Sid has worked at Connecticut Basement Systems since February 1994, where he started as a helper. In 1996 he was promoted to foreman. His dedicated work ethic, and management skills make him a great asset to our team.
Each day, Sid prepares his team for the day's work, and supervises them to make sure the job is done properly. His favorite thing about his job is making customer's happy, and making sure they are satisfied the work he's doing.
Sid loves to spend time with his family and 2 children and he likes to camp, play football, travel and go to the beach.
Ceramic and vinyl basement tiles leave basement floors cold. They contain no thermal break between the concrete of your floor and your living space. Each ThermalDry Floor Tile rests on top of plastic pegs. By doing so, a thermal break is created underneath, which makes your floor's surface 8-10°F warmer than the cold concrete surface below, and they look great!
This is a set of before and afters in a basement in Greenwich. The original sump pump had a dirty open hole which someone tried to cover up with a piece of wood. Anything could fall in and clog up the system this way. We replaced it with our SuperSump® Premier Pump System.
The SuperSump® includes a powerful Zoeller® ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,500 gallons of water per hour out of your basement.
The SuperSump® can be installed with an optional UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump, which can pump out 11,500 gallons or more on a single charge!
These before and after shots are of an interior drainage and sump pump system installed in a leaky Greenwich, CT basement.
This Greenwich home had a wet basement. The dampness was causing the area to have a musty odor which made it an uncomfortable area to be in. The homeowner wanted to utilize the basement to its full potential. Wanting to find a solution, he decided to set an appointment with Connecticut Basement Systems since they are the experts in all things basementy.
The solution to this wet basement was to install a WaterGuard system. This system is installed below the floor and is sealed up with cement. (as you can see in the after the photo) The WaterGuard system collects the water internally and channels it to the sump pump. The water is exited through a discharge line outside the basement. CleanSpace Liner was also installed on the walls of the basement to prevent moisture from entering the basement. With little moisture in the basement, the musty odor will be reduced.
These two products are exactly what the homeowner wanted and now has a transformed, dry basement that he could not be happier with!
This Greenwich basement had an insufficient sump pump. Sump pumps are vital to keeping a basements dry. The homeowner wanted an upgraded sump pump and decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems since they are the experts in all things basementy!
The solution for this basement was to install our TripleSafe sump pump. This reliable pump is unique with its 3-pump system. Each pump is designed to discharge water powerfully and efficiently. The TripleSafe sump pump will ensure to keep the basement dry. This is exactly what the homeowner wanted and now enjoys a nice, dry basement with a reliable sump pump system.
This crawlspace was damp and dirty before we encapsulated it with the CleanSpace vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is an effective solution to keeping the crawl space dry because it prevents moisture from passing through the floors and concrete walls of traditional crawl space structures, and has the added benefit of flexibility to cover irregular crawlspaces.
This crawlspace used to create a lot of problems for the homeowner. With our CleanSpace vapor barrier installed in the space, all those moisture-related problems such as rot, mold, foul odors and insects may be gone for good.
This crawlspace used to be very wet and humid. To help drain away water that would collect here, our team installed a SmartSump crawlspace sump pump in addition to the CleanSpace vapor barrier. Equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller sump pump, a reliable liner, a sump alarm, and an optional battery backup sump pump, the SmartSump is exactly what this crawlspace needed to ensure a dry space!
The CleanSpace vapor barrier helped transform this damp crawl space into dry and usable crawl space environment. The vapor barrier is an effective solution to keeping the crawl space dry because it prevents moisture from passing through the floors and concrete walls of traditional crawl space structures. The owners of this home dont have to worry about water collecting in their crawlspace any more!
This Stamford basement was suffering from water damage, excess mold and chipping paint, making it an eyesore but also worrying the homeowners that their basement was unhealthy and unsafe. Unsure of what to do, the homeowners gave us a call here at Connecticut Basement Systems. We sent one of our basement waterproofing experts to check it out and in consultation with the homeowner, we recommended installation of our Clean Space Water Vapor Barrier over the wall. This works to prevent any future mold and water stains from surfacing. Not as visible, but very effective, our crew also installed our WaterGuard French Drain System, which collects any water that might leak from the wall through cracks, windows or seepage.
When we arrived in this basement, it was wet and humid, and in need of a sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump from Basement Systems is part of a well-designed system with top-quality components that work together to keep your basement dry. The TripleSafe is the ultimate system; its oversize sump liner holds three pumps to handle storm-level water flow and power outages. With this system, you don't have to worry about high pumping demands that can overwhelm or burn out single-pump systems!
This Darien basement was damp, cold and had a musty odor. The homeowner wanted a solution to solve all of his basement concerns. After doing some research, he decided to call the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut!
On the day of the appointment, Keith Rongey, was the Sales Representative who arrived at the home to perform the home evaluation. After his inspection, he concluded that a WaterGuard System would be the perfect product to ensure that water would not enter the basement. The homeowner was impressed with the product and thought it was the best option for his basement needs. With no time to waste, he scheduled a date for production to install the WaterGuard System.
