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Before joining the Woods team David studied HVAC at Ranken Technical College. His daily responsibilities include annual maintenance of all Woods' products, as well as identifying potential issues before they become a problem for the homeowners. Our service technicians are here to help our customers protect their biggest asset, their homes.
In his spare time, David likes to go boating, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family.
Homeowners Jim and Robin F. of Grayville, Illinois needed a solution for their damp, dirty crawl space. Over the years, the space had become a mess, sending unwanted smells into their home above. After consulting a neighbor, they made a call to Woods Basement Systems. Foreman Jesse C. and his team were able to encapsulate the crawl space using our CleanSpace liner. This transformed the crawl space into a dry, bright usable area beneath their home.
Many basements experience water leakage where the wall meets the floor. That's because water can build up beneath the house by the footing. This water eventually seeps in through the gap between the wall and the floor.
Basement walls can also leak through gaps and cracks, adding to the water seeping into the basement. Block walls often face this problem, as water permeates the many cracks between the blocks.
One waterproofing system is specifically designed to handle water soaking through those places. The system is called WaterGuard™. WaterGuard™ is installed on top of the foundation, beneath the floor - where it will catch water before it rises above the floor - and against the wall, where it will catch water that drips down the cracks of the wall.
All this water is directed away from the basement and into the sump pump system where it will be pumped out of the home. With WaterGuard™ installed in the perfect spot, water leaks through the floor or through the wall are handled together.
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.
Allen of Edwardsville, Illinois wanted to waterproof his basement because he grew annoyed with constantly repairing wall cracks. These wall cracks developed because of the pressure of water leaks, which is called hydrostatic pressure. Allen decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call after viewing great reviews. For repair, PowerBrace beams were used to restore the failing wall.
PowerBrace beams are heavy-duty steel beams that are installed into the wall to regain support and stability. PowerBrace beams are a permanent solution to strengthening and straightening a wall back to its original position. Now with the help of PowerBrace beams, Allen can utilize his home as extra storage space!
This Granite City, Illinois homeowner was having issues with severe wall cracks in his basement. He was concerned that, if left unchecked, the walls may eventually fall in. In order to reinforce the walls, a Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil far from the home to steel plates affixed to the interior surface of the damaged walls, effectively pulling them outward over time.
Foundation walls can often come under great pressure from the soil outside as it naturally expands and contracts due to changes in the weather. This expansion will press against the foundation walls and can often cause cracking and inward bowing.
To fix this problem, wall anchors should be installed along the damaged walls. Wall anchors work by burying an anchor plate outside in the compact soil and attaching it to a plate against the wall inside with a steel rod. The wall is pulled into a supported position by the plates. This system will permanently support and strengthen the wall, preventing further bowing and damage. If installed soon enough, wall anchors can even be used to straigten the walls back to their original position.
With wall anchors installed along this damaged wall, the homeowners won't need to worry about further damage occuring and degrading the integrity and value of their home.
Jessica A. from University City, MO. had a drainage system in her basement that caught leaks coming from where her floor met the stone block wall. This system would direct the water there into her sump pump where it could be pumped out of the home.
But this system didn't protect from water leaking in through the cracks of her wall. This water could seep inside and damage anything leaning against the wall or could condense on other cool survaces like pipes or air vents.
Naturally, Jessica wanted this problem gone. The solution was CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is an incapsulating system often used in dirt crawlspaces to prevent water vapor from rising through the floor. But CleanSpace™ has also been adapted to keep walls dry too. The lightweight water barrier is tough and tear-proof while still being light enough to be permanently mounted on walls. In addition to being waterproof, CleanSpace™ is also mold-resistant to help keep basements mold free.
Adding CleanSpace™ to her block walls and tying it in to her drainage system means Jessica A. no longer needs to worry about water that creeps in through the cracks in her stone block walls.
Jim A. from Webster Groves, MO had already installed a sump pump system to protect his basement from water. Unfortunately, the sump pump system he had was not able to keep pace with the water leaking into his basement.
To put Jim at ease and to help the pump that was there already, Dave G. installed our TripleSafe™ sump pump system alongside the existing system. The TripleSafe™ sump pump is so efficient at removing water that the discharge line from the existing pump was put into the intake for the TripleSafe™ casing. With its two main pumps and a battery back-up third pump, the TripleSafe™ was able to keep the basement dry even when other pumps couldn't.
The TripleSafe™ system will keep Jim's basement dry like no other pump before it.
Dan A. of St. Louis, Missouri had a leaky basement, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, David G. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Christopher B. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump uses a primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery=powered backup pump to protect your home. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials and is used to collect water that seeps through basement walls. The WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Dan A. has a dry, safe basement.
This Kirkwood homeowner's basement walls were in a worrisome state. Over the years, small hairline cracks in the walls had grown into large fractures, and he was concerned about the possibility of a total wall collapse. In order to support and protect the walls, a Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall anchors. These work by connecting steel plates on the interior surface of the damaged walls to heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil away from the foundation, effectively pulling the walls outward.
In Saint Louis, Missouri homeowner Jean B. wanted to have her basement waterproofed. In her basement, she was using the space as a functional room as well as a storage space for his home. When rainwater began flooding the space, a lot of items were damaged in the process. She decided it was time to give Woods Basement Systems a call to waterproof her space.
This Ironton, Missouri homeowner was interested in finishing his basement. Unfortunately, he had issues with water leaks around his basement windows that needed to be dealt with first. After a few calls and a consultation, a Woods Basement Systems team arrived an installed a TwinPack sump pump in the space to remove any leaks. Now protected from water, the homeowner can begin finishing!
Cracked and settled walls had developed due to water damage that the home endured. To restore the home's foundation, Team Woods' head foreman, Kevin J., and his team installed push piers to lift the foundation back into its original place.