Serving Connecticut including West Hartford, Norwalk, Stamford
"Glen Knafel was fantastic to work with and was able to answer all of my questions."
Glen Knafel was fantastic to work with and was able to answer all of my questions.
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.
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 permeant 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!
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.