Tim VanKempen

Adirondack Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Colonie, NY

Tim VanKempen from Adirondack Basement Systems

Tim VanKempen
Certified Waterproofing Professional
System Design Specialist

Spouse - Patti
Children - Stephanie, Mark
Residence - Colonie, NY
Education - SUNY Oneonta
Hobbies - Gardening, Sports, Reading, Church Activities

Work Experience -

Tim was first introduced to Adirondack Basement Systems while working for a major basement remodeling company. He was impressed with their professionalism and methods of solving basement problems.  Tim has over 30 years of technical sales experience and with our complete package of basement environment products and services he can solve problems in the best manner possible. He brings a focused, intelligent approach to each property he is involved with and is a true professional.

Kevin Koval, the owner of Adirondack Basement Systems, saw what an asset Tim would be to the company with his positive attitude and loyalty, and brought him aboard.  He began with the company as a sales representative and quickly was promoted to Systems Design Specialist.  He is a trusted, valued member of the Adirondack Basement Systems team and upholds the standards of the company. 

Tim has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title “Certified Waterproofing Professional” through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network.  He has also received extensive training on Total Basement Finishing.

Tim enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes.

Tim spends his free time gardening, reading, enjoying sporting events, and he is active in his churches activities.

Tim can also be reached at:
Email address: [email protected]
Cell #: 518.470.7299
                                   

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Charlein & Joe C.
    Lake Katrine, NY

    "Everyone who has seen the bathroom you installed has loved it. Great job and thank you. I would highly recommend your company to..."

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    By Charlein & Joe C.
    Lake Katrine, NY

    Everyone who has seen the bathroom you installed has loved it. Great job and thank you. I would highly recommend your company to others. No regrets so far, but I am as of this writing, still waiting on the written warranties for the work you've concluded and the extended 3 year warranty for the installation of the quick john tank Rod promised he would get to me. In retrospect concerning the tank, I wish Jeff or Tim Van Kempen would have told me that installing the tank the way you did was not what that style tank was designed for. That being said everything is currently fine with the plumbing and I'm cautiously optimistic that I won't experience any problems with that for years to come. If that's not the case and further work needs to be done, I would not hesitate calling your company to do the repairs. God Bless you all at Adirondack Basement systems. Yours Truely, Joe and Charlein Cashara

  • By Karen A.
    Hudson, NY

    "We had an excellent experience with your company from my first contact right through to completion of the water guard system,..."

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    By Karen A.
    Hudson, NY

    We had an excellent experience with your company from my first contact right through to completion of the water guard system, everyone was great. Tim has been very accommodating and we are still working with him to complete our basement room. The installation crew was top notch, professional, dedicated, friendly, even tollerated our four cats invading their work space and their truck when it was open. We were told four days for the project and it was completely finished in two days. Anytime I went to the basement to ask questions, they stopped work immediately and gave me their full attention. We hope to finish the rest of our project with you over the next year. Unfortunately it is cost prohibitive for us to complete it all at once but again, Tim has been very understanding and continues to work with us as we move forward in stages.

  • By A G.
    Westerlo, NY

    "Shaun and Stan were very prompt. Did their job well explained what was needed to maintain the SaniDry unit. Very pleased with..."

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    By A G.
    Westerlo, NY

    Shaun and Stan were very prompt. Did their job well explained what was needed to maintain the SaniDry unit. Very pleased with their performance.

  • By Alan B.
    Carlisle, NY

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    By Alan B.
    Carlisle, NY

  • By Craig W.
    Schodack Landing, NY

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    By Craig W.
    Schodack Landing, NY

  • By Pam C.
    Delmar, NY

    "Brian and Crew did an excellent job-kept the mess to a minimum"

    Customer Review

    By Pam C.
    Delmar, NY

    Brian and Crew did an excellent job-kept the mess to a minimum

  • By Karen R.
    Albany, NY

    "Mike Coonradt was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. He gave me all the information I needed to operate the..."

    Customer Review

    By Karen R.
    Albany, NY

    Mike Coonradt was knowledgeable and answered all my questions. He gave me all the information I needed to operate the dehumidifier I had installed.

  • By Paul G.
    East Greenbush, NY

    "Very personable, no pressure, helpful, personable and knowledgable."

