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Jacob Bilyeu

John's Waterproofing

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Silverton, OR

Jacob Bilyeu from John's Waterproofing

Jacob has an extensive understanding of the basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair industry. After being introduced to the unique and innovative products offered by John's Waterproofing Co., he quickly realized he needed to be a part of the team. Jacob is a true professional and brings a focused, intelligent approach to each job he is involved with. 

Jacob started his work with John's years ago on the crew and has worked his way up to being an inspector. Jacob has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title "Certified Waterproofing Professional", through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network.

Jacob's attention to detail and understanding of how the systems function gives him a unique edge and perfectly designed systems. He has seen it all and has the pictures to prove it. Jacob is looked to within our office for questions related to challenging crawlspace situations and he is always willing to help his co-workers or answer questions for customers. 

 Jacob enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their crawl space and basements. In his spare time, you may find him spending quality time with his family, friends, and son. He enjoys fishing and being outdoors when he is not at work. 

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  • By Duncan R.
    Happy Valley, OR

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    By Duncan R.
    Happy Valley, OR

  • By John D.
    Portland, OR

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    By John D.
    Portland, OR

  • By Bevan H.
    Portland, OR

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    By Bevan H.
    Portland, OR

  • By Sidney G.
    Portland, OR

    "Careful explanation of problem, variety of options, what should be done now, what could wait, etc."

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    By Sidney G.
    Portland, OR

    Careful explanation of problem, variety of options, what should be done now, what could wait, etc.

  • By Martin W.
    Portland, OR

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    By Martin W.
    Portland, OR

  • By Rose E.
    West Linn, OR

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    By Rose E.
    West Linn, OR

  • By Will S.
    Beaverton, OR

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    By Will S.
    Beaverton, OR

  • By Lola
    Beaverton, OR

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    By Lola
    Beaverton, OR

  • By Eric G.
    Beaverton, OR

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    By Eric G.
    Beaverton, OR

  • By Kayla
    Stayton, OR

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    By Kayla
    Stayton, OR

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Excellent work!" Read Full Testimonial

    David L. of Boring, OR

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              They did excellent work and completed the work in a timely manner.
    David L.
    Boring, OR
  • "Jacob as the representative sealed the deal." Read Full Testimonial

    Gavin H. of Vida, OR

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              Jacob is very personable and knowledgeable. I especially appreciate that the company brings in other resources to the Wednesday AM meetings. This enhances the professionalism of the whole team and allows for informed discussion with potential customers. Glad I researched John's Waterproofing before time and Jacob as the representative sealed the deal.
    Gavin H.
    Vida, OR
  • "I wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my home in SE Portland recently to meet with the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Nick V. of Portland , OR

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              I wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my home in SE Portland recently to meet with the contractors working on my remodel. I appreciate you making the trip and sharing information regarding your products with them. I am a big fan of your company and products. I never hesitate to refer others to your firm for there basement and crawspace waterproofing needs.
    Nick V.
    Portland , OR
  • "From the office through installation I was impressed with the entire experience." Read Full Testimonial

    Sarah B. of Portland, OR

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              I read a good review on Angie's List so I decided that I would trust John's with my job. Everyone in the office was very professional and friendly. Our salesman Jacob was very knowledgable and had a very warm attitude. Ramon and his crew were very thorough and make sure to clean up their messes and leave my house as they found it. I would recommend them to others and would chose them again!
    Sarah B.
    Portland, OR
  • "Thank you for fitting us in so fast!" Read Full Testimonial

    Joe G. of Tigard, OR

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              Fantastic company to work with! The crews are respectful and well trained. Thank you for fitting us in so fast. Keep up the great work!
    Joe G.
    Tigard, OR
  • "Courteous and highly responsive. Good folks to work with." Read Full Testimonial

