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CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL

CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL

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CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL

Frances K. of Millstadt, IL had a very wet crawl space. Even though she had a plastic liner in the crawl space, it was flimsy and not secured in any way so it bunched up did nothing to stop moisture from getting into the crawlspace so France K called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended encapsulating the crawl space.

Woods installed CleanSpace over the foundation walls and floors of the basement. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick, durable plastic moisture barrier that is secured in place over the foundation walls and dirt floors in the crawl space. It prevents moisture from entering the crawlspace and guides it down to the perimeter drainage system for removal. CleanSpace is mold resistant and gives the crawl space a cleaner and brighter appearance.

CleanSpace Protects Crawlspace in Millstadt, IL

CleanSpace Protects Crawlspace in Millstadt, IL

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CleanSpace Protects Crawlspace in Millstadt, IL CleanSpace Protects Crawlspace in Millstadt, IL

This homeowner was looking to make her crawlspace as clean, dry, and energy-efficient as possible. System Design Specialist Barry C. inspected the crawlspace and recommended a long-lasting solution for her waterproofing concerns.

Foreman Mike P. and his team installed CleanSpace to seal out moisture and microbial growth. Working in conjunction with SmartSump and SaniDry systems, CleanSpace will last well into the future and keep the crawlspace dry and clean.

Cracking Millstadt, IL Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock

Cracking Millstadt, IL Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock

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Cracking Millstadt, IL Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock Cracking Millstadt, IL Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock

Over time, pressure coming from the soil around the foundation often leads to cracks. This is especially true with concrete-block foundation walls. Because the wall is made of individual pieces rather than one solid slab, cracks form at the joints between blocks. These cracks often lead to water leaks and put the home at risk for total wall collapse. This was the case for this Millstadt, Illinois home, and the owner called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed several GeoLock wall supports along the cracking walls, connecting steel plates to heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil away from the foundation to support the wall and effectively pull it outward over time. 

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I can't believe they even cleaned the floors after they were finished!
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The wall looks much better since the anchors were installed.
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Why Choose Woods Basement Systems, Inc.?

Owners Rick and Ana Lee Woods started Woods Basement Systems, Inc. over 30 years ago and while the name changed a few times their dedication to serving homeowners across Illinois and Missouri never has. With the proper know-how, hard work and dedication Rick and Anna Lee grew their small business into a giant but never lost sight of the core values that motivated them all along. They understood better than anyone how important a person’s home is to them, which is why they promised to provide excellent service and forge lasting relationships with each and every one of their customers. If your home is in need of Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Concrete Lifting and Leveling, Crawl Space Repair, or Basement Finishing allow our talented experts to help you! Don’t wait any longer, get in contact with us today and schedule a FREE estimate!

Millstadt’s Basement Waterproofing Authority

If you have a musty smell in your basement, walls that feel damp, or a basement that floods when there is heavy rain you are in the right place! Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has over 30 years of basement waterproofing experience when it comes to taking a wet basement and transforming it into the space of your dreams. Our goal is to identify the problem and formulate a custom solution that is right for your home, all for an affordable price. Each one of our certified basement waterproofing technicians will stand behind their work and they only use proven and warrantied products that we will customize to fit your home. Only trust the areas leading basement waterproofing company to ensure the absolute best for your home.

We Provide: 
  • Basement seepage repair for wet basements
  • Wall crack & basement leak repair
  • Battery backup sump pump systems
  • Sump pump installation

Dependable Foundation Repair Experts

The foundation is arguably the most important aspect of your home. Without the strong base that the foundation provides the rest of your home is very susceptible to further problems down the line. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a trusted Foundation Supportworks dealer meaning we have the know-how and experience to tackle and resolve all types of foundation repair issues in the most effective way possible. We can provide your home with products available nowhere else, and all of our foundation repair crew members are fully trained. When you match incredible products with experienced professionals the results of our foundation repair work is ensured to be great! If your foundations is cracked, buckling, or has other signs of damage call us today to schedule a FREE foundation repair quote!

