Thomas Wittrock

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Fenton, MO

Thomas Wittrock from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Wife: Julie

Children: Justin and Zach

Pets: Daisy (Cocker Spaniel) and Etta (Yorkie)

Thomas has over 20 years of experience in the construction and remodeling industries, especially in disaster restoration. He holds a Microsoft Project Certification and a Fire and Water Restoration Certification.

Thomas's experience helping customers repair their homes and their lives after a storm directly affects his current job, where he solves the problems his clients have with their wet and sinking basements and crawl spaces. He is well-equipped to provide the best service possible.

Outside of work, Thomas enjoys camping, soccer, cooking, listening to music, and traveling to his hometown Butzbach in Germany where he was born and raised.

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    Warrenton, MO

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    Warrenton, MO

Testimonials
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  • "I had a great experience with Thomas." Read Full Testimonial

    Tim F. of O'Fallon, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Thomas understood and followed through with all of my requests. He is very knowledgeable in basement finishing!
    Tim F.
    O'Fallon, IL
  • "Juan Hernandez and his crew were professional, focused on delivering a great job..." Read Full Testimonial

    Doris M. of Belleville, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Juan Hernandez and his crew were professional, focused on delivering a great job connecting my pipeline from the sump pump to the sewer box. They were on time and methodical in executing a solution to my water problem in the yard, on the sidewalk, and into the street. My neighborhood salutes you, as the overflow of water was a detriment to the community. They even put the sod back in place with hardly any notice that it had been disturbed. Thanks!
    Doris M.
    Belleville, IL
  • "Thomas W. is the biggest reason we chose Woods. His experience, knowledge and demeanor are everything a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Anna M. of Arnold, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              Thomas W. is the biggest reason we chose Woods. His experience, knowledge and demeanor are everything a person in my position should be looking for when taking on this type of project. He seemed genuinely concerned about the health of my home as well as our safety in residing there. He answered all questions promptly and went above and beyond in dealing the flood insurance issue. The first crew on the scene, headed up by Jeremy, were two of the hardest working guys I've seen in a long time. They were prompt, friendly and did their part with great skill, even in not so great weather conditions. I did not meet Melvin & his crew, but Mark told me that he was very impressed with their work ethic as well, and that's saying a lot coming from Mark. The walls look amazing compared to the way they were before we started this project. I am very happy to say that I feel I will be able live out my days in the home I have become very fond of due to the expertise and hard work of Woods Basement Systems. Give yourself a pat on the back too. Without your help in securing the financing, I don't really know what I would have done, since the flood insurance people were of little help. Thank you for all you do, Anna M. & Mark D.
    Anna M.
    Arnold, MO
  • "Thomas was great!" Read Full Testimonial

    Bonnie S. of St Peters, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              Our specialist, Thomas was very knowledgeable about our issues. He was great at explaining everything and answering all my questions. I felt like our problem and concerns really mattered to him.
    Bonnie S.
    St Peters, MO
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Leaking Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard
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    Leaking Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard
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    Leaking Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard

    This Springfield, Illinois homeowner was tired of dealing with water in his basement. It was coming in where the floor meets the wall and threatening to damage the many valuables he kept in the space. To address the issue, he gave Woods Basement Systems a call. A Woods team installed gutter-like WaterGuard drains underneath the floor at the base of the walls around the perimeter of the basement. These drains catch any and all leaks and prevent them from making it into the space itself. 

  • TripleSafe installed in Moro, IL
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    TripleSafe installed in Moro, IL
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    TripleSafe installed in Moro, IL

    A flooded basement can be devastating, as Jason S. of Moro, IL knows. His basement would flood over an inch in areas and the clean up took hours so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.

    As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed the TripleSafe Sump Pump System, shown in the picture. The TripleSafe consists of three pumps: a primary, secondary and battery back up pump. The powerful pumps ensure that the encroaching water will be pumped out and away from the basement, even if there is a power outage.

  • Cracked, Brick Basement Protected by CleanSpace, TripleSafe, & WaterGuard in Collinsville, IL
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    Cracked, Brick Basement Protected by CleanSpace, TripleSafe, & WaterGuard in Collinsville, IL
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    Cracked, Brick Basement Protected by CleanSpace, TripleSafe, & WaterGuard in Collinsville, IL

    This brick Collinsville, Illinois basement had cracks that water would leak through during heavy rains. To solve this issue, a CleanSpace vapor barrier was installed on the walls to block out the water leaks. A WaterGuard drainage system was installed in the footing of the basement to collect the water leaks from the CleanSpace system. Then the water is directed to the TripleSafe sump pump that would discard of the water. 