    Will S. of Beaverton, OR

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              I could not be more pleased with the water abatement work in our crawl space that included significant drainage work and installation of a Triple Safe sump pump. I would not hesitate to use them for any future work. Our salesman was very responsive and informative. he took the time to answer questions and provide advice. When the crew arrived they were incredibly hard working. The team lead went out of his way to provide post-installation photos, which I had requested. They left the site as clean or cleaner than before the installation. That was no easy task given the excess amount of backfill rock that remained in the driveway. John's Waterproofing was recommended by the real estate agent that has assisted us with two home purchases and the entire process was outstanding!
    Will S.
    Beaverton, OR
  • "If we are ever asked to recommend a company to provide services of the nature of those performed by your..." Read Full Testimonial

    John H. of Salem, OR

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              Recently we contacted your company for an estimate to replace our vapor barrier and had the good fortune to have Jacob Bilyeu come to our home to perform the evaluation for these services. Jacob was friendly courteous, efficient, very professional and extremely easy to deal with. Due to the comfort level, we felt with him as your representative, we elected to proceed with John's Waterproofing Company to perform the work. We provided Jacob with an 800$ check as down payment for the scope of work and he scheduled a date for the work to be completed. The service team arrived today, May 3rd and comprised of Mike, Daniel, and Rodney. What a great group! They took special precautions to protect our floors, walls, and doors by covering them with plastic, and, like Jacob Bilyeu, the three of them were friendly, proficient and gave us a feeling that we were definitely in the hands of professionals that know their trade and would execute the work to the highest standards. At the conclusion of the work, they also did a great job of clean-up and left the work area spotless. Our compliments go out to you "John" for hiring staff/personnel of the high standards exhibited by the four aforementioned individuals-they were excellent and represented your company in a manner in which you can be proud. If we are ever asked to recommend a company to provide services of the nature of those performed by your company, we would not hesitate to suggest a call be placed to John's Waterproofing Company. John H.
    John H.
    Salem, OR
  • "Jacob is a tremendous asset and representative for John's. Thank you!" Read Full Testimonial

    Bob S. of Salem, OR

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              As a customer I want to bring to your attention Jacob Bilyeu. It was because of Jacob's willingness to go beyond what is usual to accommodate my needs that John's got my business paid in cash up front as well as a referral to a neighbor down Maple Ave. Jacob is a tremendous asset and representative for John's. Thank you!
    Bob S.
    Salem, OR
  • "He was careful & thorough and answered all our questions." Read Full Testimonial

    Fenton D. of Tangent, OR

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              we were most impressed with Jacob Bilyou. He was careful & thorough and answered all our questions.
    Fenton D.
    Tangent, OR
  • "His inspection was thorough" Read Full Testimonial

    Jim B. of Rickreall, OR

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              I am very impressed with Jake. His inspection was thorough and proposal complete.
    Jim B.
    Rickreall, OR

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sump Pump Done Right in Portland, OR
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    Sump Pump Done Right in Portland, OR
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    Sump Pump Done Right in Portland, OR

    Here is a customer in Portland, Oregon called stating that his sump pump wasn't working or pumping out water. When our team went out to look they found this homemade sump pump that definitely was not working and there was standing water and much in the crawl space. The Foreman went over all of the issues and the possible fixes with the customer and they decided that a full encapsulation was the best choice. Customer now has a clean, dry crawl space that is virtually maintenance-free while also helping cut costs on his energy consumption. 

  • Vent Cover, Hood River, OR
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    Vent Cover, Hood River, OR
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    Vent Cover, Hood River, OR

    This customer in Hood River, Oregon had moisture and rodent activity in his crawl space. One major reason is there was no vent cover to the outside access which made it an easy place for animals and water to get in. Here are good pictures of how important it is to have well working vent covers.

  • CleanSpace in Oregon City, OR
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    CleanSpace in Oregon City, OR
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    CleanSpace in Oregon City, OR

    Encapsulating your crawl space ensures that the area underneath will stay dry and usable for many years, also providing you with clean air coming into your home. 

