Martin Cruz

Basement Systems of New York

Title: Senior Foreman, Systems Installation Specialist

Hometown: Pine Bush, NY

Martin Cruz from Basement Systems of New York

Martin has been a part of the Basement Systems of New York Team for over 15 years. Through the years, he has shown strong dedication and work ethic and prides himself on making every job, the best job.

Martin is an excellent team leader and one of the most knowledgeable employees at Basement Systems of New York. He enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them achieve dry and healthy basements and crawl spaces, and adding value to their homes! Martin loves working with people and loves his production team. Managing them is a pleasure for him. One of his favorite things about his role here is working hands-on in customer's homes and seeing their smiles when he provides working
solutions to their problems.

Martin is thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed accreditation of "CERTIFIED Waterproofing Professional" through the Basement Systems, Inc. He's excellent at finding quick, happy solutions to obstacles that may come up during a job. In general, he just makes our customers happy!

Outside of work, Martin loves being with his wife and beautiful children.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Diane & Brian U.
    Warwick, NY

    "Dear Dale, office staff, Martin and all the crew, We would like to thank you for being here so quickly to help us with the water..."

    Customer Review

    By Diane & Brian U.
    Warwick, NY

    Dear Dale, office staff, Martin and all the crew, We would like to thank you for being here so quickly to help us with the water problem in our home. It was a very trying time for us, your kindness, efficiency, ability to answer all of our questions and the mannerism in which you conducted yourselves while here will always be remembered favoratively. Appreciatively, Diane & Brian U.

  • By Adriana G.
    Chestnut Ridge, NY

    "We were really happy with the work done"

    Customer Review

    By Adriana G.
    Chestnut Ridge, NY

    We were really happy with the work done

  • By George B.
    Monticello, NY

    "Had a minor problem about three weeks after completion and payment. Company took care of problem immediately and with no muss or..."

    Customer Review

    By George B.
    Monticello, NY

    Had a minor problem about three weeks after completion and payment. Company took care of problem immediately and with no muss or fuss.

  • By John K.
    TAPPAN, NY

    "Again, can't say enough about the crew... We're gonna have the other 2 windows done and would like the same crew if possible."

    Customer Review

    By John K.
    TAPPAN, NY

    Again, can't say enough about the crew... We're gonna have the other 2 windows done and would like the same crew if possible.

  • By Tara M.
    Blauvelt, NY

    "Great Job!!!"

    Customer Review

    By Tara M.
    Blauvelt, NY

    Great Job!!!

  • By Joe & Phyllis B.
    Chester, NY

    "Basement Systems of NY has done two jobs for me so far. We are happy with the work. We would definitely recommend you. Thank..."

    Customer Review

    By Joe & Phyllis B.
    Chester, NY

    Basement Systems of NY has done two jobs for me so far. We are happy with the work. We would definitely recommend you. Thank you!

  • By Maria A.
    Middletown, NY

    "Since the completion of the job we have not had any more problems. The work crew goes without saying they were extremely..."

    Customer Review

    By Maria A.
    Middletown, NY

    Since the completion of the job we have not had any more problems. The work crew goes without saying they were extremely professional and left the work area impeccably clean.

  • By Lisa C.
    New City, NY

    "I have had nothing but a great experience with all your employees. They are very knowledge and friendly people. I will be..."

    Customer Review

    By Lisa C.
    New City, NY

    I have had nothing but a great experience with all your employees. They are very knowledge and friendly people. I will be referring you to others!

  • By Patricia K.
    Bloomingburg, NY

    "Great job! Jack was great and the men that did the work. I will recommend this company."

    Customer Review

    By Patricia K.
    Bloomingburg, NY

    Great job! Jack was great and the men that did the work. I will recommend this company.

  • By Pete & Lisa S.
    Montgomery, NY

    "We want to thank you again for the great job you did in our basement. You are a company that truly stands behind your product and..."

