Steve daSilva

DryZone Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: New Bedford, MA

Steve daSilva from DryZone Basement Systems

Steve has been with DryZone Basement Systems from day 1! Starting in the production department, he was our lead foreman for over ten years. The amount of experience he has is unsurpassed by many within our Contracor Nation network. He was one of the most experienced basement waterproofing foremen across the United States and Canada.

After ten years of installing, Steve took on the role of system design specialist. His knowledge of the installation techniques give him a unique and helpful edge when meeting with homeowners that want to take the first step to keeping their basements dry. Steve's knowledge also comes in handy when some of our other inspectors come across a tricky situation. He is a great team player and an asset to the team throughout every department.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family. His wife Gina, his son Steve, daughter Miranda and granddaughter Kendal have become part of the DryZone family over the years.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Susan W.
    Westerly, RI

    "Online research. Your book actually showed everything I had already tried.I am waiting for a good rain storm."

    Customer Review

    By Susan W.
    Westerly, RI

    Online research. Your book actually showed everything I had already tried.I am waiting for a good rain storm.

  • By Gene M.
    Westerly, RI

    "Great company, Guaranteed service, Hard working staff, Highly recommended, repeat customer."

    Customer Review

    By Gene M.
    Westerly, RI

    Great company, Guaranteed service, Hard working staff, Highly recommended, repeat customer.

  • By Rob G.
    Westerly, RI

    "DryZone offered the complete package, the basement waterproofing and the finishing. Getting everything in a one-stop, complete..."

    Customer Review

    By Rob G.
    Westerly, RI

    DryZone offered the complete package, the basement waterproofing and the finishing. Getting everything in a one-stop, complete package was very important; and it was competitively priced. Very happy with the finished product.

  • By Tracy B.
    Ashaway, RI

    "The process went smoothly. Totally impressed with the speed of installation. The cleanup was awesome as well. Great work guys!"

    Customer Review

    By Tracy B.
    Ashaway, RI

    The process went smoothly. Totally impressed with the speed of installation. The cleanup was awesome as well. Great work guys!

  • By Trish S.
    Charlestown, RI

    "You had a product that i read about online and thought that is was exactly what we needed!"

    Customer Review

    By Trish S.
    Charlestown, RI

    You had a product that i read about online and thought that is was exactly what we needed!

  • By Robert R.
    Narragansett, RI

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    By Robert R.
    Narragansett, RI

  • By Domenic V.
    Narragansett, RI

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    By Domenic V.
    Narragansett, RI

  • By Dianne P.
    Narragansett, RI

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    By Dianne P.
    Narragansett, RI

  • By Joseph J.
    Coventry, RI

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    By Joseph J.
    Coventry, RI

  • By Joseph E.
    Saunderstown, RI

    "Steve and his crew were wonderful, they worked from the minute they started the project till the final cleanup. We were very..."

    Customer Review

    By Joseph E.
    Saunderstown, RI

    Steve and his crew were wonderful, they worked from the minute they started the project till the final cleanup. We were very impressed with how quickly they got the job done and done right. All very hard workers.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • ""Everyone I worked/talked with was very professional and helpful. All questions answered. Very nice job"." Read Full Testimonial

    Rob G. of Westerly, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone I worked/talked with was very professional and helpful. All questions answered. Very nice job. Len Fletcher worked through several pricing options with me to ensure I got the package that I wanted, and helped with financing to make it affordable. Steve and his crew were extremely clean and courteous. They worked very quickly, getting everything done exactly on schedule. Explained every part of the process and ensured I was satisfied with the job. After they left, everything was spotless. The cleanup process was perfect. Absolutely no complaints. DryZone offered the complete package, the basement waterproofing, and the finishing. Getting everything in a one-stop, complete package was very important; and it was competitively priced. Very happy with the finished product.
    Rob G.
    Westerly, RI
  • "Steve, Kyle & Matt, we're readily available to answer questions & advise about the status of the work..." Read Full Testimonial

    Gerald R. of Narragansett, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              I left detailed & informative messages via V/M due to me being away. I was able to completely understand the status & what needed to be done next to move the project forward. Pat was very informative during the quote estimate process. Steve, Kyle & Matt, we're readily available to answer questions & advise about the status of the work and we're easy to communicate with. I chose you guys because the info supplied beforehand which allowed me to obtain a better understanding of the benefits of the encapsulation process & explanation by Pat Cahill during his quote & estimation process.
    Gerald R.
    Narragansett, RI
  • "We have peace of mind that our basement will never have water again." Read Full Testimonial

