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Woods Basement Systems was called in to fix both a leaky basement and condensation problem in this Champaign, Illinois home. Two wall cracks were leaking on the west basement wall, but across the basement from that was the water softener and it had enough condensation coming off of it to make it look like a wet basement problem. Our FlexiSpan® basement wall crack repair solved that problem and our SaniDry® system took care of the condensation.
Radon gas is naturally occurring and the only way to know if it is present within your home is to conduct a test. There are some general patterns that can be traced, but just because radon is present in your neighbor's home, doesn't mean it is in yours. When we tested this Champaign, Illinois home, radon levels came in at an 8.1, which is well above the standard. We installed a radon mitigation system, and these homeowners no longer have to worry about the health of their family. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
This dirty crawl space was full of mold, dust, and who knows what else! By installing CleanSpace, the crawl space became a neat and clean area perfect for storage. CleanSpace can turn a worthless nasty area into a tidy useful space.
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Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has been committed to customer service since we opened in 1986 and are still invested in making sure that your project is done right. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff want to help you find a solution that will work best for you. We use only top-of-the-line products installed by our expert technicians to ensure the best results.
When a basement is not properly waterproofed it can cause all kinds of problems for the rest of your house, including compromising the structural integrity of the foundations. Some of the major warning signs of a waterproofing problem are moisture or puddling, a musty smell, or condensation. These are most often the results of a sump pump failure, leaky pipes, or water flooding in when it rains. One of the first things that can be done is to install a sump pump to eliminate water and safely transport it out of the house.
Additionally, whether or not you are planning on refinishing your basement, waterproof walls and floors are a great option to keep moisture and bugs out without ugly paneling. Our EverLast wall panels are designed to be 197% stronger than regular drywall, be mold and mildew resistant, and do not require paint so they will look beautiful in your home. We also offer basement ceiling installations which are also mold resistant, allow access to ducts, electrical cords and cables, and have a 30-year limited "no-sag" warranty.
The most common symptoms of foundation disrepair, including bowing walls, cracked floors, sagging floors, and cracks in the walls, can seem more complicated than they actually are. These issues can be caused by a variety of things including poor, wet soil. By using products proven and tested to work like wall anchors, jack posts, and PolyLevel Concrete Leveling System, Woods Basement Systems, Inc. can tackle the problem and find a solution that will work for you.
If you have a patio or sidewalk that has become sunk in or uneven, then PolyLEVEL is the answer to your problem. The PolyLEVEL solution is injected underneath the concrete slab which raises it to the appropriate height. This minimally invasive way of correcting sinking concrete slabs is far preferable to removing the entire slab because it takes less time and is more cost-effective.
Crawl spaces are one of the places in the home that is often neglected and left to gather debris and water. This can have devastating effects on a house's foundations and supports, because of where crawl spaces are often located in the house. One of the best ways to combat water damage and mold growth in a crawl space is to install a vapor barrier and thermal insulation which seals moisture and bugs out and keeps good air inside the house. This allows the space to be more energy-efficient. In addition, dehumidifiers can also be installed to cut down on humidity.
Our trained technicians and friendly, knowledgeable staff want to help you find the best solution to your foundation, basement, or crawl space repair problem. Our state-of-the-art products will ensure great results that will last for years to come. Call us today for a free estimate!
John and Gail S. of Champaign, IL had severely bowing brick walls in their basement. The walls were bulging in so much that John and Gail were worried about the walls collapsing so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Kevin E. inspected the foundation walls from the inside and outside and recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed along the bowing brick walls. They counteract the external pressure from soil on the walls that causes damage. They connect steel wall plates to steel earth anchors embedded in more stabile soil in the yard using galvanized steel anchor rods. The rods are tightened to permanently stabilize the walls in place. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors can also straighten walls over time by tightening them during dry periods.
John and Gail are relieved they no longer have to worry about their foundation walls failing because they are stable and secure.
Kenneth and Paula M. had a very leaky basement in the Champaign, IL home. Water came in through their brick walls and foundation floors. It had caused considerable water damage to the walls and floors and provided the perfect environment for mold to grow. Kenneth and Paula finally had it with the mess so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Greg B. inspected the inside and outside of the basement and found the best solution would be a waterproofing system.