    Customer Review

    By Pete & Lisa S.
    Montgomery, NY

    We want to thank you again for the great job you did in our basement. You are a company that truly stands behind your product and your work! Special thanks to the crew for their superior work, making sure we were fully satisfied. We would highly recommend your company!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The installation crew was very professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Michael B. of Sparrow Bush, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              The installation crew was very professional. They enjoyed their work and were very efficient and all about the job. Great work ethic and great job done.
    Michael B.
    Sparrow Bush, NY
  • "They completed the Dry Basement drainage system in my cellar in two days and left the job with our basement..." Read Full Testimonial

    Seymour G. of Warwick, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I am writing to express my total amazement and great appreciation for the neatest most workmanlike job with your men, the Cruz bothers, completed at my home this evening. They are exemplary of the very finest craftsmen in a time when hardly anyone seems to take pride in their work, and work they did. They completed the Dry Basement drainage system in my cellar in two days and left the job with our basement in a immaculate condition - much cleaner than it has been in a very long time. Please express our most sincere thanks to them, and accept our best wishes for the success of your firm. My wife and I will gladly recommend Basement Systems of NY to anyone who has a problem similar to ours. Very sincerely yours, Seymour Gordon
    Seymour G.
    Warwick, NY
  • "Great Crew - hardworking and courteous. I also enjoyed the crew's singing throughout the workday" Read Full Testimonial

    Richard R. of Westbrookville, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Great Crew - hardworking and courteous. I also enjoyed the crew's singing throughout the workday
    Richard R.
    Westbrookville, NY
  • "...We would highly recommend Basement Systems of New York to anyone. Please use us as a reference..." Read Full Testimonial

    Sylvia &. of Chestnut Ridge, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I reside in Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County and since 2002 we have had the problem of water entering of basement. From then, my wife and I have been interviewing different basement waterproofing companies. We would take notice on politeness, knowledge, and other factors before coming to a decision. We had met with about eight different water proofing companies including Mid-Atlantic, Vulcan, American Dry Basements, Bonded and Value-Dry. By far the professionals from Basement Systems Of New York were a cut above the rest. Dale Giraudin was polite and very knowledgeable. The crew (led by the foreman, Martin) was on time everyday and did a fantastic job. Not only did they do great work, but Martin explained everything in detail that had to be done. I was also impressed with the way they prepared my house by covering the floors and furniture in our living room area and the basement. Since we had the waterproofing done not one drop of water has entered our basement We would highly recommend Basement Systems of New York to anyone. Please use us as a reference. Louis & Sylvia Scott Rockland County
    Sylvia &.
    Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • "Please use me as a reference and I will be happy to show the completed work to any of your potential future..." Read Full Testimonial

    Russ A. of Goshen, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Efficiency accompanied by courtesy is a rare combination in today's work world. The basement waterproofing work conducted by Mr. Martin Cruz and his crew, and their courtesy and professionalism was impressive because of its rarity. I must say that after having interviewed other four waterproofing companies and their products, I am glad that I made the right decision to go with your organization. I say this strictly based on the quality of product and work performed by your crew. They were very efficient and organized, always on time, kept the place neat and clean and did and excellent job. I also want to thank you for your well organized and informative presentation which finalized my decision to select your company over others. Your follow up and concern for the work is refreshing and should become more widespread. Please use me if you wish as a reference and I will be happy to show to any of your potential future customers. Sincerely, Russ A.
    Russ A.
    Goshen, NY
  • "I am extremely satisfied and happy with my new, DRY basement!" Read Full Testimonial

    Susan D. of Goshen, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              I am extremely satisfied and happy with my new, DRY basement! I should have done this ten years ago. Your crew was excellent, they are the nicest most courteous men I have had in my home. What an asset to your company!
    Susan D.
    Goshen, NY
  • "They worked hard !! And were courteous and efficient. We were very satisfied with the job. Thank you !!" Read Full Testimonial

    Paul G. of Pomona, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              We changed the job specs slightly, added something and subtracted something. Your sales rep, Jack, made it an even trade and the crew was updated with the new information. The crew did a great job masking the basement, installing and cleaning up. They made sure we were happy with the job before they left. They worked hard !! And were courteous and efficient. We were very satisfied with the job. Thank you !!
    Paul G.
    Pomona, NY
  • "A+ in my book! We are so happy we chose Basement Systems of New York to waterproof our home..." Read Full Testimonial

