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    Madison, CT

    "Phenomenal, professional, timely."

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    By Linh M.
    Madison, CT

    Phenomenal, professional, timely.

Vin Orsini from Connecticut Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Shelton, CT

Vin Orsini from Connecticut Basement Systems

Vin has an extensive understanding of the basement waterproofing and crawl space repair industry having been servicing customers in their basement space for over 20 years. He prides himself on his ability to design & build incredible living spaces in what used to be a dark basement.

Connecticut Basement Systems saw what an asset Vin would be to the company because of his extensive experience in the basement atmosphere, and brought him on board. He is proficient in basement finishing, waterproofing, and over all project design. He is a trusted and valued member of the Connecticut Basement Systems team and upholds the standards of the company. Vin has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title "CERTIFIED Waterproofing Professional” through the Basement Systems International Contractor Network.

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 waterproofing and crawl space repair contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through the international company. 

Vin enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. 

 

 

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I was very happy with the installation." Read Full Testimonial

    Leslie C. of Larchmont, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I was very happy with the installation of this basement finishing system and look forward to the increased living space.
    Leslie C.
    Larchmont, NY
  • "Jason's experience in the field is unparalleled, and he brings a wealth of information to the table. In..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jack T. of Ridgefield, CT

    Customer Testimonial

              I felt compelled to drop you a note to point out my pleasure with CT Basement Systems and moreover, in my opinion, your best resource at the company- Jason Wood. You and I talked a couple times in the past about our basement waterproofing situation. As we discussed, our property was not a "cookie cutter" scenario in terms of water table, front yard frontage, ledge, or ideal drainage conditions. Although the initial basement waterproofing installation had some lingering "issues," I wanted to let you know that we recently hired Foundation Supportworks to address a footing issue which existed with our dining room. The reason why we chose Foundation Supportworks over other competitors was very simple- Jason Wood. Let me digress. When we had some issues with our basement waterproofing installation, Jason came to the house to assess the situation. From the moment he arrived, he treated my wife and I with utmost courteousness and respect, in addition to answering all of our questions, and left us feeling totally confident in his abilities to diagnose the issues at the time. He let us know (through his actions) that CT Basement Systems was a reputable company that stood behind their products, patents and service guarantees. His patience with a tricky installation/discharge situation was top notch. Recently, I shared with Jason some of the history of the property and related drainage, including pictures and leak points when we first moved into the house. To my satisfaction, Jason was able to pinpoint the cause of the most recent issue and come up with a viable solution to address it. His experience in the field is unparalleled, and he brings a wealth of information to the table. In addition, Jason is personable, professional and very kind hearted. He does the right things for the customer and in this day and age of seemingly lengthy customer service "lip service," his approach is refreshing. When Jason is in the loop, customers can feel that things will be taken care of properly and professionally. Moreover, Jason always came when he said he would, always returned phone calls and always did the right thing for us, the customer. He is a straight shooter and is always welcome at our house! I have utmost confidence that his solution will put the lingering issue to rest and am excited to have it completed in mid-April. Hence, when the issue of our footing surfaced, and Jason noticed something was off, he told me about Foundation Supportworks and what they do. Shortly after, I called Steve at Foundation Supportworks, who came to the house to further educate us about a job which they will be starting next week. Again, I am confident that I chose the best company for the job and the work will be backed by a reputable company. If not for Jason, I would have been unaware of Foundation Supportworks and not have associated their reputation with CT Basement Systems. Summarily, although our initial installation did not go according to plan, Jason Wood's approach to it was excellent. He not only saved the account, but also made me choose add on work from another division. I would continue to recommend CT Basement Systems to everyone I know. I trust that my experience with Foundation Supportworks will be equally good. I hope that you recognize Jason for the asset he is to the company. He is truly refreshing, a pleasure to deal with and has great customer service skills. Kudos to him. Sincerely, Jack T
    Jack T.
    Ridgefield, CT
  • "Extremely satisfied!" Read Full Testimonial

    Faye A. of Shelton, CT

    Customer Testimonial

              Knowledge and professionalism is why I chose your company.
    Faye A.
    Shelton, CT
  • "From the initial contact with Basement Systems to the completed project everything was handled in a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Diane G. of North Branford, CT

