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When a new homeowner in Barre, Vermont, wanted to insulate and finish the basement area of their condo, they hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.
When a Barre, Vermont, condo owner wanted to insulate and finish her basement, she hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems.
A family in Barre, Vermont, hired Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems to provide a permanent support system for a new porch install. Northern Basement Systems installed helical deck piers, driven deep into the earth, below the frost line.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement and basement repair related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer in Washington, VT.
Water damage in a residential property is never fun for any homeowner. But when a business owner has to deal with the same problem, getting quick and effective repairs are crucial for continued commercial success. Damaged merchandise or a lengthy project can cost the owner time and money that they cannot afford. This is exactly the situation that this Montpelier tire shop owner faced. After researching waterproofing companies online, Patty contacted Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems for a free estimate. Owner Matt Clark came out to conduct an inspection and provide a no-obligation estimate for repair.
During the inspection, Matt discovered that the damage was coming from a faulty pump. He suggested installing a SuperLiner sump pump basic, equipped with an airtight sump pump cover. This would help ensure that all water would flow directly through the pump and out the discharge line. Matt also recommended installing a TrenchDrain channel drain to help collect and divert water entering through the basement stairway. Foreman Refik Bahonjic and his crew completed the entire installation in just one day, which allowed Patty to get the tire shop back up-and-running in no time!
Patty is thankful that the crew at Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems was able to solve her problem quickly and effectively. She knows where to turn for all of her future waterproofing needs!
Elizabeth W., a Montpelier, VT homeowner, contacted Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems with a water seepage problem. She was convinced that a wall in the basement was causing the problem, and wanted to have a specialist inspect the area. Waterproofing expert Justin Lanfranconi arrived at Elizabeth’s house soon after, ready for the challenge!
After Justin assessed the damage to Elizabeth’s basement, he told foreman Matt Ostrout his plan to get restore the basement back to health. The plan for repair included installing a DryTrak basement water drainage system, specially designed for monolithic foundations. The patented DryTrak system will capture the water coming down from the wall and the TrenchDrain channel drain would collect pooled water near the basement door. The water from these would be redirected to a SuperSump sump pump. All in all, Elizabeth’s new waterproofing system stops any further damage to her basement by doing what it’s meant to do – keep water out!
Thanks to the experts at Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems, Elizabeth can now enjoy a dry, healthy basement. Whenever a friend or family member has a similar problem, Elizabeth is happy to recommend the Vermont waterproofers.
Christopher K.’s unfinished basement suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Irene, but he could not afford to immediately deal with the problem. After a long winter in Montpelier made the water leakage problem in his basement worse, Christopher decided that he could not endure a rainy spring or another winter without securing his basement’s permeability. He called in Matt Clark from Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems for a free estimate to fix the space.
As a result of the inspection, Matt concluded that Christopher’s unfinished basement would need protection internally and externally to stay clean and dry. Northern Basements team got started right away. The first step was to expel the water that was currently in the basement. A SuperSump sump pump and discharge line with IceGuard anti-freeze protection would do the trick. Next, the interior of the basement needed to be protected against water seepage and groundwater. CleanSpace drainage matting was installed to collect water that would otherwise be trapped beneath the surface of the CleanSpace liner. The liner also helps to keep the interior bright and – most importantly – dry!
Christopher could not be more pleased with the work done on his home. Dealing with a natural disaster is never easy, but with the right help, it becomes less daunting. Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems was the perfect partner for Christopher, and together they made his basement healthy and usable again!
Claude started to notice a crack forming along his basement wall. Not too long afterwards, he started to notice water coming in his basement through the crack. He knew he had to take action. After doing some online research, he found Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems. He reached out to the experts and they were more than happy to take a look at the situation.
Upon investigation, Matt Clark and his team of experts knew just what to do; they had seen this problem many times before. As the exterior soil shifts, it puts pressure on the basement wall, causing it to crack. They installed several strips of WaterGuard and a SuperSump pump. These gutter-like WaterGuard strips ran along the base of the wall to collect and channel the water to the pump. From the SuperSump, the water was pumped through a discharge line and disposed to the outdoor surface at a safe distance from the house. This solution keeps the water unseen and the basement dry.
Claude won’t have to worry about water in his basement anymore. He did the right thing by being proactive about the crack in the wall and made the right choice by selecting Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems.
Leo is a smart man. He’s had a sump pump system in place. He knows well the benefits of keeping a basement dry and safe. He contacted Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems because he knew that they offered a backup plan.
