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  • By Rick T.
    Middleburgh, NY

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with your company. Everyone was top notch. Our salesman was fantastic as was the..."

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    By Rick T.
    Middleburgh, NY

    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with your company. Everyone was top notch. Our salesman was fantastic as was the rest of your crew.We would highly recommend your company. The proof will be in the pudding in regards to water in the basement. Thanks again.

  • By Candace L.
    Hudson, NY

    "If we ever need other water issues taken care of we are absolutely calling Adirondack again. Thank you. I was very happy to..."

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    By Candace L.
    Hudson, NY

    If we ever need other water issues taken care of we are absolutely calling Adirondack again. Thank you. I was very happy to find a dry basement after the storm we had last night :)

  • By Nancy U.
    Ghent, NY

    "Doug is great, very knowledgeable and professional. I am pleased to know that your company will stand behind its work."

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    By Nancy U.
    Ghent, NY

    Doug is great, very knowledgeable and professional. I am pleased to know that your company will stand behind its work.

  • By Carlos L.
    Albany, NY

    "Thank you for a great job."

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    By Carlos L.
    Albany, NY

    Thank you for a great job.

  • By Paul W.
    Albany, NY

    "Please advise future customers of the dust potential. "some dust" spread over a wider area than expected. Overall very pleased..."

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    By Paul W.
    Albany, NY

    Please advise future customers of the dust potential. "some dust" spread over a wider area than expected. Overall very pleased with the work.

  • By Tom P.
    Clifton Park, NY

    "I chose another company. But before I could sign the contract something came up and i had to put it off for a while. By the time..."

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    By Tom P.
    Clifton Park, NY

    I chose another company. But before I could sign the contract something came up and i had to put it off for a while. By the time i got ready to do the job, the time you gave me for a quote came up and it ended up being almost a $1,000.00 difference.

  • By Steve W.
    Clifton Park, NY

    "While I was a taken aback a little when I first heard the price to waterproof two walls of my basement, I felt that they offered..."

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    By Steve W.
    Clifton Park, NY

    While I was a taken aback a little when I first heard the price to waterproof two walls of my basement, I felt that they offered a great value for my money. I will be calling them again in the future to do the other two walls and replace the windows to make it a more efficient and usable basement for our family.

  • By Dennis & Dawn Lejeunesse
    Gansevoort, NY

    "We were particularly pleased with the honesty of the salesperson. We are in a new (to us) house and have been hit with many..."

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    By Dennis & Dawn Lejeunesse
    Gansevoort, NY

    We were particularly pleased with the honesty of the salesperson. We are in a new (to us) house and have been hit with many unplanned major expenses. Doug told us what would be the ideal plan for our basement, then said if we wanted to limit cost, we could start with one of your dehumidifiers, which we can attest works very well for our needs.

  • By Dave S.
    Gansevoort, NY

    "My expectations were not only met, but exceeded. I would recommend ABS to everyone"

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    By Dave S.
    Gansevoort, NY

    My expectations were not only met, but exceeded. I would recommend ABS to everyone

  • By Chris B.
    Albany, NY

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    By Chris B.
    Albany, NY

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "- How satisifed are you with the installation we completed for you? Extremely satisfied - Was clean-up..." Read Full Testimonial

    Lotte S. of Round Top, NY

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              - How satisifed are you with the installation we completed for you? Extremely satisfied - Was clean-up satisfactory? Everything looked great when they were done - What did you think of our installation crew? They were very professional - What are your thoughts on your Design Specialist and the presentation? He was very professional and personable - Was our office team knowledgable and efficient? Yes
    Lotte S.
    Round Top, NY
  • "...Overall Adirondack Basement Systems has the best product, knowledge of basement water issues! Thanks to..." Read Full Testimonial

    Audrey M. of Cairo, NY

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              The guys that worked on my basement were friendly, helpful and professional. They did a great job installing and cleaning up. The Design Specialist was great! The office team was knowledgeable. Overall Adirondack Basement Systems has the best product, knowledge of basement water issues! Thanks to them my basement is now dry.
    Audrey M.
    Cairo, NY
  • "I lost power for 12+ hours and the battery backup pump performed excellent!..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dennis and Jennifer B. of Leeds, NY

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              I was very satisfied with my job. The crew was very polite and professional. I chose the company because of the quality of the products and the materials used for the pumps. I had my basement done in November of 2009. We are now in April 2010 and it is working as advertised. I lost power for 12+ hours and the battery backup pump performed excellent!
    Dennis and Jennifer B.
    Leeds, NY
  • "Adirondack Basement Systems did a really great job and given the work involved and equipment installed, at a..." Read Full Testimonial

    William K. of Selkirk, NY

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              Adirondack Basement Systems had to brace up the cellar wall which was being pushed in by water pressure, install a french drain along the wall and install sumps to get rid of any water that got it. They also installed a dehumidifier to keep the basement dry and mold free. They are a busy company and took several weeks for their estimator/ engineer to get to us but when he did, he spent several hours measuring/ examining and explaining their procedures, products, and techniques. It was a couples months more before they could start the job but once started, they were fast, neat, and courteous. The wall power braces actually pushed the basement wall back a little. The drains along the wall were put in place after they jack hammered a trough for them, weep holes were drilled in the block to relieve any water build up, and the drain was cemented over- a really nice job. We got the triple safe sump pump system with triple redundancy pumps- two electric motors and a battery powered motor- to ensure the water is out of the sump. They also installed a large dehumidifier which also drains to the sump. We also had their electrician install the two power lines from the breaker box to the two pump motors. Adirondack Basement Systems did a really great job and given the work involved and equipment installed, at a very reasonable cost.
    William K.
    Selkirk, NY
  • "I was always very satisfied, they were very professional. The Design Specialist explained everything very..." Read Full Testimonial