We Repair: 
  • Bowing Walls
  • Settlement Sinking
  • Foundation Heave
  • Sagging Crawl Spaces

Fast and Effective Concrete Lifting and Leveling

The major flaw of concrete is that the ground that it was poured on top of will inevitably shift and sink over time. In the states of Illinois and Missouri sinking concrete is all too common which is why our company has gone to great lengths to develop fast and effective concrete lifting and leveling solutions. PolyLevel is a revolutionary product that is minimally invasive and not only lifts and levels concrete but also stabilizes it. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab, then the PolyLevel polymer is poured into the holes. After only about 15 minutes the polymer is dry and the concrete is ready to be walked and even driven on. This concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster, less disruptive and arguably more effective than mud jacking which is the procedure PolyLevel replaces. To removed tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling estimate contact us today!

We can Fix: 
  • Sunken sidewalks
  • Sagging steps
  • Uneven patios
  • Sinking driveways

Crawl Space Repair Services in Millstadt

At Woods Basement Systems, Inc. we have just as much skill and knowledge when it comes to Crawl Space Repair and general crawl space needs. Regardless of what your problem may be we have the products and expertise to confidently handle any problem that you may be faced with. The crawl space is a relatively unknown part of the home but like any other part, it serves a specific function. Through our knowledge and experience we can help solve existing crawl space issues and in some cases even prevent them before they start.

Basement Finishing & Egress Window Installation

Why stop at basement waterproofing when we are also the leading experts for Basement Finishing? In our opinions basement finishing is one of the best ways to add usable living/storage space and value to your home. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a member of the award-winning Total Basement Finishing dealer network and has the experience and products to provide a beautiful, long-lasting and waterproof design. Add functional space that will protect against water and mold. Don’t wait any longer to transform your home, give us a call today!

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. also has the ability and expertise to install an egress window in your basement that will be customized to your home. Egress windows are necessary by code for any finished room in your basement that has a door. Egress windows serve three major purposes that make them a necessity for any home even if your basement is not finished. Firstly, egress windows are a safety feature that functions as an emergency exit in case of emergency. Secondly, egress windows add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Lastly, egress windows add value to your home and ensure that your home is up to code if your basement is finished or you want to finish it in the future. If you would like to learn more about egress window installation call or click today!

Job Stories From Millstadt, IL
Waterproofing Products Installed in Millsadt, IL Home

Homeowner April T. of Millstadt, Illinois wanted to waterproof his home. She called Woods Basement Systems to see if they could solve her wet basement problem. The team installed patented products such as WaterGuard, IceGuard and TripleSafe.

Waterproofing Products Installed in Millsadt, IL Home - Photo 1
SunHouse Window in Millstadt, IL

Brian C. of Saint Louis, Missouri was having problems with the foundation of his home. His basement walls were cracked and breaking, making him worried about the well being of his home. Luckily, Woods Basement Systems had the perfect solution for Brian’s foundation problems. They installed the PushPiers quickly and efficiently, leaving Brain with a safer foundation in no time.

 

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Cracked Front Porch Solution

Roger and Scott G. of Millstadt, Illinois were having problems with their foundation. On the front porch of their home, creating a large crack. This was creating an eyesore on their home and they needed a way to fix the problem before it got worse.

They decided to call Woods Basement Systems to install a solution to their problem. Our foreman Jose Lorenzana installed our PushPier System underneath the home. PushPiers made of steel permanently stabilize your home’s foundation. In man cases, this solution can also lift your home back toward level, closing cracks and improving the operation of doors and windows.

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Basement Waterproofing

In Millstadt, Illinois homeowner Karla H. wanted her basement waterproofed. For years, she had been having problems with rainwater entering her basement where the floor meets the wall. After it would rain or storm, she would have to go down to the basement to check for water and clean it up. Tired of the constant maintenance they were doing in her basement, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems to see what we could do to help.

We sent out our foreman Michael Davies and his team to install our waterproofing system, WaterGuard. WaterGuard can be installed in just one or two days, and does no damage to the inside or outside of the home. It is installed around the perimeter of the basement, on-top of the footing.