    Joe E. of Saunderstown, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              We owned our home for 30 years and never had a water problem. After rains this spring we found a few puddles of water in our basement. We called Dryzone we got an appointment. Joe came out and surveyed our basement, which now had over an inch of water in it, he explained what they could do for us and showed us a video. We loved the fact that after the work was complete we have peace of mind that our basement will never have water again. And if we sell the house we can transfer over the guarantee from Dryzone Basement to the new owners.....doesn't get better than that! From the first call to follow up calls and answering any questions we had....always got a person to speak with not a recorder. Joe was great, he was very knowledgeable and was very helpful explaining what the process would be to get the water out of our basement. Steve and his crew were wonderful, they worked from the minute they started the project till the final cleanup. We were very impressed with how quickly they got the job done and done right. All very hard workers. Amazing at how clean our basement looked when the job was complete. Considering that the day before my basement perimeter was jack hammered before the trenches and drains were put in. Even the wall was washed down! Excellent job!
    Joe E.
    Saunderstown, RI
  • "They also did an exceptional job and were very professional and courteous." Read Full Testimonial

    Linda T. of Newport, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Pat Cahill was fantastic. Easy to work with. Tom Adams, the project manager, and Eddy Castaneda (subcontractor) were great. Very professional. Your literature gave me the impression you were truly experts in this field. Your reviews online were outstanding.I forgot to mention the young men who did the initial work of installing the drain, the sump pump, and putting up the white fabric liner on the walls. They also did an exceptional job and were very professional and courteous. It was pouring rain that day, and they had to mix the cement in the rain and haul buckets in and out of the basement! They never complained and cleaned up very well when they left. I'm sorry I didn't submit my review on them I forgot to mention the young men who did the initial work of installing the drain, the sump pump, and putting up the white fabric liner on the walls. They also did an exceptional job and were very professional and courteous. It was pouring rain that day, and they had to mix the cement in the rain and haul buckets in and out of the basement! They never complained and cleaned up very well when they left. I'm sorry I didn't submit my review on them promptly because I later saw that there was a monthly recognition program. So please make sure they get some type of kudos for their hard work. Again, we love the results. We will definitely speak highly of you to our own friends and family who may be interested in this type of project.
    Linda T.
    Newport, RI
  • "Everyone was very competent and professional. Thank you!" Read Full Testimonial

    Justin P. of north providence, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone was very competent and professional. Thank you!
    Justin P.
    north providence, RI
  • "Your willingness to work with us to address both the basement & crawlspace issues, the professional level..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sheena P. of Cumberland, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              Hi Len, As I mentioned during our phone discussion, this is now our 3rd interaction with various regional locations of "Basement System" company products. Your willingness to work with us to address both the basement & crawlspace issues, the professional level of customer service and the quality of the materials used resulted with us selecting the DryZone Basement Systems for this project. The crew were excellent and Steve answered all of my questions patiently and kept me informed at all stages of the installation including explaining various recommendations for issues that became evident during the project implementation. John and I were very pleased with how the installation took place. Payment is going out by Certified US Mail today and should arrive in the office early next week. We would definitely contact the company for further project needs and would be willing to act as a reference for potential customers to speak about our experience. Best regards, Sheena P.
    Sheena P.
    Cumberland, RI
  • "The whole company is efficient and great at communicating." Read Full Testimonial

    Douglas B. of Warren, RI

    Customer Testimonial

              The whole company is efficient and great at communicating. The sales team was courteous and prompt. Steve and Todd on successive days. Smooth admin: Dan, Erin. The installation crew was great! Steve, "Mat with the hat" and "Mat without". The cleanup process was impressive, not a scrap left behind. I chose DryZone because my neighbor recommended them.
    Douglas B.
    Warren, RI
  • "Dear DryZone Basement, I am very satisfied with the work. This has been an unusually wet season and the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Anonymous G. of Easton, MA

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              Dear DryZone Basement, I am very satisfied with the work. This has been an unusually wet season and the basement remains dry. The pump runs continually as the water table remains high. Your crew was a pleasure to work with. Five stars out of 5 stars! Please do not post my name or address with any review. Thank you. Sincerely, *******
    Anonymous G.
    Easton, MA
  • "Company was very professional. Addressed all my issues without hesitation. Very efficient and pleasant to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Paul S. of Norwood, MA

