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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.

 

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  • By Keith R.
    Snohomish, WA

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    By Keith R.
    Snohomish, WA

  • By Matthew And Yvette W.
    Snohomish, WA

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    By Matthew And Yvette W.
    Snohomish, WA

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    Arlington, WA

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    Arlington, WA

  • By James M.
    Lynnwood, WA

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    By James M.
    Lynnwood, WA

  • By Bruce N.
    Everett, WA

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    By Bruce N.
    Everett, WA

  • By Chacier S.
    Everett, WA

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    By Chacier S.
    Everett, WA

  • By Bob & Maureen B.
    Marysville, WA

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    By Bob & Maureen B.
    Marysville, WA

  • By Robert & April P.
    Marysville, WA

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    By Robert & April P.
    Marysville, WA

  • By Chris And Melody F.
    Marysville, WA

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    By Chris And Melody F.
    Marysville, WA

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    Tulalip, WA

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    Tulalip, WA

Testimonials
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  • "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

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              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

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              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
  • "I couldn't be more pleased with my experience from start to finish. I recently had purchased a home that was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cory M. of Arlington, WA

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              I couldn't be more pleased with my experience from start to finish. I recently had purchased a home that was built in the 1930s and found out after the fact that there were some structural issues under the house causing significant sagging, as well as a lot of ingress and egress points for rodents, and no vapor barrier. Rainy Day certainly saved the day for me. Highly professional and knowledgeable staff across the board, office, sales, PM, foreman, and crew. I was nothing but impressed the whole way through. They took really good care of me, and I absolutely recommend them to anyone who needs work done under the house. The pictures show the finished product and some of what we started with.
    Cory M.
    Arlington, WA
  • "Respectful of my home! Did everything to make sure it was the way I ask for. Very happy! I chose Rainy Day..." Read Full Testimonial

    Chancier S. of Everett, WA

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              Respectful of my home! Did everything to make sure it was the way I ask for. Very happy! I chose Rainy Day because of the before & after photos/project photos. Mainly the website. I liked being able to see other projects.
    Chancier S.
    Everett, WA
  • "Rainy Day's responsiveness, good reviews, and informative website helped me choose them over another..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ralph B. of Edmonds, WA

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              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

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              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
  • "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
  • "Office staff was cheerful and knowledgeable. Ed appeared congenial, was able to answer all our questions..." Read Full Testimonial

    Martin R. of Mount Vernon, WA

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              Office staff was cheerful and knowledgeable. Ed appeared congenial, was able to answer all our questions. Xavier and the Installation crew had professional attitudes, completed work quickly and efficiently. No problems with debris after cleanup. I chose Rainy Day because of their website, on site presentation, and reasonable price.
    Martin R.
    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

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              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

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  • Daylight Basement Leak in Snohomish, WA
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    Daylight Basement Leak in Snohomish, WA
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    Daylight Basement Leak in Snohomish, WA

    Water was leaking into this Snohomish daylight basement on the floor and around the fireplace. To fix it, we designed a plan to stop the water leaking in with our sub-floor WaterGuard drainage and SuperSump pump system to help move the basement toward finishing.

  • Crawl Space Improvement in Bothell, WA
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    Crawl Space Improvement in Bothell, WA
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    Crawl Space Improvement in Bothell, WA

    Lack of usable storage in this crawl space led homeowners, Sean and Jennifer, to call Rainy Day. Their existing crawl space was slightly damp and dreary.

    To protect the home and insulate the tall space, we installed our Foamax Wall Panels and CleanSpace Encapsulation System.

    We sufficiently controlled humidity and moisture in the crawl space using our SaniDry Sedona Dehumdifier, SmartDrain, and condensate pump. This reliable system will keep energy consumption low and create the usable the space they were hoping for, minus the worries of mold, musty smells, or dampness.

