The usual depth of the wall anchoring hole is at least below the frost line. In the St. Louis area that is 32 inches.
This is a photograph of a Manchester, Missouri home that is bowing outward creating cracks and allowing water to seep into the basement.
This Manchester, Missouri wall is suffering from bowing which is creating cracks and allow water to seep into the basement.
This photo shows a wall in Manchester, Missouri that is bowing outward causing cracks and allowing water to seep into the basement.
Job Stories From Ballwin, MO
Radon Gas Mitigation in Ballwin, MO
When Ballwin resident, Betty, tested her homes radon levels, they were alarmingly high. After seeing Woods Basement Systems commercial on TV, she did not hesitate to call. Representative Ken Herrman met with her for a detailed radon testing & a free consultation on a mitigation system.
Ken explained to her that a radon mitigation system will prevent the toxic radon gas from entering her home. Exposure to these toxins overtime can cause various health issues, so Betty scheduled the mitigation installation for the following week.
Today, Betty has an effective mitigation system and her radon gas levels are significantly low.
Wet Basement Solutions in Ballwin, MO
After a long rainstorm, Peggy & Rod noticed that water was leaking into their basement from various areas. Without hesitation, they asked some friends who to call. They were referred to Woods Basement Systems, and scheduled an appointment on September 25,2014 with David Palmer, a System Design Specialist.
Being very familiar with wet basement issues, David did not take long in diagnosing the couple’s problem. David explained that their sill plate was slowly rotting away and causing minor leakage. Also, their downspout was channeling too much water at the corner of their foundation. Unfortunately, if these were not fixed in the near future, they would continue to get worse. The couple scheduled for a crew to come the following week.
Foreman Reginald Bradford and his crew installed the Sill Plate Draintile System to fix their rotting sill plate. Then, they installed a LawnScape Outlet that acts as a downspout extension to direct the drainage away from the foundation. The couple was enthused that the job was completed in one day. Today, they are enjoying their leak-free basement with confidence their storage will not be damaged every time it rains.
WaterGuard & BrightWall Instllation in Ballwin, MO
Ballwin couple, Kevin & Sue, were tired of dealing with their basement flooding every time it rained. Their waterproofing system was not working and they could not figure out why. Realizing they absolutely needed the space for storage, they were referred to Woods Basement Systems by a friend.
On September 11th, 2012, System Design Specialist, David Palmer met with the couple to diagnose their issue. David explained that the water was seeping through their walls, floors, and joints between them. He informed them that their original waterproofing system seemed to be clogged. This could be fixed, but he warned them it probably would not be long-lasting. He then suggested a permanent solution, the WaterGuard system. Kevin & Sue were instantly appealed to the fact that it was a non-clogging pipe system that does not rot. After doing more research on the products of Basement Systems, they decided that they wanted BrightWall panels to enhance the aesthetics of the dark, bare basement walls. Three days after their meeting with David, foreman Chris Armstrong and his crew arrived to save their basement.
Just in one day, the new interior drainage system was installed. The WaterGuard system is barely noticeable as it is hidden beneath a layer of concrete, which enthused the couple. The BrightWall panels, which were designed to work hand in hand with the WaterGuard system, has transformed their basement from a damp & dark room to a bright & open area that is perfect for neat and dry storage. Kevin & Sue could not be happier with their new basement and continue to reference Woods Basement Systems to their friends.
Wet Basement in Ballwin, MO
Bill B, a resident of Ballwin, MO, was having wet basement issues for a couple of years. After many failed attempts to fix it himself, he finally decided he needed professional help & a permanent solution. Representative, Kendall Blunt met with him to diagnose the source of his basement problem.
After her thorough assessment, it was obvious that Bills sump pump wasn't working correctly and water was seeping through Bills floor and walls. Kendall suggested that with a new sump pump, the WaterGuard System would resolve this issue. She also explained that his existing external French Drain wasn’t working because they often grow roots & clog with silt. For his crawlspace, the CleanSpace Pinkie Roll will help isolate the area from outside air, groundwater, and dirt.
Bill felt comfortable with Kendall’s knowledge and honesty, and knew Woods Basement Systems would be the answer to all of his basement problems. On July 3rd, 2013, foreman Jose Lorenzana and his crew successfully completed the project in one day. Bill now has an interior French drain system, known as the WaterGuard System, as well as a new and improved sump pump. Today, he is enjoying his healthy, dry and warranted basement with confidence he won’t have this problem again.
Geo-Lock Foundation & CleanSpace in Ballwin, MO
Ballwin resident, Mary O, was concerned about the deterioration of her homes foundation over the years. The basement walls were bowing & buckling, and the crawl space grew wet with a musty smell. She was referred by a friend to call Woods Basement Systems.
On July 3rd, 2014, representative, Chris Tite visited Mary’s home to diagnose what was causing her issues. After his assessment, Chris explained to Mary that the foundation soil was exceeding way too much pressure on the outside walls. He suggested that a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System will prevent them from getting worse, as well as help straighten them back to normal. He also informed her on the state-of-the-art CleanSpace Liner that would act as a barrier from moisture, outside air, as well as pests. This process of crawl space encapsulation would get rid of the musty smell. Mary felt comfortable with Chris’s knowledge as well as Wood’s access to the high-tech materials, she decided Woods Basement Systems was the right one for the job.
On July 17th, foreman Todd Wells and his crew began the transformation. The anchors were inserted in the soil outside the foundation. There, they are connected to the foundation walls by a steel rod to apply pressure. This procedure helps form them back to its original position. Mary’s home required 50 feet of CleanSpace liner to cover her entire crawl space. The liner will not only prevent the musty smell, but will also help save energy costs.
In just two days, the entire job was complete and Mary could not be happier with the results. She is now more comfortable knowing her home's foundation is safe, clean and warranted.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Save Ballwin, MO Home
Larry's basemebt wall was beginning to bow in, causing cracks in the wall and the outside of the home. This is a common problem of settling earth in the active wedge. The active wedge is the dirt that was dug out in order to build the foundation, then used to fill the whole back again. It is called the active wedge because the dirt is continuously moving, shifting and settling.
To stabilize Larry's wall, Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed. Multiple thin rods are drilled out from the basement, and past the active layer of dirt to a more stable ground. Then plates are connected to these galvanized rods to anchor them to the solid earth.
Larry's wall is now stabilized and will eventually straighten out, over time.
Woods Fixes Bowing Wall
Terry's home in Ballwin, MO had seen better days. Several cracks ran around the basement walls, and already water had found its way through some and showed no signs of stopping. The stellar things Terry had heard about Woods Basement Systems convinced him to contact us for a free professional inspection, service recommendation, and price estimate.
Woods found one of the walls was bowing inwardly and needed to be anchored. Woods installed seven Geo-Lock wall anchors, protecting the wall from any further bowing and even allowing periodic corrections to straighten the wall! Terry also purchased the WaterGuard drainage system, which stands apart from conventional pipes due to its patented design and location in the basement floor. WaterGuard will not clog or cause structural foundation damage. It catches any water that drips down the walls and delivers it to a sump pump, which means no puddles on the floor!
Terry and his wife Robin now enjoy their totally dry basement with a structurally sound foundation!