    Customer Testimonial

              From the initial contact with Basement Systems to the completed project everything was handled in professional manner. The workers were courteous and cleaned up after themselves. No debris was left lying around. I had some extra questions and they returned my calls and e-mails the same day. We have since contracted with them for Basement finishing as well.
    Diane G.
    North Branford, CT
  • "....Please share this email with Larry, even though I'm sure he knows what a great bunch of people he has..." Read Full Testimonial

    John L. of Wallingford, CT

    Customer Testimonial

              Alicia, Rob, & Vin, Sheldon and Keyvon just left. Basement finishing is done. These guys did an awesome job! My wife and I are so pleased! Thank you all, so much, for everything. We are so happy with the job you've done, the finished product, and the kindness and professionalism by everyone. Not enough great words can be said. We will be talking about all of you for years. Please share this email with Larry, even though I'm sure he knows what a great bunch of people he has working for him. Thank you all, so much, again. John
    John L.
    Wallingford, CT
  • "Overall excellent experience. I chose your company because of the professional presentation of your sales..." Read Full Testimonial

    Leonard F. of Waterford, CT

    Customer Testimonial

              Overall excellent experience. I chose your company because of the professional presentation of your sales staff.
    Leonard F.
    Waterford, CT

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • WaterGuard and CleanSpace in Rye, NY
    Before
    WaterGuard and CleanSpace in Rye, NY
    After

    This Rye, NY basement was wet, dreary and unpleasant. Walking into a basement that could not be utilized because of its condition made the homeowner frustrated. Wanting a clean, dry basement, he decided to contact the experts at Connecticut Basement Systems.

    We were able to transform this basement with the help of our patented products: the WaterGuard System and CleanSpace. The WaterGuard is an internal drainage system that will collect ground water and channel it to a sump pump. The water is then discharged away from the home. CleanSpace is installed on the walls which will prevent any air or moisture from seeping through. The combination of these two products created a clean and dry basement that the homeowner could enjoy! 

  • Waterproofing Installation in Croton-Hudson, NY
    Before
    Waterproofing Installation in Croton-Hudson, NY
    After

    This old stone foundation basement in Croton on Hudson, New York was looking a little worse for wear. The family living inside of the home was worried about possible flooding of the basement, so they gave us at Connecticut Basement Systems a call to come check it out!

    Our System Design Specialist Vin Orsini quickly came out to check out the basement, and quickly designed a plan for this basement that was sure to keep it water free. He sent our Kryz Wilk and his team, and they got right to work. They installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump, a WaterGuard interior drainage system, IceGuard, SaniDry, and CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. The TripleSafe and Waterguard work together to create a safe, waterproofing method for the basement. The water is captured by the WaterGuard drainage system, and then directed to the TripleSafe Sump Pump, and then directed outward to an exterior discharge line. In order to protect the basement from mold and moisture, we also installed a SaniDry and CleanSpace Vapor Barrier. The SaniDry works as a powerful dehumidifier, with the ability to capture 109 pints of water a day! The CleanSpace Vapor Barrier protects the basement from moisture and vapor, and also works to keep cold drafts in the winter! 

    This family can now rest easy in knowing they have a basement that will not only be dry, but also comfortable! Give us a call TODAY for your free estimate!

  • Waterproofing Installation in Greenwich, CT
    Before
    Waterproofing Installation in Greenwich, CT
    After

    These Greenwich homeowners suffered from a damp, dirty basement, and were looking to turn it into a space that they felt much more comfortable spending their time in. They used Connecticut Basement Systems in the past for their sump pump and Sanidry, and we were happy to come and help them with their problems!

    Our System Design Specialist, Vin Orsini, came out for a no cost estimate, and quickly diagnosed what this family needed in order to fully maximize the usage of their space. Kryz Wilk and his team came out, and quickly got to work! We installed a WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement, to ensure any water would drain properly. This goes perfectly with their TripleSafe Sump Pump and Sanidry they already had installed! They also installed a CrawlSpace Vapor Barrier; a bright, durable liner that presents water vapor and humidity from passing through. 

    We left this family feeling satisfied and comfortable with their new basement! Give us a call TODAY for your FREE estimate!

  • TripleSafe Installation in Greenwich, CT
    Before
    TripleSafe Installation in Greenwich, CT
    After

    This home in Greenwich had an old sump that was continuously backing up, often causing floods and an awful, mildew like smell throughout the area. They needed a solution, and they needed one fast. They called us at Connecticut Basement Systems, and we happily came to the rescue!

