Openings between the wall and concrete floor caused leaks in this St Louis basement. The homeowners chose to have WaterGuard installed as well as had the wall finished, brightening the room and ensuring the basement stays dry.
Push Piers are driven deep into the ground on the exterior of the home and are embedded in a stable layer of soil. A heavy-duty steel bracket is installed against the foundation's footing, and steel piers are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock. The weight of the home is transferred through the piers to the soil, which provides an opportunity for the home to be lifted back toward its original position. Once installation is complete, the soil is backfilled and the home is permanently stabilized.
Several coating were applied to try and stop a wall crack leak. When that all failed a thin rubbery material was applied but that also failed to stop the ground water from getting into the basement. We re-did it all with our flexispan.
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Steve’s home in Lake Saint Louis, MO seemed to have a sinking foundation. He contacted Woods Basement Systems to prevent the issue from getting worse. Representative, Randy Pantano scheduled a free consultation with him.
After a thorough evaluation of the home and discussing Steve’s options, they decided on the Push Pier System. This system was designed by foundation specialists and engineers of Foundation Supportworks, the international company that is leading the foundation stabilization industry. He scheduled the job for the following month.
Foreman, Jordan Flynn and his crew took two days to install the system. Steve’s home is now stabilized on stable bedrock, rather than shifting and sinking soils.
Matt resides in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. When his basement wall cracks started to leak, he contacted Woods Basement Systems in fear his foundation was deteriorating. Representative, Richard Obermeier met with Matt for a free consultation.
On August 31, 2012, after a thorough valuation, Richard informed him that his foundation walls needed to be stabilized. As a certified dealer for the Basement Systems Network, he highly recommended the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System. This would prevent the foundation from getting worse as well as help push the walls back into their original position. Matt appealed to the innovative solution and scheduled Woods to complete the project.
Woods Basement Systems foreman, Matthew Asher, and his crew completed the entire job on September 13th. Matt now has a stabilized & dry foundation with confidence he will not have this problem again.
Lake Saint Louis resident, Lisa, had a wet basement due to water seepage through the walls and the floors. She contacted Woods Basement Systems and scheduled a free estimate with Jeff Korte.
After a thorough assessment, Jeff discussed Lisa’s options, but recommended the WaterGuard System. This waterproofing system acts as an interior French drain, but is less expensive and more reliable. Lisa trusted Jeff’s knowledge in the waterproofing field and booked the job.
Just a few days later, a crew arrived at Lisa’s home. They installed the system in one single day. Today, her basement is dry & leak free.
Water finds it way under foundation to caskets
Even the dead hate being wet, this week the Jay B Smith Funeral Home had their basement installed with the WaterGuard system as well as having their sump pump fitted with IceGuard discharge to better pump water even when it’s cold outside. The products that the Jay B Smith Funeral Home had purchased were recommended for their water leakage problem due to that the water was finding its way under the foundation turning the basement floor into a pool. Woods took action and came out to install all these systems.
The first things we did when we started the job was inspect where all of the trenches will be dug and how ide in order to put in the WaterGuard System. Pick axes, jack hammers, and trench shovels were brought in to begin the excavation process. Trenches were dug around the perimeter of the basement and cleaned out. Gravel rocks were poured down on top of the footing that would later be used as the base of the WaterGuard System. After gravel had been laid down in the trenches, the WaterGuard system was measured and cut to the precise amount where it would lay on top of the footing. The final thing that had to be done for the WaterGuard System was to concrete it in and install the inspection where you can check to make sure that its working correctly.
The original water that was sitting in the basement was pumped out using the sump pump originally in the basement that was checked and re-fitted in the hole. Outside holes were drilled in the poured sidewall in order for the PVC pipes that would connect to the sump pump to the outside with the IceGuard discharge on the ends to prevent freezing in winter weather.
In the end, the water had vanished from the floor at which it was making home and any further water coming from the foundation would now be drained through the WaterGuard System to the sump pump. What was once a wet basement is now a dry place in which that can store whatever they need. If you or anyone you know need waterproofing or basement work done, give us a call here at Woods Basement Systems.
