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Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

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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.  

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

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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.

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont

Before After
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The basement of a home in Burlington, Vermont, was located at the foot of a hill.  Every time it would rain, water would make its way into the basement and make a mess.  Tired of not being able to use the basement because of the water, the homeowner called the waterproofing experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.  After a free estimate, a team of professional installation specialists installed a perimeter water guard drainage system, a super sump plus, and an Ice Gaurd discharge.  The homeowner can now enjoy a dry basement and finally make use of the space.

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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 dedication 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
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Job Stories From Burlington, VT
Basement Wall Repair in Burlington, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.

When a homeowner in Burlington, Vermont, contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems concerned about a visibly bowed and weakened basement wall. Our team promptly assessed the situation and recommended installing the PowerBrace wall support system to restore structural integrity.

The PowerBrace system features strong, adjustable steel beams that stabilize bowing or leaning walls. Our technicians strategically installed the PowerBrace beams along the damaged wall, securing them to the basement floor and joists above.

Once installed, the PowerBrace system provided immediate support, relieving pressure on the weakened wall and preventing further damage. Over time, the homeowner observed a noticeable improvement in the stability of their basement wall, giving them confidence in the long-term durability of their home's foundation.

After completion, the homeowner expressed gratitude for the professional and effective solution Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems provided. They were relieved to have a secure and structurally sound basement wall, ensuring the safety and value of their property.

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Basement Waterproofing in Burlington, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.

In the quaint town of Burlington, Vermont, a family noticed a persistent musty smell emanating from their basement. Concerned about potential mold growth and the impact on their indoor air quality, they decided to take action. After researching local experts, they contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for a solution. Our team promptly scheduled a consultation to assess the basement's condition. Upon inspection, it was clear that water seepage during heavy rains was the root cause of the musty odor and dampness.

Northern Basement Systems recommended a comprehensive waterproofing solution tailored to the family's needs. The team installed interior drainage systems, sump pumps, and vapor barriers to effectively manage water intrusion and humidity levels. With the new waterproofing system, the family felt relieved knowing their basement was now protected against moisture, mold, and potential structural damage. They could finally utilize the space for storage and recreational activities without worry.

Months later, the Johnsons reached out to express their gratitude. Not only had the musty odor disappeared entirely, but they also noticed an improvement in their overall indoor air quality. The basement remained dry, providing a healthier environment for their family.


The success of this project highlighted the expertise and dedication of Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems in delivering effective waterproofing solutions tailored to each client's unique need.

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Basement Waterproofing for Extra Living Space in Burlington, Vermont, with Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.

In Burlington, Vermont, lived a joyful couple, Mark and Sarah F. They had recently received the delightful news that they were expecting a baby. Excitedly, they began envisioning a beautiful future for their growing family. First, however, there was one challenge they had to face—their nasty, wet basement.


Mark and Sarah had neglected their basement, dismissing it as a mere storage space for forgotten items and a breeding ground for dampness and musty odors. But now, with a baby on the way, they realized the urgent need for additional living space and the importance of a healthy environment for their little one. Determined to transform their basement into a welcoming and dry haven, Mark and Sarah embarked on a quest to find a reliable solution. After extensive research and recommendations from friends, they called Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems, a renowned company specializing in waterproofing and basement repair solutions.

Impressed by the positive reviews and the promise of a custom-designed waterproofing system, Mark and Sarah contacted Northern Basement Systems to discuss their project. A friendly representative scheduled a free estimate with them to assess their basement's condition and propose an effective solution. On the appointed day, Matt Clark's team arrived at Mark and Sarah's home, equipped with expertise and a wealth of experience. First, a system design technician carefully examined the basement, taking note of its damp patches, musty smell, and signs of water intrusion. Then, he listened attentively as Mark and Sarah shared their vision of a dry and safe space for their growing family.

Understanding the urgency and the couple's desire for a permanent solution, Matt assured them Northern Basement Systems could fulfill their dreams. He explained that they would design a customized waterproofing system tailored to their basement's unique characteristics and moisture issues.

The Northern Basement Systems team swiftly got to work, meticulously implementing their waterproofing plan. They installed a comprehensive drainage system to effectively redirect water from the basement, preventing future leaks and flooding. To tackle the dampness and musty odor, they installed a state-of-the-art dehumidifier.

