Our Basement Waterproofing System in St. Louis & Nearby Illinois & Missouri Areas

basement waterproofing system

Keep your basement dry all the time. A TripleSafe® Sump Pump System (shown here), combined with a SaniDry® dehumidifier, represents the ultimate in basement waterproofing and humidity control.

We offer effective solutions for all types of basement waterproofing problems

As a local waterproofing company with more than 30 years experience, Woods Basement Systems, Inc. helps solve basement leak problems fast and prevent basement flooding with proven warrantied solutions.

All of our patented products, like the award-winning WaterGuard® drainage channel, are custom designed to fit your home. We install these products exclusively as the authorized dealer in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles, Florissant and nearby. In 2005 we became the nation's largest Basement Systems contractor!

If you have musty smells, walls that feel damp, or if your basement floods with heavy rain, we can help. Not sure what's causing your home's wet basement? Let one of our experts take a look. We offer free inspections and estimates - schedule yours today! Call us at 1-866-627-6475 or click the button below to send us an e-mail.

What Our Customers Say!
  • By Robert T.
    Fairmount, IL
    "internet search. Have already given the book to someone as a reference to..."

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    By Robert T.
    Fairmount, IL

    internet search. Have already given the book to someone as a reference to call Woods for their basement.
  • By Raymond H.
    Casey, IL
    "I have concern about how walls will look now and 5 years from now."

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    By Raymond H.
    Casey, IL

    I have concern about how walls will look now and 5 years from now.
  • By JT C.
    Olney, IL
    "The foreman Miguel Ortiz explained the work to be done, the timeframe and..."

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    By JT C.
    Olney, IL

    The foreman Miguel Ortiz explained the work to be done, the timeframe and the annual maintenance in layman's terms that we could understand. He and the crew Reggie and Jacob were here a day and a half which amazed us for the amount of anchoring that needed to be accomplished. There was no job debris for us to deal with after they left and during the work we noticed they kept everything neat and tidy. Everyone was professional, courteous and friendly during this period which made the experience a great one for us the homeowners. Thank you Miguel, Reggie and Jacob.....We hope you win the WOW service award this month!
  • By Marshall & Kendall M.
    Charleston, IL
    "Everything went well, and if I could, I would rate the service a 10."

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    By Marshall & Kendall M.
    Charleston, IL

    Everything went well, and if I could, I would rate the service a 10.
  • By Larry M.
    Noble, IL
    "Job is yet to be finished. Installer coming out this Saturday to finish..."

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    By Larry M.
    Noble, IL

    Job is yet to be finished. Installer coming out this Saturday to finish it. Part of our basement stairs had to come out in order to do the job. They were cut in order to remove them which left some of them in pretty bad shape. I'm not thrilled about that but guess it had to be done.
  • By Steve S.
    Urbana, IL
    "Other than the pricing, everything I experienced with woods was well done..."

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    By Steve S.
    Urbana, IL

    Other than the pricing, everything I experienced with woods was well done. :)
  • By Daniel L.
    Urbana, IL
    "Wanted to say thanks to Woods Basement for an outstanding job. They..."

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    By Daniel L.
    Urbana, IL

    Wanted to say thanks to Woods Basement for an outstanding job. They installed a new sump pump and not only was the technician fast but extremely professional. He was very friendly and made me feel like part of the family. Thanks again...
  • By Amy R.
    Urbana, IL
    "Thank you! The service was excellent, and the job seemed to get done so..."

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    By Amy R.
    Urbana, IL

    Thank you! The service was excellent, and the job seemed to get done so much more quickly and smoothly than we thought it could be with what they had to work with. Our basement looks great (ready to be finished!). Thank you again for making our once-leaky basement a livable part of our home!
  • By Joanne K.
    Rantoul, IL
    "I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I was pleased at all that was done to my..."

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    By Joanne K.
    Rantoul, IL

    I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I was pleased at all that was done to my home.
  • By Lisa J.
    Rantoul, IL
    "Ryan, Larry and Chris installed the Waterguard system in matter of hours..."

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    By Lisa J.
    Rantoul, IL

    Ryan, Larry and Chris installed the Waterguard system in matter of hours. They were professional, helpful and efficient. Great crew, great job! Andrew came out for the Poly-level. Worked extra to keep on schedule due to a co worker absence. Thank you for working long hours to keep my projects and yours on schedule.
  • By Thomas C.
    Tuscola, IL
    "First company we contacted told us they would send a rep to talk with us..."

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    By Thomas C.
    Tuscola, IL

    First company we contacted told us they would send a rep to talk with us on specific date et never showed up. Then we saw ad for Woods and contacted number and received immediate response and information.
  • By Brad
    Champaign, IL
    "I have no reason to think it won't but as long as warranty holds true(if..."

