Melvin Foster

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Belleville, IL

Melvin Foster from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Melvin has been employed by Woods Basemen Systems, Inc. for about seven years now and enjoys his day to day responsibilities of being a foreman. He considers his hard work to be rewarding when he gets to see his finished product bring a smile to the homeowner’s face. He has become a very accomplished employee at Woods during his tenure here. 

When Melvin isn’t at work, he likes to go out and have fun with his family. He isn’t a picky person and is always open to trying new activities for entertainment. 

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  • By Josh C.
    Bethalto, IL

    "Melvin and his 1 crew member were very understanding and great to work with. They went above and beyond to get the job done for..."

    Customer Review

    By Josh C.
    Bethalto, IL

    Melvin and his 1 crew member were very understanding and great to work with. They went above and beyond to get the job done for me in 1 day considering the time crunch I was in. Great workers.

Testimonials
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  • "More than I could handle but not for you, it's nice and dry now." Read Full Testimonial

    Dallas` W. of Mt. Vernon, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              About 10 years ago I had a leak in the basement and your rep told me how to take care of that leak myself. It was an outside drainage issue but with all the rain this spring and fall I knew I need your help. It was more than I could handle but not for you, it's nice and dry now. Thanks for getting out to do the work so quickly too.
    Dallas` W.
    Mt. Vernon, IL
  • "I saw your trucks...." Read Full Testimonial

    Mary C. of Ashley , IL

    Customer Testimonial

              I saw your trucks around, heard you on the radio, and googled Woods Basement Systems. Your company has a great reputation! I only got one bid, and I am very satisfied with the work you did.
    Mary C.
    Ashley , IL
  • "What a great job that was done! The three gentlemen (Melvin Foster- Mike Harris- Anthony B.) arrived on the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Charles S. of Carlyle, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              What a great job that was done! The three gentlemen (Melvin Foster - Mike Harris- Anthony B.) arrived on the job the morning of the eighth and never stopped until the job and clean up was completed that evening. In my opinion, I think your company is very, very fortunate to have employees such as the names I mentioned. I would recommend your company to anyone that would inquire about the work that was done at my home.
    Charles S.
    Carlyle, IL
  • "Reputation..............." Read Full Testimonial

    Ron and Mary T. of Breese, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Your company is very thourogh and your reputation is outstanding!
    Ron and Mary T.
    Breese, IL
  • "Its been a week of more rain and my basement is dry!" Read Full Testimonial

    Amy S. of Aviston, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              The entire experience with your company was very good. Matt did a very good job explaining why my basement was leaking. And when the worker did their job they showed me exactly what Matt told me. Seeing the water come in under the wall and across the footer was amazing. Its been a week of more rain and my basement is dry!
    Amy S.
    Aviston, IL
  • "I really enjoyed the salesmen he knew what he was talking about and answered all my questions." Read Full Testimonial

    Barbra B. of Gillespie, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              I really enjoyed the salesmen he knew what he was talking about and answered all my questions.
    Barbra B.
    Gillespie, IL
  • "Dave is a great person! Keep him!" Read Full Testimonial

    Linda J. of Edwardsville, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Just wanted to thank you again because I don't have to worry about the basement getting wet in a heavy rain.
    Linda J.
    Edwardsville, IL
  • "[The whole team] was excellent!" Read Full Testimonial

    Billy C. of Collinsville, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Casey, Matt, Melvin and everyone that worked on my basement were EXCELLENT!
    Billy C.
    Collinsville, IL
  • "This is the fourth home within our family your company has repaired." Read Full Testimonial

    Patti H. of Collinsville, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Beside my sister's and parent's houses, you just did my second home too. This is the fourth home within our family your company has repaired. For me it was about the transferable warranty and doing the the work very well.
    Patti H.
    Collinsville, IL

Case Studies I've worked on:

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • WaterGuard Installed in Danville, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Danville, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Danville, Illinois

    Danville, Illinois residents Jake and Amber L. were troubled by water leaking into their basement. The water seepage resulted in mold and odor. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.

    Foreman Melvin F. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. With this system, Jake and Amber's basement will stay dry and mold free.

  • TripleSafe Provides Dry Basement in Paris, Illinois
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    TripleSafe Provides Dry Basement in Paris, Illinois
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    TripleSafe Provides Dry Basement in Paris, Illinois

    Warren and Kathy K. of Paris, Illinois were sick of their musty, wet basement. Though they had a sump pump, it was inconveintly place and their basement was still wet. 

    Foreman Melvin F. installed the TripleSafe sump pump system in the corner of their basement and filled in the previous sump hole. The TripleSafe sump pump system is equipped with three pumps to ensure their basement stays dry. Additionally, it is sealed tight so no moisture escapes from the pump into the basement. Warren and Kathy can now enjoy their dry basement with no musty smell.

