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WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
SaniDry Dehumidifier

 

Crawl Space Repair
CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents

 

Foundation Repair
Push Pier Underpinning
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration

 

Basement Finishing / Remodeling
Everlast Wall Panels
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window

 

Radon Mitigation
Radon Testing
Radon Detection
Radon Abatement
Radon Mitigation System
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Decatur, IL Crawl Space Relieved Of Mold

Decatur, IL Crawl Space Relieved Of Mold

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Decatur, IL Crawl Space Relieved Of Mold Decatur, IL Crawl Space Relieved Of Mold

This Decatur, Illinois crawl space was suffering from mold and water seepage. Woods Basement Systems replaced the existing clogged sump pumps with the SmartPipe drainage system and sealed the crawlspace with a vapor barrier called CleanSpace.

Bowing Basement Wall in Decatur, IL

Bowing Basement Wall in Decatur, IL

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Bowing Basement Wall in Decatur, IL Bowing Basement Wall in Decatur, IL

In the photo you can see a shadow at the top of the wood studs on the foundation wall: this is how far in the finished drywall needed to be because of the bowing in effect.  The reason we were called out to this Decatur, Illinois home was to stop the wall from moving in any further.  The wall continued to push in damaging the finished drywall and the homeowner wanted to fix the problem once and for all.  Otherwise, just resetting the finished wall in a couple of inches only would buy time until the force of the inward movement would damage the drywall a second time.  We installed our Geo-Lock® wall anchoring system to permanently solve the problem.

Exterior Radon Fan in Decatur, IL

Exterior Radon Fan in Decatur, IL

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Exterior Radon Fan in Decatur, IL Exterior Radon Fan in Decatur, IL

This Decatur, Illinois commercial building needed four radon mitigation fans to drop the radon level to below the set standard.  (Only one shown here)

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Professional Foundation Repairs and Concrete Lifting in Decatur, IL

Here at Woods Basement Systems, Inc., it has been our goal to put customer service first since we opened in 1986 - and we stand by that today. Our expert technicians use well-tested methods and high quality materials to ensure only the best results for you home project. we want to put our vast expertise to work for you to find a solution that will be the best fit. 

Disrepair in a foundation can stem from a number of places, but most often is caused by poor soil that can no longer support the weight of the house. The solution? We use jack posts and foundation piers that go down to more stable soil to provide a more permanent solution to cracked, sinking floors. Additionally, our methods of using wall anchors and the I-Beam wall braces are proven to correct bowing, leaning walls. 

Common warning signs of foundation problems: 

  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in the floor
  • Cracks in interior wall
  • Inward bowing walls
  • Sagging floors over a crawl space
  • Hard to open windows and doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Street creep
  • Cracks in exterior wall

Problems with uneven concrete on your patio or sidewalk? We know this can be a serious safety hazard, which is why we use PolyLEVEL concrete lifting. The PolyLEVEL is injected under the concrete with an injection hole no bigger than a penny. The PolyLEVEL then becomes a support for the concrete and fills in the gaps left by failing soil, making the concrete slab even again. 

Basement waterproofing and Refinishing in Decatur, IL

When water builds up in a basement, it can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew which not only creates an unpleasant, musty smell, but also can cause damage to foundations in the future. Some of the main reasons that waterproofing in basements fail is a sump pump failure, leaky pipes, or water being let in during rain storms. Such problems can be remedied by installing a professional-grade sump pump and a dehumidifier. These products will ensure that the area remains dry and free of humidity and moisture, making the basement energy-efficient as well. 

Considering refinishing your basement? Then waterproofing it first is an absolute must since waterproofing problems can still occur after renovation if it is not done right. We have the products and time-tested methods that will keep your basement free from water damage. The EverLast wall panels are a great addition to any basement refinishing project because of their many benefits such as being stronger than dry wall; being mold and mildew resistant; never needing paint; and the warranty that they come with. 

Expert Crawl Space Repairs

Though crawl spaces can be an area of the house that becomes neglected and falls into disrepair, Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has the products and time-tested methods that will solve your water damage problems. By installing vapor barriers, moisture and bugs are sealed out, creating a dryer environment. A dehumidifier and thermal insulation will get rid of humidity and keep the space energy-efficient so you can save money. 

Warning signs of crawl space problems

  • Sagging floors
  • Condensation
  • Mold
  • Wood rot
  • Foundation cracks

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has the tools and the know-how to get the job done right the first time. Our team of expert technicians uses only high quality materials and products to ensure the best results for your project. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Case Studies From Decatur
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Fred and Kris S. experienced a cracked and bowing wall in their basement, as well as a sinking and cracking concrete stairway, driveway, and patio...
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A Decatur, IL resident was having problems with condensation in his basement. He tried using a small household dehumidifier to dry the air, but it...
Foundation
Foundation settlement is a common issue among older homes and buildings. Some common indicators of foundation problems are cracks extending from...
Job Stories From Decatur, IL
WaterGuard Installation in Decatur, IL

Joe P. of Decatur, IL had water leaking into his basement. The water did not drain properly and was threatening the home with mold. Woods Basement Systems was able to install a system to drain the water away.

