About Island Basement Systems

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Island Basement Systems is a full-service home improvement company specializing in basement waterproofing, crawl space repairs, and sump pump installation. Home improvement from the basement to the attic is what we love to do and what we do best. We are committed to helping local British Columbia residents improve the value, health and condition of their home.

Our goal is to provide accurate and honest prices, as well as effective long-term solutions to each and every client we serve. We do so with our exceptional customer service, innovative solutions, and professional work ethic. It doesn’t matter if water is entering your basement from a vertical wall crack or from a porous block foundation wall, our permanent solutions can help!

About Chris Schmidt
Owner of Island Basement Systems

Chris Schmidt

Island Basement Systems is a full service basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and radon mitigation company dedicated to providing solutions for warm, dry, and healthy environments to residents of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

As president of Island Basement Systems, Chris has been in the business since 1993.

He and his team have fixed more than 4,000 homes located on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Greater Whistler area. They are also active in their local community through participation with Our Place Society and by helping their local Community Hall with upgrades and roof repairs.

Recent Testimonials
  • "We are impressed with your service from quote to finished product!" Read Full Testimonial

    Robin L. of Saltspring Is, BC

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              Highly recommended by Mark at Slegg Lumber, Saltspring Island. Thank you for doing such an amazing job! Your crew were professional, friendly and clean. We would not hesitate to recommend you!
    Robin L.
    Saltspring Is, BC
  • "Professionalism, relaxed and friendly manner have made spending money fun!" Read Full Testimonial

    Donna H. of Victoria, BC

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              Dylan, Levi and Lee completed the installation of your innovative drain tile system. They have been a joy to have in my basement. Their professionalism, relaxed and friendly manner has made spending money fun! Some of the things artisans in your field take for granted, homeowners like myself do not quite fathom, were all explained easily and clearly. They cleaned up any mess before leaving and took time to double-check their workmanship. I would like to give them a 10 out of 10 but that wouldn't be fair. Twenty, 30, 40, 100 out of 10 might just begin to touch the surface. I am now looking forward to using my basement for something other than storage. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    Donna H.
    Victoria, BC

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Strata Services

Island Basement Systems works closely with Stratas and property managers to provide permanent solutions for condos, townhouses and other multi-owner complexes.

We can provide accurate, written proposals, as well as detailed inspections to outline the problem and solutions. We are proud members of the BC Strata Owners Association and we look forward to providing excellence to all Stratas across Vancouver Island

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Island Basement Systems Community Involvement

Our office and shop is in a rural location, and we do what we can to be good stewards of the land we use, and our community. When we can, we’re helping with the renovations to the local community hall. 

The owner, Chris Schmidt, is an entrepreneur at heart. Island Basement Systems has been donating to Kiva (a micro-lending charity) for over 5 years now, helping other entrepreneurs around the world lead better lives.

Sponsoring the local Lacrosse kids team, of which our GM, Peter, also coaches.

The Little Things

Each year, we mix up our community involvement. This year, our focus is to have all members of IBS help out in small but important ways:

  • In our office we have boxes for clothing and food donations 
  • IBS sponsors volunteer days: we have a sign up sheet for volunteering at one of our designated charities. IBS will provide 50% of wages for every day donated by a staff member.
  • For 2014, we will donate $20 to a charity organization for every CleanSpace® job

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Island Basement Systems
467 John St
Victoria, BC V8T5H1
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