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Glen Knafel

Connecticut Basement Systems

Title: Sales Representative

Hometown: South Windsor and Higganum, CT

Glen Knafel from Connecticut Basement Systems

Glen has been in the home improvement industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining Connecticut Basement Systems, he started his construction career at the young age of 14 doing masonry work in Glastonbury, CT. He has also worked around the country as a roofing and siding Insurance Specialist. His vast knowledge in construction enables him to identify and communicate solutions that need to be made to any home.   

With this professional experience, Connecticut Basement Systems saw what an asset Glen would be to the company, especially with his construction background and brought him on board. He brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved in and is a true professional.  

Glen has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title “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 International Headquarters for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network. A group of more than 350 of the best contractors in the world has exclusive access to patented products and comprehensive training. 

Glen enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement problems, enabling them to get more out of their home. In his free time, he enjoys living on a lake, fishing and boating. 

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  • By Stephen G.
    Salem, CT

    "Glen Knafel was fantastic to work with and was able to answer all of my questions."

    Customer Review

    By Stephen G.
    Salem, CT

    Glen Knafel was fantastic to work with and was able to answer all of my questions.

  • By Wilfred R.
    Tolland, CT

    Customer Review

    By Wilfred R.
    Tolland, CT

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • DryTrak and Half Wall Restoration in Marlborough, CT
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    DryTrak and Half Wall Restoration in Marlborough, CT
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    DryTrak and Half Wall Restoration in Marlborough, CT

    Before, this Marlborough basement had a water issue that would make the finished area unwelcoming with damp carpet and a musty odor. The homeowner wanted her finished basement to be usable and practical. After doing some research, she decided to contact the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems for a permanent solution. 

    The solution for this basement was to install DryTrak Baseboard Drain Pipe System. This system was necessary in this basement because it had monolithic flooring. We epoxy the drain pipe directly to the floor, leaving a slight opening along the top to collect water leaking in from the walls. Therefore, the basement is waterproofed without jackhammering! Half wall restoration was also performed to fix the damage that was caused by the water. The homeowner also decided to get rid of the original carpet and install ThermalDry Flooring to give the area a completed look. As you can see in the after photo, the basement was transformed to a dry and more comfortable area which is exactly what the homeowner had wanted! 

  • BrightWall in Marlborough, CT
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    BrightWall in Marlborough, CT
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    BrightWall in Marlborough, CT

    Before, this Marlborough basement had walls that were porous which allowed for water and air to flow through, making the area uncomfortable. The homeowner wanted a solution that would make the walls more attractive while also preventing air and moisture from flowing through. She contacted the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems to help her find the perfect solution.  

    The solution was to install BrightWall, which is a waterproof wall panel that also acts as an effective moisture and vapor barrier. Other benefits include: stain resistantance, easy to clean, and are maintenance free. This is exactly what this Marlborough homeowner needed for her basement walls. The transformation of the before and after photos speaks for itself. Now the homeowner does not have to worry about seepage coming through the walls anymore.

  • Zen Walls and WaterGuard in Marlborough, CT
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    Zen Walls and WaterGuard in Marlborough, CT
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    Zen Walls and WaterGuard in Marlborough, CT

    Before, this Marlborough, CT basement had leaky basement walls. As moisture frequently made its way inside the home, it left behind unsightly stains on the walls and floors, and made the home susceptible to mold growth and further water damage. Hoping to protect his home from this problem, he reached out to the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems. Soon after, Sales Representative Glen Knafel arrived to evaluate the basement.

    By the time the job was finished our experienced Foreman, Kevon Barnett, had gotten rid of the basement’s unsightly stains and solved its moisture issues. First, he installed WaterGuard, our patented perimeter drainage system, which catches water leaks where they begin and channels them to a sump pump. Then he installed Zen Walls throughout the basement, which prevent air and moisture from flowing into the basement space, and add give the room a clean, finished look. The homeowner was excited with the results, and happy to have a dry, clean basement.

  • Zen Walls, WaterGuard, and TripleSafe in Marlborough, CT
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    Zen Walls, WaterGuard, and TripleSafe in Marlborough, CT
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    Zen Walls, WaterGuard, and TripleSafe in Marlborough, CT

    Before, this Marlborough, CT basement had a leaky basement. The incoming water left behind unwanted stains on the walls and floors. Plus, all this excess moisture in the basement made the home susceptible to mold growth, which can be a significant health issue for home owners. Hoping to protect his home from this problem, the homeowner reached out to the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems. Soon after, Sales Representative Glen Knafel arrived to evaluate the basement.

    Production Foreman Kevon Barnett traveled to the home not long after that, and quickly got to work eliminating the basement’s stains and moisture issues. First, he installed WaterGuard, our patented perimeter drainage system, which catches water leaks at the base of the basement walls and channels them to a sump pump, where they are pumped away from the home. In this case, that sump pump was our most reliable pump, the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe includes a primary pump, a secondary pump that kicks in when the pump has to deal with heavy leaks, and a battery powered backup pump that is ready to take over in the case of a power outage. Finally, he installed Zen Walls throughout the basement, which prevent air and moisture from flowing into the basement space, and give the room a clean, finished look. The homeowner was pleased with the results, and happy to find peace of mind in knowing that his basement is well protected against water leaks.

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