Throughout the project, the team maintained open communication with Mark and Sarah, updating them on the progress and addressing their concerns. In addition, they prioritized quality and precision, ensuring that every aspect of the waterproofing system was flawlessly executed.

Finally, after days of dedicated work, the transformation was complete. Mark and Sarah marveled at their newly renovated basement—a clean, dry, inviting space ready to welcome their baby into the world. They were grateful to Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for their exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to customer satisfaction.

As the due date approached, Mark and Sarah prepared the basement as a cozy nursery, confident that their baby would grow up in a healthy and protected environment. The waterproofing system installed by Northern Basement Systems stood as a testament to their commitment to providing the best for their family.


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Crawl Space Waterproofing, Weatherization, & Repair, in Burlington, Vermont, by Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems

Looking for a permanent solution to repairing failed support columns and controlling water, moisture, and odor from their crawl space, a homeowner in Burlington, Vermont, reached out to the professionals at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for a solution.  A team of certified professional installers used a variety of patent products to turn this once wet, damp, nasty crawl space into a clean, dry, weatherized area.  Steel Smart Jacks replaced the old, unsafe support columns, providing a safe support system throughout the crawl space.        


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Lake Side Sinking Slab in Burlington, Vermont

In 2015 Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems were called to evaluate cracks in sheetrock & wood floors that were buckling. When Northern Basement Inspector arrived, they found that the foundation was a Frost wall with a slab at grade.  To get the information needed for the job, soil boring tests 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.  The repair consisted of a support work slab pier, hydraulically driven to a suitable soil resistance.  The 3,800 sq ft home had to be demoed, which was a huge undertaking for the homeowner; a total of 119 slab piers were installed to support the entire slab.  The slab consisted of 6-2" thickness.  Piers was droved down up to 23 feet below the 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 to 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 Lawn Scape 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 Northern Basement Systems 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 Lawn Scape drainage outlet would do the trick. Originally the couple only agreed to the installation of a SaniDry XP dehumidifier to dry the area.

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 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 Lawn Scape 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
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Lifting a section of my concrete driveway and redoing a small section of cinder block garage support wall.
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I have a wet basement in my stone foundation home. The concrete is shifting and deteriorating and I want to use this space for storage. I have a sump pump, but there is either no interior drainage system or an ineffective one.
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How much of a mess will this create and possible leaks?
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My foundation is bowing in, and while it has been confirmed to be structurally sound I am looking to have it reinforced/braced to the house to help prevent further movement.
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Wet/damp basement with two linked sump pumps that I would like advice on resolving.
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I need two basement egress windows installed
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Damp/ leaky basement
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Windows in basement are covered up with a drop ceiling. We want to remove drop ceiling, and create 1 egress window to make space up to code and livable. Need quote for egress window with window well.
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We had a small leak in our basement after the last rainfall and snowmelt. The water has been standing for a few days now and has just started to recede. I will remove the water today, but am concerned about potential mold and leaking in the future. Thanks!
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Cinder block with white sediment needs clean up
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We are working on finishing our basement and are curious about the cost of adding an egress window! Thanks! Megan
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I have an old house in Burlington and I would like to find out what can be done in basement in term of insulation to improve the energy efficiency for the house/first floor. Thanks a lot
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We have water in our basement
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Replace one foundation post in basement that has some corrosion
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I already have one sump pump in my basement, but it seems I need a second pump over by where my bulkhead comes in.
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Old carriage house that is a thrift store, with large tilted slab that caused up to a 1-2 inch lip along a 15-20 foot seam.
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Approx 3'x3' space in kitchen floors have sagged within the last year of owning our home. Joist below has been reinforced, but hoping to get someone out to take a look soon since we don't know when that was.
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We have a full height basement in our 1950's house that recently flooded and are interested in having a permanent sump pump installed. It looks like the house has a foundation perimeter drain system and collection basin already.
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Recent reno added french drains on uphill side of house, those hit ground water and we had to cap. Within hours water began seeping into the basement. Unsure if it's worse than before. I have a sump in the corner but the water comes in from another wall and doesn't flow toward the pump, mostly moves toward the middle. 1920 house, concrete basement floor.
Project Location: Burlington, VT
I have a crawl space and am concerned there is moisture/mold coming into my home.
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