  • Moldy Crawl Space in Vancouver, WA
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    Moldy Crawl Space in Vancouver, WA
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    Moldy Crawl Space in Vancouver, WA

    Mold was breeding behind the insulation in this crawl space and excessive ground moisture and open crawl space vents only added to the problem. Our encapsulation system and Sanidry CX will ensure that never happens again. 

  • Ever Last Door; Portland, OR
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    Ever Last Door; Portland, OR
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    Ever Last Door; Portland, OR

    Customer called to have a new entrance door installed for their crawl space 

  • Crawl Space Completion; Milwaukie, OR
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    Crawl Space Completion; Milwaukie, OR
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    Crawl Space Completion; Milwaukie, OR

    The customer is selling home and needs crawl space finished before sold

  • UltraSump Pump; Portland, OR
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    UltraSump Pump; Portland, OR
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    UltraSump Pump; Portland, OR

    The customer wanted a solution to water puddling in the basement and to finish the walls. Giving the family reassurance that the basement would be livable and dry, we installed the UltraSump Pump and the WaterGuard System. To give the walls a finished look, we used the Everlast Wall panels. 

  • Culvert; Portland, OR
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    Culvert; Portland, OR
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    Culvert; Portland, OR

    The customer called with concerns of water coming into her basement from the frame of the window. Since it was the low point, the water continued to collect at the window base. So we dug a hole for a culvert and installed a sump pump to help discharge the water away from the basement. 

  • Basement Save in Portland, OR
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    Basement Save in Portland, OR
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    Basement Save in Portland, OR

    With a WaterGuard XL, TripleSafe sump system, BrightWall Paneling, and ThermalDry Flooring this basement will avoid water damage and is now a usable space.

  • Hybrid space in Portland Oregon
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    Hybrid space in Portland Oregon
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    Hybrid space in Portland Oregon

    This crawlspace was full of water and dirty as well as rodents. Our team came in and cleaned the debris and completely finished the space leaving him with a dry, usable and healthy crawlspace. 

  • Wet Portland Basement Fixed
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    Wet Portland Basement Fixed
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    Wet Portland Basement Fixed

    This customer called with water leaking into their basement causing issues. We had to install a custom fit sump liner due to the elevation of the house. 

  • Dirty crawlspace in NE Portland Oregon
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    Dirty crawlspace in NE Portland Oregon
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    Dirty crawlspace in NE Portland Oregon

    This dirty vapor barrier is proof of an existing and reoccurring moisture issue.  When the rains start this will begin to accumulate on the vapor barrier again. 

  • Moldy Crawl Space; Portland, OR
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    Moldy Crawl Space; Portland, OR
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    Moldy Crawl Space; Portland, OR

    The customers called due to constantly being sick from mold growth that started from the crawl space 

  • Clean Space for Two Crawl Spaces; Portland, OR
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    Clean Space for Two Crawl Spaces; Portland, OR
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    Clean Space for Two Crawl Spaces; Portland, OR

    The customer has two crawlspaces with one that had standing water. They wanted it sealed off and a sump pump to keep it dry.

  • Crawlspace in Portland, OR
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    Crawlspace in Portland, OR
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    Crawlspace in Portland, OR

    This crawlspace had a sump pump that was not working and had standingwater and debris. Our crew came out and removed the old pump and all of the debris. Installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier which can remove up to 95 pints of water per day and installed a SuperSump Plus and an Ultra Sump sump pump. This customer no longer hs to worry about moisture or mold.