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              Company was very professional. Addressed all my issues without hesitation. Very efficient and pleasant to deal with on the phone. Every company should have a crew (manager like Steve). The cleanup process: Left everything perfect very pleased. I chose this company because a friend of mine in the industry recommended you highly.
    Paul S.
    Norwood, MA
  • "Very professional. Addressed all my issues without hesitation." Read Full Testimonial

    Paul S. of Norwood, MA

    Customer Testimonial

              Very professional. Addressed all my issues without hesitation. Very efficient and pleasant to deal with. Friend of mine in the industry recommended you highly.
    Paul S.
    Norwood, MA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • SuccessfullyDry Basement in Westerly, RI
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    SuccessfullyDry Basement in Westerly, RI
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    SuccessfullyDry Basement in Westerly, RI

    Patrick Cahill, our system design specialist proposed a full waterproofing system to keep this customer's basement dry. The customer in Westerly also used us to waterproof his second property nearby. 

  • Wall Crack in Westerly, RI
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    Wall Crack in Westerly, RI
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    Wall Crack in Westerly, RI

    In Westerly, RI the basement of this condo was dealing with a large wall crack that was letting water seep onto the floor. For this crack we used our Flexispan system to seal the crack and prevent further leakages. The process includes cleaning out the crack and adding two layers of sealant, one that goes inside the crack one that creates a drainage channel over the crack. With the channel there, any water that could leak after the repair will get caught and stay off the basement floor. Then we put a layer of CleanSpace over the whole system for another layer of protection.  

  • Narragansett, RI Crawlspace Encapsulated
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    Narragansett, RI Crawlspace Encapsulated
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    Narragansett, RI Crawlspace Encapsulated

    This crawlspace had a makeshift vapor barrier that was not helping with the moisture problem at all, it was only a band-aid. This Narragansett home is right on the water so the musty, earthy smell in the crawl space was too much for this homeowner to handle. We installed an all new vapor barrier to fully encapsulate the space and get rid of the smell and moisture. We were happy to help and make this home more comfortable to live in!

  • Coventry, RI Crawlspace
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    Coventry, RI Crawlspace
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    Coventry, RI Crawlspace

    The air in the crawlspace affects the air quality in your entire home. This home owner in Conventry, RI was having a hard time breathing and her long time friend and contractor recommended she have the crawlspace checked out by DryZone Basement Systems.

  • CleanSpace Wrapped Concrete in Coventry, RI
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    CleanSpace Wrapped Concrete in Coventry, RI
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    CleanSpace Wrapped Concrete in Coventry, RI

    The 20 mil vapor barrier we use is called CleanSpace. We wrap all of the concrete in the crawlspace with it to prevent moisture from evaporating through the porous walls

  • East Greenwich, RI Home Improvement
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    East Greenwich, RI Home Improvement
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    East Greenwich, RI Home Improvement

    In East Greenwich, RI, this basement was getting groundwater coming through onto the floor, and it was even worse after heavy rains. The owners were looking for the next step towards getting this space dry and protected from future water and rains. Our crew was able to easily install Waterguard around the basement and tie it into a TripleSafe sump pump. When the water would seep into the basement, the system will pick it up and drain through and then to the pump for removal.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Jamestown, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing in Jamestown, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing in Jamestown, RI

    These homeowners in Jamestown wanted to eliminate their basements water issues once and for all. This view from the stairs shows the WaterGuard along the seam where the floor and wall meet. This product keeps basements dry and allows for finishing in the future.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Newport, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing in Newport, RI
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    Basement Waterproofing in Newport, RI

    When Linda reached out to DryZone to finish her basement we were amazed had how damp her basement was! Her system design specialist had to let her know that she needed to waterproof first. Now with a SuperSump, WaterGuard and CleanSpace Wall, we are ready to get in there and finish her basement!

  • Oil Tank Flood Protection in Cranston, RI
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    Oil Tank Flood Protection in Cranston, RI
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    Oil Tank Flood Protection in Cranston, RI

    We line the floor under oil tanks with CleanSpace for added protection. There is also a trench drain that goes around the entire tank. While this isn't the reason we were initially called to this Cranston home, it is an added peace of mind that DryZone provides.

  • Crawl Space Repair in Greenville, Rhode Island
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    Crawl Space Repair in Greenville, Rhode Island
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    Crawl Space Repair in Greenville, Rhode Island

    The customer in Greenville, Rhode Island was looking to encapsulate their crawl space. The home had a dirt crawl space with high humidity. DryZone Basement Systems was happy to help! Shortly after reaching out to us we were able to repair the crawl space and add a vapor barrier and dehumidification system. 

