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Push Pier Underpinning for Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors
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PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
CarbonArmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Commercial Concrete Lifting
EZ Post Deck Repair
ShotCrete Wall Restoration
Bowing Wall Repair Solutions
Cracked Wall Solutions
Buckling Wall Repair

Basement Waterproofing Services & Products
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
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers


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Foundation Support in South Burlington, VT

Foundation Support in South Burlington, VT

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

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 Pier.  This will allow help support the column of the building.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

 A basement in South Burlington, Vermont would get water anytime there was a good amount of rain.  The homeowners got a free estimate form Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems and then hired them to stop the water issue.  Matt's team installed a SuperSump Plus sump pump to take all of the water out of the basement and an IceGuard Discharge Line System to take the pumped water away from the home.  

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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 South 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!

South 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!

To learn more about basement waterproofing cost, call or click today!

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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 South Burlington
This South Burlington, Vermont homeowner had a sump that was beginning to fail, and cause flooding in his partly finished basement. A local...
Job Stories From South Burlington, VT
Bowing and Cracked Foundation Wall in South Burlington, Vermont

A new homeowner in South Burlington, Vermont noticed that one of the walls in the basement was cracked and bowing inward. She was worried about the safety and longevity of her new home's foundation. She contacted Northern Basement Systems and expressed her concerns with her foundation and we sent one of our system design specialists to see her foundation and develop a solution to repair the foundation. 

Our installation crew installed five PowerBraces to stabilize the failing foundation wall. A PowerBrace consists of a steel I-beam that is secured the joist above the wall with a steel bracket. This system will prevent any further bowing in the wall and has the potential to straighten the wall. This product is easily adjusted, making it possible to tighten the brace to attempt to raise the wall to its original position. Unlike many other foundation repair products, this system is installed inside and does not need any exterior excavation, making the install much quicker and less disruptive to the home and surrounding area.  

This new homeowner no longer has to worry about the safety or value of her home thanks to her PowerBrace Foundation Repair System! To find a solution for your foundation, call 855-DRY-TIME

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Cracked & Bowing Foundation Wall in South Burlington, VT

John and JoAnne of South Burlington, Vermont were battling a failing block foundation at their rental property. They saw our booth at a local home show and were relieved to find out that we provide the regions best foundation solutions. 


Our system design specialist recommended our PowerBrace Wall Repair System to stabilize the failing foundation wall. These PowerBraces consist of steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets. This makes the beams easily adjustable, allowing for tightening of the brace to attempt to raise the wall back to its original position. This system doesn't involve any exterior excavation and installs quickly with minimal disruption to your basement space.


With this foundation repair system in place, the basement is now much safer and will support the home for years, without the condition worsening. 

Commercial Building

This property is a commercial building located in South Burlington, VT. The owner contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems in regards to a concrete slab that had settled approximately four inches on the Southside. After assessing the situation, we also noticed that the foundation had settled with it. The options for repair were to utilize one of the FOUNDATION SUPPORTWORKS pier systems. The helical pier which is also known as a helical pile or the hydraulic push pier. We also performed soil tests to see how far we would have to go down to reach load-bearing strata.  After consulting with a local engineer, the push pier was determined to be the right fix. We ended up going down between 27-35 feet to reach that level. Also, in conjunction with our PolyLevel, Northern Basements installed twenty-four foundation piers, forty-eight slab piers, and the void filled with our PolyLevel injection foam. 

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Straightening a Bowing Wall in South Burlington, VT

Brian was facing a big problem: one of the walls in his basement had begun to bow. He wasn’t sure why this was happening or what he could do to stop it. However, he did know that a bowing wall is a big threat. So he decided to get professional help. After doing some research, he contacted Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems.

Matt Clark and his experts explained why the wall was bowing. When the soil just beyond the basement wall starts to shift and expand, it puts immense pressure on the wall. When enough pressure is applied, the wall begins to crack and bow. If too much pressure is applied, the wall could cave in all together putting the entire house at risk! So Matt Clark and the experts got right to work by installing ten PowerBraces and joist reinforcements to support those PowerBraces. These Power Braces, set to the height of the basement wall, were placed against the wall and were anchored into the floor. These zinc-plated steel rods will combat and contain the pressure of the exterior soil, keeping the wall intact and secure for years to come.

Brian won’t have to worry about his wall caving in anymore. The team of experts has given him a permanent peace of mind. Matt Clark has seen many bowing walls throughout his career. He knows the severity of the job and takes it seriously. If you’ve got a similar bowing wall situation, don’t wait before it’s too late. Give Matt Clark a call today!

Sump Pumps & ThermalDry Make For A Healthy South Burlington Basement

Eric was experiencing basement water. He reached out to Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems for several kinds of solutions.