    Our System Design Specialist, Vincent Orsini, quickly came out, and diagnosed the problem. This family was definitely in need of a new sump pump! He brought out our expert foreman, Kryz Wilk, to install our TripleSafe Sump Pump. This three-pump system adjusts automatically to meet pumping requirements. With this system, you don't have to worry about high pumping demands that can overwhelm or break a single pump system. And if there's a power outage, your system will keep operating, thanks to the third pump, which is actually a back-up battery! Because it is cold, we also installed IceGuard! It's getting chilly in Connecticut, and this patented discharge line works against the freezing temperatures that often wreak havoc on our state! It can be a nightmare if you discharge lines freeze over, and we make sure that won't be the case for your home!

    This family can now feel comfortable knowing they'll have a new sump pump in their basement, and we can be happy knowing we helped them through their winter! Give us a call TODAY for your FREE waterproofing estimate! 

  • Waterproofing Transformation in Cos Cob, CT
    Before
    Waterproofing Transformation in Cos Cob, CT
    After

    When this Cos Cob family called us, they complained of water leaking into their basement through the stairs, so much so that it was beginning to cause permanent damage in their home. They wanted a rapid solution, so they called us at Connecticut Basement Systems to come take a look, and see what we could do! 

    We called on our System Design Specialist, Vincent Orsini, to come and take a look at the problem. He was quick to find a solution to the challenges they were facing, and brought Kryz Wilk, and his team, to get the job done! We first installed a TrenchDrain around the perimeter of the basement. This drainage system leads to a TripleSafe Sump Pump, which has two different pumps, AND a backup battery, so you never have to worry about your basement flooding during a serious storm. We also went ahead and installed a Lawnscape and Iceguard, which prevent any back ups in the sump pump system. 

    Now, this family have a full proof water removal system, and can feel safe in their home. Call us for your FREE estimate today!

    PLEASE NOTE: There is water in the after photo to the TrenchDrain installation service!

     

  • SuperSump Installed in Stamford, CT
    Before
    SuperSump Installed in Stamford, CT
    After

    When we arrived at this Stamford, CT basement, the existing sump pump was an open basin that allowed moisture to evaporate back into the room. Our team installed the SuperSump sump pump system in its place. Aside from having an airtight lid, the SuperSump boasts a cast-iron Zoeller 1/3 hp sump pump, which can pump up to 2280 gallons per hour out of the basement. Now this basement will remain dry for years to come!

  • CleanSpace Half-Wall Installation in Stamford
    Before
    CleanSpace Half-Wall Installation in Stamford
    After

    Water used to seep through the bottom of the walls in this Stamford basement. To stop this water from entering the home, our team installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier on the lower half of the basement walls. The CleanSpace stops all water and water vapor from entering the house, and instead redirects it to the Waterguard drainage system. The owners of this home no longer have to worry about a wet basement!

  • Wet and moldy garage revamped
    Before
    Wet and moldy garage revamped
    After

    Here we used a Trench Drain system to direct water out of the garage. BrightWall was also added to keep the walls from molding and brighten up the space. We also used an iceguard system to prevent water from backing up during cold connecticut winters.

  • DryTrak Baseboard Drain Pie in Darien, CT
    Before
    DryTrak Baseboard Drain Pie in Darien, CT
    After

    When we arrived in this basement, it was wet and leaky. However, becasue of the thick, monolithic floors, installing a conventional perimeter drain would be impractical and inefficient. Instead, we used the DryTrak baseboard drain pipe. DryTrak drainage channel has a unique profile designed to capture wall seepage and ground water that leaks into the basement along the floor/wall joint. When combined with a high-performance sump pump system from Basement Systems, DryTrak drainage provides an effective, worry-free solution to basement water problems.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump in Darien, CT
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump Pump in Darien, CT
    After

    When we arrived at this home, we found that the existing sump pump kept clogging. Because of this, it was unable to pump water out of the basement. In its place, we installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. The TripleSafe includes a high-strength plastic sump liners instead of unlined sump pits. A liner does a better job of admitting water but keeping sediment and debris outside. Additionally, the TripleSafe's oversize plastic sump liner contains 3 sump pumps that can work together or separately depending on pumping demands. With the TripleSafe™ system, the owners 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, the TripleSafe system will keep operating, thanks to a battery-powered backup pump. 

