Don has many years of experience working with homeowners to achieve their home improvement goals and seeing their projects through to ensure total customer satisfaction. Having experienced major water and condensation problems in his own basement, Don appreciates and understands the value that Basement Systems brings to its customers. After adding a full perimeter system with a sump pump and the SaniDry XP, he has seen a huge difference in his home.
Don brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with. He has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title of “Certified Waterproofing Professional” through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network. He is a trusted member of Connecticut Basement Systems and upholds the high standards of the company.
Connecticut Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer and the headquarters for the International Basement Systems Waterproofing Contractor Network. This group of more than 350 of the best waterproofing, finishing, structural and crawl space repair contractors in the world has exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the International Company.
Don enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement problems and improve their quality of life. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, golfing, cooking and spending time with his family.
In this Mamaroneck, NY household, there was a relatively small basement but within this small space were many important products installed over time to keep this basement as clean and productive as possible. Although certain aspects of this basement were kept up with, the crawl space had clearly very aged insualtion within it. The homeowner decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems in orrder to have this issue fixed and our employees were more than ready to help fix this issue.
Our team cleaned out their crawl space of the old insulation and any trash or debris that had found its way in there. We then installed new insulation that would never leave that area looking like it once did. A SaniDry dehumidifier was also installed the keep the air clean and filter out any harmful particles. Thanks to our crews great help, the basement once again had insulation that did not look messy and would be much more affective.
This basement in Stamford, CT was in pretty bad shape. There were water stains along the floor and mold was growing behind the walls. The homeowners were legitimately worried about the structure of their home due to water damage and about the indoor air quality due to the growth of mold. Our crew came in and installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier, which is designed to reduce moisture and humidity in below-grade spaces and helps seal out cold drafts in winter. CleanSpace is super durable and is mold and mildew resistant. Our SaniDry XP was also installed: this self-draining dehumidifier serves double-time as an air filter. By keeping the basement humidity level below 50%, the homeowners can rest assured that mold will not take hold.
No more mold or water damage! Needless to say, this new homeowner has stopped worrying and is delighted with their new basement!
This New Canaan family was looking for a way to make their unfinished basement a little more aesthetically pleasing, while also protecting their floors against water from seaping into the cement. They gave us a call at Connecticut Basement Systems, and we were happy to lead them in the right direction!
Our System Design Specialist, Don Godbout, came out to the family's home, and helped them decide the best solution that would fit their needs. They quickly decided that our ThermalDry Flooring System would be a great addition to their basement. We brought out our expert foreman, Kryz Wilk to get the job done. His team worked dilgently to install our Thermal Dry Flooring system with a beautiful Walnut finish. ThermalDry® finished basement flooring tiles are available in a variety of styles and colors, and its snap-together design installs directly over concrete floor. It also has it's own built-in drainage system, and you'll never see any moisture or mold damage!
This family is much happier with their beautiful basement floor, and can rest easy in knowing they'll have a dry basement for years to come!
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The homeowners in this Ridgefield home had water coming into their basement that they needed taken care of ASAP. They contacted Connecticut Basement Systems because of our reputation as the experts in basement waterproofing.
We installed our TripleSafe sump pump which is our premier pump which consists of a total of three pumps (2 backups!). We also covered up the homeowner's cement floors with our ThermalDry flooring, which is 100% waterproof and will never crack or chip.
The homeowners are happy with their dry, waterproofed basement and the added comfort of the waterproof flooring.
When these Weston, CT homeowners noticed cold temperatures and excessive moisture in their crawl space, they decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems for a free inspection.
Damp crawl spaces often serve as a breeding ground for all kinds of pesky problems: including insects, mold, and foul odors. When left unaddressed, these hazards can quickly spread to the rest of your home.
Our representative, Don Goudbout, inspected the problem and reccomended a series of waterproofing measures to eliminate moisture and prevent cold temperatures within the owner’s crawl space. Soon after, our team installed a CleanSpace vapor barrier to prevent any and all water from entering the area. We also replaced the basement's old, rotting window with one of our signature EverLast windows to ensure maximum insulation.
Once we completed the job, this homeowner could enjoy a healthier, safer living space -- and keep her utility bills low, too!
Antique homes are certainly beautiful but they also require serious upkeep.
In this eighteenth century house, our customers struggled to properly insulate their basement from Connecticut's cold autumn air.
That's why Connecticut Basement Systems designed a new, custom basement door to properly seal the homewoner's space. We also sprayed the basement's rim joist with insulation foam in order to protect every square inch of their basement.
Now, these customers can enjoy their antique space while staying warm, too!
This Monroe, CT basement was experiencing a wet crawl space that was negatively affecting the entire home. The homeowner wanted a long-term solution and decided to contact the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems.
The solution was to replace the inefficient sump pump and replace it with our patented SuperSump pump. This sump pump will collect the water that would otherwise enter the basement and discharge it away from the home. This product is essential for a waterproofed basement and the homeowner can now enjoy his dry space.
Before, this Shelton home had a water problem in the basement. Water would seep through the wall and floors, causing dark water marks on the wall and a mess of water to clean up. The homeowner wanted a healthy, dry basement. After doing a thorough internet search, he trusted the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems to provide a solution for his basement.