    Customer Review

    By Paul G.
    East Greenbush, NY

    Very personable, no pressure, helpful, personable and knowledgable.

  • By Rob G.
    Schenectady, NY

    "The entire process from the initial call to the final walk through was pressure free and extremely pleasant. The installation..."

    Customer Review

    By Rob G.
    Schenectady, NY

    The entire process from the initial call to the final walk through was pressure free and extremely pleasant. The installation crew was professional and they are experts at what they do. They did an amazing job and cleaned up everything just as the salesman said they would. I know I increased the value of my home by having Adirondack Basement systems encapsulate my wet and nasty crawl space. Overall this a great company to do business with. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has water issues in their crawl space or basement.

  • By Jeffrey M.
    Niskayuna, NY

    "Overall, we are very happy with the job! There is still a return needed to bury the line, but I am sure that will go smoothly as..."

    Customer Review

    By Jeffrey M.
    Niskayuna, NY

    Overall, we are very happy with the job! There is still a return needed to bury the line, but I am sure that will go smoothly as well.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "So far the new system has kept the basement BONE DRY during a lot of rain!" Read Full Testimonial

    Nick and Amy P. of Hudson, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              We are very satisfied with our job! It went exactly as presented. Everyone was considerate and professional. So far the new system has kept the basement BONE DRY during a lot of rain! We are very pleased.
    Nick and Amy P.
    Hudson, NY
  • "The entire Team at Adirondack Basement Systems are EXCELLENT!!! The top 2 reasons we chose Adirondack was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert K. of Coxsackie, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              We were very pleased with the clean-up work after the installation. Our Installation Team was very knowledgeable about the products, and we were VERY satisfied with their work. The entire Team at Adirondack Basement Systems are EXCELLENT!!! The top 2 reasons we chose Adirondack was because they were Affordable and Professional!!!!
    Robert K.
    Coxsackie, NY
  • "The crew did an excellent job of clean up. Although they were not very messy to begin with. Our sales man..." Read Full Testimonial

    David G. of Westerlo, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              "Sean was very prompt. Did his job well, explained what was needed to maintain the SaniDry unit. Very pleased with his performance. The crew did an excellent job of clean up. Although they were not very messy to begin with. Our sales man Tim VanKempen was very thorough and not pushy."
    David G.
    Westerlo, NY
  • "We would like to commend the install crew of Sean and Steve for the great job they did for us!..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert and Jean W. of Stuyvesant, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              We would like to commend the install crew of Sean and Steve for the great job they did for us! They are both knowledgeable, hard working, polite young men. They covered our hardwood floors each day with a drop-cloth and went out of their way to minimize the impact of the installation on our day to day life
    Robert and Jean W.
    Stuyvesant, NY
  • "I was very happy with the results of the installation, I was also happy with the clean-up job that they did..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert H. of Ravena, NY

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              I was very happy with the results of the installation, I was also happy with the clean-up job that they did. The crew is very good at what they do. The design specialist was excellent! The office teams knowledge was very helpful. My neighbor was pleased with your service, that is how i found out about the wonderful service.! Thank you
    Robert H.
    Ravena, NY
  • "Adirondack Basement Systems has very helpful and friendly Service technicians that are willing to answer any..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bruce F. of Coeymans, NY

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              Adirondack Basement Systems has very helpful and friendly Service technicians that are willing to answer any of the questions you have to the best of their knowledge. Along with the office staff they are very helpful with positive attitudes and i have always been happy after hearing the answers to my questions. After the installation i have painted the walls and floor. I would recommend Adirondack Basement Systems.
    Bruce F.
    Coeymans, NY
  • "Very conscientious and detail oriented" Read Full Testimonial

    Phil S. of Valatie, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              - How satisfied are you with the installation we completed for you? Very satisfied - Was clean-up satisfactory? Yes - What did you think of our installation crew? Very conscientious and detail oriented - Was our office team efficient and knowledgeable? Yes - How did you hear about us? Have you seen our name anywhere else? Repeat customer - Overall, what were the top two reasons you chose us over another company? Professionalism & the system
    Phil S.
    Valatie, NY
  • "- How satisfied are you with the installation we completed for you? Very satisfied - Was clean-up..." Read Full Testimonial