Charlie noticed that in his basement, the water collecting in the drainage system was not being taken out of the house properly.
Woods Basement Systems, Inc. came out to inspect this St. Louis home's issue and once the problem of water drainage was clarified, Woods came to a consensus with Charlie on the Zoeller M53 sump pump with 1/3 horsepower and the UltraSump battery back-up system. To complete the sump pump process, a discharge line was also installed to take the water being pumped away from the home.
Charlie was pleased with the work and now has peace of mind for his basement.
Waterproofing and Total Basement Finishing
This week Liz had her basement finished up to look spic and span brighten up and create more space. In the past, Woods Basement Systems came and waterproofed the entire basement with the TripleSafe Sump Pump System, WaterGuard, and IceGuard. Things were looking great but needed a few more touches. Liz called back again and was interested in the CleanSpace.
CleanSpace is a durable plastic liner which is the perfect solution for stone walls. This liner provides a vapor barrier that allows water to drain behind it as well as dramatically brightening up the entire basement. CleanSpace is super durable and nearly impossible to rip or tear. As soon as all the walls have been measured and prepped for the liner, it is put up. Once everything is finished up, the systems continue to work in perfect harmony of each other. If it happens that water comes through the walls, then that water will drain behind the wall down to the WaterGuard that will lead into the TripleSafe and out the IceGuard.
All in all, Liz was very happy with how bright her basement had now become and that the dampness was gone. If you know someone or looking to have YOUR basement inspected for waterproofing, give us a call here at Woods Basement Systems and let us know what your basement concerns are so we can come take care of them for you.
Push-Pier and WaterGuard
This week Randy and Carol called us here at Woods Basement Systems with the problem of their home had moved from the original location at which it was settled at when they had first moved in. They also had an issue with water coming in through the footer of their pored wall. We sent a representative to come out and address the issue and he had asked them what it is they wanted to do with this problem and we gave our professional advice on what we could do to fix this problem once and for all. In the end we came to needed Push Piers being put in as well as WaterGuard.
Now, you might be wondering what in the world are Push Piers and WaterGuard. Well, it’s a steel driver that is drive deep into the bedrock or any other stable soil layer around your home. They have the option to be driven from both the insider outside of the home and will lift back towards the original location closing cracks and improving door and window operations. Now that we had all the information we just had to start the job up. WaterGuard sits ¾ inch gap from that of the stone/poured wall and the floor allowing flawless wall drainage, it requires no such filter fabric; has a large outlet to run directly to your sump pump and it will not cause any such damage to your house's foundation integrity.
The first thing we did was remove any soil from the area where the piers are going to be driven. With this home, piers previously had to first be removed as they has rusted and oxidized over years of being in the ground. One all the piers had be removed we came in with a heavy-duty steel bracket which was installed aginst the footing g of the foundation. These steel pier are hydraulically driven rough the bracket and into the soil. Next, the weight of the house is transferred through the piers to competent soil below and a life can be attempted to bring the home back to its original position. Once the house is back to its location, the soil is backfilled and the home is now stabilized in its position. The last thing we had to do was put in the WaterGuard drainage pipe. We laid the pipe right in a canal of bedrock a few inches out from the wall modified for this specific home and placed a plastic wall covers to where the water would flow onto it and into the WaterGuard pipe. Then can attached it up to the Sump Pump, laid a layer of concrete over the top to seal up and that is it.
All in all, Randy and Carol are amazed with the job that we did in their basement as said “looks and feels better new then ever.” Now that the push pier have been put in, their house can sit back at its original location and with the WaterGuard water will no longer creep into their basement, but be pump right on outside with the sump pump. If you are a homeowner who needs basement work done or would like your basement inspected, give us a call at Woods Basement Systems where we want to keep your basement dry all the time.
Sheila and Dale were on a mission to make their home more comfortable and energy efficient so they sought out the guidance of Dr. Energy Saver.
The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system was installed to isolate the house from the earth. CleanSpace is a practical and fresh-looking energy saver that not only reduces air flow that comes from under then into the home, but also provides additional storage space that is safe from damage. Dimple matting was also installed on the ground of the crawl space to allow water to drain as necessary.