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    By Brad
    Champaign, IL

    I have no reason to think it won't but as long as warranty holds true(if needed) this has been a great experience. Great salesman! Followed by a great install crew. Give them a nice bonus!! Highly impressed to this point.Share my comments with your staff.
  • By Bunnell, D.
    Flora, IL
    "The work was done in a timely manner and has eliminated a big problem for..."

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    By Bunnell, D.
    Flora, IL

    The work was done in a timely manner and has eliminated a big problem for me.
  • By John W.
    Flora, IL
    "The best of the best!! Very well experienced on installations. They got..."

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    By John W.
    Flora, IL

    The best of the best!! Very well experienced on installations. They got right to work and finished quickly. Minimal interference. Fine team.
  • By John F.
    Mahomet, IL
    "I would like to thank Juan(forman),James,and Tyler for their excellent..."

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    By John F.
    Mahomet, IL

    I would like to thank Juan(forman),James,and Tyler for their excellent work and professionalism Great Job guys.
  • By Shirley F.
    Watson, IL
    "Very happy with the work done provided by your company."

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    By Shirley F.
    Watson, IL

    Very happy with the work done provided by your company.
  • By Janice J.
    Shelbyville, IL
    "Miguel-Regge-Jacob all did a fantastic job and had it completed in 2 days..."

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    By Janice J.
    Shelbyville, IL

    Miguel-Regge-Jacob all did a fantastic job and had it completed in 2 days with high quality results. I highly recommend your company and this crew for representing your high standards.
  • By Tyler H.
    Kinmundy, IL
    "All the people at woods are nice and professional and did great work on..."

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    By Tyler H.
    Kinmundy, IL

    All the people at woods are nice and professional and did great work on installing my water guard and sump pump. However, the only complaint I would have is that they had to cut my stairs out to install water guard on the entrance side of my basement and did not replace them. The floors of the basement were also still covered in dirt and slime from the removal of my old concrete. I will still recommend woods to anyone in need but that would be my only advice for improvement is to maybe spend a little more time on cleanup.
  • By McElroy C.
    Lakewood, IL
    "Thank you to Juan, James and Tyler. We can really see an improvement with..."

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    By McElroy C.
    Lakewood, IL

    Thank you to Juan, James and Tyler. We can really see an improvement with the work that was done. We would be glad to recommend your company for service.
  • By Amy G.
    Saint Peter, IL
    "Garth knows what he is talking about!!! Had a problem he had the RIGHT..."

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    By Amy G.
    Saint Peter, IL

    Garth knows what he is talking about!!! Had a problem he had the RIGHT solution. Even though someone else thought differently!! It was corrected and his original plan for us worked!!!,
  • By Amy G.
    Saint Peter, IL
    "Brian was able to add battery backup for our outdoor triple safe pump by..."

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    By Amy G.
    Saint Peter, IL

    Brian was able to add battery backup for our outdoor triple safe pump by putting battery backup in the basement! After I have been told it couldn't be done. It was vital to have this pump on battery backup!!! THANKS Brian for taking my suggestion and trying it ☺️
  • By Peter H.
    Mount Zion, IL
    "All other parts of the experience was great. The crew of Juan, James, &..."

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    By Peter H.
    Mount Zion, IL

    All other parts of the experience was great. The crew of Juan, James, & Tyler did a great job!
  • By Randy H.
    Mount Vernon, IL
    "Both sellers and installers were friendly and professional. Due to a..."

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    By Randy H.
    Mount Vernon, IL

    Both sellers and installers were friendly and professional. Due to a jackhammer mishap you came back and repaired the problem with no hassle. We have had some rains since the install of our basement system that for sure would have left us with major water problems but the system installed by Woods has worked flawlessly!!! Best investment we have made to our basement as it serves as our family room.
  • By Joe P.
    Decatur, IL
    "Kevin was very good and detailed in his sales process."

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    By Joe P.
    Decatur, IL

    Kevin was very good and detailed in his sales process.
  • By John K.
    Decatur, IL
    "Miguel Ortiz' crew was busy the whole time they were here and did an..."

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    By John K.
    Decatur, IL

    Miguel Ortiz' crew was busy the whole time they were here and did an excellent job of cleaning up after the job was done. Miguel answered all my questions and was very cordial. Miguel went over and beyond his duty when he noticed a gas smell near my hot water heater in the area he was working. He then shut off the gas and informed me of this. Finding someone to be this consciences of his surroundings and taking that next step to inform the homeowner of this should be commended, I thought you should know of this. Thank You Miguel Ortiz, YOU may have saved lives with your alertness, it is very much appreciated and your employers have an excellent employee.
  • By Thomas D.
    Decatur, IL
    "A close friend of ours had his basement waterproofed by your company. He..."