    Loretta F. of Delmar, NY

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              I was always very satisfied, they were very professional. The Design Specialist explained everything very successfully. The office staff was very knowledgeable. Thank you Adirondack Basement Systems, office team, Crew, and Design Specialist my basement is now dry!
    Loretta F.
    Delmar, NY
  • "The information and background knowledge that was provided to me was very helpful. I'm very happy with the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Maryanne S. of Guilderland, NY

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              The information and background knowledge that was provided to me was very helpful. I'm very happy with the work that has been done. Thank you, guys! I have also told many people about how great of a business Adirondack Basement Systems is!
    Maryanne S.
    Guilderland, NY
  • "I have to write and let you know what a terrific team you have working for you. They did more than expected..." Read Full Testimonial

    Joyce M. of Rensselaer, NY

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              I have to write and let you know what a terrific team you have working for you. They did more than expected (way more) and did it in a cheerful manner. They finished the job early and showed consideration for my property- way to go! Thank you
    Joyce M.
    Rensselaer, NY
  • "Our basement was an eyesore prior to installation of your system. It's nice to do business with a company..." Read Full Testimonial

    Susan and John S. of Colonie, NY

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              Our basement was an eyesore prior to installation of your system. Now the floor feels drier, the sump pumps are working well and the air smells dry. We can now use the basement as a room for entertaining and dry storage. It's nice to do business with a company that keeps their word about customer service and are reliable for their dates/times etc. Your crew was courteous & respectful and they answered all of my questions well. My design specialist explained the systems components well and without high pressure. I have already recommended your company to a neighbor.
    Susan and John S.
    Colonie, NY
  • "I am extremely satisfied with the work you've done. I have already referred you to my real estate lawyer and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Chris F. of Schenectady, NY

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              I am extremely satisfied with the work you've done. The area was cleaner than before the work was started! The crew was wonderful! They couldn't have been better!! I have already referred you to my real estate lawyer and will continue to refer this company for a long time!
    Chris F.
    Schenectady, NY
  • "We're really HAPPY with our new Scapewell window! Every time we go into the basement we're AMAZED by how..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jennifer & G. of Albany, NY

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              Everyone from the office team to the crew and of course our Design Specialist were great! We were impressed with your ability to get the work done by a specific date. We're very satisfied with the job and appreciate the clean-up job of the crew. Doug was great, and it was nice to not have a pushy salesman. We're really HAPPY with our new Scapewell window! Every time we go into the basement we're AMAZED by how light it is!
    Jennifer & G.
    Albany, NY

Meet Doug Forsthoff from Adirondack Basement Systems

Title: ScapeWEL and Waterproofing System Design Specialist

Hometown: Selkirk, NY

Doug Forsthoff from Adirondack Basement Systems

Doug Forsthoff
ScapeWEL and Waterproofing System Design Specialist

Spouse: Beth
Children: Ricki, Ronnie, Charity
Residence - Selkirk, NY
Education- Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Doug is a graduate engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked 31 years for Western Electric and Lucent Technologies in several divisions and pioneered their fiber optic systems applications in the USA and Canada. In their Outside Plant Division, he became well acquainted with water and its effects on equipment and structures.  In his spare time he utilized his carpentry and building skills (learned from his father and uncle), to remodel barns for the Arabian horse business and home that he and his wife owned in Connecticut. In 1989 they moved to New York and purchased a home in Greene County. The house had a stone foundation and water running into and through the basement. Doug has had several investment properties with wet basement issues, so he is not a stranger to the effects that water issues cause to homeowners and the properties themselves.

Since taking an "early retirement" offer that he couldn't refuse in 2001, Doug has pursued his love of real estate, both investing and remodeling. He has worked in the home improvement field visiting and helping 1000s of homeowners over the years to solve many common issues to improve their quality of living.

Kevin Koval President of Adirondack Basement Systems saw what an asset Doug would be to the company with his positive attitude and prior work experience and brought him on board. Doug's technical approach to problem solving, his ability to thoroughly and accurately identify issues and their potential solutions and his exceptional customer service skills make him a true professional and an asset to our customers. He is a trusted and valued member of the Adirondack Basement Systems team and upholds the standards of the company.

Doug has been thoroughly trained by Adirondack Basement Systems and Basement Systems International Dealer Network to help our customers determine the best way to turn their basements into safe, secure living areas. 

Along with spending time with his family, Doug enjoys: Playing guitar, songwriting, birding, cooking, and making home improvements in and around his home and investment properties.

Doug can also be reached at:
Email address: DougF@adirondackbasement.com
Cell# 518.275.5698                                                                                                                                                                                               

Call: 1-888-387-2025
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