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Mason joined Woods Basement Systems as a Co-Foreman where he ensures his crew has everything needed for each job. Later, he moved into the Foreman role, and now, Mason serves as a Production Manager. He has proven leadership skills and is motivated to support his team and help homeowners. He has previous experience in concrete work and construction as well as an autobody certification.
What he most likes about his job is that it is fast paced. In his spare time, Mason enjoys riding ATV's and spending time with family and friends.
David G. of Ridge Farm, Illinois discovered that his home's basement was holding water after heavy rain showers. He did not want to have to continuously pump out the water, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and decided that the best option was to install a TripleSafe sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to get the job started.
The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement. It collects any water coming up from the ground before it reaches the basement surface. It then drains the water to the sump pump.
David G. no longer has to worry about water entering his home's basement. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
Brian and Dana M. of Champaign, Illinois were concerned with their bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and allowed water to leak into their basement.
System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to support their foundation and keep their basment dry. Foreman Mason S. and his crew installed PowerBrace. The PowerBrace support system supports the foundation while straightening the walls over time.
Mason and his team also waterproofed the basement with WaterGuard and TripleSafe. Brian and Dana are pleased to know their foundation is safe and their basement will stay dry.
Robin and Levi of Champaign, Illinois had cracks due to water damage and needed a solution, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Gregory B., recommended installing a waterproofing system with WaterGuard and TripleSafe sump pump.
Foeman, Mason S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home safe with its three-in-one design. It includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. The WaterGuard works the collect water that seeps through basement walls and transfers it to the sump pump in order for it to be removed from the home.
Now Robin and Levi H. have a dry basement.
Murali K. of Mount Vernon, IL noticed water seeping into the basement and soaking the carpet. After removing some drywall and the skirting board, he found cracks in his foundation. Water was leaking in through the cracks, as well as through the joint between the foundation walls and floors, which had begun to rot the dry wall and woods frames, especially the lower half so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed the WaterGuard drainage system under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard features wall flanges as well as channel holes so it can collect water to from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drain it to the sump pump for removal. Other systems sit either along the concrete footing or on the exterior of the foundation and are notorious for getting clogged by mud and plant roots. WaterGuard sits on top of the concrete footing, away from any mud or debris that might clog it.
Hidden leaks behind finished walls can be a nightmare. Murali K. of Mount Vernon, IL found out the hard way as hidden leaks from cracks in the foundation, as well as the joint between the walls and floors, damaged the dry wall and wood frame above and soaked the carpet. He didn’t want to deal with any more damage so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed CleanSpace over the cracked, leaky walls. CleanSpace is a thick and durable plastic moisture barrier that prevents water from seeping into the basement through the foundation walls. It directs any moisture down to the perimeter drainage system below for removal. CleanSpace has an additive called UltraFresh that ensures the mold cannot grow on its surface.
Mount Vernon homeowenrs Alan and Nancy had water coming into their basement. They decided it was time to give Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods devleoped the perfect plan for them.
First, Foreman Mason and his crew installed WaterGuard and CleanSpace. The CleanSpace goes on the wall and is a vapor barrier that catches any water that seeps in through the porous foundation walls. It leads this water to the WaterGuard, which also collects water coming in through gaps in foundation pouring, and the WaterGuard leads the water to the sump pump.
Then, Foreman John and his crew installed EverLast Walls to replace the bottom half of the walls that were molding and rotting. EverLast Walls are inorganic so they will not give mod and allergens a place to grow. They also save money because they are easy to clean, never need painted, and are damage resistant.
Alan and Nancy can now put their basement back together, give their dehumidifiers a break, and enjoy the dry clean air.
This Centralia, Illinois home's back patio was in a bad way. It was horribly cracked and sunken due to much of the underlying soil washing away over the years. It was ugly and unsafe, and the homeowners called Woods Basement Systems for help. In order to repair the damage, PolyLevel, an expanding composite foam, was injected underneath the damaged slabs. Because PolyLevel dries very quickly, the patio was leveled and ready to be used in just 30 minutes!
Jan G. or Sorento, Illinois had a leak in her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. suggested installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Mason S. installed the products. The Twin Pack pump includes two stainless steel pumps that work to protect your home against floods and leaks. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system used to collect water that has seeped through the basement walls. It then guides that water to the sump pump to fully remove it from the home.
Now Jan G. has a dry basement.
Peter R. of Springfield, IL had an old, rusted sump pump sitting in an open sump pit. The pump was no longer working properly and the flooding issues Peter thought he’d resolved were happening again so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Woods replaced the old, failing pump the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The TripleSafe has three pumps that sit inside a closed sump liner: a primary, secondary and battery back up pump so that no matter how severe the weather gets or if the power goes out, Peter’s basement will stay dry.
