The Home Bulletin March 10, 2014
Specialists offer a permanent solution to basement water infiltration
As most homeowners realize basement leaks can be a nasty persistent problem, bringing with it water damage, health problems from moulds, and a dank, smelly, unpleasant environment. And, as most homeowners also realize, this has not been an easy problem to fix – rendering a big chunk of your living space unusable. Fortunately, there is a practical and permanent solution for this situation.
A US company specializing in basement waterproofing has developed a system to control water penetration. The system was so successful that they began to offer dealerships to other companies. Fortunately for homeowners in Montreal, Michael Haydamous, a Montreal business consultant, was on a project in Vermont when he met a dealer for the new system.
Haydamous explains what happened next.
“After spending several weeks at this facility, I came to realize the ingenuity of the patented basement waterproofing systems they had. They were less intrusive to the foundations, quick to install, and effective. I was so convinced of the importance of bringing this service to Quebec that, without hesitation, I invested all my time and resources to make it happen.”
Haydamous acquired the Quebec rights to the system and in 2005, Basements Systems Quebec opened in Montreal. Since that time, over 2,000 Quebecers have taken advantage of the service.
Liliane Lepage of Châteauguay is a typical customer.
“We had two cracks in the foundation and water in the basement,” she says. “I was very impressed with the representative’s knowledge. They were very polite and did the work quickly. I was very satisfied.”
Normand Leduc of Lasalle was also pleased with the service.
“I was very satisfied with the work. They did a good job. I have no more water in the basement.
Michael Haydamous explains why the system works.
“This system depends mainly on capturing the water at its entry point, then channeling it to the outside instead of fighting the water and trying to block it from coming in. With my years of experience in construction projects, I know that the battle of blocking water is always a losing one in the long run.”
“Basement Systems is supported with a suite of products, not only to waterproof a basement, but also to address the basement environment as a whole, which no other waterproofing company comes close to.”
In addition to the waterproofing service, Basement Systems Quebec also offers foundation repair, crawl space repair, moisture control and basement finishing.
For more information go to www.SystemesSoussolQuebec.ca