  • CleanSpace Installation in Fairview Heights, IL
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    CleanSpace Installation in Fairview Heights, IL
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    CleanSpace Installation in Fairview Heights, IL

    Bryan N. of Fairview Heights, Illinois was shocked when he discovered his home's crawl space was collecting water. He knew that standing water could cause problems such as rotting or mold growth, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.

    Design specialist Thomas W. assessed the situation and decided that the best option was to install a CleanSpace encapsulation system and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. Foreman Joshua B. then headed to the home to start the job. The CleanSpace encapsulation system, pictured above, is a durable liner is placed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that occur behind it. 

    Bryan N. no longer has to worry about water entering his home's crawl space. He now has a waterproof and dry crawl space.

  • WaterGuard Protects Granite City, IL Basement
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    WaterGuard Protects Granite City, IL Basement
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    WaterGuard Protects Granite City, IL Basement

    These homeowners were concerned about water pooling in their basement with nowhere to go. Design Specialist Thomas W. from Woods Basement Systems met with them and recommended the ideal solution to their problem.

    Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains to remove the unwanted water. WaterGuard is installed under the floor clab for clog-free drainage with a minimal appearance to fit any basement.

  • PowerBrace System Installed in Waterloo, Illinois
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    PowerBrace System Installed in Waterloo, Illinois
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    PowerBrace System Installed in Waterloo, Illinois

    Tim S. of Waterloo, Illinois discovered that his foundation was compromised. The walls began to bow allowing the floors to sink. 

    System desgin specialist Thomas W. designed the perfect solution to solve Tim's foundation problem. The PowerBrace system consists of I beams that restore the wall to its original position and support the floor. 

  • PowerBrace Added in Waterloo, IL
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    PowerBrace Added in Waterloo, IL
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    PowerBrace Added in Waterloo, IL

    Dustin in Waterloo, IL was alarmed to see his basement walls bowing and bending into his home, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance. System design specialist Thomas W. gave Dustin a free estimate and recommended the for the best foundation repair solution. PowerBrace uses heavy duty steel i-beams that secure into the ceiling joists for reliable, long-lasting protection from settling. 

  • St. Louis, Missouri Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard
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    St. Louis, Missouri Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard
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    St. Louis, Missouri Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard

    St. Louis, Missouri residents Brian and Emily M. were distraught by the mold caused by water leaking into their basement. Mold began to grow under the carpet and along the drywall.

    Foreman Bradley P. and his team installed WaterGuard to waterproof the basement. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the newly installed TripleSafe sump pump system and away from the basement.

  • WaterGuard in St. Louis, MO
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    WaterGuard in St. Louis, MO
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    WaterGuard in St. Louis, MO

    This STL homeowner wanted to remove excess water coming in through cracks in his basement floor. Design Specialist Thomas W. from Woods Basement Systems inspected the area and recommended an effective, reliable drainage solution.

    Team Woods installed WaterGuard drainage systems to reduce the amount of water in the basement and protect it from harmful water damage. WaterGuard is installed under the floor slab to remain out of sight while it provides consistent and clog-free drainage. 

  • Cracked St. Louis Basement Walls Reinforced With PowerBrace
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    Cracked St. Louis Basement Walls Reinforced With PowerBrace
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    Cracked St. Louis Basement Walls Reinforced With PowerBrace

    Several of this St. Louis, Missouri home's basement walls were badly cracked and damaged due to years of outside soil pressure. The homeowner was concerned about the possibility of a total collapse, so she gave Woods Basement Systems a call. In order to reinforce the walls, several PowerBrace I-beam supports were installed. These supports are incredibly strong and prevent any further movement and cracking in the walls.

  • Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed in St. Louis, MO
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    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed in St. Louis, MO
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    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed in St. Louis, MO

    Bowing and cracking walls can be signs of soil pressure on the outside of the foundation and can lead to major problems if not addressed. Chris R. of St. Louis, MO was patching cracks in his walls but new ones kept forming so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.

    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize walls and halt any further movement due to soil pressure. Earth anchors are embedded in the yard and attached to steel wall plates on the inside of the walls by galvanized steel anchor rods. The rods are tightened to keep the walls firmly in place and can straighten walls in most cases.

    Chris R. has the peace of mind that his walls are safe from any future damage and are permanently stabilized.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Kirkwood, MO
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Kirkwood, MO
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Kirkwood, MO

    This Kirkwood, MO resident had a very old sump pump that wasn't able to keep all of the water out of her basement. Woods Basement Systems installed our TripleSafe sump pump to ensure that her basement would stay dry and clean.

  • Trench Drain Installation in Kirkwood, MO
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    Trench Drain Installation in Kirkwood, MO
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    Trench Drain Installation in Kirkwood, MO

    To further ensure that water didn't enter Chris B's Kirkwood, MO basement, she had Woods Basement Systems install a trench drain at the entrance of her basement door. Now she has extra security from water damage in the case that water enters from the outside.

