Columba McDevitt

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:
  • Sump Pump Installation in Pequea, Pa
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    Sump Pump Installation in Pequea, Pa
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    Sump Pump Installation in Pequea, Pa

    After many floods in their basements, this homeowner finally called BQ. The crew installed a drainage systems around the perimeter, a CleanSpace liner system along the walls to trap all moisture, and a new SuperSump Sump Pump. The high-volume SuperSump Sump Pump can pump out 2,500 gallons an hour of water and keep your basement dry for years to come. Inside the sump pump liner, the SuperSump's cast-iron sump pump rests on a plastic stand, keeping it away from any dirt and debris that may collect on the liner's floor. At the top of the liner, a floor drain exists. BQ Basement Systems offers only the most carefully researched, highest quality sump pump systems in the industry. Installed with a sturdy airtight lid with rubber grommets around every opening, this pump is ideal for keeping odors, humidity, and sump pump noise from rising upwards into the home.

  • Concerete Levelting in Strasburg, Pa
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    Concerete Levelting in Strasburg, Pa
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    Concerete Levelting in Strasburg, Pa

    This homeowner was concerned about their sunken front steps, in Strasburg, PA. The front steps were not only sinking but also beginning to separate from the house, thankfully BQ Basement Systems had the solution for such a situation. We were able to lift them back into position, reconnecting them with the house while also resestablishing their position. 

  • CrawlSpace Repair in Manheim, Pa
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    CrawlSpace Repair in Manheim, Pa
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    CrawlSpace Repair in Manheim, Pa

    Check out the transformation of this crawl space in Manheim, PA. 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.

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Gap, Pa
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Gap, Pa
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Gap, Pa

    Here in Gap, Pa the homeowners were suffering from cold floors due to a crawl space that was not encapsulated. BQ came in an installed a CleanSpace water vapor barrier to keep the moisture out and a drainage mat to manage any water. The home no longer suffers from higher energy bills and that cold floor is warm now.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Brookhaven, PA
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    Basement Waterproofing in Brookhaven, PA
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    Basement Waterproofing in Brookhaven, PA

    These homeowners in Brookhaven, PA wanted to repair the water damage in their basement and prevent any further damage to their home. They decided to reach out to BQ Basement Systems for a permanent solution. The system design specialist recommended a WaterGuard, CleanSpace, and a SuperSump Sump Pump system to ensure no further damage could be done to her home. 
    The BQ team got straight to work installing the new permanent waterproofing system. The WaterGuard drainage system was installed around the perimeter of the basement to collect all water that enters in the home and directs that water to the sump pump. The CleanSpace system installed on the wall will seals the wall from leaking water, which prevents mold build-up. 
    Thanks to the BQ team these Brookhaven homeowners now have a lifetime warrantied waterproofed basement with a lifetime warranty.

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Crum Lynne, Pa
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Crum Lynne, Pa
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Crum Lynne, Pa

    This basement in Crum Lynne, Pa was facing some major flooding that was affecting their laundry room. The BQ crew arrived to the home and began the job by digging around the perimeter of the basement. Once the perimeter was dug, it was fitted for the WaterGuard french drain. After the installation of the french drain, the CleanSpace water vapor barrier was fitted along the walls to elimate any moisture coming into the home. The last step is the installation of the TripleSafe sump pump. 

  • Crawlspace Repair in Haverford, Pa
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    Crawlspace Repair in Haverford, Pa
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    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
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    Crawl Space waterproofing in Bellmawr, NJ
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    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 Replacement in Merchantville, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Merchantville, NJ
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    Sump Pump Replacement in Merchantville, NJ

    Here in Merchantville, NJ, our crew arrived to the scene of a flooded basement. The homeowners did not have any of the necessary tools to keep their basement dry. The crew installed a WaterGuard french drain around the perimeter of the basement along with Clean Space wator vapor barrier to lay along the walls. To complete the job, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump with a back up battery to insure permanent dryness.

  • Sump Pump Upgrade in Pennsauken, NJ
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    Sump Pump Upgrade in Pennsauken, NJ
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    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
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    Egress Window Installation in Warminster, Pa
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    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!  

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BQ Basement Systems
525 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim, PA 19038
1-215-987-6515