Columba McDevitt from BQ Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Abington, PA

Columba McDevitt from BQ Basement Systems

Columba came to BQ 15 years ago after working in the travel and automobile industries.  He is a certified expert in waterproofing, foundation and concrete repair and has a strong commitment to be the best in the industry.  Columba is responsible for fixing more than 1,500 basements and foundations during his years at BQ and his extensive knowledge makes him a leader and a great asset to the BQ team.  


Columba enjoys spending time with his family, traveling the world and flying airplanes.


Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Crawlspace Repair in Haverford, Pa
    Crawlspace Repair in Haverford, Pa

    Check out the transformation of this crawlspace in Haverford, Pa. In the before picture, the homeowners were experiencing a mold from moisture. The homeowners noticed small holes within the walls of the crawlspace which were letting in rodents. The BQ team installed our CleanSpace water vapor barrier to trapped out all moisture and prevent it from entering the air of the home. These homeowners now have peace of mind and a healthy home.

  • Crawl Space waterproofing in Bellmawr, NJ
    Crawl Space waterproofing in Bellmawr, NJ

    Check out the transformation of this crawl space in Bellmawr, NJ. When the BQ Basement Systems team arrived we knew right away that this crawl space was in serious need of repair due to evident flooding. Our crew waterproofed the crawl space to get rid of the humidity and moisture that was beginning to lift up into the air of the home. The BQ crew installed a french drain around the perimeter and sump pump to pump future groundwater out. We also installed a clean space liner over the walls and the floor which traps all moisture and prevents it from entering the air and the home.


  • Sump Pump Upgrade in Pennsauken, NJ
    Sump Pump Upgrade in Pennsauken, NJ

    This basement was old, dark and humid. Moisture was building up causing mold and humidity to grow. These homeowners were also experiencing a lot of water in their basement whenever it would rain. BQ has to perfect solution. BQ permanently waterproofed their basement. The team installed CleanSpace liner to the foundation walls, waterproofed the perimeter with WaterGuard and installed the innovative and effective TripleSafe sump pump. The patented TripleSafe sump pump system is the ideal answer to all three of these problems, with three levels of waterproofing protection for your home. The TripleSafe Sump Pump includes the Zoeller M53 cast-iron sump pump the SuperSump® has as well as the UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump. Both systems are housed in a larger, double-chambered sump pump liner with an additional backup sump pump- the Zoeller 1/2 horsepower M98. The home owners have a permanently drive basement now and peace of mind.

  • Egress Window Installation in Warminster, Pa
    Egress Window Installation in Warminster, Pa

    Before this basement was dark and depressing because the window let in little sun light. Our crew installed this Egress window which lets in a substantial amount of light creating a bright space for this Warminster, Pa family to spend time.

    How's your natural light source in your basement? If its not great, give a call for a free assessment!  

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Akron
  • Atglen
  • Avondale
  • Bainbridge
  • Bird In Hand
  • Chatham
  • Christiana
  • Cochranville
  • Columbia
  • Conestoga
  • Drumore
  • East Petersburg
  • Elizabethtown
  • Ephrata
  • Gap
  • Gordonville
  • Holtwood
  • Kelton
  • Kemblesville
  • Kinzers
  • Kirkwood
  • Lancaster
  • Landenberg
  • Landisville
  • Leola
  • Lewisville
  • Lincoln University
  • Lititz
  • Manheim
  • Marietta
  • Millersville
  • Mount Joy
  • Mountville
  • New Holland
  • New London
  • New Providence
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Paradise
  • Parkesburg
  • Peach Bottom
  • Pequea
  • Pomeroy
  • Quarryville
  • Ronks
  • Smoketown
  • Strasburg
  • Washington Boro
  • West Grove
  • Willow Street
Our Locations:

BQ Basement Systems
525 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim, PA 19038