This Springfield, Illinois driveway was badly cracked and sunken after years of wear and tear. Because it was unsightly and unsafe, the homeowner was looking to have it repaired. In order to lift the slabs and fill the cracks, a Woods Basement Systems team injected PolyLevel, an expanding composite foam, underneath the the driveway. Because PolyLevel is quick-drying, the driveway was ready to be driven and walked on in under 30 minutes!
Alhambra, Illinois homeowner Jennifer had several settling slabs of concrete in her driveway. She gave Woods Basement Systems and System Design Specialist Chris developed a plan for him.
Foreman Mason and his crew injected the PolyLevel under the driveway. The PolyLevel raised the concrete and was ready to drive on in just a few hours.
Jennifer can now trust her driveway is level, drains properly, and will not be a tripping hazard any longer.
Altenburg, Missouri homeowner Amanda K. was troubled by her foundation wall. She discovered cracks and noticed that it had appeared to move. It's not uncommon for foundations to shift over time. System Design Specialist Chris T. inspected the home and determined the walls had bowed. He designed a solution to stabilize the foundation.
Foreman Mason S. and his team installed Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors. These Wall Anchors are made of galvanized steel and are driven into undisturbed soil. They provide permanent stabilization and may return the wall to its original position. With Geo-Lock, Amanda's home is safe.
Greg and Connie C. had an unlevel garage floor which resulted in cracking, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, David G. recommended installing PolyLevel to help lift the concrete.
Foreman, Mason S. installed the product. PolyLevel is made of a polyurethane formula, or foam, and it is used to permanently lift and stabilize sinking concrete slabs. It can be used on sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, garages, porches, and so many more places. How it works is first, small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete. Then, the polymer is injected into the void and within 15 minutes of installation, the concrete can be used again.
Now Greg and Connie C. have a safe garage floor.
Ken W. on Edwardsville, Il. had an alarming amount of water leaking into his basement. He contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. Woods suggested he have a waterproofing system installed. As a part of this waterproofing system, we installed our TripleSafe sump pump, as shown in the pictures.
The TripleSafe sump pump consists of three pumps: the primary, secondary and battery back up in the case of primary pump failure.
Now Ken has the peace of mind that his valuables are safe being stored in the basement.
Ken W. had an alarming amount of water coming into the basement of his Edwardsville, IL home whenever there was a heavy rain. He contacted Woods Basement Systems to help him with his water problem. Woods suggested installing a waterproofing system.
As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed under the concrete floors of the basement and sits on top the the footing of the foundation against the walls, out of the way of any mud that might clog the system. It collects water that leaks into the basement from the walls and floors and drains it to the sump pump.
Ken W. is happy knowing his belongings and basement are safe from water whenever bad weather hits.
Over the years, this Edwardsville, Illinois driveway had become badly cracked and sunken in several places. This was due to rain washing away much of the soil underneath the slabs, causing them to settle and crack under their own weight. In order to repair this damage, a Woods Basement Systems team injected PolyLevel, an expanding composite foam, underneath the sunken slabs. Because of the quick-drying properties of PolyLevel, the driveway was read to be driven on in just 30 minutes!
James S. of Maryville, Illinois was concerned about the large crack that was beginning to sink in his driveway. He was concered about the saftey of his friends and family as well as the look and value of his home. James was looking for a quicker and easier soultion than replacing the entire driveway, without the look of odd colored grids on his driveway. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems to fix his concrete problem.
We had a soultion to fit all the needs of James driveway problem. Foremen Mason Sykes used our PolyLevel System to repair the sinking concrete. PolyLevel is a high-density, lightweight, structural-grade polymers to lift, level and stabilize slabs. With hardly no cleanup or hold-time, James was able to use his leveled driveway within a few hours time.
WaterGuard was installed in this Collinsville, IL home to protect from water damage as it helps direct water flow into the sump pump. WaterGuard is also installed out of the "mud" zone which helps avoid clogging.
Colleen W. of Collinsville, Illinois was troubled by the damage water seepage had caused to her finished basement. Water made its way into her home where the floor meets the wall and caused damage to her carpet and drywall.
System design specialist Cory A. designed a solution to keep her basement dry. WaterGuard was installed by foreman Mason S. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water away from the basement.
Louise F. of Collinsville, Illinois discovered that water was entering her home's basement. She did not want to have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a WaterGuard drainage system, a BrightWall paneling system, and a Twin Pack sump pump. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to get the job started.
The WaterGuard drainage system, pictured above, was installed above the footing of the basement. After its installation, the system is covered with concrete. It collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The WaterGuard then drains the water to the sump pump.
Louise F. is happy that she no longer has to worry about her home's basement collecting water. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
Louise F. of Collinsville, Illinois noticed that her home's basement was collecting water after every heavy rain storm. She did not want to have to keep cleaning up a mess, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a Waterguard drainage system, a BrightWall paneling system, and a Twin Pack sump pump. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to start the job.