The experts at Northern Basement Systems installed an UltraSump battery-operated pumping system. This system acts as a precautious measure in case the household loses power and the primary pump wouldn’t be able to run. The UltraSump pump comes with a charging/control box set with an alarm. It runs on a 120 amp sealed maintenance-free battery. Just like the primary pump, the backup pump will channel the water through a discharge line and safely to the outdoor surface.
Now that Leo has a primary and backup pump he can be sure that his basement will be well-suited for any rainy storm that comes through town, even if it knocks out the power. Contact Matt Clark if you need a primary or backup pump.
Kyle was noticing water seepage coming through the base of his foundation. He figured it could lead to a bigger problem so he called up Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems for a free estimate. Once the experts heard the problem, they knew what the solution was.
When the soil on the other side of the basement wall collects water, it builds hydrostatic pressure against the concrete wall and the footing of the basement. Occasionally, water will be able to seep through and enter the basement. So, in Kyle’s case, the best thing to do was to release that pressure and let his sump pump system channel the water safely away from the foundation. To do this, Matt Clark and his experts installed DryTrak. The DryTrak system collects water and channels it right to the sump pump. To relieve the hydrostatic pressure, the experts drilled small weep holes in the foundation that would allow the water to enter to the DryTrak. With a pump in place, it was that easy to fix Kyle’s problem!
Kyle no longer has to worry about water seeping into his basement. The DryTrak system is among the most affordable systems available. It will keep any basement safe and secure.
Christie had a problem. She saw multiple cracks forming in multiple rooms in her house. She wanted to know what could be causing the problem along with finding a viable solution. To find these answers, she reached out to Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems.
Matt Clark’s team of experts found that the soil under part of the house had begun to settle. The soil under any foundation bears a lot of weight. When some of the soil starts to shift and sink, the load above it begins to shift and sink as well. Just like how the settled soil moves away from the more secured soil, the less-supported section of the house moves away from the better-supported section, causing cracks to form. The experts decided to bring that section of the house back up with their push pier leveling system. After locating the side of the house that needed lifting, soil was excavated around the foundation of the house. Once the foundation could be accessed, five brackets were set in place. These brackets held steel rods that were hydraulically pressed through the earth. They pierced through all the weak soil until they reach deep, sturdy layers of earth. Once secured, the weight could be transferred to the foundation and the house could be lifted back to its original position.
Christie found a safe, secure and permanent solution to her big problem. She won’t have to worry about her house shifting due to eroding or settling soil. Matt Clark and his team of experts are very knowledgeable. Give them a no-cost, no-obligation call to see how they can help your problem!
Andrew had a problem on his hands. His chimney started to pull away from his house. Andrew knew that this was a liability and decided to take action. After talking it over with his friends and family, one of his friends referred him to Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems.
Matt Clark and his team of experts arrived and inspected the chimney. It had several cracks in it and sure enough, was pulling away from the house. Such a problem was caused by settling soil from beneath the chimney. As some of the soil settled, the portion of the chimney resting upon it also settled. These shifts caused the chimney portions to physically separate. Matt Clark and his experts have seen this problem before, so they knew what to do. They installed four Push Piers to support the chimney’s foundation using standard brackets. The experts dug down to the chimney’s footing, installed the brackets and hydraulically pushed steel rods through the bracket and through the ground. The rods were pushed until they reached a competent layer of soil, deep below the surface. The weight was then transferred and the chimney was lifted back into its original position.
Andrew made the right choice by being proactive about his chimney. He can rest easily knowing that the foundation is in a much sturdier, safer condition. Matt Clark is an expert in the world of foundation repair. He knows how the problem occurred and based on those occurrences, he can find the appropriate solution. Give Matt Clark a call for a free estimate today!
Yoka lived near a river. When a heavy storm came through town, the river flooded, pushing dirt and water through her stone wall. She knew she had to do something before the next big storm. After doing some research online, she found Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems and decided to give them a call. After the brief phone call, Matt Clark agreed to visit Yoka’s basement for a free estimate.
Matt Clark and his team of experts inspected the basement and knew just what to do. They installed a TripleSafe pump system, their Waterguard system, a discharge line and an Iceguard. The Waterguard is a gutter-like device that collects the water at the base of the wall. The water is pushed to the TripleSafe pump. There are three pumps that make up this system, a primary one and two backups in case of power failure. The primary pump channels the water through the discharge line and the water is pushed to the outdoor surface. The Iceguard prevents the discharge line from freezing, since, it is an open airway to the outdoors. With all these installations in place, the water in Yoka’s basement will be taken care of without ever being seen.