Over the dingy, water damaged walls, Woods installed BrightWall wall panels. BrightWall panels are made out of sturdy, white plastic. They create vapor barrier that prevents water vapor and moisture from entering the basement. They are also completely waterproof and work with the waterproofing system by directing water to the perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard was installed under the concrete floors of the basement, along the walls. It is a drainage system that is situated in a way that it won’t be clogged by mud as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drains it to the sump pump.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed to take the water collected by the WaterGuard and pump it out of the basement through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains three pumps: a primary pump, a more powerful secondary pump and a battery back up pump. If the primary pump fails or isn’t keeping up with the rising water, the secondary pump will kick in to ensure the basement remains dry. If there’s a power outage, the battery back up pump will keep pumping water pumping out of the basement.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards have slotted openings prevent water from coming back into the basement if the discharge lines become frozen during the winter months.
Kenneth and Paula M. are ecstatic that they can finally use their basement again without worries of water damage.
The building of Charles H.’s law firm in Champaign, IL appeared to be sinking. On the outside of the building, there were areas where the lower part of the brick walls had completed separated from the upper part by over an inch. Charles didn’t want the problems to get worse so he called Woods Basement systems. Design Specialist Kevin E. recognized the telltale signs of foundation settlement and gave Charles the solution.
Woods installed the Push Pier System along the concrete footing of the structure. Steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through foundation brackets and deep below the home and into more stable soil or bedrock. They stabilize foundations so they won’t settle any further and in most cases, they can lift the structure back to its original level position.
Charles H. is happy knowing his law firm is stable and sound.
George L. is from Champaign, Illinois was worried about the cracks on the pathway of his home. In order to solve this problem, he called our team and got an appointment. Our professional system designers suggested to use PolyLevel as the best solution based on the experience.
PolyLevel was installed by Poly Crew. It is the most durable system because PolyLevel is stronger than concrete.Now, George is living in his home whose pathway looks more comfortable and beautiful.
Zeluma P. from Champaign, Illinois was worried about the cracks on her basement walls. In order to solve this problem, she called our team and got an appointment. When our system specialist made an observation, he noticed that there were some cracks especially on the one of the walls in the basement. For this specific wall, five Geo Lock Wall Anchors were installed.
Geo Lock Wall Anchor is the most suitable solution for the cracks on the wall. It stabilize your wall even though it has some cracks in a safe way. Also, it doesn't damage interior flooring.
Now, Zeluma is living in her house whose basement is really safe. It looks more comfortable and clean now to live.
Steve N. of Champaign, IL had water getting into his basement. The water did not have a proper escape route. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide that escape route with their unique products.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.
A Twin Pack sump pump was installed to evacuate unwanted water. The sump pump will pump the water out through a discharge line that leads the water to the yard. This line can become clogged or frozen at times, in order to prevent the water from receding back into the basement, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the discharge line next to the house and allows water to escape through it when it is necessary.
Jeff and Chrissy K. from Champaign, Illinois was worried about their dirt crawl spaces. And also, there wasn't any protection from the outside environment. This situation caused an odor and unwanted environment in the basement. In order to solve this problem, Jeff and Chrissy called Woods Basement Systems for an appointment.
Based on the experience based solution, first, CleanSpace was installed system to seal the basement environment off from the outside and to keep the space clean and dry. And, secondly, we installed SilverGlo, which insulating the rim joist. SilverGlo combines the insulation value of rigid foam board with the effectiveness of a radiant barrier.
Now, Jeff and Chrissy are living in their home whose basement is cleaner and more comfortable.
Brian and Dana M., Champaign, Illinois homeowners, were concerned about their bowing foundation walls. As the walls began to bow under pressure, they began to crack, and water leaked into the basement.
System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to support the home and keep the basement dry. Foreman Mason S. and his team installed PowerBrace. The PowerBrace support system straightens walls over times and provides continuous support for the foundation.
In order to waterproof the basement, Mason and his team installed WaterGuard and TripleSafe. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equiped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry.
Brian and Dana can now enjoy their dry basement knowing their foundation is supported.
In Champaign, IL, Ronald and Angela K. were having climate control issues in their crawlspace. Ronald and Angela wanted to reduce the risk of mold and rotting wood, so they called Woods Basement Systems.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the crawlspace from outside moisture. This would reduce the risk of mold and rotting wood by eliminating the amount of moisture in the crawlspace. A drainage mat was installed under the CleanSpace to drain away any unwanted water that may be standing in the crawlspace. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. Vent covers are fit to the vents of the home to create an air tight seal that prevents moisture from seep through.