  • Lebanon winter brought more water than usual to this crawlspace
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    Lebanon winter brought more water than usual to this crawlspace
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    Lebanon winter brought more water than usual to this crawlspace

    During the nasty winter of 2017 we had many calls to our office from people who were having water flooding into their basements and crawlspaces. this home was no exception. Sometimes when things like this happen some home owners improvise until we can make it out to the home. That’s exactly what this homeowner did, he put a make shift sump pump in the crawl to at least minimize the water coming in. you can see in the before picture that it helped, but definitely was not a permanent solution to this homeowner’s problem. Our crew came in cleaned up the crawl installed a more efficient sump pump in a proper low point spot of the crawlspace along with a back-up battery and dehumidifier. It was also encapsulated without Cleanspace system to help keep out any water or moisture. Later on our crew came back out to finish putting in spray foam insulation.

  • Basement, Salem, OR
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    Basement, Salem, OR
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    Basement, Salem, OR

    This crawlspace was in dire need of repairs. With insulation falling, and moisture, the space was not safe nor usable. Our team of professionals cleaned out all of the debris and insulation. They put in our Water Guard XL drainage system, Thermal/Dry Wall, and TripleSafe Sandidry sump pump resulting in a clean dry space that customer can now use. 

  • Paraseal; Salem, OR
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    Paraseal; Salem, OR
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    Paraseal; Salem, OR

    The construction crew called to have a drainage system installed into a new home they are putting up

  • No more falling insulation in Springfield Oregon
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    No more falling insulation in Springfield Oregon
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    No more falling insulation in Springfield Oregon

    This crawlspace was a nightmare. Between the water and falling insulation, the entire space was cold and sending drafty air up through the floor boards constantly. Our team came and removed all of the debris and installed our patented clean space along with Silverglo wall insulation. Since then the homeowners have experienced greater heating and cooling efficiency and no more cold spots.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation, Cottage Grove, OR
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation, Cottage Grove, OR
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation, Cottage Grove, OR

    Crawl space located in Cottage Grove, OR where we did a full encapsulation with CleanSpace material, isolating the posts to ensure they stayed dry and mold free.

  • Wet crawlspace cleanup in Eugene Oregon
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    Wet crawlspace cleanup in Eugene Oregon
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    Wet crawlspace cleanup in Eugene Oregon

    This homeowner called to inform us that she peeked into her crawlspace access and she saw standing water and there was a "funky" smell. Jacob was quick to come out and provide a free inspection and confirmed for her that there was standing water throughout her crawlspace. He informed her that the smell as caused by bacteria in the standing water and the mold beginning to grow under the home. 

    Knowing that she had to get this taken care of quickly before it got worse, Nancy immediately scheduled to have Lupe and his team come out and handle the problem. The team dried out space, removed the mold, and installed a perimeter drain and sump pump to ensure she would not struggle with water issues again. We also placed a dehumidifier after we put up our patented CleanSpace crawlspace liner. We then finished the space with spray foam insulation to provide better heating and cooling year-round. 

  • Wall reinforcement in Lincoln City Oregon
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    Wall reinforcement in Lincoln City Oregon
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    Wall reinforcement in Lincoln City Oregon

    This wall had a large horizontal crack that had begun expanding. The homeowner was right to be concerned and our team set to work reinforcing the wall to make sure the wall would not crumble.  The team planted power braces deep into the concrete floor and snug against the wall. 

  • Gleneden Beach crawlspace gets a makeover
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    Gleneden Beach crawlspace gets a makeover
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    Gleneden Beach crawlspace gets a makeover

    As you can imagine, homes located on the coast can get very wet! This is a home not far for Lincoln city, in the town of Gleneden Beach. It has standing water, mud, and debris all over! Our crew had it looking like a brand-new place.

  • Basement Wall Finish in South Beach, Oregon
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    Basement Wall Finish in South Beach, Oregon
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    Basement Wall Finish in South Beach, Oregon

    This homeowner was struggling with water in her basement. She even had to remove portions of her wall due to moisture.  Our crew came in and installed our patented Waterguard system before finishing the space with these beautiful Zen Wall panels. Now she will never have to worry about water or mold issues in her basement again, and will have a great finished guest bedroom. 

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