Meet the Team

Ed Upenieks

Rainy Day Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Ed Upenieks from Rainy Day Basement Systems

Ed has spent years as a general contractor, remodeling and building new single family residences. He has experience working with architects, engineers, and home owners and knows the importance of using the best products and methods available. He brings a focused and intelligent approach to create trusted permanent solutions for his customers. After Ed had been introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by Rainy Day Basement Systems, he quickly realized he wanted to be a part of the team.

Rainy Day saw what an asset Ed would be to their team and brought him on-board. After thorough Basement Systems training Ed began his career as a "System Design Specialist" and "Certified Waterproofing Professional".

Rainy Day is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network - A group of over 300 of the BEST waterproofing contractors in the world. Through this network, we have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and nationwide support.

Ed genuinely enjoys meeting with homeowners where he provides the best information and solutions for each individual home. He is passionate about helping people create healthier homes with increased value.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, collecting LPs, Hiking and Gardening.

 

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Jarrod And Denise R.
    Snohomish, WA

    "Wyatt, Kevin, and crew were very professional. "Customer first" was clearly demonstrated. Thank you."

    Customer Review

    By Jarrod And Denise R.
    Snohomish, WA

    Wyatt, Kevin, and crew were very professional. "Customer first" was clearly demonstrated. Thank you.

  • By Keith R.
    Snohomish, WA

    Customer Review

    By Keith R.
    Snohomish, WA

  • By Bob & Maureen B.
    Marysville, WA

    Customer Review

    By Bob & Maureen B.
    Marysville, WA

  • By Chris And Melody F.
    Marysville, WA

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    By Chris And Melody F.
    Marysville, WA

  • By Tim F.
    Mount Vernon, WA

    Customer Review

    By Tim F.
    Mount Vernon, WA

  • By Denise & Robert R.
    Mount Vernon, WA

    Customer Review

    By Denise & Robert R.
    Mount Vernon, WA

  • By Helen & Thomson B.
    Mount Vernon, WA

    "Your "Basement Science" matched exactly what I imagined what I thought or imagined a good system would look like. Under Google..."

    Customer Review

    By Helen & Thomson B.
    Mount Vernon, WA

    Your "Basement Science" matched exactly what I imagined what I thought or imagined a good system would look like. Under Google Images, I searched for a "Dual Sump Pump Design", eventually saw an example of your TripleSafe system, and to my delight realized you were located close by. I appreciated your "Dry Basement Science" booklet. It is so eminently logical, so I had faith in your products. Your devotion to excellence was demonstrated by Ed's presentation, and by the work done by Xavier and Peter.

  • By Leland F.
    Burlington, WA

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    By Leland F.
    Burlington, WA