    James & Diane E. of Selkirk, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              - How satisfied are you with the installation we completed for you? Very satisfied - Was clean-up satisfactory? Yes - What did you think of our installation crew? Very knowledgeable - What are your thoughts on our Design Specialist and the presentation? Very good - Was our office team efficient and knowledgeable? Yes - How did you hear about us? Have you seen our name anywhere else? Home show - Overall, what were the top two reasons you chose us over another company? Friends/ recommendation
    James & Diane E.
    Selkirk, NY
  • "The foreman did a very attractive job. The installation crew was polite, punctual- explained everything every..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mr & Mrs G. of Altamont, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              The foreman did a very attractive job. The installation crew was polite, punctual- explained everything every step of the way. Along with the Design Specialist Tim was very accommodating, I've been late for several appointments and he has always been gracious. Explains the information thoroughly.To add the office staff is incredible, each time I had called I've received well explained and prompt answers to the action.
    Mr & Mrs G.
    Altamont, NY
  • "Your staff is incredible! Each time I've called I've received well explained and prompt answers and action." Read Full Testimonial

    Mr & Mrs G. of Altamont, NY

    Customer Testimonial

              Your staff is incredible! Each time I've called I've received well explained and prompt answers and action. Every person has been considerate and very polite. The crew was polite and punctual. They explained everything every step of the way. Tim has the patience of a saint. He explained the information thoroughly. I appreciate the honesty and straight forward, no hard sell. Thanks!
    Mr & Mrs G.
    Altamont, NY

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Basement Waterproofing and Finishing in Delanson, NY
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing and Finishing in Delanson, NY
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    Basement Waterproofing and Finishing in Delanson, NY

    The "K" Family already had a partially finished basement and wanted to be sure that the basement would stay dry and could withstand water if ever there was some.  The "K" Family decided to install an entire perimeter system and a sump pump to be sure any and all water is being drawn out of the basement.  For finishing touches, they decided to go with our EverLast Finished Wall Restoration System.  Our wall system uses only mold-resistant materials- with no vulnerable organic material.  The wall panels and trim are not prone to damage like drywall, wood, moldings, fabrics, wood-based flooring, and wood framing. In fact, a basement refinished with the EverLast Panels can temporarily flood from a plumbing leak, inches deep, and it  is highly unlikely that walls or trim will need to be replaced!  For flooring, the "K" family decided to use our ThermalDry Basement Floor System, this flooring is also made with all inorganic material and will not support mold growth or get ruined during a surprise plumbing leak or ground water in heavy rain. 

  • Clean, Dry, and Stabalized Basement in Albany, NY
    Before
    Clean, Dry, and Stabalized Basement in Albany, NY
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    Clean, Dry, and Stabalized Basement in Albany, NY

    The CleanSpace liner is used to isolate the home from the earth and block water and dampness from coming through completely and permanently.  This dramatically reduces the humidity level in the air and eliminates mold growth.  The CleanSpace liner is carefully cut and installed by trained installers and is completely sealed over the walls to fully isolate moisture or dampness from coming through the concrete basement walls.  The result is an attractive, bright, tough impervious liner - and a healthy home above it!

  • Drywall Repair in Colonie, NY
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    Drywall Repair in Colonie, NY
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    Drywall Repair in Colonie, NY

    This homeowner had a finished basement that was damaged from water that was entering an unknown entry point. Worried about potential mold growth and the appearance, they contacted Adirondack Basement Systems to schedule a FREE estimate with one of our certified basement specialists named Tim VanKempen. After a thorough inspection, Tim suggested that the homeowner have our EverLast Restoration Wall Panels installed ro repair the damaged drywall. Each EverLast panel is waterproof and mold resistant with an R-13 insulation rating, all backed by a 50 year warranty.

  • New Basement Windows in Albany, NY
    Before
    New Basement Windows in Albany, NY
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    New Basement Windows in Albany, NY

    This home was in need of new basement windows, as the existing windows were starting to rot and rust. Our EverLast windows are energy-efficient and vinyl-framed. They will never rot or rust like wooden and metal frames do. Easily removable, these windows can be cleaned and maintained without issue.