  • Beautiful Egress Window Completes Basement in St. Louis, MO
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    Beautiful Egress Window Completes Basement in St. Louis, MO
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    Beautiful Egress Window Completes Basement in St. Louis, MO

    To qualify as a finished basement in both Missouri and Illinois, there must be an escape route located in the basement. Before this St. Louis, Missouri didn't have one. Now thanks to Team Woods, this basement has a beautiful Egress window that provides an easy to access way out of the basement in case of an emergency. 

  • Push Piers Level Arnold, MO Home
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    Push Piers Level Arnold, MO Home
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    Push Piers Level Arnold, MO Home

    After years of noticing structural damage, Donna of Arnold, Missouri wanted to repair her home's foundation. Push piers were installed by Team Woods to save the foundation from accumulating any further damage. These piers were installed in the footing of the home to lift the home back into its leveled position.  

  • Sunken, Uneven Fenton, MO Driveway Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Sunken, Uneven Fenton, MO Driveway Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Sunken, Uneven Fenton, MO Driveway Repaired With PolyLevel

    Over time, it is quite common for the soil underneath concrete driveways to was away, leaving nothing to support the weight of the slabs. This causes the concrete to sink and cracking, creating an uneven mess of a driveway. This was the case for this Fenton, Missouri homeowner, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team injected PolyLevel, an expanding composite foam, underneath the driveway slabs. In just 15 minutes, the driveway was level and ready to be driven and walked on!

  • Waterproofing in Festus, Missouri
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    Waterproofing in Festus, Missouri
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    Waterproofing in Festus, Missouri

    Dana D. of Festus, Missouri had water damage due to large cracks in her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Thomas W. recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard. 

    Foreman, Greg H. installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump keeps your home dry from leaks and flooding with its two stainless steel pumps. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials used to seal off a basement form moisture. It works to collect water that seeps through the basement walls. WaterGuard is installed below the CleanSpace in the basement floor. It takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home. 

    Now Dana D. has a dry basement. 

  • Leaking, Sinking Basement Foundation Righted With Push Piers In St. Charles, MO
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    Leaking, Sinking Basement Foundation Righted With Push Piers In St. Charles, MO
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    Leaking, Sinking Basement Foundation Righted With Push Piers In St. Charles, MO

    Water often finds its way into basements as a result of foundation settlement, seeping through the seams where the floor meets the wall, and the only real way to fix this issue is to re-level the foundation. This St. Charles, Missouri homeowner was experiencing these exact problems, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help. In order to lift the foundation, several Push Piers were installed deep under the basement floor and adjusted to raise and support it.

  • PolyLEVEL Restores Ballwin Driveway
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    PolyLEVEL Restores Ballwin Driveway
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    PolyLEVEL Restores Ballwin Driveway

    Ballwin, Missouri residents Ervin and Virginia G. were troubled by their uneven, cracked driveway. As a result of settling soil, the concrete became uneven. This was a safety concern and it took its toll on their vehicles.

    System design specialist Thomas W. designed a solution to restore their driveway. Andrew T., foreman, and his crew installed PolyLEVEL. PolyLEVEL will not settle, so it is a long lasting solution that Ervin and Virginia are pleased with.

  • WaterGuard Installation in Chesterfield, Missouri
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    WaterGuard Installation in Chesterfield, Missouri
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    WaterGuard Installation in Chesterfield, Missouri

    Chesterfield, Missouri residents John and Anne F. were distraught by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water damaged their drywall and risked damaging their valuables. System design specialist Thomas W. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.

    WaterGuard was installed by foreman Greg H. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. With this solution, John and Anne's basement will stay dry.

  • WaterGuard Installed in O'Fallon,  MO
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    WaterGuard Installed in O'Fallon,  MO
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    WaterGuard Installed in O'Fallon, MO

    The finished basement of Lisa G.’s O’Fallon, MO was repeatedly being damaged by water getting in. Her finished walls and carpeted floors were ruined. She had a waterproofing system in place but it didn’t extend to the area that was leaking and the sump pump had stopped working so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended extending the waterproofing system and replacing the sump pump.

    As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed WaterGuard under the concrete floors along the foundation wall, extending the waterproofing system to the area that was leaking. WaterGuard is a drainage system that collects water from the foundation walls and floors to the sump pump for removal. It sits on top of the concrete footing of the home so it’s won’t become clogged by mud.

  • Twin Pack Keeps Basement Dry in O'Fallon, MO
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    Twin Pack Keeps Basement Dry in O'Fallon, MO
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    Twin Pack Keeps Basement Dry in O'Fallon, MO

    Lisa G. had water leaking into her finished basement and damaging her finished walls and carpeted floors. She had a waterproofing system in place but it didn’t extend to the area that was leaking and the old sump pump had stopped working so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended extending the waterproofing system and replacing the sump pump.