  • Leaky Fieldstone Foundation in Providence
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    Leaky Fieldstone Foundation in Providence
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    Leaky Fieldstone Foundation in Providence

    During heavy rains, water seeped into the basement through the fieldsone foundation. The customer needed a vapor barrier and waterproofing system to keep her basement dry all the time. 

  • Basement in Little Compton, RI gets a Big Makeover!
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    Basement in Little Compton, RI gets a Big Makeover!
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    Basement in Little Compton, RI gets a Big Makeover!

    This basement/crawlspace combination in Little Compton, RI needed some waterproofing and insulating. Along with our TripleSafe sump pump and two SaniDry Dehumidifiers, two SmartDrain leak alarm systems, as well as the CleanSpace vapor barrier, was put up around the whole space to keep moisture out and prevent mold from growing. Then, while considering convenience, we use long corded remote alarms so that they could be placed at the beginning of the crawl space and the homeowner can easily turn them off once they hear the alarm and identify the leak.

  • Cumberland, RI SilverGlo Insulation
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    Cumberland, RI SilverGlo Insulation
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    Cumberland, RI SilverGlo Insulation

    DryZone installed SilverGlo insulation in this customer's Cumberland, RI home. SilverGlo is a 2" foam insulation board that is infused with graphite to reflect heat and lower conductivity. It is also a radiant barrier so it will reflect heat back into the basement, saving on energy costs!

  • Area Around Fireplace Waterproofed in Cumberland, RI
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    Area Around Fireplace Waterproofed in Cumberland, RI
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    Area Around Fireplace Waterproofed in Cumberland, RI

    Some areas are more tricky to waterproof than others but we just have to get creative! We did just that in this Cumberland, RI basement.

  • CleanSpace Wall in Cumberland, RI
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    CleanSpace Wall in Cumberland, RI
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    CleanSpace Wall in Cumberland, RI

    CleanSpace Wall is a vapor barrier that gets tucked into the WaterGuard system. It directs any water from the walls into the drainage system. This Cumberland, RI basement has it going around the entire perimeter.

  • DryZone Goes to Cumberland, RI
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    DryZone Goes to Cumberland, RI
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    DryZone Goes to Cumberland, RI

    Check out these amazing before and after photos in Cumberland, RI!

  • Sump Pump Installation in Cumberland, RI
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    Sump Pump Installation in Cumberland, RI
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    Sump Pump Installation in Cumberland, RI

    We installed our most efficient sump pump, the TripleSafe, in this Cumberland, RI basement.

  • Warren, RI Crawl Space Encapsulated
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    Warren, RI Crawl Space Encapsulated
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    Warren, RI Crawl Space Encapsulated

    Your typical crawlspace is filled with debris, dirt, falling and wet insulation and that was no different for this Warren, RI home. There was even cardboard covering the ground that was wet to the touch (and visibly wet). We came in and removed all debris, added spray foam to the rim joists to stop air flow, and added a few SmartDrains to warn the homeowner of a plumbing leak. We treated the joists with our Mold-X2 cleaner/ neutralizer and finally installed our drainage matting and CleanSpace vapor barrier. 

  • Oil Tank Protection in Tiverton, RI
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    Oil Tank Protection in Tiverton, RI
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    Oil Tank Protection in Tiverton, RI

    Collin in Tiverton, RI had a little bit of water in his basement after it rained. There was no standing water but he rented this home out and the tenants used the area for storage. We came in to install a full perimeter system. The oil tank needed protection as well. The WaterGuard goes around the system and CleanSpace is installed on the floors to prevent damage in case of an oil spill.

  • Tiverton, RI Waterproofing
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    Tiverton, RI Waterproofing
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    Tiverton, RI Waterproofing

    This landlord in Tiverton, RI contacted DryZone after working with another Basement Systems, Inc. dealer to handle this rental property.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulated in Hopedale, Ma
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    Crawl Space Encapsulated in Hopedale, Ma
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    Crawl Space Encapsulated in Hopedale, Ma

    The homeowner in Hopedale Massachusetts was interested in a vapor barrier and insulation in his crawl space. The rest of the home felt damp and humid in the summer months and drafty and cool in the winter months. The solution was CleanSpace by Basement Systems. Our DryZone crew was able to install a successful vapor barrier system which will prevent mold and moisture in the property. The crew has even covered the giant ROCK in the crawlspace! They don't miss a beat. 

