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.
Sump pump failure can occur for several reasons. Two common reasons cited for sump pump failure are mechanical failure and power outages. A single pump system is only as good as the pump itself. In this case, a single sump pump system just wasn't enough to keep this St. Louis basement dry.
Woods Basement Systems installed a dual pump system, so at least one pump is always ready to handle groundwater leaks. An optional and critical enhancement to this system is the UltraSump battery backup pump. If a breaker is tripped or severe weather knocks out power, the UltraSump will continue to pump in spite of the storm.
The before photo shows a cracked foundation wall in this Saint Louis home. Woods Basement Systems was able to repair the crack using the FlexiSpan crack repair system. The FlexiSpan system helps keep this basement dry by repairing, sealing, and keeping groundwater from leaking through the crack.
This Wright City homeowner was losing sleep over the bowed wall in his earth home. Literally...his bedroom was one of the room located along the foundation wall that bowed in 10 inches. He called Woods Basement Systems, and System Design Specialist Rich Obermeier proposed 8 Geo-Lock™ wall anchors to stabilize the wall and prevent further movement.
One wall of this Wright City, Missouri earth home tilted in 10 inches, which led to a concerned homeowner contacting Woods Basement Systems to fix the wall. System Design Specialist Rich Obermeier surveyed the problem and recommended 8 Geo-Lock™ wall anchors to secure the wall and pull it back into place. The homeowner will not have to worry about any future movement, and the warranty is good for the life of the structure.
This crawl space in Anna, Illinois was a swamp. Resting on a stone foundation, nothing separated the house above from the damp earth below except a thin plastic sheet. This sheet had torn and uncovered much of the dirt floor. Standing water and humidity created a musty smell that concerned the homeowner. Woods Basement Systems installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier to seal off the dirt floor, and the SmartSump sump pump system took care of the groundwater seepage.