  • New Access Door Under Stairs in Albany, NY
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    New Access Door Under Stairs in Albany, NY
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    New Access Door Under Stairs in Albany, NY

    This family from Albany, New York decided to finish their basement to make room for their expanding family. This is a great before and after of the stairs (and underneath).

  • Poly Level Repair in Albany, NY
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    Poly Level Repair in Albany, NY
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    Poly Level Repair in Albany, NY

    Mr. F contacted our company with concerns about his front porch creating a tripping hazard due to the concrete slab dropping and leaving a high step to get into his house. Our Design Specialist Tim met with Mr. F to discuss the best solution to this issue, suggesting our patented Poly Level System. Afterwards our foreman Michael came and inserted Poly Level into the concrete ultimately solving the issue and creating a safer porch for Mr. F and his family.

    Our Poly Level System is a state of the art approach to repairing sinking concrete. Rather than using a mixture of concrete and mud, this method utilizes high-density polymers to raise slabs back to a desired level.

  • Everlast Windows in Schenectady, NY
    Before
    Everlast Windows in Schenectady, NY
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    Everlast Windows in Schenectady, NY

    This shows the dramatic transformation of an old window to a new Everlast Window installed by Adirondack Basement Systems

  • Zen Wall Installation in Schenectady, NY
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    Zen Wall Installation in Schenectady, NY
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    Zen Wall Installation in Schenectady, NY

    Zen Walls are the simplest way to create a dry, clean, finished look on your basement walls.

  • Basement Wall Installation in Niskayuna, NY
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    Basement Wall Installation in Niskayuna, NY
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    Basement Wall Installation in Niskayuna, NY

  • Basement Wall Installation in Troy, NY
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    Basement Wall Installation in Troy, NY
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    Basement Wall Installation in Troy, NY

    Zen Wall is a 1/4 inch thick encapsulated fiberglass core with a reflective foil vapor barrier on the back side and a decorative vinyl finish on the front side.  It is used with a perimeter basement waterproofing system to waterproof a basement wall, and stop water vapor from coming through the wall into the basement air.  This enables your basement walls to look dry, and get a clean finished look in one easy step. 

  • Waterproofing a Basement in Clifton Park, NY
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    Waterproofing a Basement in Clifton Park, NY
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    Waterproofing a Basement in Clifton Park, NY

    Homeowners in Clifton Park, NY had a wet basement. The moisture was causing black mold to grow, making it unsafe to breathe and ruining belongings that were in storage. Adirondack Basement Systems came in to install a complete waterproofing system to create a clean and safe usable space. Our TripleSafe Sump System was installed with a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system. A SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed as well to keep the air dry and free of mold particulates. BrightWall paneling and ThermalDry flooring were both installed to spruce up the look of the basement and prevent water vapor from seeping in and ruining any belongings or supporting mold growth.  The complete installation transformed their basement entirely!

  • Basement Finished in Gloversville, NY
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    Basement Finished in Gloversville, NY
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    Basement Finished in Gloversville, NY

    Transform your unfinished basement into a healthy, comfortable and beautiful living area that your family will fall in love with. 

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Acra
  • Ancram
  • Athens
  • Cairo
  • Catskill
  • Charlotteville
  • Cornwallville
  • Denver
  • Dormansville
  • Durham
  • Earlton
  • East Durham
  • East Jewett
  • East Worcester
  • Elka Park
  • Freehold
  • Fultonham
  • Gilboa
  • Haines Falls
  • Harpersfield
  • Hensonville
  • Hobart
  • Hudson
  • Hunter
  • Jefferson
  • Jewett
  • Lanesville
  • Leeds
  • Livingston
  • Maplecrest
  • Medusa
  • Middleburgh
  • North Blenheim
  • Oak Hill
  • Palenville
  • Prattsville
  • Preston Hollow
  • Purling
  • Richmondville
  • Round Top
  • Roxbury
  • South Cairo
  • Stamford
  • Summit
  • Tannersville
  • Warnerville
  • West Camp
  • West Fulton
  • West Kill
  • Windham
Our Locations:

Adirondack Basement Systems
4 Jones Road
Halfmoon, NY 12065
1-518-631-3099