  • Fall River, MA Waterguard Install
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    Fall River, MA Waterguard Install
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    Fall River, MA Waterguard Install

    This home in Fall River, MA needed a waterproofing solution for their basement and gave DryZone a call, and what a good call that was! We were able to check out the space and devise a plan that would whisk any water that made its way into the basement, out! Our Waterguard was installed around the perimeter of the basement to accompany the SuperSump sump pump. With this Waterguard drainage system, it will collect water that seeps in and the water will then flow through the system to the pump liner where the pump inside will push it out of the basement. What a great solution for this family!

  • Basement Drain Installation in Somerset, Massachusetts
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    Basement Drain Installation in Somerset, Massachusetts
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    Basement Drain Installation in Somerset, Massachusetts

    The customer in Somersert, Massachusetts was looking for a permanent solution for their home. After hearing about DryZone Basement Systems through a friend they had a system design specialist out to their property to come up with a solution to keep their basement dry for years to come. One problem area was at the bottom of their stair well from the back door, usually gathering a puddle. The installation team installed a french drain system to solve this problem.

  • Mold Removal in North Attleboro, MA
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    Mold Removal in North Attleboro, MA
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    Mold Removal in North Attleboro, MA

    These clients in North Attleboro had an apparent mold issue so they called us to come up with a solution to the problem. We used our new Mold-X2 Product which we applied in a 2 step application that removes mold. The homeowners were thrilled with the results!

  • Attleboro, MA Flooding Fix
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    Attleboro, MA Flooding Fix
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    Attleboro, MA Flooding Fix

    When one of our inspectors met with this homeowner in Attleboro, MA, he saw and discussed with them the flooding concerns they were having and how they could fix those issues. They discussed their old sump and the possible new options, then once we mentioned a Triplesafe they knew it would be right for them, since it has the battery backup they could rely on in case power went out in their home and that peace of mind knowing their sump would still be working hard for them. Now the water that ended up in the sump system would get pushed out with or without power, so storms were no longer a stress on them and their basement.

  • Crawlspace Transformation in Medway, MA
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    Crawlspace Transformation in Medway, MA
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    Crawlspace Transformation in Medway, MA

    This crawlspace in Medway, MA started with fiberglass insulation that was damp and falling from the floor joists. We came in and removed that debris and installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier with a SaniDry dehumidifier. The transformation is amazing and now this home has a dry crawlspace!

  • Medway, MA Insulation Removed in the Crawlspace
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    Medway, MA Insulation Removed in the Crawlspace
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    Medway, MA Insulation Removed in the Crawlspace

    Fiberglass insulation absorbs water and moisture from the air like a sponge. We removed that nasty insulation from this Medway home and made the crawlspace a dry environment.

  • North Dighton, MA Drain Project
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    North Dighton, MA Drain Project
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    North Dighton, MA Drain Project

    This basement in North Dighton, MA really needed our help and we were more than willing to lend a hand. The owner had noticed multiple spots that water was seeping into her basement and one of those being the doorway, which is a common spot for most basements. With doorways we can install our TrenchDrain drainage system that works the same as the Waterguard system but has a grate over the top so it can be placed in other places besides along the wall. With the TrenchDrain in place, any water that comes in under the door will be caught before it can get onto the basement floor and cause unwanted problems!

  • Mansfield Basement Helped by DryZone!
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    Mansfield Basement Helped by DryZone!
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    Mansfield Basement Helped by DryZone!

    This basement was once wet and moist and the owners did not feel secure storing their personal items in the area. After reaching out to Dry Zone for a free estimate, the installation crew installed a waterproofing system and a wall system that the homeowners were so happy with! 

  • Old Verses New in Foxboro, MA
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    Old Verses New in Foxboro, MA
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    Old Verses New in Foxboro, MA

    The waterproofing system this basement in Foxboro, MA had was just barely getting the job done, and barely is certainly not enough when it came to their home and belongings! With one easy call to DryZone, they started the motion to a dryer basement and met with one of our Design Specialist to help create a plan. One product was definitely going to be an upgraded sump pump system, complete with three pumps, including one that ran off of a battery in case of emergency power outages. With the new TripleSafe sump pump installed, these homeowners already knew they had made the right decision giving us a call!

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DryZone Basement Systems
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