The RainChute EZ Downspout Extension is an above-ground downspout extension that installs easily to direct water away from your foundation. RainChute EZ is best used in a landscaped area.
Our RainChute Downspout Extension is a recessed downspout extension that sits flush with the ground. It's best where the lawn goes up to the foundation since lawn mower traffic won't hurt it.
Both the RainChute EZ and RainChute are designed to flush away leaves and debris, keeping the drainage channel open.
The LawnScape Outlet is a pipe buried from the downspout to a special LawnScape outlet that lets the water out onto the surface, while camouflaging the end of the pipe. The lid comes off for easy cleaning, minimizing maintenance for your home.
The LawnScape Outlet is best used for downspout extensions over 8' long.
Installing RainChute and RainChute EZ is fast and easy, and should be complete within 15-30 minutes. A LawnScape installation takes less than an hour.
Any combination of these three options will help keep roof water away from your foundation.
When your gutters discharge water next to your foundation, much of it can seep directly into the soil around your home. This can significantly add to basement leaking, and it can even contribute to foundation issues. By installing any combination of our downspout extensions on your gutters, this problem can be averted.
A simple extension added to your downspout is a great way to make sure that roof water is kept far away from your home. Our RainChute and RainChute EZ provide simple, cost-effective solutions to this problem, with a design that will never clog!
To add the greatest beauty and appeal to your landscaping, consider installing our LawnScape Outlet as an underground extension to your downspouts. Its green color blends in with your lawn and lawn mower traffic won't hurt it. A buried pipe directs water away from your home and onto the surface through the special LawnScape outlet. The lid comes off easy for cleaning.
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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.
This crawl space in Anna, IL rests on a stone foundation. Failed remnants of a thin vapor barrier could be seen before the project began. With nothing isolating the home from the damp earth below, groundwater seepage and humidity turned the crawl space into a swamp. Woods Basement Systems installed CleanSpace—a strong and durable vapor barrier—to seal off the dirt floor and encapsulate the crawl space, and we installed a SmartSump sump pump system to tackle the groundwater problem.
Basement are places where high humidity may collect and then condensation issues may arise. Water vapor condenses on duct work when the AC is running and/or cold water pipes. In this case it was the water softener, full of cool water, causing condensation on the outside of the tank. So much water vapor reverted back to water, running down the tank, and making the basement floor so wet the homeowner thought they had a seepage problem. But it had not rained for a couple of weeks...?
SaniDry® took care of the problem. Our dehumidifier runs off of the same 6.8 AMPs as a 40 pint dehumidifier but ours is rated at 100 pints. It's LARGE blower can move the air better too but it is not noisy. We have a SaniDry® that is a low profile model for crawl spaces too.
This O'Fallon, Missouri crawl space had a vapor barrier installed to control moisture, however, their sump pump pit was holding water and did not have a sealed lid, which was allowing moisture to evaporate into the space any way.
Our CleanSpace® encapsulation vapor barrier seals the walls and dirt floor of a crawl space. Our crawl space sump pump, SmartSump®, has a sealed lid, high water alarm that could be connect via a smart device or home sercurity system, and battery backup sump pump.
Dirt crawl space problems like mold, wood rot, along with high utility bills are common. We helped solve these problems in this Shiloh, Illinois home with our CleanSpace® vapor barrier and crawl space liner, designed to keep the space clean and dry!
Having a large sump pump pit with a single pump is not enough to keep your basement dry all the time. For this St. Louis, Missouri basement, we installed our TripleSafe® sump pump system, which has three pumps. One is a battery backup sump pump. It also has a sealed lid, radon safe floor drain in the lid for condensation lines, high water alarm which can be designed to notify you on a smart device or home security system, and pump stands for elevating one of the other two pumps to alternate when they would run and pump water out of the basement.
Before this Carbondale, Illinois project began, mudflow had to be cleaned up. The block foundation had cracked and bowed under hydrostatic pressure, the basement had leaked, and mud was everywhere. To secure the block foundation walls, Woods Basement Systems installed Geo-Lock™ wall anchors. Once the foundation was stabilized, a waterproofing systems was installed around the perimeter. The WaterGuard system rests on the concrete footing around the perimeter just below the slab floor. The WellDuct system catches water that would otherwise build up inside the window well and drains the water to the WaterGuard and away to the sump pump. This homeowner chose a dual sump pump system for double protection against groundwater seepage and a WaterWatch alarm to alert him of primary pump failure.
A stair-stepping crack through the brickwork is a possible sign of a foundation that is settling. These Freeburg, Illinois homeowners called us to take care of the crack and inspect their foundation.
Our push piers are placed beneath the foundation wall by removing some of the footing so the pier bracket fits close to the vertical foundation wall. The hydraulic ram smoothly installs the pier tubing and the excavated holes are filled in when completed.
Foundation wall cracks may be visible from the outside, but in a finished basement they are hidden behind walls and insulation.
To make sure leaky cracks did not ruin this West Frankfort, Illinois finished basement again, a full perimeter WaterGuard® waterproofing drainage system with battery backup sump pump was necessary. Also, all wall cracks needed to be sealed to prevent leaks from causing mold and damage behind the finished walls. Our FlexiSpan® is combined with our waterproofing system sealing the entire wall crack from the top to down to the floor.
Street creep is when pressure from the roadway pushes the driveway and continues on into the garage slab forcing the rear foundation wall of the garage to push outward.
We installed our Geo-Lock™ wall anchoring system from Foundation Supportworks® to stop this from causing further damages to this Troy, Illinois garage and foundation.
Typically, floor cracks are the last part of the basement to leak, but with a crack this size, waterproofing it before finishing a basement is important. Also, for the size of this St. Peters, Missouri basement, we installed another sump pump in the opposite corner from the one put in at the time of construction.
Our WaterGuard® has an ICC number to meet the new construction building code. Waterproof the basement right the very first time and save the headache and additional cost of having us out later! The homeowners who are now living in this Wildwood, Missouri home will never have to worry about their basement flooding for as long as they live in the home.
This Granite City, Illinois foundation wall bowed in 8 inches - you can see the point where the wall stopped along the "red" I-Beam.
We did an outside excavation to open up the space we needed to pull the basement wall back. ALL parts of our wall anchoring system are galvanized. Notice the "red" I-Beam and the scrapping too a lighter color looking like orange, showing the 8 inches we pull it back.
Make sure your sump pump does not back up, like it did in this Mattoon, Illinois basement. If the water can not get out if the discharge line due to clogging or freezing, you could have a serious problem on your hands. Our IceGuard® discharge line solves that problem, allowing water to drain even if it clogs or freezes!
If you are draining a window well to the interior sump pump it needs to have:
A) Clog free path
C) Powerful sump pumps
D) Battery Backup sump pump
In this Effingham, Illinois basement, we installed our WellDuct® basement window well drain that combined with our TripleSafe® sump pump system and WaterGuard® basement waterproofing system can take care of A - D!
Older wooden framed windows are single pane and not energy efficient. Our EverLast® basement windows are double pane, operate smoothly, and are energy efficient. Just look at the difference the windows made in this Nashville, Illinois basement! The homeowners were able to see and feel the difference almost immediately.
The crack and settling wedge of this Granite City, Illinois foundation was caused by a waterproofing system (BOX Drain Tile) that let mud and water get into the sump pump and overtime undermined the footing holding up that wedge of concrete. We installed a push pier to close the gap.
The crew showed up on time and performed the work exactly as expected.
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