SilverGlo Insulated Panels were installed to provide additional insulation for the space. These panels help control the environment of the space and helped lower Roland and Angela's energy bills.
Woods also installed a SaniDry. The SaniDry system filters moisture out of the air and makes the crawlspace less humid. Controlling the humidity in the crawlspace is important to preventing mold. The less moisture, the harder it is for the mold to grow.
A sump pump was installed to evacuate unwanted water. The sump pump will pump the water out through a discharge line that leads the water to the yard. This line can become clogged or frozen at times, in order to prevent the water from receding back into the crawlspace, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the discharge line next to the house and allows water to escape through it when it is necessary.
Mark and Mitzi W. from Champaign, Illinois were worried about their wet crawl space in which the moisture was caused mold. They called us to get an help and our system design specialist Joshua B. came with a solution to keep their crawl space dry. At the beginning, the CleanSpace System was installed, which is a white, clean barrier that keeps moisture out of the crawlspace.
In addition to CleanSpace, SaniDry was installed. Thus, there was low humidity now by the means of SaniDry. With the installation of both CleanSpace and SaniDry, Mark and Mitzi are living now in a odor-free home with no mold and mildew.
James M., Champaign, Illinois resident, was troubled by his uneven walkway. As the walkway settled with the soil, it became uneven and cracked. System design specialist Cory S. designed a solution to align his walkway.
Andrew T., foreman, and his crew installed PolyLEVEL. PolyLEVEL is an efficient, economic solution to settling concrete. It will not settle or interact with the soil, making it a long-term solution. James is thrilled to have his walkway restored to a safe, beautiful position.
Susan E. of Champaign, Illinois was concerned about her musty, moldy basement. Water leaked in through her cracking walls and risked damage to her valuables.
Kevin E., system design specialist, designed a solution to keep her basement dry. The CleanSpace wall system was installed by foreman Bradly P. CleanSpace is inorganic, so it does not support mold growth. It prevents water from escaping, while guiding it to the WaterGuard perimeter drainage system.
WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system and away from the basement. Susan's basement has been brightened with CleanSpace. With this waterproofing combination, she can enjoy her dry, mold-free basement.
Michelle D. of Champain, Illinois was concerned about her bowing foundation walls. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to support her failing foundation.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to bowing foundation walls. Over time, Geo-Lock straightens the walls and provides the foundation with support. Michelle is thrilled to have a safe home again.
Ethel P. of Champaign, IL had water leaking into her basement. Ethel was concerned that her home and belongings were going to get ruined if the leaking continued. Woods Basement Systems has products that will fix any leaky basement.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This provides water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.
A TripleSafe sump pump was installed to provide escape for any unwanted water in the space. Water that may still get into the space will be pumped out through a discharge line that leads the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the
Michelle D. from Champaign, Illinois was troubled by cracking and bowing basement walls. The foundation walls began to bow because of the high level water in the soil around her basement.
Our system design specialist designed a solution to support the foundation and to stabilize the walls. Foreman Jeremy R. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors, which were made of special steel. Our team drove these anchors into the undisturbed soil. Because Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are a perfect and permanent solution, Michelle D. doesn't worry about her foundation, any more.
Champaign, Illinois homeowner Charles D. was concerned about his sinking foundation. Has the foundation sank, it began to crack. System design specialist Gregory B. designed a solution to support the home.
Push Piers were installed by Bradly P., foreman, and his crew. Push Piers lift the foundation to its original position and provide long-lasting support. In addition to his sinking foundation, his concrete patio began to settle. Bradly and his crew also installed PolyLEVEL injections to restore the concrete to its original position. Now, Charles' home is safe and secure.
Claudia H. in Champaign, IL had a wet, dirty, and improperly sealed crawlspace. She was worried that the space would soon threaten her home with mold and rotting wood. Claudia wanted to make sure her home would be protected, so she called Woods Basement Systems to find a solution.
Woods installed a drainage mat that is able to drain away water in the crawlspace. On top of that, CleanSpace is installed to seal off the crawlspace and keep unwanted moisture out. Vent covers were also installed for this purpose. Vent covers create an air tight seal and prevent outside moisture from getting into the crawlspace.
Woods also installed a sump pump that will evacuate standing water out of the crawlspace. This water is pumped into the yard through a discharge line. If the discharge line becomes backed up or frozen the water can recede into the crawlspace. But, Woods installed an IceGuard to provide an escape route for the water so that it does not recede into the crawlspace.