    Keith &. of Middletown, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              A+ in my book! We are so happy we chose Basement Systems of New York to waterproof our home. The crew was very clean, courteous and made you feel like family. The foreman always explained how the job was going and included us during the installation. I especially love that they are rated with the Better Business Bureau.
    Keith &.
    Middletown, NY
  • "This crew was absolutely courteous and respectful." Read Full Testimonial

    Karen M. of Middletown, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              This crew was absolutely courteous and respectful. I was very pleased with the job your crew did and they finished in two days!
    Karen M.
    Middletown, NY
  • "The basement office staff was courteous and helpful." Read Full Testimonial

    Tom D. of Middletown, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              The basement office staff was courteous and helpful. Martin and his crew were very professional as well in all aspects of the job.
    Tom D.
    Middletown, NY

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  • Rock Ledge Crawlspace with CleanSpace
    Before
    Rock Ledge Crawlspace with CleanSpace
    After

    Rock Ledge Crawlspace with CleanSpace

    Our team installed cleanspace overtop of the rock ledge to allow the water to flow into our french drain waterproofing system. By installing cleanspace the dampness of the customers crawlspace was fixed. The cleanspace also helps reflect light and makes the room much brighter.

  • Before
    After

    "A Nightmare Crawlspace" in Greenwood Lake, NY

    We received a phone call from a concerned home owner looking to resolve an issue with what he called "A Nightmare Crawlspace". He expressed being concerned about the energy efficiency and unhealthy environment of his home. After a free evaluation our certified professionals replaced all his moldy fiberglass with spray foam insulation and sealed his crawlspace with our 25 year warrantied CleanSpace crawlspace liner.

    The home owner is very pleased and now has a storage area instead of a nightmare.

     

  • Amazing transformation in Nanuet NY
    Before
    Amazing transformation in Nanuet NY
    After

    Amazing transformation in Nanuet NY

    This job was unique because the footing was above the floor so we needed to CleanSpace the walls so the water from the weepholes gets forced into our waterproofing system. This job  required a Flowguard system to turn this once wet basement dry. 

  • FlowGuard system with CleanSpace on the walls
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    FlowGuard system with CleanSpace on the walls
    After

    FlowGuard system with CleanSpace on the walls

    This job was unique because the footing was above the floor so we needed to CleanSpace the walls so the water from the weepholes gets forced into our waterproofing system. This job required a Flowguard system to turn this once wet basement dry. Notice how their is no longer any water on the basement floor, and the walls also look much nicer. 

  • SmartJack support system saves homeowners floor and supports the home.
    Before
    SmartJack support system saves homeowners floor and supports the home.
    After

    SmartJack support system saves homeowners floor and supports the home.

    We turned this nasty crawlspace with structural problems into a clean and safe crawlspace with the SmartJack suppourt system.

  • Nyack Crawlspace transformation and dehumidifier instillation
    Before
    Nyack Crawlspace transformation and dehumidifier instillation
    After

    Nyack Crawlspace transformation and dehumidifier instillation

    Here you can see the nasty crawlspace before we worked in it, after you can see our SaniDry CX dehmuidfication unit as well as how clean the crawlspace is. We also did home suppourt work in this particular crawlspace which you can not see from these pictures. 

  • WaterGuard System
    Before
    WaterGuard System
    After

    WaterGuard System

    Our team was able to remove the cement underneath the water heater and install a WaterGuard System. The WaterGuard system is Uniquely shaped similarly to a D. This helps releave pressure against the foundation which also helps prevent moinsture, and mold. The special design also has a wall flange that also has spaces inbetween the flanges to allow any water that comes from wall seepage. 

  • Triple Safe Sump Pump in Washingtonville
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    Triple Safe Sump Pump in Washingtonville
    After

    Triple Safe Sump Pump in Washingtonville

    This is an example of a before and during picture. Our team had to jackahmmer around the entire floor and even underneath and around obstacles such as wather heaters. After jackhammering our team removes the cement and dirt which lies underneath the floor. After removing all of that they then, add crushed blue stone to help direct the water that seeps in through the wall and floor causing dampness, moisutre, and mold. After that they install waterguard which also collects water and directs the water to the Triple Safe Sump Pump. This is what removes the water from the house. Our team sets up two Sump pumps inside of the basin which is perferated to allow the flow of water into the basin. The Sump pumps then are connected to plumping that we also install that led to outside. Once outside our team digs another trench and installs a dischage system to remove the water further away from the house. 