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Cracked Concrete-Block Basement Walls Supported With GeoLock In Millstadt, IL

Orville of Millstadt, Illinois was worried about the large cracks forming in his concrete-block foundation walls. He was concerned that if allowed to continue unaddressed, the cracks would grow larger, leading to water leaks and even a total wall collapse. With this in mind, Orville gave the experts at Woods Basement Systems a call.

In order to prevent further cracking and movement in Orville's walls, foreman Kevin and his team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by connecting a heavy anchor buried deep in the firm soil far away from the foundation to steel plates on the interior surface of the basement walls, effectively pulling the wall outward over time. Orville no longer has to worry about his walls!

Waterproofing System Installed in Millstadt, Illinois

Paul and Cathy had water leaking into their basement, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Chris T. found a solution and recommended installing a twin pack pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.

Foreman, Greg H. installed the products. The twin pack pump has two stainless steel pumps at different heights to prevent flooding. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. It works to collects water that seeps through basement walls and transfers it to the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it guides the water to the sump pump to be removed from the home. 

Now Paul and Cathy B. have dry basement. 

PolyLevel Supports Porch in Millstadt, Illinois

Craig of Millstadt, Illinois experienced a sinking concrete porch that needed repair, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Peter N., recommended for Polylevel to be installed.

Foreman, Andrew T., worked the job. PolyLevel is a high density polyurethane formula or foam that permanently lifts and stabilizes sinking concrete slabs. First, small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete slabs. Then the polymer is injected into the void and the holes are filled with cement. The concrete can be used within 15 minutes, so there is no long wait for it to settle. 

Now, Craig M. can safely use his porch. 

PowerBrace Supports Millstadt, IL Home

Ryan noticed cracking and wall damage in his basement. After searching the Internet, he found Woods Basement systems and gave us a call. On the phone he talked to system design specialist, Brandon B., and he recommended the installation of a PowerBrace.

Foreman, Malik J. and his team installed the PowerBrace. The PowerBrace helps bring the wall into a permantely stable position so that the wall will not move out of place again. This brace is made out of zinc steel beams that will be customizable to fit any size needed.

Ryan can now have peace of mind that his home will be stable for years to come!

 

Crawlspace Repair in Millstadt, IL

Homeowner Joanne in Millstadt, IL wanted to keep her crawlspace clean and moisture-free, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help. She met with System Design Specialist Barry C., who inspected the area and helped her settle on the optimal solution for her problems.

Foreman Mike P. and his team installed CleanSpace wall barriers, a SaniDry dehumidifier, and a SmartSump system to tackle moisture issues from every side. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that seals out moisture, mildew, and mold from the crawlspace for long-lasting protection. SaniDry is an advanced air system that transforms crawlspaces into dry, clean, energy-efficient additions to any home. SmartSump is a sump system designed especially for crawlspaces and adds another level of waterproofing protection. Joanne can rest assured knowing her crawlspace will be clean and dry well into the future thanks to CleanSpace.

Basement Waterproofing in Millstadt, IL

Harvey V. of Millstadt, Illinois discovered that water was entering his home's basement. He did not want to have to worry about cleaning up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a Waterguard drainage system and a CleanSpace wall system. Foreman Miguel O. then traveled to the home to get the job started.

The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that covers the walls of the basement. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. The Waterguard drainage system is placed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains any water coming up from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement.

Harvey V. no longer has to worry about his home's basement flooding after every storm. He now has a waterproof and dry basement.

Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces and Channel Anchors in Millstadt, IL

RoseAnn W. of Millstadt, Illinois noticed that a few of her home's walls in the basement were bowing and cracking. She did not want this problem to get worse or cause any safety hazards, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a few PowerBraces and Channel Anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. then headed to the home to get the job started.