  • By Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA

    Customer Review

    By Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA

  • By Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA

    Customer Review

    By Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Excellent. Ed helped walk us through the options and even came back a second time to review and revise the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jerrod and Denise R. of Snohomish, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              Excellent. Ed helped walk us through the options and even came back a second time to review and revise the bid. Your demonstration of "Crawl Space Science" and explaining why your quality solution was right for us helped me choose you over any other contractor. Wyatt, Kevin, and crew were very professional. "Customer first" was clearly demonstrated. Thank you. You all were certainly not the cheapest solution, but you were able to convince us that the other solutions presented to us were significantly less value, and may not actually solve the issues we felt we had.
    Jerrod and Denise R.
    Snohomish, WA
  • "We want to thank Ed for taking the extra time with us to run through the options (including working with us..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jarrod R. of Snohomish, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              I want to thank Rainy Day Basements for a great job on my really old crawl space. I own a 1902 Victorian in Snohomish oldtown and when I bought the place, my inspector came up from the crawl space and told me "I would not buy this place." It was a disaster down there. After going ahead with the purchase, we got several quotes for crawl space cleanups and other services. The one that kept us thinking (and frankly kept us up at night) was the "full crawl space encapsulation" quote from Rainy Day. It sounded like the most expensive option but also sounded like it would be one of the best investments we made in our house. If the part of the house that the rest of the house is built upon isn't healthy, then what do you really have? We decided to go ahead with the full encapsulation. We want to thank Ed for taking the extra time with us to run through the options (including working with us on the cost estimate) and to understand the science and the "why" behind what we were doing. Then Kevin, Wyatt and his crew came and knocked out a beautiful job. I am not kidding when I say that I could eat off the floor of my 1902 crawl space now. This system is solid and will protect my home and help us with improved air quality in our home from here on out. Rainy Day did everything promised and never made us doubt our investment. Those guys work really hard to do what they do. We look forward to having them come back annually to take a look at their work and make sure all things are in good working order.When I go to sell this house, I promise you that at least one photo of this beautiful crawl space will be a part of the photos that will sell this house in a single day!!Thank you, Your friends in Snohomish in oldtown!!
    Jarrod R.
    Snohomish, WA
  • "Owners – Rainy Day Basement Systems: This is a letter of appreciation and thanks. Your three man crew..." Read Full Testimonial

    Gary L. of Snohomish, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              Owners – Rainy Day Basement Systems: This is a letter of appreciation and thanks. Your three man crew arrived promptly, knowing their task of creating a place for the drainage system (R walls), clean-outs, and a sump pump system (inside & outside) and their using concrete to cover and secure the above. This was done professionally and quickly. We had prepared the area as thoroughly as possible to expedite their task. I could not be more pleased with the choice of your company, your staff and will recommend your company to others without reservation. Your office staff deserves commendations as well for their professionalism. Regards, Gary L. Snohomish, WA
    Gary L.
    Snohomish, WA
  • "They provided a fair, reasonable estimate and had a knowledgeable staff & crew." Read Full Testimonial

    Keith R. of Snohomish, WA

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              They provided a fair, reasonable estimate and had a knowledgeable staff & crew.
    Keith R.
    Snohomish, WA
  • "Good price, professionalism, and Design Specialist!" Read Full Testimonial

    Tim F. of Mount Vernon, WA

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              Good price, professionalism, and Design Specialist!
    Tim F.
    Mount Vernon, WA
  • "My experience with the office staff was pleasant and friendly. Ed was very professional. The installation..." Read Full Testimonial

    Denise & Robert R. of Mount Vernon, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              My experience with the office staff was pleasant and friendly. Ed was very professional. The installation crew was very courteous and kept me informed of progress throughout the day. They did a great job cleaning up, especially since it was a rainy day. They even took care of a plant that needed to be moved.
    Denise & Robert R.
    Mount Vernon, WA
  • "It is so eminently logical, so I had faith in your products. Your devotion to excellence was demonstrated by..." Read Full Testimonial

    Thomson and Helen B. of Mount Vernon, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              Very much enjoyed talking things over with Ed. He picked out a good area for the drain field. The installation crew was generally good. Xavier and Peter are hard workers. I'm not sure, but the water guard was not something we asked for. Xavier speaks very quickly--I think he was talking about installing something along the floor and I was saying "No we want the exit pipes to be higher up around 2-3 feet off the floor." I couldn't quite understand him. Also, at the end when we were going over the finished job-which looks very good by the way-Xavier got a little confused as to the names of the pipes (primary, secondary) and their alphanumeric designations (M53, M98). I had to go over that several times until we all got it right. Peter helped out also. The cleanup was good. (But, clean off the concrete residue off the TripleSafe better). I chose Rainy Day because your "Basement Science" matched exactly what I imagined what I thought or imagined a good system would look like. Under Google Images, I searched for a "Dual Sump Pump Design", eventually saw an example of your TripleSafe system, and to my delight realized you were located close by. I appreciated your "Dry Basement Science" booklet. It is so eminently logical, so I had faith in your products. Your devotion to excellence was demonstrated by Ed's presentation, and by the work done by Xavier and Peter.
    Thomson and Helen B.
    Mount Vernon, WA
  • "Rainy Day's responsiveness, good reviews, and informative website helped me choose them over another..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ralph B. of Edmonds, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              Rainy Day's responsiveness, good reviews, and informative website helped me choose them over another contractor. They were available in a short period of time and I would highly recommend them. Ed was knowledgeable, friendly, hard-working, and keeps the client's best interests. Russ was also friendly, hard-working, efficient, and accurate. Jessica and Niki were friendly, attentive, and responsive. Clean-up was 5/5.
    Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA
  • "I really appreciate the moving up of my install. Ed is the best! The Installation Crew was super friendly and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ralph B. of Edmonds, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              I really appreciate the moving up of my install. Ed is the best! The Installation Crew was super friendly and efficient. They worked very hard and did a good job cleaning up.
    Ralph B.
    Edmonds, WA
  • "Dear Ed, we want to thank you again for coming to inspect our crawl space." Read Full Testimonial