Yoka’s problem was not an uncommon one. Many New Englanders whether they live near a river or not, experience intrusive basement water and dirt. Yoka made the right choice. She now has peace of mind any time a storm rolls through town. Matt Clark and his team of experts are dedicated to keeping the Plainfield community safe and dry.
Bruce had a problem on his hands. During heavy rain storms, water would seep right through Bruce’s concrete floor and dampen his bedroom carpet. After talking it over with his friend, Bruce was referred to Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems. After a free phone call, Matt Clark and his team agreed to go out and give Bruce a free estimate.
Bruce’s problem was a relatively common one. Many homeowners, from all around New England, face the problem of foundational leakages. However, in Bruce’s case there was a simplistic solution. The experts from Northern Basement Systems saw that backed-up rainwater could have been a main contributor to the seepage. They installed four RainChutes. A RainChute is a recessed downspout extension that sits flush with the ground. The RainChute flushes away leaves and debris so it doesn’t become clogged. These installations helped channel the water away from the foundation, reducing the likelihood that it would seep through the concrete.
Matt Clark knows that many times, a sump pump system can be the solution. Sump pumps are a great way to get pesky water out of the basement but sometimes, it just takes getting the rain water away from the foundation in the first place. Bruce is pleased that he called Matt Clark.
Dina had an old house. She had her crawlspace foam-insulated only to later find that moisture started to build up on the beams which supported the crawlspace. She figured this could lead to future problems but wasn’t sure what to do. After looking online, she found Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems. She decided to reach out and give them a call.
Matt Clark and his team of experts agreed to inspect the crawlspace and give Dina a free estimate. The crawlspace was in need of several installations. The experts installed a SmartDrain to catch and help identify future plumbing leaks. They also installed their CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system around the perimeter of the crawlspace. They installed CleanSpace Drainage Matting under the CleanSpace liner. Finally, they installed two SmartJacks at the center of the support beam’s junction to increase its stability. With all these installations in place, Dina’s crawlspace was much sturdier and drier than before.
Dina made the right choice by reaching out to Matt Clark. Matt is an expert and has seen hundreds of crawlspaces throughout his career. Him and his team and dedicated to keeping the Waterbury community safe and dry.
Karl had a dug basement. He was interested in improving its insulation and moisture control. He had heard of Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems before and decided it was time to give them a call.
When Matt Clark and his experts arrived at the Karl’s house, they knew just what to do. The experts installed their CleanSpace liner, CleanSpace Drainage Matting, a SmartDrain system and SaniDry CX. The first four installations helped better control the insulation issue. The SaniDry CX system helps keep the basement’s moisture at a low, healthy level. Put them all together and Karl now has one safe, dry basement.
Matt Clark was happy to help Karl. Matt let Karl tell him what he wanted and listened to his needs. Matt understands the importance of his work but relaying it to the customer is just as important. At the end of the day, Karl has peace of mind knowing that his basement will be dry for years to come.
The basement of the owners building had some major issues. There was constant water coming in, making it very humid and wet. This led to major mold problems, which made it a non-ideal area to store anything. Also, because of the wet basement, the support beams were rusting out. Looking to take back control of their basement and make it a usable space, the owners contacted Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems. 1-855-DRY-TIME After an inspection from one of Matt's experienced System Design Specialists, Brian Kiniry, the decision was made to install a variety of products. The first step was to install the WaterGuard Drainage System-it includes wall flange with 3/8" opening to collect water from the walls and will not clog with mud because it sits on top of the footing, away from the "mud zone" underneath the floor. Second, a TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed. The System is equipped with three separate pumps, one primary, one secondary, and one battery back up. This gives the owners extreme confidence that their basement will remain free of flooding. Next, the crew put in a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. Our SaniDry Sedona is the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier and filtration system, without a bulky heat exchange core. It filters mold spores, dust mite droppings, and other particles making the air very clean to breathe. To fix the rusted out support beams the team took out the existing beams and installed our cast iron Smart Jacks.