Sid and his production crew arrived at the home on the day of the production date and installed the WaterGuard System professionally and efficiently. Just look at the difference in the before and after photos! The WaterGuard System is installed on the perimeter of the basement floor underground. The system catches and channels the water away from the basement by directing it to the sump pump, where it is discharged through a discharge line.
With this product, the homeowner should not experience any water which will decrease the musty odor. This system solved all of the homeowner’s concerned and he now enjoys a clean, dry basement thanks to Connecticut Basement Systems!
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This Darien basement had constant water issues. Their old sump pump was just not able to keep up. The homeowner knew he would need a system to keep his basement dry all year around, so he decided to call Connecticut Basement Systems.
The experts at Connecticut Basement Systems installed a WaterGuard System paired with a TripleSafe Sump Pump. The WaterGuard System channels the water that would have entered the basement and brings it to the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe (as seen in the after photo) has 3 pumps that make this system so unique. The first pump takes care of everyday water, handling up to 2,600 gallons of water per hour. The second pump can handle more of the heavy-duty water, pumping up to 6,200 gallons of water per hour, which is activated in heavy waters or if the first pump fails. The third pump is battery operated and is automatically turned on if there happens to be a power outage.
With this system in place, the homeowner now has a peace of mind and can enjoy his dry basement!
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Before we arrived at this Darien basement, it had a lot of air leakage and water moisture was seeping through the walls. The homeowner wanted to find a solution to control the air and moisture in his basement. He did his research and decided to give Connecticut Basement Systems a call to help find him a solution.
The experts at Connecticut Basement Systems decided to install a BrightWall Panels on the walls to prevent any air moisture from seeping through the walls. This product is an effective moisture and vapor barrier which is perfect for this Darien homeowner! It also is waterproof, stain resistant and easy to clean. Not only does this product effectively solve this homeowner’s main concerns, but it gives the basement clean, fresh look.
This homeowner is extremely happy with his upgraded, dry basement!
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In this basement we installed our Waterguard drainage system. We also upgraded the existing TrenchDrain in addition to installing a SuperSump pump. On the outside of the house we put in an Iceguard to prevent water back up during winter months from frozen pipes.
This old, open sump pump wasn't doing its job. It kept clogging, and water would evaporate out of it and cause the basement to be humid. We replaced it with our TripleSafe sump pump. Its airtight cover reduces sump pump noise and keeps dirt and debris from falling in. Additionally, TripleSafe's oversize plastic sump liner contains 3 sump pumps that can work together or separately depending on pumping demands. With the TripleSafesystem, you don't have to worry about high pumping demands that can overwhelm or burn out single-pump systems. And if there's a power outage, your TripleSafe system will keep operating, thanks to a battery-powered backup pump.
When we arrived at this crawlspace, it was humid and leaky, and there were puddles of water on the ground. To stop groundwater from seeping into this home, we encapsulated the crawlspace with our CleanSpace vapor barrier. CleanSpace is a very durable liner that water cannnot pass though. This crawlspace is now dry, and will remain so for years to come!
This crawlspace used to be a major contributor to the high energy bills in this Westport, CT home. Unconditioned air would leak into the crawlspace and then up through the house. We insulated the space with our SilverGlo rigid foam insualtion. SilverGlo combines highly effective graphite-impregnated insulation with a built-in radiant heat barrier surface, and seals walls from outside moisture and humidity. We were able to make this home more comfortable and save the owners money by insulating the crawlspace!
This Westport, CT crawlspace used to be drafty, wet, and humid. To keep it dry, our team encapsulated it with the CleanSpace liner. The CleanSpace liner acts as vapor barrier, while underneath it, our drainage matting redirects any groundwater to a sump pump system. After installing our crawlspace waterproofing products, this basement remained dry for years to come.
This old crawlspace was allowing water to seep into the house, and letting conditioned, dry air escape. Our team installed TerraBlock and SilverGlo insulation to make the space energy efficient, our CleanSpace vapor barrier to seal out water, and more! We transformed this dirty space into a clean, dry asset to the home, perfect for storage space.
This crawlspace was letting water vapor and unconditioned air into the home, causing high heating and cooling costs and moisture problems. In addition to encapsulating the space, our team installed SilverGlo and TerraBlock insulations, increasing the energy efficiency of the whole home.
This Fairfield homeowner had an uninviting and damp basement, which prevented her from utilizing the area. She wanted a waterproofed basement that would also be pleasant to use and look at. After researching all of her options, she decided to give Connecticut Basement Systems a call!
Our Design Specialist, Mick Foster, arrived to give a free home evaluation. He concluded that BrightWall Panels and ThermalDry Tiles would be the best option to prevent a wet basement as well as giving the area a fresh and clean look. With the approval of the homeowner, Sid Avis and his production team quickly went to work installing the products.