Eric was interested in a sump pump that could remove the water from his basement. So Matt Clark and his team of experts installed their SuperSump pump and Waterguard systems. As the Waterguard collects the water, the pump channels it outside and away from the house. There was also a unique product that caught Eric’s eye: The ThermalDry Carpet Flooring System. The ThermalDry Carpet Floor Tiles will never rot, support mold growth, or release foul-smelling odor the way other basement carpeting does. It’s completely inorganic design includes no wood, chipboard, or other materials that could be damaged by plumbing leak or a basement flood.

With these installations intact, Eric will have a drier, healthier basement along with warmer floors! He couldn’t be happier with his decisions. Matt Clark is an expert in the basement field and is committed to helping the South Burlington Community. Give him a quick call today for a free estimate!  

Dealing With Pesky Basement Water in Sourth Burlington, VT

Jeff had lived in his house for four years before having a basement problem. He began experiencing water entering his basement. After looking online, he found Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems and decided to give them a call.

Jeff’s problem occurs all the time, to thousands of homeowners. As the outdoor soil unfreezes, it can seep through concrete foundations, putting Jeff’s belongings at risk of being damage. Matt Clark and his team knew just what to do. The experts installed a TripleSafe pump system with a discharge line, their Waterguard system, an Iceguard and their Cleanspace Liner. The Waterguard system collects the water from the base of the basement walls and pushes it to the TripleSafe pump system. TripleSafe, which is a combination of three pumps, one pump is a primary pump, accompanied by two backup-battery powered pumps, the primary pump channels the water through a discharge line. The water is safely disposed of at a safe distance to the outdoor surface.

Jeff made the right choice by calling Matt Clark. Sometimes basement water doesn’t seem like a big deal but the experts know that it can lead to many more problems down the road including mold growth, property damage, bug inhabitance and many more. Now Jeff can rest easily knowing that his basement will be safe and dry.

Work Requests From South Burlington, VT
Project Location: South Burlington, VT
We have a finished room in the basement and need an egress window so we feel comfortable having people sleep there.
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Leaking in building
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Water in basement after heavy rain.
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Sidewalk dropped. In goid shape otherwise.
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We have a long crack to fill/repair diagnal down a wall into the footing and sea itl. Cheers
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I have water coming into my basement through what I assume is a crack in the foundation in a corner.
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The floor in a corner of the foundation around the sewage pipe was removed and floods when there is a heavy rain and during the spring thaw. This started last fall.
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Our basement is letting water in on some walls and the other unfinished room molded things stored in it, but i just emptied 5 quarts of water out of a wetvac from the boiler room and the walls are wet. We know the builder of the house was dodgy, so want to find out what is going on.
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We have water coming into the basement at the main sewage discharge pipe whenever there is a heavy rain or snow melt event
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Hello, I live in South Burlington.  Our house has the standard small basement windows and we are thinking about upgrading one of them to a full size window for fire safety and more natural light. I was hoping for a budgetary quote on this project. Please let me know if you need me to send you any pictures or measurements.  Thank You!
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I believe that I have hydrostatic pressure which is causing flooding in my basement. I unfortunately had to tear two walls apart to see where a majority of the water is coming through.
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Good evening! Two main concerns: One corner of foundation (land around it) has settled a bit and the mortar between the cinder blocks has widened and crumbled allowing air to leak in (includes bulk head area too). Also some of the skim coat on the outside of the foundation has broken off and exposed the cinder blocks where mortar has fallen out. Thanks for your time! Denise
Project Location: South Burlington, VT
Hey all, we have one of your basement dry systems and have been pleased with it and the service we have gotten on it. We have a block foundation, its been repaired in the past. Considering doing some additional repairs and would like to have someone take a look. Also, considering some cosmetic improvements to the outside and want some advice on what is appropriate vs not. Thanks.
Project Location: South Burlington, VT
There is a crack in the foundation wall of the condo that is leaking into our basement. You can see pictures here: The water dripping into the basement ruined the wall and led to mold. We'd like to fix the crack and address any causes, then mitigate the mold and replace the interior basement wall
Project Location: South Burlington, VT
Occasionally basement flooding
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Looking for a solution to water that pools in our basement near the house trap and then floods the basement.
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I have a property in south Burlington 1. Foundation is bowing 2. Cracks in foundation 3. Water coming in to basement in spring. 4. At some point, would like to add an addition and want the foundation prepped.
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Level a concrete slab
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I have a room size of 250 sq feet.Floor is a slab done 1992 now it sunk in some areas.I would like to install vinyl floor can't do that due to uneven floor.
Project Location: South Burlington, VT
Would like our sump pump checked and make recommendations if needed

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