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Darien, CT
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Darien, CT
    After

    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!

  • WaterGuard and CleanSpace in Carmel, NY
    Before
    WaterGuard and CleanSpace in Carmel, NY
    After

    This Carmel, NY homeowner was concerned for the unhealthy environment their basement was becoming due to water entering the basement. The water that was entering the basement was leaving the area with a musty smell and humidity in the air. Wanting a solution, the homeowner decided to set an appointment with Connecticut Basement Systems.

    On the day of the appointment, our Sales Representative Vin Orsini arrived at home to give a free evaluation of the basement. He concluded that a WaterGuard System and CleanSpace product would be the perfect solution for this basement. After explaining all the benefits of the products, the homeowner agreed that this would be the best option and scheduled a production date.

    Krzys and his production team installed the products professionally and efficiently. The WaterGuard System was put in to collect and channel water before it entered the basement to the sump pump. The sump pump would then discharge the water away from the home. The CleanSpace gave the basement a face lift while also protecting the area against: odors, mold and pest/insects.  

    The homeowner was very impressed with all the products and how they worked so well in her basement. She is now relieved that she does not have to worry about her basement and can now enjoy a dry and healthier basement.

    Water entering your basement? Musty odors? Give us a call today for your FREE estimate! 1-800-541-0487

  • Sidewalk Transformation in Fairfield, CT
    Before
    Sidewalk Transformation in Fairfield, CT
    After

    This Fairfield, CT family was looking to fix their cracked walkways that led to their home. They were concerned for their guest's, and family's, safety, so they gave us a call at Connecticut Basement Systems, and we were happy to come help them find a solution! 

    After our System Design Specialist, Vin Orsini, came out and suggested the best solution to their problem. We then sent out Kryz Wilk and his team to take care of the problem! He quickly diagnosed that what the sidewalk needed was our Polylevel concrete lifting system. PolyLevel® to lifts and level concrete slabs. It is a polyurethane foam that is injected through much smaller holes. The foam expands to fill all gaps beneath the concrete and then lifts the slab back to a level position. PolyLevel® is much lighter than mudslurry and cures much quicker as well. 

    This family can now feel comfort in knowing their walkway is safe for themselves and guests to walk on. Give us a call for your FREE estimate today!

     

  • Waterproofing Installation in Fairfield, CT
    Before
    Waterproofing Installation in Fairfield, CT
    After

    The basement in this Fairfield, CT was dirty, wet, and visually unappealing. This family needed a solution they knew would work, so they gave us a call at Connecticut Basement Systems. We were happy to come out and help them!

    Our System Design Specialist, Vin Orsini, quickly came out to their home and evaluated what needed to be done to get their basement in tip-top shape. Our expert, Kryz Wilk, and his team came out quickly after to get the job started! The first they did was install a TrenchDrain at the base of the basement's stairs. This grated drainage pipe is installed at the entry way of the basement, and it resembles half of a basement drainage pipe, with a grated opening fitted snugly on top. The grate is flush or slightly below the floor, eliminating any tripping hazard. We also installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. This drainage system is nearly invisible, and unlike others, is installed in the interior of the basement and is designed to capture the water along the wall/floor junction. This all connects to the TripleSafe sump pump, a three pump system that pumps water out quickly and efficiently. It provides durability and reliability, and even in the most dangerous situations, there is a back up battery so you never have to worry about it overflowing. 

    This family now feels safer and more comfortable in using their basement! Give us a call TODAY for your free waterproofing estimate!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Stamford, CT
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Stamford, CT
    After

    In this basement we installed our CleanSpace wall liner. We also replaced the windows with Everlast windows, which are more energy efficent then the old ones.

  • ThermalDry Floor Tiles in Sandy Hook, CT
    Before
    ThermalDry Floor Tiles in Sandy Hook, CT
    After

    This basement was getting water, once we put in a trench drain we installed our ThermalDry floor tiles.

  • Drainage installation in Orange, Ct.
    Before
    Drainage installation in Orange, Ct.
    After

    In this basement we installed Waterguard as well as a SuperSump pump to prevent any further flooding. On the outside of the house we added Iceguard to prevent water backing up into the house when the pipes freeze.

  • Finished Basement in Wallingford, CT
    Before
    Finished Basement in Wallingford, CT
    After

    The owners of this Wallingford, CT home wanted to turn their basement a clean, useable space. With products like our EverLast wall panels and ThermalDry flooring, we turned the space from basement to beautiful!