The BrightWall Panels have concealed PVC drain lines that captures water before it reaches the inside of the basement, leading the water to a sump pump. The white panels give the basement a fresh and clean look!
All ThermalDry Basement Floor Tiles come equipped with pegs that raise the tiles from the basement floor, creating a thermal barrier that makes them 8-10 degrees warmer than tiles bonded directly to the floor. This product also protects your basement from the humidity seeping through concrete, keeping a basement comfortable and dry. Not only are these two products a great waterproof solution, but they instantly transform any basement to beautiful!
The after picture shows a transformation of the basement’s walls, floors, and stairs! The homeowner is now happy with her upgraded, waterproof basement and can now use the open space comfortably!
Before we arrived at this Fairfield home, the basement was unpleasant and damp. The homeowner wanted a solution to keep her basement dry and also wanted a serious upgrade in appearance. She called Connecticut Basement Systems to set an appointment for her free home inspection knowing that they are the experts in all things basementy!
Our Design Specialist, Mick Foster, arrived to give a free home evaluation. He concluded that a TripleSafe Sump Pump would be the perfect solution for this wet basement. This patented sump pump is different from others because there are three pumps for ultimate protection. The first pump collect water at its lowest level of water capacity. For more heavy volumes of water or if the primary pump fails, the second pump will kick in. In case of a power outage, the third pump has a battery backup system and will be able to pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery! This system ensures that your basement will be dry all year around.
To enhance the appearance of the basement while keeping waterproofing in mind, BrightWall Panels and ThermalDry Tiles and Carpet were installed to upgrade this basement. The homeowner was extremely happy with the results and now can utilize her clean, dry basement for years to come!
Before, this Trumbull, CT basement was plagued by slow water leaks through its stone walls. As the water slowly crept in and evaporated, it left behind dirt and other unsightly marks on the walls of the basement. More than just a blemish, this dirt provides an organic surface on which mold can grow, which can lead to an unhealthy basement environment.
Our trusted waterproofing foreman, Sid Avis, used several of our patented products to correct the problem and transform the basement into a more pleasant space. First, he and his crew installed WaterGuard, an interior draining system, along the perimeter of the basement. Next, the crew attached CleanSpace liner around the basement walls, covering the leaky areas. In this case, CleanSpace works with WaterGuard to keep the basement dry and clean. CleanSpace, a heavy plastic liner, stops water vapor and drains wall leaks into the WaterGuard drain system below.
The homeowner was very pleased that Connecticut Basement Systems was able to correct the leaks in his basement, and even noticed that the CleanSpace liner had transformed his dark, dirty basement into a considerably brighter, more pleasant area in his home.
When we arrived in this home, the walls were leaking water. However, due to the thick monolithic floors, installing a below-floor perimeter drain would have been very difficult. Instead, we installed the DryTrak baseboard drain pipe, after drilling weep holes to alleviate water pressure. The DryTrak captures all the water that would have seeped into the home, ensuring a dry basement!
When we arrived at this Newtown basement, it was damp and moldy. Every time it rained, water would seep into the room. We first waterproofed the space, then used our finishing products to transform it into a useable living space. We installed BrightWall wall paneling and ThermalDry flooring. In addition to providing the room with a clean, finished look, BrightWall panels keep humidity and water vapor from passing into the room. The ThermalDry tiles keep the basement floor 8 to 10 degrees warmer than the concrete beneath! The owners of this Newtown home now enjoy a bright, dry, finished basement living space!
This basement was wet and humid when our team arrived. In order to stop moisture from seeping into the room through the walls, we installed our BrightWall wall panels. BrightWall acts as a vapor barrier, keeping humidity out. Alongside the ThermalDry floor tiles, which keep the floor 8-10 degrees warmer than the concrete underneath, we transformed this basement into a dry, bright, useable space!
The walls in this basement used to allow water vapor through, causing the space to become humid and moldy. We covered them with BrightWall panels, which in addition to giving the room a clean, bright look, act as a vapor barrier and prevent all water from passing through. Since the panels are mechanically gastened, they will never peel, chip or flake. The homeowners can rest easy knowing that their basement will be mold-free for years to come!
This Stratford basement originally had unappealing, cold floors. Of all of the surfaces in your home, floors are the ones you come in most contact with. Not only were these floors an eye-sore, but this made the basement cold and unwelcoming. This homeowner wanted a flooring system in his basement that was waterproof, appealing and warm. After some research, he decided to give Connecticut Basement Systems a call.
Our Sales Representative, Brad Glazer proposed that the homeowner should install ThermalDry Carpet. This product is stain resistant, does not support mold or mildew, and will keep a floor dry and warm all year long. With approval from the homeowner, Sid Avis and his production team installed the ThermalDry Carpet efficiently and professionally. They even mix and matched two different carpet styles to create this checkered look for added appeal.
Now the homeowner enjoys a lovely and warm basement floor!
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This basement was getting water, once we put in a trench drain we installed our ThermalDry floor tiles.
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