These products work together to keep the area dry. If the area is dry it will help protect your home from mold and rotting wood. Removing moisture will reduce the possibility of these happening. Keeping the space dry will also keep the crawlspace clean, reducing the amount of harmful particles traveling through the home.
Kurt T. of Champaign, Illinois was dismayed to find water had leaked into his basement where the floor meets the wall. As a result, the water damaged walls caused mold to grow.
System Desgin Specialist Gregory B. designed a solution to keep Kurt's basement free of water and free of mold. Foreman Greg H. installed DryTrak, a drainage system designed to guide water to the TripleSafe sump pump system that Greg also installed.
To ensure the mold does not return, the SaniDry dehumidifier was also installed. Keeping the humidity levels of the basement low will prevent mold growth.
Thanks to DryTrak, TripleSafe and SaniDryKurt can now enjoy a dry, mold-free basement.
Jay and Jen Y. of Champaign, Illinois were concerned about the moisture in their crawlspace. They called Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate and found that the relative humidity rate in their crawlspace was 78.5 percent; mold thrives on a humidity rate of 70 percent or higher. At that point, they knew it was time to take action.
Jay and Jen chose to have Woods install the CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System, which works to provide moisture control. Woods started by installing the CleanSpace liner and vapor barrier throughout the crawlspace and then installed a SandiDry Dehumidifier. They now have a dry crawlspace that they can use for extra storage space.
Jeff of Philo, IL had a very wet, humid and musty crawl space. After scanning the internet, he found Woods Basement Systems and set up an appointment for a free estimate.
Representative, Brian Cox, thoroughly assessed his crawl space and suggested a complete encapsulation, a powerful dehumidifier, and a new sump pump. Jeff appealed to Wood’s innovative products and methods and scheduled the job.
In two days, foreman Robert Korte and his crew installed the SmartSump sump pump, the SaniDry dehumidifier, and the CleanSpace liner around the entire crawl space. Jeff’s crawl space is now fully encapsulated & dry and will stay that way for many years to come.
Victor's driveway was unleveled, and he wanted something done to fix it. Hearing about PolyLEVEL, he contacted Woods Basement Systems, Inc. of Collinsville, IL and asked for a free quote.
The company sent one of their System Design Specialists, Nolan, to inspect Victor's driveway. Just as Victor thought, Nolan felt like the driveway slabs needed PolyLEVEL injection. Satisfied with Nolan's diagnosis and solution, Victor arranged for Woods to send their PolyLEVEL team, David and Jeff, to Victor's home for the installation.
A few weeks later, David and Jeff arrived and spent a few hours injecting PolyLEVEL down underneath Victor's driveway. Victor was fascinated with how the PolyLEVEL raised his concrete slabs and could see a big difference once the job was completed.
Victor was impressed and greatly satisfied with the work that was done to his driveway.
This dirty crawl space was incredibly humid and full of mold. The homeowner had been smelling something and couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. Woods discovered that the smell was originating in the crawl space and ventilating up into her home. The homeowner wanted to eliminate all mold and humidity in the crawl space and get rid of the terrible odor.
Woods Basement Systems gave her crawl space a complete makeover by installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry CX. The CleanSpace encapsulation system solved the crawl space moisture problems and prevented mold from growing. The SaniDry worked as a dehumidifier as well as an air filtration system, ensuring that the air in the home was clean and healthy.
The resident was very happy with her now clean and odor-free crawl space.
A Champaign, IL resident was tired of dealing with the headache of having water in his basement every time it rained. The foundation walls had cracks and were slightly bowing, which is where the water would enter into the basement. The sump pump was unable to keep up with the amount of water coming in due to clogged pipes from dirt and debris.
Woods Basement Systems first installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors to stabilize the walls and prevent them from cracking or bowing any further. Then they waterproofed the basement by installing WaterGuard and a SuperSump. The resident was happy with the work done by Woods and enjoyed having a dry basement all the time.
A Champaign, IL resident decided to have Woods Basement Systems come and give his crawl space a complete makeover in order to eliminate mold, humidity, and odors in his home. Woods installed a SmartSump to fix the water leakage problem in the crawl space before sealing off the crawl space with the CleanSpace encapsulation system. In order to seal out the outside air, CleanSpace vent covers were installed. The transformation was complete with a SaniDry Basement Air System, which not only acts as a dehumidifier, but also as an air filtration system. The resident was very satisfied and now enjoys a clean and dry crawl space!