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.
This Collinsville, Illinois family wanted a space for their children to play. Unfortunately, a chilly unfinished basement with cold, hard concrete floors doesn't make the best playroom for children.
So, Woods Basement Systems installed the Total Basement Finishing insulated wall system to keep the basement warm and MillCreek Flooring—a vinyl, faux wood flooring—to provide a finished basement environment for the children to play.
This Collinsville, Illinois basement was once dimly-lit and barely used (besides storage) before Woods Basement Systems installed an egress window and finished the basement.
The crew removed the middle of three basement windows and replaced it with a RockWell window well and egress window. The result is a much brighter room, and the homeowners gained additional living space after the crew remodeled the basement with waterproof Total Basement Finishing materials.
NOTE: This egress window installation was completed in the middle of winter, which explains the not-as-vibrant lawn in the after photo.
These Collinsville, Illinois homeowners were planning on finishing their basement and wanted to install a basement egress window to allow more natural light into the new space and meet munipals codes for basement exits.
Woods Basement Systems installed the RockWell Egress Window to add a beautiful, textured window well to compliment the finished space. To comply with city inspector requirements, the crew also installed a metal grate to cover the egress window well on the exterior.
The brick steps of this Carterville, Illinois home rested on a concrete slab. The slab had sunk on one side, raising the steps on one side and creating uneven steps.
Woods Basement Systems injected PolyLEVEL below the slab to fill the void and lift the concrete back to a desired level. The process was clean with minimal disruption, and the quick cure time allowed these homeowners to use their front steps instantly.
The real culprit behind any foundation or slab settlement problem is the underlying soil. For example, a void had developed beneathe this concrete sidewalk and porch slab in St. Louis, Missouri. This was likely due to a downspout that used to dump water right beside the porch. Over time, the water pooling beside the porch slab and sidewalk eroded the soil and created a void beneath them.
Woods Basement Systems injected PolyLEVEL under the sidewalk slab and porch to fill the void and raise the concrete sidewalk. The crew was able to level the sidewalk, and they took care to seal the joints in the sidewalk as well. The homeowners were able to walk on the newly-raised sidewalk instantly.