    As shown in the picture, Woods replaced the old, nonfunctioning sump pump with a Twin Pack. The Twin Pack contains two powerful, cast-iron pumps in an air-tight sealed sump liner that prevents water from evaporating back into the basement air and making it more humid. The Twin Pack will keep the basement dry, even in severe weather.

  • Well Duct Installed in O'Fallon, MO
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    Well Duct Installed in O'Fallon, MO
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    Well Duct Installed in O'Fallon, MO

    Lisa G. of O’Fallon, MO had an alarming amount of water coming into her finished basement. It was damaging her finished walls, especially under her leaky window (as seen in the picture), and destroying her carpet so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.

    Woods installed a well duct along the wall under the window as part of the waterproofing system. A well duct is a channel that guides water from the leaky window directly to the WaterGuard drainage system below for removal.

  • Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri
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    Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri
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    Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri

    Mick wanted to find a way to waterproof his basement so he gave Woods Basement Systems a call. Mick discussed possible options with system design specialist, Thomas W. to find the best solution for Mick's home.

    Thomas recommended the installation of Foamax to waterproof the basement. Foamax is a polyisocyanurate foam wall panel that creates a vapor barrier. Foamax leave a brighten finish to a basement leaving the basement dry and clean. 

    Foreman, Greg H. installed the foamax panels and now Mick can enjoy his basement!

  • Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri
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    Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri
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    Foamax Installed in O'Fallon, Missouri

    Mick wanted to find a way to waterproof his basement so he gave Woods Basement Systems a call. Mick discussed possible options with system design specialist, Thomas W. to find the best solution for Mick's home.

    Thomas recommended the installation of Foamax to waterproof the basement. Foamax is a polyisocyanurate foam wall panel that creates a vapor barrier. Foamax leave a brighten finish to a basement leaving the basement dry and clean. 

    Foreman, Greg H. installed the foamax panels and now Mick can enjoy his basement!

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Wentzville, MO
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Wentzville, MO
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installation in Wentzville, MO

    Jessica P. noticed that water was entering her home's basement after heavy rain storms. She did not want to have to clean up a huge mess after every storm, so she called Woods Basement Systems. 

    Design specialist Thomas W. assessed the situation and decided that the best option was to install a TripleSafe sump pump and a WaterGuard drainage system. Foreman Bradly P. then traveled to the home to install the waterproofing products.

    The TripleSafe sump pump, pictured above, is equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump. The sump pump collects and removes water from the home through an exterior discharge line. Thanks to the battery powered pump, any basement will stay dry even if the power goes out.

    Jessica P. no longer has to worry about a wet and leaking basement. She now has a waterproof and completely dry home.

  • Waterguard Installation in Wentzville, MO
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    Waterguard Installation in Wentzville, MO
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    Waterguard Installation in Wentzville, MO

    Jessica P. of Wentzville, Missouri discovered that water was collecting in 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 Thomas W. assessed the situation and decided that installing a TripleSafe sump pump and a WaterGuard drainage system would fix all of her problems. Foreman Bradly P. then traveled 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 that is rising from the ground below before it reaches the surface of the basement floor. It then drains the water to the sump pump. Finally, the WaterGuard is covered with concrete. 

    Jessica P. no longer has to worry about any water seeping up from the ground. She now has a dry and waterproof basement.

  • TripleSafe Installed in Foristell, Missouri
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    TripleSafe Installed in Foristell, Missouri
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    TripleSafe Installed in Foristell, Missouri

    Angie and Neil B., Foristell, Missouri homeowners, were distraught by the musty smell their old sump pump system left in their basement. The pump allowed moisture to escape into the air causing mold to grow. 

    Foreman James L. installed the TripleSafe sump system. TripleSafe is enclosed, so no musty odors escape into the air. Also, TripleSafe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump and battery-powered pump, so Angie and Neil have no need to worry about a wet basement.

  • First Baptist Church of Steelville, MO Installed WaterGuard Drains to Protect from Water Leaks
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    First Baptist Church of Steelville, MO Installed WaterGuard Drains to Protect from Water Leaks
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    First Baptist Church of Steelville, MO Installed WaterGuard Drains to Protect from Water Leaks

    A representative from the First Baptist Church contacted Woods Basement Systems to waterproof the church's basement. This church had experienced several water leaks, and to protect the church; Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains to collect the water leaks and send them to a sump pump. This before image shows the wet Sunday School and the after shows the process of installing WaterGuard drains to the footing of the wall. Thanks to WaterGuard, the First Baptist Church of Steelville, Missouri is now safe and dry. 

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Our Locations:

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.
524 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
1-618-708-4055