The customers in Montpelier, Vermont were in the process of remodeling their basement. They were in search of a solution for their cold walls. They contacted the experts at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems at 1-800-DRY-TIME and expressed their needs to one of our System Specialist and Master Carpenters. After talking to the team at Northern Basements the customer decided to go with Northern Basments' Basement to Beautiful Wall Panels. The Basement To Beautiful™ panels have been designed with SilverGlo™ insulation -- an expanded polystyrene foam insulation. SilverGlo™ is created with a unique graphite infusion process that improves its insular ability by an incredible 24% over comparable foam insulation products. When finished with a wall paneling, the basement insulation will meet International Code Requirements, with an R-13 insulation rating. Our basement wall insulation is created with inorganic materials so that it will never support the growth of mold, mildew, or rot. There's no wooden studs, drywall, or fiberglass to grow mold. Instead, the system is designed to attach directly to your basement walls. Metal studs are integrated with the foam -- and do not touch the concrete basement walls through the foam. The unique stud design allows Basement To Beautiful™ panels to avoid a major design flaw of traditional studs. Typical stud designs require the insulation layer to be broken at intervals to allow for the studs to be built. At these points, studs made with thermally conductive materials will transfer heat from your home to the cold concrete walls. In the case of Basement To Beautiful™ panels, the studs leave 2" of uninterrupted insulation behind them, so they don't compromise the thermal blanket on your basement walls. The studs will never touch these walls, and this heat transfer never occurs! To save our customer time and hassle, for when they finish remodeling, electrical chases are designed directly into the Basement To Beautiful™ system. This way, there is no need for an electrician to come in to rough in the wiring, then return to complete the job later. It can all be done in one step after the finished panels are installed.
Two homeowners in Worcester, Vermont are looking to refinance their home but the water entering their basement through foundation cracks is preventing them from reaching their goals. They contacted Northern Basement Systems to help them alleviate these issues and help them get the home approval they need.
After a system design specialist visited their home, Northern Basement Systems was able to offer the homeowners a solution and get them on track.
The system included several elements to trap and lock out moisture. First, our installation specialist team cut the foundation to gain better access to the basement. From there, they installed a TripleSafe pump; our most reliable system with a primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery backup pump. This system also included WaterGuard and CleanSpace on all perimeter walls.
This basement is now safe, usable, and for these homeowners, it means peace of mind and that they can now reach their financial goals.
Eric from Montpelier, Vermont contacted Matt Clark and his team and expressed his concerns about his stone foundation. He scheduled a FREE ESTIMATE! One of our system design specialists visited the home and designed a solution to address Eric concerns and make the foundation secure and the home safe. He suggested that we install 7 SmartJack XTs with cast-in-place footings to add supplemental support to the home.
Our Production team then installed the system as planned! The home is now stabilized and much safer for years to come! Our team then further suggested for the homeowner to consider adding a waterproofing system and sump pump to take care of the water and moisture in the basement.
A Calais, Vermont homeowner was sick of having a wet, unusable, and poorly insulated crawlspace. The crawlspace was causing cold floors, high heating bills, and unhealthy air in the home.
One of our system design specialists visited the home to gain a better understanding of the homeowner's concerns, assess and measure the space to develop an accurate estimate and project proposal.
Once the project was approved, our team removed the debris, smoothed the space. Then installed a full encapsulation system with drainage matting on the crawlspace floor to channel the water and CleanSpace CrawlSpace Vapor Barrier to keep the space dry and cleaner, so that the crawlspace can be used for storage. Then, the team installed a SuperSump premier pump system with a WaterWatch alarm to pump out the water under the CleanSpace vapor barrier to keep it from puddling and the WaterWatch alarm to sound if the water ever rises above the point at which the pumps should have turned on. Our team then installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to reduce humidity and filter the air. Lastly, our team sprayed closed-cell polyurethane foam along the rim joist area to improve heating efficiency and keep the floors warmer during the winter months.
With these systems installed, this crawlspace is now cleaner, healthier, and warmer than ever. Call 855-DRY-TIME to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE!
Looking for a permanent solution to control the amount of moisture, cold air, and odor from their crawl space, a homeowner in Moretown, Vermont, reached out to the crawl space professionals at Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems. A team of certified professional installers used a variety of patent products to turn this once damp, nasty crawl space into a clean, dry, weatherized area, including closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation.
A family in Waitsfield, Vermont, reached out to Matt Clark's Northern Basement Systems for a permanent solution to various issues with the crawl space of their home. They were experiencing cold drafts, cold floors, dampness, and a nasty odor permeating throughout the crawl space and even noticeable throughout the entire house. A team of certified professional installers used a variety of patent products to turn this once damp, cold, nasty crawl space into a clean, dry, weatherized area. The home is even clear of that unpleasant musty smell.