Sheila and Dale are now able to enjoy their new space while making the home more comfortable and efficient thanks to Dr. Energy Saver.
David and Kahra wanted to waterproof their basement the best way possible. They called Woods Basement Systems to get their free estimate. The System Design Specialist told them the best way to waterproof was to install WaterGuard and match it with a good sump pump like a Twin Pack. Then go cover all the other bases move forward and get the IceGuard and LawnScape as well. The couple decided these systems would be perfect to prepare them for the rainy seasons.
Bowing walls are result of pressure from the soil near the outside of the wall. When clay soils get wet, they expand and put pressure on the wall. When the force exceeds the strength of the wall, the wall cracks or breaks. These homeowners noticed this happening in their basement. They called Woods Basement Systems to get an estimate for repair. They ended up having Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed. These would permanently stabilize their basement walls and restore their property value. They decided this was just the repair they needed to save their home.
A resident of St. Louis, MO was noticing signs of a foundation problem both inside and outside his house. There were stair-step cracks in the outside brick walls, and the vertical cracks were wider, indicating that the wall was rotating outward. Also, some of the windows were separating from the framing and had cracks extending from the corners. Inside the home, there were cracks in the drywall that followed the seams.
Foundation SupportWorks by Woods Basement Systems installed Push Piers around the outside perimeter of the home. Push piers cause minimal disturbance from installation and have a quick installation time compared to other solutions. The resident was very pleased with the work done by Woods and can now have peace of mind with his home.
This homeowner's garage was starting to bow inward. She called Woods Basement System and had one of System Design Specialist come out and look at her house. Christopher Blickenstaff explained that wall anchors would be able to straighten out these walls and restore her property value. After having these installed, she found that she was very satisfied with the job that was done.
James and Debbie didn't like how cracks were forming in their house and how water was coming through those cracks. They called Woods Basement Systems and had a Specialist come to their house and give them a free estimate. To fix the problem, Push Piers were installed to stabilize their home and stop further cracking. To fix the cracks that had already formed, FlexiSpan was installed. Next, WaterGuard, a Twin Pack Sump Pump, IceGuard, and LawnScape were installed to direct water outside of the home. Today, James and Debbie's home stands firm and the basement stays dry.
This homeowner was having problems with his block foundation. The foundation settlement caused stair-step cracks to appear in the foundation and exterior brick walls of the home, and the windows began coming out of their frames. Woods Basement Systems installed Push Piers around the outside perimeter of the home to fix the homeowner’s foundation settlement issue. After the installation of the Push Piers, the cracks in the walls closed up and the windows were brought back into their frames, resulting in a strong foundation for the home once again.
A Saint Louis, MO resident had been dealing with a wet basement for far too long before she finally decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Woods made sure her basement would stay dry by installing WaterGuard, BrightWall, TripleSafe, and SaniDry XP. The WaterGuard caught all of the water coming into the home without getting clogged, while the TripleSafe pumped it out and away from the home. The BrightWall paneling systems brightened her basement and gave it a clean, semi-finished touch. The SaniDry XP kept the air dry and clean by acting as a dehumidifier and an air filtration system. The customer was very pleased with the work done by Woods and enjoyed no longer having to worry about water leakage in her basement.
An East Saint Louis resident had been living with water in her basement for 6 years. It wasn’t until the problem began getting worse that she gave Woods Basement Systems a call. She would get inches of water in her finished basement every time there was a heavy rain, and she wanted to solve the issue once and for all.
After a thorough inspection, Woods installed WaterGuard, IceGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump in the resident’s basement. This prevented the water from entering the basement by pumping it out and away from the home. The TripleSafe was able to keep up with the large amounts of water because of its three-pump system. There was not a problem with the WaterGuard clogging because it was installed on top of the footing rather than beside it.
The resident was very satisfied with the waterproofing and now enjoys a dry basement all the time. She rated Woods a 10 out of 10 and said she is very likely to recommend their excellent work.