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 allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

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. 

WaterGuard and Sump Pump Installed in Decatur, IL

Robert and Evelyn W. had water standing in their Decatur, IL basement. The water posed a serious threat of mold to the home and their personal belongings. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide Robert and Evelyn with products to keep the water out of their home.

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 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 to the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.

WaterGuard and TripleSafe in Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois resident Susan H. was distraught by her wet, musty basement. Water leaking into her basement caused mold and risked damaging her valuables. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution.

Foreman Juan H. and his crew installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump. TripleSafe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump and battery-powered pump. With this waterproofing system, Susan's basement will stay dry.

PolyLevel in Decatur, Illinois

Anita and Chris P from Decatur, Illinois were worried about their uneven basement floor. In order to solve this problem, our system design specialist William A. designed a solution based on PolyLevel.

PolyLevel lifts and aligns concrete to its original position. Because PolyLevel doesn't t interact with the soil, it is the safest and the most long-lasting solution. Now, Anita and Chris P. are living their home in a safer and more comfortable way.

PolyLEVEL Restores Decatur, Illinois Driveway

Anita and Chris P., Decatur, Illinois homeowners, were distraught by their uneven, cracked driveway. As the soil around the driveway settled, the concrete settled with it. The unevenness and cracking not only took its toll on their vehicles, but it was a safety concern. Greg B., system design specialist, designed a solution to restore the driveway.

Foreman Andrew T. and his team installed PolyLEVEL. PolyLEVEL is a foam injection that lifts the concrete to its original position. Unlike concrete, PolyLEVEL will not settle, making it a permanent solution. Anita and Chris are pleased to have a restored, safe driveway.

WaterGuard Installed in Decatur, IL

Tamika C. of Decatur, IL experienced flooding in her basement when there was heavy rains. Tamika did not want to her home to be threatened by this flooding, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

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 allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

A 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 to the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.

CleanSpace Installed in Decatur, IL

Ken S. in Decatur, IL had humidity constrol issues in his crawlspace. Ken wanted to lower his energy bill and ensure his home was safe from mold and rotting wood. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to help him.

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. 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.

A SaniDry was installed to filter moisture out of the air in the crawlspace. A SaniDry is a dehumidifier for the space and will help control the humidity. Controlling the humidity of the crawlspace will reduce energy bills and make the home more comfortable because the air that is moving into the house is more controlled.

New Vapor Barrier in Decatur, IL

Jeff and Julie W. in Decatur, IL had a vapor barrier that was not keeping moisture out of their crawlspace. This moisture had the potential of causing mold and rotting wood in the space. Jeff and Julie called Woods Basement Systems to find a solution.

Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the space and prevent water and moisture from getting in. This would lessen the chance of mold gorwing because it would eliminate some of the moisture that mold needs to grow.

WaterGuard Waterproofing System and IceGuard in Decatur, Illinois

Fred and Krisandra S. of Decatur, Illinois were troubled by the foundation problem into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water caused concern for damage to their valuables.

System design specialist Gregory B. designed a solution to keep the basement dry and to prevent structural damage. First, WaterGuard and IceGuard were both installed by foreman Jeremy R. and WaterGuard stop the leak around the edge of the basement. And now, Fred and Krisandra's basement is dry more comfortable.

WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard Installed in Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois residents Joe and Debbie D. were distraught by the water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water risked damaging their valuables and provided excellent conditions for mold growth.

System design specialist Josh L. designed a solution to keep their basement dry. WaterGuard was installed by foreman Dillon L. and his crew. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system designed to collect water and guide it to the newly installed TripleSafe sump pump system.

TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps to ensure their basement stays dry all the time. For added assurance, IceGuard was installed. IceGuard provides an exit for water in the event that the discharge lines become frozen. Now, Joe and Debbie no longer have to worry about a wet, moldy basement.

Decatur, IL Business gets a CleanSpace

This Decatur, IL business owner was getting tired of his old, dirt crawlspace and how it was easily accessible for unwanted water and animals to enter. He contacted Woods Basement Systems for his free estimate and found that a CleanSpace encapsulation system is exactly what he needs. This 20-mil-thick material that covers the dirt crawlspace creates a barrier from the outside environment and reduces humidity levels. With the addition of our SmartSump sump pump and SaniDry CX dehumidifier the crawlspace is guaranteed to stay dry.

This Decatur business now has a clean, brand-new looking crawlspace that they can use as they please.

CleanSpace Encapsulation in Decatur, IL

Many homeowners with crawlspaces tend to forget about them and don't do anything with them, but an unprotected crawlspace can have an impact on the entire home. Dirt crawl spaces are easily accessible to animals and aren't well protected against water. Mold can often form because of this, leaving behind a pungent smell that can loft into the interior of a home.

Jason P. of Decatur, IL knew this, so he contacted Woods Basement Systems. Our team members were able to convert his old, dirt crawlspace into a clean, dry crawlspace suitable to store personal belongings in.

