaking into our garage in two places (along the same wall of a slab foundation). We would like to determine the problem and repair it.
Vicinity of Woodbury Rd in Burlington
One side of our foundation has significant swelling.
Vicinity of Western Ave in Burlington
We have some water leaking into the basement on days when there is a combination of rain and snow melt. Haven't noticed anything similar on rainy summer days. Would like to have someone come and diagnose the problem and give us a quote for the repair.
Vicinity of Loaldo Dr in Burlington
The wood floor on my main floor has bumps in it. I believe it's being caused by the house settling around the basement support beams which is causing the floor joist overlap to push up as it has a couple feet overlap from the main beam. We did have to get support beams installed along the basement walls to help repair foundation bowing.
Vicinity of Woodlawn Rd in Burlington
Storm water getting into basement and garage. Need better system to direct water from house.
Vicinity of Rumsey Lane in Burlington
Vertical crack in upstairs door frame Some cracks around some window frames Bowed house
Vicinity of Colchester Ave in Burlington
I have a wooden retaining wall that needs repair.
Vicinity of Howard in Burlington
Waterproof stone foundation..
Vicinity of Plattsburg Ave in Burlington
We have a corner in our basement that had a small leak with heavy rain, it has become worse, there is no cracks, the water is coming up from the floor. The wall is painted with the water proof stuff and have never seen water coming down the wall just coming up from the floor.
Vicinity of North Willard St. in Burlington
Seal a crack in a concrete block foundation with Kevlar strip/patch.
Vicinity of Locust St in Burlington
Hello! I have a handful of basement-related projects I'd like to do in time, but to start, I noticed that my sump pump is tripping my GFCI outlet almost immediately. I've been at this address for nearly four years now and I don't recall this being a problem until recently (I'm not sure when it started -- and I don't believe the sump pump needs to run or I'd likely know how long it's been off!). I'm interested in 1) fixing this issue and 2) possibly replacing the sump pump with a newer model that has battery backup. For quoting purposes: I have yet to see the sump pump -- the previous owner built a platform over it that holds a washer and gas dryer, which would have to be moved to gain access. Thank you!
Vicinity of Lyman Avenue in Burlington
I have some draining water in my basement that moves from the back of the house to the front, where the sump pump is. No flooding but it appears that some of the foundation has moved a bit.
Vicinity of Blodgett St in Burlington
The house dates back to 1900 and has a partly dirt/partly concrete cellar. Against the stone foundation, inside the cellar, are piles of dirt, "sealed" with a very thin layer of concrete. One of these concrete "ramparts" has given way - luckily not a lot of shifting, but I'm concerned for the future. I'd like to know what my options are both short and long term for dealing with this situation. Thank you, Diane
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