A St. Louis resident had the typical problem of water flooding her basement. However, rather than putting off permanently solving the problem like most people would do, she decided to give Woods a call and find a solution. After an inspection, Woods told her which products would most benefit her situation and solve the problem.
Woods installed IceGuard, WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump in order to permanently waterproof the basement. The customer was very happy with the quality of the work and how dry her basement has stayed since then.
A St. Louis, MO customer called Woods Basement Systems in a panic because she had recently had work done by another company in her basement, yet there was still water seeping through the cracks. She was very unsatisfied with the previous work that had been done, and all she had to show was an uneven chain link fence, concrete poured in her yard, and a cut cable line.
Woods sent out the Production Manager to inspect the issues and found that the windows that had been installed were measured incorrectly, which caused cracks and the temperature in the basement to drop. The customer had Woods install Everlast windows and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Energy Saver.
The customer was very satisfied with the work done by Woods Basement Systems, and can now live comfortably in her basement.
Joseph and Rebecca reached out to Woods Basement Systems for help with their finished basement. Leaky windows and basement walls plagued the 76 year old home. The previous owners of the house had installed a basic sump pump, but it wasn't pumping. Woods immediately went to work on these issues.
First, the WaterGuard drainage system was inserted around the basement perimeter. Its patented design and unique location in the concrete prevents basement flooding and drain clogging, something other systems can't guarantee.
Woods serviced the walls next. They installed a CleanSpace wall system in a basement closet, creating a dry and clean atmosphere. In another area, BrightWall waterproof paneling was put up. BrightWall is made of inorganic material which discourages mold growth and stops moisture from seeping through foundation walls into the rest of the home. Woods also performed an EverLast Wall Restoration, ensuring a beautiful, dry, and mold-free environment.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump replaced the old faulty pump. TripleSafe is the pinnacle of sump technology and--living up to its name--has safeguards against all three reasons a pump can fail.
Now, instead of 76 years old, Joseph and Rebecca's finished basement looks and feels young again. Thanks, Woods!
Katherine has lived in her house for about three and a half years. Unfortunately when she moved in she inherited the previous owner’s leaky basement troubles. She noticed that large amounts of water came into her basement after a decent amount of rain and that her walls were starting to crack. Not only were both of these big issues, but mold was also starting to form in the wet places in her home.
After talking with several basement professionals, she decided Woods Basement System would be able to fix her problem the best. She met with System Design Specialist Tim Warchol to discuss her options. Upon talking with him, Katherine discovered that her house was slowly sinking deeper and deeper into soil. This was why her basement was leaking so much and why her foundation was cracking from the inside out.
Katherine and Tim came to the conclusion that Push Piers would be the best decision to save her home from settling any further. Foreman Miguel Ortiz came in and installed the Push Piers in three days. Katherine is now very happy that she can continue living in a house that stands firm with all cracks repaired and no leakage.
One Webster Groves home has been through at least three different homeowners, but it was the latest homeowner who inherited and finally decided to resolve his wet basement problem.
When William D. purchased his home, the basement included two existing sump pump systems. Unfortunately, the two sump pumps were not enough to keep his basement dry. Hydrostatic pressure on the exterior caused the basement walls to crack and leak, groundwater would seep in between the walls and floor, and rainwater would run underneath the basement door and across the basement floor. Moisture penetrating the basement walls caused paint to crack and chip. Eventually, his existing sump pumps failed. Standing water jeopardized items stored in the basement and threatened to ruin William's valuables.
William's story changed the moment he called Woods Basement Systems. He met with System Design Specialist Rich Obermeier, who carefully inspected William's basement and thoroughly discussed William's goals. Foreman Michael Jones, Jr. completely removed the failed sump pumps and installed a brand-new TripleSafe sump pump system, including two primary pumps and a third battery backup sump pump to keep William's basement dry all the time. The crew also installed WaterGuard along the basement perimeter to drain groundwater seepage from the wall-floor joint directly to the sump pump.
William's project also included the IceGuard sump pump discharge line system to prevent his sump pump discharge pipes from freezing in the winter. William is very impressed with his system, the crew, and our company. Today, he's free to use his basement for storage and will never have to worry about groundwater leaks again!