  • Removing water using a WaterGuard System
    Before
    Removing water using a WaterGuard System
    After

    Removing water using a WaterGuard System

    This basement had a problem will dampness due to wall and floor water seepage. In order to get this basement dry our team did the following. First to start this job our team set up a plastic barrier to protect the homeowners belongings from the dust created by jackhammering and mixing cement. After jackhammmering and removing any debris from the basement, in this case it was put in buckets then pushed out a window, then hauled away in dumptrucks. Our team insatalled WaterGuard and and crushed blue stone to hold the water and direct it to the Triple Safe Sump Pump. This removes the water out of the basement and takes it outside into a discharge line where it is taken away from the house to eliminate future problems with water entering the basement. 

  • New Garage Floor
    Before
    New Garage Floor
    After

    New Garage Floor

    In addition to building a new foundation for this Gardiner home, our Basement Systems crew poured a new, level concrete floor for the garage.

  • New Garage Floor 2
    Before
    New Garage Floor 2
    After

    New Garage Floor 2

    Our Basement Systems crews have many years of experience working with concrete and other building materials. They make sure that the structure is structurally sound and will last through years of use.

  • New Foundation in Gardiner, NY
    Before
    New Foundation in Gardiner, NY
    After

    New Foundation in Gardiner, NY

    This house's foundation was unsafe and needed to be rebuilt. We temporarily rasied up the house on our Foundation Supportworks Piers to make it safe to work under the home. Our owner, Dale Giraudin, personally came to the job site and built the new wall himself! 

  • PowerBrace and WaterGuard
    Before
    PowerBrace and WaterGuard
    After

    PowerBrace and WaterGuard

    This home had bowed walls, bowed walls compromise the structural integrity of the home. In order to restore structural integrity to the home we installed our patented PowerBrace system. To fix the flooding problem the basement had we installed our patented WaterGuard system. 

  • Crawlspace in Bearsville, NY
    Before
    Crawlspace in Bearsville, NY
    After

    Crawlspace in Bearsville, NY

    We installed a CleanSpace Vapor Barrier System at the homeowners request.

    When the homeowners came by to take a look, they were so pleased with the results they happily sat down and posed for the picture with our team.

    In the after photo (home owners, Martin and Osiel)

  • Waterproofing & New Concrete Floor
    Before
    Waterproofing & New Concrete Floor
    After

    Waterproofing & New Concrete Floor

    The homeowner was concerned about dampness and moisture issues. Our crews installed Basement System's WaterGuard sytem to make sure everything is safe and dry, Our crew also poured an entire new floor because the old floor was in such bad shape.

  • New Concrete Floor
    Before
    New Concrete Floor
    After

    New Concrete Floor

    The old wooden floor had rotted away. Now with the new concrete floor, the owners hope to use this as a living space!

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Barryville
  • Bellvale
  • Bethel
  • Callicoon
  • Cochecton
  • Cochecton Center
  • Cuddebackville
  • Eldred
  • Florida
  • Forestburgh
  • Glen Spey
  • Goshen
  • Greenwood Lake
  • Hankins
  • Highland Lake
  • Hillburn
  • Hortonville
  • Huguenot
  • Johnson
  • Kauneonga Lake
  • Kenoza Lake
  • Lake Huntington
  • Middletown
  • Mongaup Valley
  • Monsey
  • Monticello
  • Narrowsburg
  • New Hampton
  • New Milford
  • Otisville
  • Pearl River
  • Pine Island
  • Pond Eddy
  • Port Jervis
  • Slate Hill
  • Sloatsburg
  • Smallwood
  • Sparrow Bush
  • Spring Valley
  • Sterling Forest
  • Suffern
  • Sugar Loaf
  • Tallman
  • Tuxedo Park
  • Unionville
  • Warwick
  • Westbrookville
  • Westtown
  • White Lake
  • Yulan
Our Locations:

Basement Systems of New York
2901 Rte 17k
Bullville, NY 10915
1-845-694-3523