The Twin Pack sump pump, pictured above, is equipped with a primary and secondary pump. If the primary pump goes out for whatever reason, the secondary pump kicks in and get the job done. The sump pump removes water from the basement through a discharge line.
Louise F. no longer has to worry about water entering her home's basement. Her home is now waterproof and dry.
This Belleville, Illinois home's front walkway had become uneven and cracked over the years, and the homeowner was eager to have the problem taken care of. In order to fix the walkway, a Woods Basement Systems team injected Polylevel, an expanding composite foam, through small holes in the surface of the sunken slabs. After just 30 minutes, the walkway was level and safe to walk on!
Steven wanted to do some preventative waterproofing and finish his basement, so he called woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe pump, WaterGuard and EverLast insulated walls.
Foreman, Mason S., installed the products. The TripleSafe pump is a three in one system that guarantees to keep your home dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. The WaterGuard is used to guide water that seeps through basement walls to the sump pump in order for the water to be removed from the home. it is installed in the perimeter if a basement or crawl space floor. Additionally, EverLast insulated walls were installed to create a finished look and conceal other products.
Now, Steven W. has a beautiful, watertight basement.
Over time, it is not uncommon for foundation walls to begin cracking and bowing under pressure. However, these are not benign issues and it is very important to take action before they can get worse. This Hartford, Illinois homeowner contacted Woods Basement Systems and a team quickly installed several steel PowerBrace supports against the walls to totally halt any bowing.
Steve was looking to close on a home in Red Bud, Illinois. Before he could close, he had to find out if the wall damage in the basement was structural or cosmetic. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Nolan M. determined the damage was structural bowing causing the cracks and developed a plan to solve the problem.
Foreman Mason S. and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors to pull the wall back to its original position. Bowing walls are caused by the Earth and water around your home wanting to fill the hole that is your basement. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors use the Earth behind the active soil line to pull the wall back. A steel rod is driven through the wall into the soil. In the soil it is anchored to a steel anchor plate. On the interior a large steel anchor plate is used to distribute the pressure across a larger area. By tightening the rods slowly overtime, the cracks in the wall will close.
With the Wall Anchors in place, Steve was able to close on the home and become a homeowner in Red Bud.
Hannah W. of Granite City, Illinois noticed that water was coming in through the windows and up through the floor in her home's basement. Even though she already had a working sump pump, she was still having problems. She called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Peter N. assessed the situation and decided the perfect solution was to install a Waterguard drainage system and a couple well ducts. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to get the job started. The well ducts, pictured above, provided an exit route for water entering through the windows by connecting the well duct to the Waterguard. Water is then drained to the sump pump and out of the home.
Hannah W. no longer has to worry about water coming through her basement's windows or floor. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
Over the years, this Granite City, Illinois driveway had become quite badly cracked. This was because much of the supporting soil had washed away due to rain, causing the slabs to no longer be able to support their own weight. In order to repair the damage, a Woods Basement Systems team used PolyLevel. This expanding composite foam was injected under the damaged slabs in order to raise them and fill in the cracks. Because PolyLevel is quick-drying, the driveway was ready to be driven on in just 30 minutes!
Donna A. of Alton, Illinois discovered that water was seeping up from the flooring in her home's basement. She did not want to have to worry about cleaning up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided that the best option would be to install a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Mason S. then traveled to the home to get the project started. The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement. After it was installed, it was covered with concrete. The Waterguard collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement floor. It then drains the water to the sump pump.
Donna A. no longer has to worry about her basement flooding every time it storms. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
Micah of Alton, Illinois struggled with keeping water out of her home. After harsh weather conditions, Micah would check her basement and there was always standing water. That's when she gave Woods Basement Systems a call to see how they could help. On the phone she talked to system design specialist, Brenton K., and he recommended the installation of a WaterGuard.
The WaterGuard lines the perimeter of the room, which collects the water and is then pumped out with the sump pump. Foreman, Mason S. and his team installed the waterproofing items and now Micah can happy enjoy her water free basement!
The University of Illinois Extension building in Jacksonville, IL had hidden leaks in their finished basement. It flooded and left behind a massive mess in their meeting rooms which took many hours to clean up. The director, Aaron D, was worried about more damage so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
Woods installed two TripleSafe sump systems, one of which is shown in the picture, as part of the waterproofing system. Each TripleSafe contains a primary, a secondary and a battery back up pump. They take water from the drainage system and expel it out and away from the basement through their discharge lines. If the primary pump is unable to keep up with a higher volume of water coming from a heavy downpour, the secondary pump will automatically kick into action to keep the basement dry. In the event of a power outage, the battery back up pump can pump up to 11,000 gallons of water out of the basement on a full charge to keep water at bay until power is restored.