  • Rodents and Mud in Everett Crawl Space
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    Rodents and Mud in Everett Crawl Space
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    Rodents and Mud in Everett Crawl Space

    Rodents, falling insulation, dampness, and a mud were all a problem in this Everett crawl space. When it comes to health under the home, it can affect the health in the home. The homeowner decided the best fix would be our patented CleanSpace encapsulation system. We installed it to seal the crawl space and create a mold and moisture-free environment. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Everett, WA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Everett, WA
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Everett, WA

    When we encapsulate a crawl space, we are isolating it from the damp soils beneath it. We are also preventing mold and rodents from entering. Using our CleanSpace encapsulation, SmartDrain, and SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, we were able to transform this once rodent and water ridden crawl space into something clean, dry, and energy efficient. 

  • Crawl Space Cleaning in Everett, WA
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    Crawl Space Cleaning in Everett, WA
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    Crawl Space Cleaning in Everett, WA

    This crawl space in Everett got a total makeover! The homeowners called us and said that their crawl space looked a lot like our "Before" photos. It was very wet and needed some help. We cleaned it out and installed our drainage, vapor barrier, and sump pump system to leave it far better and more dry than ever before. 

  • Humidity Damages Tulalip, WA Crawl Space
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    Humidity Damages Tulalip, WA Crawl Space
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    Humidity Damages Tulalip, WA Crawl Space

    Before, this crawl space in Tulalip needed a general inspection for vapor barrier and insulation removal. The high humidity was creating the ideal space for mold and wood damage. Rainy Day sealed the crawl space, replaced damaged posts and covered the area with our insulating vapor barrier and dehumidifier. Their new system will help seal out the draft and help save them money on utility bills.

  • Water and Rodents in Stanwood, WA Crawlspace
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    Water and Rodents in Stanwood, WA Crawlspace
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    Water and Rodents in Stanwood, WA Crawlspace

    These homeowners in Standwood were dealing with water leaking and rodents in their crawlspace. Rainy Day Basement Systems cleaned out and encapsulated their dirt crawl space with an insulated vapor barrier. We also installed a sump pump and drainage system to stop leaks and leave the home completely dry.

  • Crawlspace Vapor Barrier and Sump Pump in Freeland, WA
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    Crawlspace Vapor Barrier and Sump Pump in Freeland, WA
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    Crawlspace Vapor Barrier and Sump Pump in Freeland, WA

    A failing sump pump in Diane's Freeland home was leaking and creating a damp mess under her home. Her worry came to a head, and she called Rainy Day to find a solution. We transformed her crawl space by installing drainage, sump pump, and vapor barrier. Our TripleSafe sump pump provides her peace of mind, handling up to 6200 gallons of water per hour if needed. The CleanSpace encapsulation system installed seals the space from wet soil beneath it. Diane will now have no-worries with our guaranteed system, built for protection.
     
    Wet crawl space or basement? Get a free inspection and estimate. Call today to schedule at .
  • Greenbank, WA Crawl Space Barrier
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    Greenbank, WA Crawl Space Barrier
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    Greenbank, WA Crawl Space Barrier

    These homeowners in Greenbank were ready to fix their home because they were tired of their crawl space leaking. Water and rodents made their way under the home, causing insulation to fall and the vapor barrier to shuffle out of place. We installed our crawl space drainage system, added our SuperSump Plus, and encapsulated using CleanSpace. Once finished, the space was totally sealed and dry.

     

  • Crawl Space Access in Burlington, WA
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    Crawl Space Access in Burlington, WA
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    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
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    WaterGuard Drainage System in a Leaky Coupeville, WA Crawl Space
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    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
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    Battery Back-Up Pumping System in  Coupeville, WA
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    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.

  • Wet Crawl Space in Bellingham, WA
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    Wet Crawl Space in Bellingham, WA
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    Wet Crawl Space in Bellingham, WA

    Linda wanted to fix her wet crawl space at the property she recently purchased in Bellingham. The crawl space had mold and needed a sump pump and better drainage. We installed our CleanSpace Encapsulation System in her crawl space to provide long-term protection under the home and fix the leak coming from the foundation wall and footing. 