First our SmartPipe was installed to direct any water that may try to enter into our SmartSump sump pump. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier was then installed to separate the crawl spice from the outside environment. Now Jason's Decatur home has a clean, dry, and usable crawlspace for years to come.

Decatur, Illinois Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard

When water leaked into Jeff H.'s Decatur, Illinois home, mold began to grow. The water risked damage and rotting to his finished basement. Greg B., system design specialist, designed a solution to waterproof Jeff's basement. 

Foreman Juan H. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. The WaterGuard guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system and away from the basement. IceGuard was installed to the discharge line as an exit in the event that discharge line would become frozen.

Now, Jeff's basement is dry and will stay dry.

Crawl Space Waterproofing in Decatur, IL

Andrea H. of Decatur, IL was experiencing issues with standing water in her crawlspace due to open vents and improper space sealing. The standing water started causing mold and rotting wood in the crawlspace. Woods Basement Systems fixed the standing water by sealing the crawlspace with CleanSpace and vent covers along with a TwinPack sump pump to pump out water that may appear in the crawlspace. The customer also had a SaniDry installed to reduce the relative humidity and help control temperature in the crawlspace, which will decrease their energy bills.

Basement Dehumidification in Decatur, IL

A Decatur, IL resident was having problems with condensation in his basement.  He tried using a small household dehumidifier to dry the air, but it could not properly get the job done.  The condensation was beginning to form mold and was causing his entire home to smell.

Woods Basement Systems installed a SaniDry XP in his basement to solve his condensation problems.  The SaniDry XP dries the air and has a powerful blower that moves the dry air out and into the basement area.  The resident was very pleased with the SaniDry XP and now enjoys a dry and mold-free basement.

Foundation Settlement in Decatur, IL

Foundation settlement is a common issue among older homes and buildings.  Some common indicators of foundation problems are cracks extending from doors and windows, windows coming out of their square, and stair-step cracking.  It is important to get the problem solved rather than putting it off because the settlement will only get worse over time.  As the foundation problem does get worse, it’s going to cost more to fix it.

Woods Basement Systems uses Push Piers by Foundation SupportWorks to solve the foundation problems in a historical Decatur, IL building. Push piers solved this building’s foundation problems, and now the building can stand firm for many more years to come.

Push Piers Fix Settlement in Decatur, IL

A homeowner in Decatur, IL began noticing signs of a foundation problem both inside and outside of his home.  Inside, there were large cracks on the basement walls.  Outside, he saw stair-step cracks in his brick foundation.  The resident wanted to fix the problem before it got any worse.

Woods Basement Systems installed Push Piers by Foundation SupportWorks around the outside perimeter of the home.  The resident was very pleased with the work done by Woods and can now have peace of mind that his home will stand firm for many years to come.

Wall Anchor Installation in Decatur, IL

A Decatur, IL resident had been having problems with her basement walls cracking and slightly bowing.  She knew the problem would only get worse with time, so she decided to fix it while it was still small.  The resident planned to finish the basement someday, so the first step was to get the walls stabilized. 

Woods Basement Systems installed wall anchors along the outside of the basement walls. Wall anchors have been proven to be an effective and economical repair solution.  They have a quick installation time compared to other systems, and there is minimal disturbance from the installation.  The resident was happy with the work done by Woods and was relived to know the problem was solved once and for all.

Nasty Crawl Space in Decatur, IL

A homeowner in Decatur, IL was in the process of putting his house on the market when he noticed moisture and water in his crawl space.  He had been living in his home for 23 years and wanted to get the problem solved as soon as possible.  His biggest concern was selling his house and doing whatever needed to be done to make that happen.

Woods Basement Systems came out to inspect his crawl space and found inches of standing water.  In order to eliminate humidity, odors, and mold in the crawl space, Woods decided to install CleanSpace, SmartPipe, and a SuperSump.  The CleanSpace system kept the crawl space clean and dry, while the SmartPipe and SuperSump pumped water out and away from the home.

The resident was very pleased with the end result and greatly appreciated all the work done by Woods to restore the property value of his home.

Work Requests From Decatur, IL
Illini Dr in Decatur
Full basement with block walls. Foundation has cracked and have has some water intrusion. need evaluation of damage and estimate to repair foundation and waterproof basement.
Quail Drive in Decatur
Concrete Block Walls are leaning out at the top, three bricks down on three sides.
Southwind Ln. in Decatur
Cracks wall bowing
Fields Court in Decatur
We have a concrete patio under a wood deck. The patio's concrete has pull away from the house. In addition, the wood stairway from the wood deck is no longer level. I would like you to look at these two problems and give us your advice.
Louise Ct in Decatur
During moderate to heavy rain we get water in our basement. Its fully finished with carpet, drywall, and trim which is now showing some damage as it has flooded twice since my wife and I have owned the house (just over a year). It also does not have a sump pump so when it does flood we have to remove the water by hand via multiple shop vacs. We need to find out what our options are to fix the issue.
Serving the following Decatur, IL zip codes
62521, 62522, 62523, 62524, 62525, 62526