The solution was to install a WaterGuard system paired with a SuperSump pump and CleanSpace liner. The WaterGuard system is installed internally around the perimeter of the basement, where it collects water before it enters the area. The water will be channeled to the SuperSump pump where it will be discharged away from the home. The CleanSpace liner that is applied to the wall will prevent any water or moisture seepage from coming through the wall. Not to mention it gives the basement a clean, fresh look. The homeowner was pleased with the results of his dry basement!
This crawl space in East Haven, CT was wet, dirty, and in desperate need of upkeep. The family living in the home wasn't sure what to do, so they gave us at Connecticut Basement Systems a call!
System Design Specialist, Don Godbout, came out and quickly saw that this crawl space needed to be fixed fast. He sent out Cisco Barrios and his team, and they got right work installing our CleanSpace Vapor Barrier, a TrenchDrain, TripleSafe, WaterGuard, a Sanidry, and Drainage matting! This crawl space went from scary to stunning as soon as the work was done, and the family felt comfortable using their space going forward!
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Before, this Cornwall crawl space had a lot of unwanted air and moisture which affected the rest of the home. The homeowner worried about her wet crawl space and how it negatively affected the rest of her home. Wanting a solution that would solve her wet crawl space, she decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems, the experts in All Things Basementy!
Now, with the help of our patented products, CleanSpace moisture barrier and SmartSump pump, this crawl space is dry, clean and healthy! The CleanSpace moisture barrier prevents cold, humidity and moisture entering from the outside. The SmartSump pump will direct all water seepage to the discharge line away from the home. The combination of these two products results in a healthy, dry crawl space. The homeowner now has a peace of mind of her crawl space.
Before we arrived at this Southington home, the floors were damp and the homeowner was unhappy with his wet basement. He wanted a solution to solve all his basement needs so he decided to give the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems a call!
On the day of the appointment, Don Godbout arrived at the home to give a home evaluation. He determined that in order to keep this basement dry all year long, a WaterGuard System would need to be installed. With the homeowner’s approval, there was no time to waste and Josh and his production crew got to work!
They installed the WaterGuard System along with a SuperSump pump which will allow water to channel through the system and out the SuperSump pump. TrenchDrains were also installed to ensure that water does not flood from an outer entryway, in this particular home it was the under the doorway. The after photo shows the TrenchDrain installed under the doorway.
With both of these products installed, this happy Southington homeowner can now enjoy a dry basement all year long thanks to Connecticut Basement Systems!
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Before our waterproofing team came to this Windsor Locks basement, it was musty, damp, and flooded frequently. The homeowners were looking for the best solution for their basement so they decided to give Connecticut Basement Systems a call for their free home evaluation.
Quickly, an appointment was set for Don Godbout to inspect the situation at this Windsor Locks basement. He concluded that a WaterGuard System and CleanSpace would be a great solution for these homeowners. A WaterGuard System was installed by Sid and his production team around the perimeter of the basement which collects and channels water away from the home. This system will waterproof the basement and solve the flooding concerns. A CleanSpace Wall System is also installed in the basement because it is an effective moisture and vapor barrier, as seen as the white wall in the after picture. This means that water will not seep through the walls, keeping the basement dry and odor-free.
Now, these happy homeowners can enjoy their waterproofed basement!
Before, this Eastchester crawl space had an insufficient sump pump and the area was not insulated. This allowed unwanted air and moisture to enter the crawl space which made it an undesirable place in the home. The homeowners want an efficient, dry and clean crawl space. They decided to call the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems to provide a long-term solution for their crawl space.
Now, the crawl space is dry, efficient and beautiful. A SmartSump Pump was installed to discharge water seepage away from the home, keeping the crawl space dry even during the heaviest of storms. A SaniDry dehumidifier was also installed to keep humidity below 55%, keeping the air healthy. On the floors, CleanSpace moisture barrier was installed to prevent air or moisture from seeping through. It also covers up that dirt floor, so it can be used as a place for storage. Lastly, SilverGlo insulation was installed on the walls of the crawl space to keep it insulated and running efficiently. With the combination of these products, the crawl space was transformed into a beautiful, dry and efficient crawl space, just what the homeowners had hoped for!
In this household, there was a relatively small basement but within this small space were many important products installed over time to keep this basement as clean and productive as possible. Although certain aspects of this basement were kept up with, the crawl space had clearly very aged insualtion within it and upon taking pictures of it, there was clearly plenty of insulation that had been destroyed and fallen apart throughout the crawl space. The homeowner decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems in orrder to have this issue fixed and CBS were right on the task.
Our team cleaned out their crawl space of all the old and useless insulation and installed brand-new, more effective insulation that would never leave that area looking like it once did. Thanks to our crews great help, the basement once again had proper insulation which definitely also saved costs on energy for the homeowners.
In this Southport, CT basement, there had been previous issues with the home's sump pump as well as there being a very outdated dehumidifier that was not performing nearly as well as other dehumidifers nowadays. Once the homeowner's realized these 2 problems, they decided to make a call to Connecticut Basement Systems with regards to having these two machines replaced.
Once CBS received the call, we quickly were able to bring over our newest sump pump and SaniDry dehumidifier. All that needed to be done was the installation which our team was able to do in a very timely fashion. With these two issues fixed, the homeowners had a much more reliable system in their basement and they were very gratfeul for the quick and professional work we did for them.
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