A unique feature of the Geo-Lock system is the ability to tighten the anchors when the soil around the home shrinks due to dry spells. This provides an opportunity to improve and straighten the bowing of the basement walls over time.
Heavy-duty anchors are securely installed in a stable layer of soil out and away from the home. They are connected to steel wall plates on the interior of the wall with long galvanized steel rods.
This leaky window was replaced with an EverLast window. EverLast windows are airtight, easy to open, and keep out bugs, rodents, and other outdoor elements.
This old, unreliable sump pump was replaced with a TripleSafe. The TripleSafe sump pump is a three-pump system that has a WaterWatch alarm system, warning the resident of water damage before it occurs.
Job Stories From Maryville, IL
Leaky Basement in Maryville, IL
This Maryville, IL resident was tired of dealing with water in his basement every time it rained. Water would seep in through the leaky window, and there wasn’t a proper waterproofing system to carry the water to the sump pump. There were also large cracks in the foundation walls because they had begun to bow slightly. Water would come in through the cracks in the walls, and the basement always seemed to be wet.
Woods Basement Systems fixed his wet basement problems by installing Wall Anchors, an EverLast window, WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump. All of these products worked together to keep the homeowner’s basement dry all the time.
Maryville, IL Foundation Settles
The foundation in Rich's Maryville house was settling unevenly, and cracks in his basement wall (visible even from the outside) told the whole story. Rich asked Woods Basement Systems for help, aware the problem wasn't simply cosmetic. One free basement inspection and estimate later, Rich knew precisely what was happening with his foundation and how to repair it.
When a part of the foundation settles more than the rest, a splitting pressure can pull apart the structure holding up your house. The oftentimes safest solution for this serious issue (and the solution that Rich opted for) is a set of push piers. Push piers are driven deep underground until they reach a stable surface, and from there the weight of the foundation is placed on the piers. They take pressure off the walls, which can be lifted back into place.
Foundation Supportworks, Inc. push piers are intelligently designed for everlasting strength and safeguards against buckling or bending. A revolutionary external metal sleeve gives additional strength to the pier's vulnerable spot--directly below the bracket. Since the installation of FSI piers, Rich knows his foundation isn't going anywhere and won't be ashamed of glaring wall cracks.