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    By Thomas D.
    Decatur, IL

    A close friend of ours had his basement waterproofed by your company. He was very pleased with the results. So we contacted you to waterproof our basement. We are extremely pleased with the results thus far. We have you out annually to inspect and flush our system. To date we have never had an issue with basement waterproofing and hope we never do.
  • By Edman
    "Christopher and his crew were very professional and despite all of the set..."

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    By Edman

    Christopher and his crew were very professional and despite all of the set backs our very aged house presented he was able to complete the job in a very short amount of time. He worked with us to make sure that the safety of our house was the best that it could be and even worked with his supervisor to get us the best deal when we needed more supports. Our job took 4 working days to complete but he and his crew should be comended for 6 days just with the amount of traveling they had to do to get to our house. He and his crew even worked on their day off (New Years Eve) to finish the job. Thanks so much!
  • By David A.
    De Soto, IL
    "Ben Scobbie explained all of the possible improvements we might be able to..."

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    By David A.
    De Soto, IL

    Ben Scobbie explained all of the possible improvements we might be able to make and provided detailed estimates for us to consider. No high pressure. Very good work.
  • By Mardell P.
    Taylorville, IL
    "Thanks to your foremen who were able to clarify any issues.Also need..."

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    By Mardell P.
    Taylorville, IL

    Thanks to your foremen who were able to clarify any issues.Also need assurance that you have an emergency number should something happen on weekends or after hours.
  • By Christy W.
    Carbondale, IL
    "We are considering your services, and we thank you for excellent and..."

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    By Christy W.
    Carbondale, IL

    We are considering your services, and we thank you for excellent and professional cooperation, but we still need to think things through first.


The causes of a wet basement

Did you know you can have water issues in your basement without heavy rains or obvious standing water? It's easy enough to see water coming through a crack in your floor or basement wall, but what's the real cause of your basement water problem?

clay bowl effect

The Clay Bowl Effect

Excavated soil that's replaced around a completed foundation isn't as dense and tightly packed as undisturbed soil farther away. As a result, water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, putting pressure on foundation walls and causing cracks.

hydrostatic pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure

As soil around your foundation becomes soaked with moisture, it expands and puts pressure on your foundation. The water will then work its way through any opening available, including cracks and openings around pipes or windows.


How we solve your basement waterproofing problems

A home with a wet basement can be much more difficult to sell. In fact, a wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers. The good news: we offer waterproofing products and services to help solve your basement problems fast. Our solutions include:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • High strength washer hoses

Our system comes with a lifetime written warranty that's transferable to the next owner, so not only does our system restore value to your house, but it also gives homeowners and buyers confidence that their home is protected.

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Six great reasons to choose us

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  1. Quality products: Basement Systems® dealers us a complete line of patented, award-winning products that have been keeping basements throughout North America dry for over 25 years.
  2. Fast installations: Our system installs quickly, with most projects completed in just one to two days.
  3. Experienced crews: A crew of experienced contractors will arrive to install your system quickly and professionally. Each one is a waterproofing specialist who dries basements every day.
  4. Cost-effective system: Our waterproofing system can be customized to fit your budget, and it costs about half as much as an exterior waterproofing system. Our system works for both finished and unfinished basements.
  5. Locally-owned and operated company: Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is the locally owned and operated member of the Basement Systems network. We have products and training that simply can't be beat!
  6. Free waterproofing quotes: We offer free waterproofing quotes to homeowners in our service area. Our quotes come in writing, and there's no obligation!

Get expert basement waterproofing services today

Our crews of waterproofers are experienced, well-trained professionals who work in basements and crawl spaces every day. The experts at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. have seen it all, and we know just what it takes to keep your basement dry all the time!

If your basement leaks or floods, or you have mold, mildew or a musty smell, call us today to request a free basement waterproofing estimate in Decatur, Belleville, Ballwin, St. Peters, East Saint Louis, Champaign or nearby. We will send one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your home's basement foundation.

Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Allendale
  • Allerton
  • Alvin
  • Annapolis
  • Bellmont
  • Bismarck
  • Bridgeport
  • Brocton
  • Catlin
  • Chrisman
  • Claremont
  • Collison
  • Danville
  • Dennison
  • Fairmount
  • Fithian
  • Flat Rock
  • Georgetown
  • Henning
  • Hoopeston
  • Hume
  • Hutsonville
  • Indianola
  • Kansas
  • Keensburg
  • Lancaster
  • Lawrenceville
  • Marshall
  • Martinsville
  • Metcalf
  • Mount Carmel
  • Muncie
  • Oakwood
  • Oblong
  • Palestine
  • Paris
  • Potomac
  • Redmon
  • Ridge Farm
  • Robinson
  • Rossville
  • Saint Francisville
  • Sidell
  • Stoy
  • Sumner
  • Tilton
  • Vermilion
  • West Union
  • West York
  • Westville
Our Locations:

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.
524 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
1-618-708-4055