A couple of years ago, I discovered that I had a foundation problem in the crawl space of a rental unit I own. I hired [another company] to fix the problem. [The other company] did a very poor job and the problem continued. Since [said company] would not “stand behind” his work, I was forced to find another foundation contractor. After being burned by [another company], I consulted with several foundation contractors before making my selection. After careful deliberation, I selected Woods Basement Systems.
Choosing Woods Basement Systems is probably one of the better decisions I have made in life. Woods was very honest with me and very thorough in his investigation of my problem. His office staff was very accommodating. Although I did not actually witness the job being performed, the elderly lady renting my unit did observe the crew. She said they were very courteous, professional and efficient. I did inspect the work after it was performed. Although I am not an engineer, it seemed to be of exceptionally high quality. The job that Woods Basements Systems did was far superior to [other company]. To date, the job that Woods Basement Systems performed is holding well. I truly believe that Woods Basement Systems corrected my foundation problem; should I have future problems with my foundation, I have every confidence that Woods will “stand behind” their work.
It is for these reasons and more that I give Woods Basement Systems my highest recommendation. I hope that I never have another foundation problem, but if I do, I will only call Woods Basement Systems.
Victoria's basement had hardly any natural light. She asked Woods to help her give the basement a brighter atmosphere. Our RockWell Premiere window well now sends natural light through the basement and adds a touch of class to her landscape. The RockWell Premiere design includes a step for easy escape in case of emergencies such as a fire. For safety, beauty, and professional quality, call Woods!
This homeowner decided to finish his basement with Basement to Beautiful and EverLast paneling. Basement to Beautiful is a great way to go from ugly, damp, cold walls to warm, dry, walls with studs and electrical chases, ready to finish in one simple step. EverLast panels are the best to go with Basement to Beautiful. This stylish panel are a cement board that has a washable, vinyl finish that can't be damaged by water or grow any mold.
CleanSpace reduced the amount of humidity that was in this crawl space and kept it looking clean and brand new. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner, similar to a pool liner, that is fitted into a crawl space to completely seal a home from the dirt floor below. It is puncture and tear resistance, and is incredible durable. It also includes an antimicrobial additive called "UltraFresh" manufactured into the material to prevent mold growth. The liner is sealed around obstructions such as the Crawl Space support we see in the picture here. The crawl space is now a clean dry space ready to be used for storage!
Is there ever a time when it's acceptable for your basement to get wet? If your answer is, "No," then take a few notes from these Fairview Heights homeowners.
This newly-purchased home in Fairview Heights was experiencing an ungodly amount of water seepage through the block foundation, and the basement was always damp. Drywall and wooden cabinetry had been ruined with mold, and the homeowners wanted to keep their basement dry all the time.
Woods Basement Systems installed the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system to drain water from the basement walls, from under the floor, and at the wall/floor joint. The crew also installed BrightWall, an inorganic wall covering to drain wall seepage into the drainage system. Finally, the TripleSafe sump pump system with battery backup ensures that pump failure, large rains, and power outages are no match for this dry basement.
Bowing walls are not a laughing matter, however they prove no obstacle for Woods Basement Systems. Our structural repair teams have placed thousands of Geo-Lock anchors in hundreds of homes and show no signs of slowing down.
This homeowner managed to call us before the wall cracks had grown large enough to leak water, but remember it's never too late to call us. We specialize in repairing many common structural issues such as bowing and buckling walls as we found in this homeowner's basement. We also specialize in drying your basement and our technicians are keenly aware of the many water issues that can arise from a simple crack.