PowerBraces are steel I-beams that are secured to the joists above the wall. It is an adjustable system, meaning that the PowerBraces can be tightened to help straighten and stabilize the wall. Channel Anchors are made of steel and extend from the inside walls of the basement to the hard packed soil outside. The anchors are mounted to the wall inside the home and are secured to the floor. These anchors help stabilize the wall.

RoseAnn W. no longer has to worry about her home's walls cracking and bowing. She now has safe, straight, and stable walls.

Push Piers Installed in Millstadt, IL

Betty M. of Millstadt, Illinois noticed that her foundation was settling which was causing cracking in the walls of her home. She did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Brandon B. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a few push piers. Foreman Jose L. then traveled to the home to get the project started. The push pier is installed next to the footings of the home. It stabilizes and lifts the home back to its original position. After installation, the push piers were then covered with soil.

Betty M. no longer has to worry about cracks in her home's walls. Her home now has a level and stable foundation.

Walls Stabilized with PowerBrace in Millstadt, IL

Over time basement walls can become unstable and start to bend. This is not safe and should be addressed as soon as possible. That’s why Brett T called Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Thomas W was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jeremy R installed a PowerBrace Assembly. This product attaches to the walls and will keep them from bending any more than they already have. Now the walls are secure and Brett has no need to worry.

Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Millstadt, IL

Brett T. of Millstadt, Illinois noticed that his basement wall was starting to bow. He did not want this problem to get worse or become a safety concern, so he called Woods Basement Systems.

Design specialist Thomas W. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution would be to install a few PowerBraces. Foreman Jeremy R. traveled to the home to get the job started. PowerBraces are made of steel and are fastened to the joists above the wall. It is an adjustable system that makes it possible to not only stabilize, but straighten the walls.

Brett T. no longer has to worry about his basement wall bowing and causing damage. He now has a stable and straighter wall.

Unevenly Settled Concrete Fixed by PolyLevel in Millstadt, IL

Linda F. from Millstadt, IL was facing problems with the concrete slabs surrounding her home settling unevenly. Aware of the potential dangers and tripping hazards from this situation, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Systems Design Specialist Brandon B. evaluated the situation and informed Linda that this can naturally happen as a result of the weight of the concrete and what the concrete is responsible for holding up. Brandon also inferred that the solution to the issue would be to install Poylevel. Foreman Juan H. installed PolyLevel, which is a foam injection that is designed to lift the concrete and to restore the slab to the original state. All of this is performed in a simple 4-step process.

Linda F. can now feel assured that the safety of her home is no longer questionable thanks to the installation of PolyLevel foam injections.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Millstadt, IL

Frances K. of Millstadt, IL had a very wet crawlspace. The crawl space leaked every time it rained so it couldn’t be used for storage or anything else because anything put in the crawl space would be damaged. Drafts from the crawl space made the home harder to cool in the winters as well so Frances called Woods Basement Systems for a free inspected. After assessing the crawl space, Design Specialist Adam R. found the best solution would be a crawl space encapsulation and insulation system.

Woods installed SilverGlo Insulated panels over the foundation walls of the crawl space. SilverGlo is a graphite infused rigid foam insulation that has a higher R-value than other foam insulation panels. It’s also waterproof so it prevents moisture from entering the crawlspace and guides it down to the drainage system.

CleanSpace was installed over the walls and dirt floors of the crawlspace. It is a  mold-resistant, thick, durable plastic liner that prevents water from entering the crawl space from the walls or floors. Drainage matting was installed under the CleanSpace over the floors of the crawl space. Drainage matting is dimpled to prove channels for standing water to disperse to the drainage system.

Woods installed the SmartPipe drainage system along the perimeter of the crawlspace. SmartPipe features several rows of channel holes that are covered with special filter fabric. This keeps it free from debris and mud as it collects water from the foundation walls and dirt floors of the crawl space and then drains it to the sump pump.

The TripleSafe was installed to accept the water from the SmartPipe and pump it out and away from the crawlspace through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe consists of three pumps, including a battery back up pump, which allows it to handle weather ranging from light sprinkles to severe thunderstorms as well as power outages.

IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. Water flows straight through IceGuards normally but if the discharge lines become frozen or clogged, water can escape to the yard through the slotted openings in the IceGuards, rather than back up into the crawlspace.

Woods installed the SaniDry dehumidifier in the crawl space. The SaniDry is EnergyStar rated so it’s energy efficient but still powerful. It removes up to 109 pints of water from crawl space air per day which keeps relative humidity low. The SaniDry prevents conditions that foster mold growth and rot.

Frances K. is thrilled that not only can she use her crawl space for storage but her home will be more comfortable in the winter.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Millstadt, Illinois

Jacob and Lauren F. from Millstadt, Illinois were troubled by the bowing basement walls. The cracking prevented Jacob and Lauren to have a safe and comfortable house.

Foreman Jeremy R. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors to restore the walls and support the home. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors can be adjusted over time, making them a permanent and safe solution. Jacob and Lauren are living in their home that supported by Geo-Lock in a safe way and their basement is more comfortable now.

Work Requests From Millstadt, IL
Vicinity of Vogel Pl in Millstadt
I have an issue with the external pipes for my sump pump. I am also interested in possible water proofing and basement finishing. Basement Windows also leak.
Vicinity of Morgan Lake Dr in Millstadt
Water in window well - does not leak at window - but now getting puddles in the basement floor. I have 2 basement windows - need the window wells dug out and replaced to move water away from house
Vicinity of Harvest St in Millstadt
Vapor Barrier, standing water, proper venting
Vicinity of Landau Dr in Millstadt
Raise and level sidewalk
Vicinity of W Laurel Street in Millstadt
Water leaking in from Southwest Corner in basement during heavy rains
Vicinity of Landau Drive in Millstadt
Looking for information on a sump pump system install.
Vicinity of Wirth Road in Millstadt
Our wood railroad tie retaining wall was damaged during a tree removal. We need to see what can be done to fix the damage.
Vicinity of East Madison in Millstadt
Have a few cracks in basement where water is coming in when it rains
Vicinity of Augies Way Pl in Millstadt
We have lived here 15 years crawl space was always dry. The last three years we have used a potable sump pump at times to get rid of water that has collected. Would love an estimate on a sump pump installed by you. I think you put one in next door. Look forward ti hearing from you
Vicinity of W. Harrison St. in Millstadt
We are under contract to buy this home but water issues were discovered in the crawl space. We would like a quote for repair and to check for mold.
Vicinity of W. White Street in Millstadt
I have a basement wall that has begun to bow out. I would like to have the wall stabilized and repaired.
Vicinity of Roachtown Rd in Millstadt
Sidewalk patio area uneven tripping hazzard want to fix
Vicinity of West Laurel in Millstadt
I have bowing wall in my basement. There is also a crack along the entire length of that wall. It is only on the south wall.
Vicinity of Gemstone Dr in Millstadt
Radon mitigation
Vicinity of Le Pere School Road in Millstadt
Some animal burrowed under my front porch leaving a void below the concrete slab. Im concerended that this may cause eventual problems with the porh, plus invites other animals to make this home. Id like to explore some type of flowable fill to fill this and add support back under the porch.
Vicinity of Saxtown Rd. in Millstadt
Water coming through basement wall Additional information: How did you hear about us?: Internet/Web Preferred Appointment Date: 06/12/2018
Vicinity of Glauber Rd in Millstadt
Our home was built in 2003 and there was an extra hole in the foundation wall (maybe 6" in diameter) that we plugged up with a closed 6" pipe and tarred around it. That held for years, but we are getting big leaking in the basement again now. We would love to get a free estimate ASAP and possibly have you guys take are of it!
Vicinity of Summer Creek Lane in Millstadt
Some of the brickwork on our one story home has cracked and I suspect a foundation issue is to blame. I would like your opinion about the probable cause and your recommendation to repair the damage.
Vicinity of W. Laurel St. in Millstadt
I need a quote/ estimate for Radon mitigation.
Vicinity of Douglas Road in Millstadt
Back patio is sinking near the house. Needs to be raised.