  • Basement Remodeling in Wallingford, CT
    Before
    Basement Remodeling in Wallingford, CT
    After

    Our team transformed this basement into a clean, dry space for the owners to use! 

  • Basement Revovation in Wallingford, CT
    Before
    Basement Revovation in Wallingford, CT
    After

    With our finishing products, specifically designed for basements, we transformed this Wallingford, CT basement into a useable living space that will last for years to come! Our EverLast walls are stronger than drywall, and won't support the growth of mold or mildew, which are common in basements. Additionally, the MillCreek flooring is 100% waterproof and will not rot, unlike traditional wood floors. 

  • TrenchDrain Installed in Middlefield, CT
    Before
    TrenchDrain Installed in Middlefield, CT
    After

    Whenever it rained, water would flow into the basement from under the door. We installed a TrenchDrain in this home, which is grated on the top to catch any water that would enter the house. Once the cement around it dries, it will keep water from flowing into the basement for years! 

  • EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    Before
    EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    After

    Our team installed an EverLast Premier Wall installation system in addition to linen ceilings, new mahogany stairs, and SaniDry air system within this West Hartford home.

  • EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    Before
    EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    After

    Our team installed an EverLast Premier Wall installation system in addition to linen ceilings, new mahogany stairs, and SaniDry air system within this West Hartford home.

  • EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    Before
    EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    After

    Our team installed an EverLast Premier Wall installation system in addition to linen ceilings, new mahogany stairs, and SaniDry air system within this West Hartford home.

  • EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    Before
    EverLast Premier Wall Installation System West Hartford, CT
    After

    Our team installed an EverLast Premier Wall installation system in addition to linen ceilings, new mahogany stairs, and SaniDry air system within this West Hartford home.

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Essex, CT
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Essex, CT
    After

    This crawlspace used to be a wet, dirty, uninsulated space. It was costing the owners of this Essex, CT home extra money to heat and cool their house because of unconditioned air coming in through the space. In addition to drying out their crawlspace, the CleanSpace vapor barrier we installed resists the passage of air into the crawl space. Their floors feel warmer in winter and their energy bills went down. 

  • Basement Finishing in Wethersfield CT
    Before
    Basement Finishing in Wethersfield CT
    After

    The M. Family wanted a playroom and a family area for them and their kids. They had a semi finished basement and there was a lot of cement around that could have hurt the children. There were water spots from previous water damage in the ceiling tiles. The overall look of the basement was not the "family" look that they wanted. The basement was previously waterproofed but not somewhere that they wanted to sleep in . To replace the old walls we put in our beautiful Everlast Wall Panels.  The wall panels are mold, rot and dent resistant and come with a 50 year warranty. Now to replace the updated carpet that the homeowners had, we installed our Thermal Dry Basement Flooring System. Our flooring system is stain resistant and will not support mold or mildew, and available in a variety of colors. Lastly we installed out ceiling tile system in the place of their damaged tiles. The tiles also had a finishing touch of beautiful recess lighting.

  • Wall Restoration in Waterford, CT
    Before
    Wall Restoration in Waterford, CT
    After

    Water severly damaged this finished home in Waterford, CT. We restored the wall with our EverLast wall panels. The EverLast finished wall restoration system is superior to drywall in the areas of strength, water resistance, durability, and resistance to mold. Water damage will never be a problem again in this home!

  • Waterproofed Garage in Bolton, CT
    Before
    Waterproofed Garage in Bolton, CT
    After

    Water used to collect in this Bolton, CT garage every time it rained. The old drainage system was inneffective, and kept clogging. We replaced it with our WaterGuard perimeter drain and the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump, featured in the After picture, can pump 2,500 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. After we waterproofed their garage, the homeowners were confident that their house would stay dry even during the most severe rainstorms.

  • SunHouse Window Well Cover in Bolton, CT
    Before
    SunHouse Window Well Cover in Bolton, CT
    After

    A basement window's job is to let natural light in and beatify the basement. However, water, leaves, and dirt used to collect in this basement window well, making it a disadvantage to the basement rather than an asset. By covering it with the SunHouse window well cover, we were able to keep out the dirt and water that was plaguing the window. The clear cover let light into the basement, and made the basement bright and beautiful once more!