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Chris has an extensive understanding of the waterproofing and foundation repair industry and is trained in digital sales for AFI. His experience serves him well in his role as a basement waterproofing and foundation repair professional.
Hands on experience and extensive jobsite and classroom training has given Chris a unique and genuine understanding of basement environments and how to solve basement and foundation problems. He believes in doing the job right the first time and takes responsibility for every project with which he is involved. Chris is a trusted and valued member of the Woods Basement Systems team.
Chris enjoys meeting with homeowners to help them solve their basement problems so they can gain more value from their home. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing & watching sports, and spending time with his family & friends.
Over the years, several of these Mt. Vernon, Illinois basement's walls had become badly cracked. The homeowner worried that, if left unchecked, this damage might eventually cause a total wall collapse. In order to reinforce the walls and put the homeowner's mind at ease, a Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried in the firm soil far from the home to steel plates affixed to the interior surface of the damaged walls, effectively pulling them outward and straightening them over time.
Corey K. of Marion, IL had water leaking into his partially finished basement. His painted foundation floors were stained from water seeping in and the wood frames behind his finished walls were water-damaged so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
As part of the system, Woods installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement, as shown in the pictures. It’s situated away from any mud that may clog it as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and drains it away to the sump pump for removal.
Corey K. of Marion, IL learned the hard way that it’s best to waterproof a basement before finishing it. His basement was partially finished when an alarming amount of water came leaking in. It stained his painted foundation floors and damaged the wood frames behind his finished walls so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Woods installed the Twin Pack sump pump system as part the waterproofing system. As shown in the picture, the sump liner is sealed with an airtight lid but is still accessible should one of the pumps fail. It contains two powerful, cast-iron pumps to ensure that even in heavy downpours, water is being pumped out and away from the basement through the discharge lines
Sheila and Mark F. in Marion, IL were looking to replace their leaky, drafty basement windows with something more durable and water-resistant. They reached out to Woods Basement Systems, and they received a no-cost estimate on the ideal replacement courtesy of Design Specialist Chris A.
Foreman Malik J. and his team installed EverLast windows to replace the drafty old ones. EverLast windows are constructed from durable, high-quality vinyl for a watertight seal with no need to worry about rust, rot, or repainting. Sheila and Mark now have the peace of mind they need to enjoy the dry, bright basement they deserve thanks to EverLast!
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.
Diane L. of Troy, Illinois had water leaking into her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Chris A. was able to recommend installing a Twin pack sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Juan H. installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel sump pumps for added protection against leaks and flooding. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. It is used to collect water that seeps through the basement walls. WaterGuard is installed below the CleanSpace in the perimeter of the basement floor. It takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump so it can be fully removed from the home.
Now Diane L. has a dry basement.
A Troy, IL homeowner reached out to Woods Basement Systems concerned about flooding in their basement and unsightly water damage. They met with Design Specialist Chris A. and received a free estimate on the ideal way to keep the basement dry at all times.
Team Woods installed a Twin Pack sump pump system to remove water from the home before it causes any damage. Twin Pack uses dual, cast-iron Zoeller pumps for double protection, and it works well with just about every drainage system. For waterproofing you can count on, Twin Pack can help!
A crawl space in a home shouldn't be avoided if an issue is suspected. This space should be utilized as an asset to a house. This homeowner has debris, insulation falling, and water leaks in his crawl space. Team Woods solved these issues by installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier system onto the floor and walls to completely seal the space from outer, harmful elements.
Moisture and crawl spaces do not mix; air quality issues in the home, mold growth, and rotting floor joists are just some of the problems that arise from having a wet crawl space. Wanting to avoid these issues, this Fairview Heights, Illinois homeowner called Woods Basement Systems to address his moisture-laden crawl space. Among other things, an inorganic CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed to seal the dirt and moisture out of the crawl space. Just look at the difference!
This Granite City, Illinois home's basement walls were in bad shape. Most of them were riddled with large cracks and several were bowing inward. The homeowner was concerned that this damage might cause a collapse if it wasn't addressed, so she called Woods Basement Systems. In order to support and level the walls, a Woods team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil far away from the foundation to steel plates affixed to the interior surface of the walls, effectively pulling them outward over time.
Customer, Chris from St. Louis, Missouri had uneven pavement in his driveway which can cause tripping hazards and damage to vehicles. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Chris A., recommended installing PolyLevel.
Foreman, Andrew T. installed the product. PolyLevel is used to permanently lift and stabilize sinking concrete slabs, using a polyurethane formula. Small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete and then the polymer is injected.
Now Chris. K can safely use his driveway.
Customer, Gary of St. Louis, Missouri experienced cracks and sinking concrete slabs in his driveway. That can can be a tripping hazard and/or cause damage to vehicles. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Chris A., found that PolyLeveling would work for the job.
Foreman, Bryan N. installed the PolyLevel. It is a high density polyurethane formula that permanently lifts and stabilizes concrete slabs. First, small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete. Then, the polymer is injected and the hole are covered up with cement. The concrete can be used within 15 minutes, so there's no long wait for it to settle.
Now, Gary M. has a safe, usable driveway.
Mark of St. Louis, Missouri wanted to waterproof his basement, so he set up a consultation with Woods Basement Systems to waterproof his space. He met with system design specialist, Chris A, who customized a personalized plan for his basement. Chris recommended a new TripleSafe sump pump along with a WaterGuard draining system. Now, Mark and his family can rest easy knowing that he won't have to worry about the condition of his basement for years to come!
Bowing and cracking basement walls are a dangerous predicament. If left alone, it is quite possible that they could end up collapsing, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. Because of this, it is imperative to address these issues as soon as possible. This Chesterfield, Missouri homeowner contacted Woods Basement Systems for this exact reason. A Woods team installed several PowerBrace supports against her bowing wall to totally halt any further movement and prevent collapse.
Linda and Dan B. own a restaurant in Troy, Missouri that had sinking concrete on their patio section. To prevent customers from tripping, they wanted to fix the problem, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Chris S., recommended PolyLeveling for the job.
Foreman, William T., installed the PolyLevel. PolyLevel works to permanently lift and stabilize sinking concrete slabs with a high density polyurethane formula. First, a small, dime-sized hole is drilled into the concrete. Then the polymer is injected into the slab and the hole is covered with additional concrete so there's no mismatched colors between slabs.
Now, Linda and Dan B. can safely run their business.
Springfield, Illinois Karen had cracks throughout her homes sidewalks. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Chris developed a plan for her.
Foreman Mason and his crew injected the PolyLevel under the concrete slabs. The eco-friendly expanding foam will raise the concrete without adding weight or washing out. It is also ready to walk on in just a couple hours. NexusPro is then used to close the gaps and cracks that are left behind.
Karen can now walk freely without worrying about tripping or unsightly cracks.