    Jay A. & Kit B. of Camano Island, WA

    Customer Testimonial

              Dear Ed, we want to thank you again for coming to inspect our crawl space. Kit & I very much appreciated your prompt response to our request and your professional approach to solving the problem.
    Jay A. & Kit B.
    Camano Island, WA
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Encapsulating Crawlspace to Prevent Rodents in Burlington, WA
    Before
    Encapsulating Crawlspace to Prevent Rodents in Burlington, WA
    After

    Encapsulating Crawlspace to Prevent Rodents in Burlington, WA

    When the rat traps were failing to capture some of the rodents coming into their crawlspace, George and Stacey were set on fixing it. They also wanted to level out the sagging floors in their home. After customizing a solution, we installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system, complete with a SaniDry dehumidifier and put in 14 SmartJacks to solve their problems permanently.

  • Crawl Space Access in Burlington, WA
    Before
    Crawl Space Access in Burlington, WA
    After

    Crawl Space Access in Burlington, WA

    In the before photo, this Burlington crawl space was open and had pests entering through a large and open access. The homeowners wanted a more effective way to insulate their home  and protect it from rodents. We installed our CleanSpace encapsulation system, which will serve as the insulation and vapor barrier. During the encapsulation process, we sealed and closed the openings and vents to control the environment under the home and installed our SaniDry Sedona dehumidifer. We highly recommend maintaining low humidity with a dehumidifier to ensure clean, healthy, and allergen-free air circulates through the home. By isolating the home and its occupants, we help keep the home at a comfortable temperature while protecting it from the damage of moisture, mold, and pests.

  • WaterGuard Drainage System in a Leaky Coupeville, WA Crawl Space
    Before
    WaterGuard Drainage System in a Leaky Coupeville, WA Crawl Space
    After

    WaterGuard Drainage System in a Leaky Coupeville, WA Crawl Space

    Evelyn and John had purchased their home in Coupeville, WA, and had been living in it for about a year. They called Rainy Day to come out and inspect their crawl space because of an ongoing musty smell emanating from it. This turned out to be a preexisting water and mold problem that the previous owners of the home had discussed with them the year prior. We came to the home and fixed their leaky crawl space by installing our WaterGuard drainage channel. The channel is a non-clogging system that is able to capture water through walls along the floor joint. Our WaterGuard product comes with a 20-year warranty against clogs, so John and Evelyn can now have the peace of mind that their home will stay dry.

  • Battery Back-Up Pumping System in  Coupeville, WA
    Before
    Battery Back-Up Pumping System in  Coupeville, WA
    After

    Battery Back-Up Pumping System in Coupeville, WA

    In this Coupeville basement, we installed our UltraSump sump pump. This high-capacity system can handle pumping over 2,000 gallons of water per hour. If the power goes out, you have a second power source and a secondary pump.