  • Bellingham Sump Pump
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    Bellingham Sump Pump
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    Bellingham Sump Pump

    This homeowner in Bellingham had water leaking in and wanted to stop the problem before it worsened. They called Rainy Day to install our waterproofing system, which included putting in one of our SuperSump Plus systems. SuperSump Plus comes with two high-horsepowered pumps to handle pumping out lots of water with ease. The system is worry-free and works automatically to control moisture under the home. 

  • Humidity Control in Bellingham, WA
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    Humidity Control in Bellingham, WA
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    Humidity Control in Bellingham, WA

    Ensuring your home stays dry is of utmost importance to us here at Rainy Day.  Under this home in Bellingham, we found mold, moisture, and high humidity. We were able to repair the moisture issues and control humidity using our encapsulation system, sump pump, and dehumidifier. Our SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier is energy efficient and has the ability to clear harmful allergens & airborne contaminants from the crawl space to help provide clean air to the rest of the home. Having a healthy crawl space is important because nearly 60% of the air you breathe in the living space comes up from the crawl space. 

  • Fixing Standing Water in Bellingham, WA Crawl Space
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    Fixing Standing Water in Bellingham, WA Crawl Space
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    Fixing Standing Water in Bellingham, WA Crawl Space

    Before: This crawl space was mostly dry until recently when it started leaking and holding on to standing water. The homeowners were concerned, and called Rainy Day for a solution.

    After: We cleaned out the crawl space and installed our waterproofing system. It started with installing drainage piping and sump pump system. We then sealed the crawl space in our highly-durable CleanSpace vapor barrier. Once the crawl space was encapsulated, we installed our energy-efficient SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to keep humidity low and filter the air. The before and after is drastic, and now the home is protected and dry.

  • Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Bellingham, WA
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    Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Bellingham, WA
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    Basement Waterproofing Contractors in Bellingham, WA

    This homeowner wasd experiencing standing water in both their basement and crawlspace. The problem persisted for a few years, so they decided it was time to repair it. Rainy Day sent out expert, Ed Upenieks for the project. We were able to install our basement drainage system, WaterGuard, along the perimeter of the wall joint. We did perforated piping in the crawl space, and then encapsulated the area using our CleanSpace vapor barrier. Our waterproofing system are high quality and built to last, which is why they come guaranteed. Now the homeowner no longer has to deal with water destroying her basement or crawlspace.

  • Uneven Floors in Bellingham, WA
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    Uneven Floors in Bellingham, WA
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    Uneven Floors in Bellingham, WA

    These homeowners n Bellingham were struggling to renovate due to uneven floors. We set out to control the water beneath the home and replace damaged posts to provide a permanent fix and prevent the floors from sagging.  

     

    For this project we:

    -Removed debris

    -Installed 118 feet of perforated drainage piping

    -Installed 768 sqft of CleanSpace

    -Installed SmartSump

    -Replaced 3 posts

    -Wrapped piers in CleanSpace

    -Installed LawnScape Outlet & IceGuard

    -Installed SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifer

     

     

     

  • Solving Odor in Crawlspace, Anacortes, WA
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    Solving Odor in Crawlspace, Anacortes, WA
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    Solving Odor in Crawlspace, Anacortes, WA

    There was a bad odor in Mary Ann and Martin's Anacortes home. They believed the smell was coming from their crawl space, so they called Rainy Day out for an inspection. We found water leaking in and the vapor barrier moved around. Ed Upenieks designed their system, for us to install a new vapor barrier, piping, and sump pump. Using CleanSpace, we covered all the damp dirt floor and walls. The thick material seals out moisture and mold, the underlying causes of the musty odor. The encapsulation system will protect the home, provide energy efficiency, and control humidity long-term.
     
    To get a free crawlspace inspection, call today to schedule at .
  • Basement Waterproofing Solution in Anacortes, WA
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    Basement Waterproofing Solution in Anacortes, WA
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    Basement Waterproofing Solution in Anacortes, WA

    A leaky basement means that space can worsen significantly over time. That's why John contacted us to help find a fix. He was looking for something that was simple, yet effective to stop the leak. Using a lateral line, discharge line, and SuperSump pump system, we were able to address his wet basement and stop water from coming in at all angles.