  • WaterGuard Installed in Paris, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Paris, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Paris, Illinois

    Warren and Kathy K., Paris, Illinois residents, were distraught when water leaked into their basement where the floor meets the wall. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep water out of their basement.

    WaterGuard was installed to guide water to the TripleSafe sump pump system and out of the home. With WaterGuard and TripleSafe, Warren and Kathy's basement will stay dry.

  • BrightWall Installed in Paris, Illinois Basement
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    BrightWall Installed in Paris, Illinois Basement
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    BrightWall Installed in Paris, Illinois Basement

    Paris, Illinois residents Kathy and Warren K. were tired of their ugly basement walls. The walls had cracks that allowed water to leak into their basement. Thanks to foreman Melvin F. a system was installed to keep the basement both dry and beautiful.

    BrightWall works with the waterproofing system, which was also installed by Melvin F. and his team. The BrightWall system guides water to the WaterGuard, but also provides the basement with a clean look. Because BrightWall is inorganic, it does not support mold growth. Not only is Kathy and Warren's basement dry, but it is also beautiful.

  • TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Robinson, IL
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    TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Robinson, IL
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    TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Robinson, IL

    Barbie and Don L. of Robinson, IL kept getting water in their basement. They had a sump pump but it was no longer working so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a basement waterproofing system.

    As part of the waterproofing system installed, Woods replaced the old sump pump with the TripleSafe. Unlike the old sump pump lid that had a hole in it, as shown in the picture, the TripleSafe has an airtight lid that won’t allow water in the pit to evaporate and raise the humidity in the basement. It contains three powerful pumps, including a batter back up pump, to ensure water is always being pumped out of the basement, even in the worst weather conditions or power outages.

  • WaterGuard installed in Robinson, IL
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    WaterGuard installed in Robinson, IL
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    WaterGuard installed in Robinson, IL

    Barbie and Don L. of Robinson, IL had water getting into their basement and ruining the belongings they had stored there. They were tired of dealing with the mess so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.

    Woods installed WaterGuard as part of the waterproofing system. As seen in the pictures, WaterGuard is installed under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement. It is a drainage system the collects water from the foundation walls and floors and drains it away to the sump pump for removal.

  • Wet Willow Hill, IL Basement Fitted With TripleSafe
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    Wet Willow Hill, IL Basement Fitted With TripleSafe
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    Wet Willow Hill, IL Basement Fitted With TripleSafe

    This Willow Hill, Illinois basement was plagued with water leaks during heavy periods of rain. Water would leak out of cracks in the foundation walls and stream onto the floor. All of this moisture made it difficult to make effective use of the space, and the homeowners were interested in solving the problem as quickly as possible.

    In order to waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed several products. One of those was a TripleSafe sump pump. Equipped with three independently operating pumps, including a battery backup, the Triple Safe is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. These homeowners no longer have to worry about their basement flooding!

  • TripleSafe Protects Sidney, Illinois Basement
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    TripleSafe Protects Sidney, Illinois Basement
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    TripleSafe Protects Sidney, Illinois Basement

    Matt of Sidney, Illinois was troubled by his wet basement. Water leaked into the basement where the floor meets the wall and risked damaging his valuables. System Design Specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep the basement dry. 

    Part of the solution included the installation of TripleSafe. TripleSafe is a sump pump system equipped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. The system is sealed to prevent moisture from escaping. With TripleSafe, Matt can rest easily knowing his basemnt will stay dry.

  • WaterGuard Installation in Sidney, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installation in Sidney, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installation in Sidney, Illinois

    Sidney, Illinois homeowner, Matt was concerned about water leaking into his basement where the floor meets the wall. System Design Specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep his basement dry. 

    Foreman Melvin F. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water away from the basement. With this solution, Matt can sleep soundly knowing his basement will stay dry.

  • WaterGuard Drains Stop Water Leaks in Urbana, IL
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    WaterGuard Drains Stop Water Leaks in Urbana, IL
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    WaterGuard Drains Stop Water Leaks in Urbana, IL

    This basement in Urbana, Illinois needed protecting from water leaks. After heavy rains water would leak into this home creating water stains on the floor. Woods Basement Systems installed WaterGuard french drains into the footing of the basement to collect the water leaks before they could create harm. WaterGuard drains are a permanent solution to protect and waterproof a leaky basement. 

  • TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Mattoon, IL
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    TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Mattoon, IL
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    TripleSafe Keeps Basement Dry in Mattoon, IL

    Water would leak into the finished basement of Lucille W.’s Mattoon, IL home every time there was a downpour. It had ruined her tile flooring, damaged her walls and left her with hours of clean up. She was fed up with dealing with it so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a basement waterproofing system.

    As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe contains a primary, secondary and battery back up pump to protect the basement from water, even severe weather and power outages.

  • WaterGuard Installed in Mattoon, IL
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    WaterGuard Installed in Mattoon, IL
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    WaterGuard Installed in Mattoon, IL

    Lucille W.’s finished basement in her Mattoon, IL home was being damaged by water every time it rained. Her tile flooring was destroyed, her walls were damaged and clean up took hours so she called Woods Basement systems. Woods recommended a basement waterproofing system.

    WaterGuard was installed as part of the waterproofing system. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement, as seen in the pictures. It has a wall flange that collects water from the foundation walls and holes to catch the water coming in at the wall joints. It sits on top of the concrete footing of the home so it won’t become clogged with mud as it drains the unwanted water away to the sump pump for removal.

  • Finished Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard in McLeansboro, IL
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    Finished Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard in McLeansboro, IL
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    Finished Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard in McLeansboro, IL

    This homeowner had experienced water leaks in their finished basement. Team Woods recommended installing WaterGuard draining systems around the basement to collect any water that may seep in. WaterGuard will help prevent further water damage and protect the money this homeowner had spent on finishing their basement.

  • TripleSafe Restores McLeansboro, IL Finished Basement
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    TripleSafe Restores McLeansboro, IL Finished Basement
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    TripleSafe Restores McLeansboro, IL Finished Basement

    This homeowner had experienced water leaks in their finished basement. After Team Woods investigated the area, a new sump pump was recommended: TripleSafe. A TripleSafe sump pump is a vital waterproofing product because it discards of any water that seeps into the basement. This will protect this homeowner's property for many more years to come!

  • Muddy Crawl Space in O'Fallon IL
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    Muddy Crawl Space in O'Fallon IL
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    Muddy Crawl Space in O'Fallon IL

    Muddy crawl spaces are a big source for mold, wood rot, termites, and higher utility bills.  The CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation system works best solving these problems!

  • Waterproofing in Decatur, Illinois
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    Waterproofing in Decatur, Illinois
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    Waterproofing in Decatur, Illinois

    Mother and daughter, Donna and Jodi had water damage in their basement, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Gregory B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and a WaterGuard system. 

    Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The TripleSafe pump is guaranteed to keep your basement or crawlspace dry in with its primary pump, its secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. The WaterGuard works to take the water that seeps through basement walls and guide it to the sump pump in order fo it to be pumped out of the home. 

    Now Donna and Jodi O. have a dry basement. 

  • Water Leaks Prevented with WaterGuard in Decatur, IL
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    Water Leaks Prevented with WaterGuard in Decatur, IL
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    Water Leaks Prevented with WaterGuard in Decatur, IL

    This Decatur, Illinois home had a history of water leaking into the basement. These water leaks would turn into water stains and damage shown by the wall. Team Woods installed WaterGuard, which is a french draining system to the perimeter of the room to collect all water before it could transcend into damage. 

  • Sump pump replacement in Salem, IL
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    Sump pump replacement in Salem, IL
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    Sump pump replacement in Salem, IL

    Older sump pump pits work to pump water to the outside, but can release a lot of water vapor into the house.  Before finishing this Salem, Illinois basement, the homeowners decided to upgrade to our TripleSafe® sump pump with battery backup to ensure a dry basement, all the time!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Mount Vernon, IL with WaterGuard & CleanSpace
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    Basement Waterproofing in Mount Vernon, IL with WaterGuard & CleanSpace
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    Basement Waterproofing in Mount Vernon, IL with WaterGuard & CleanSpace

    Sean of Mount Vernon, Illinois wanted to waterproof his basement to protect his home from water damage. Sean reached out to Woods Basement Systems to get a professional's recommendation on a permanent waterproofing plan. Upon recommendation, Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains and CleanSpace on the walls. With the help of WaterGuard drains and a CleanSpace encapsulation barrier, Sean now has a protected basement that he can enjoy for many more years to come. 

     

     

     

  • WaterGuard Installed in Benton, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Benton, Illinois
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    WaterGuard Installed in Benton, Illinois

    Jerry of Benton, Illinois, had water leaking into his basement, so he decided to call Woods basement Systems. Systems design specialist, David P. found a solution and recommended installing a WaterGuard system.

    Foreman, Melvin F. installed the product. A WaterGuard works to collect water that seeps through basement walls. It guides that water to the sump pump so it can be pumped out of the home.  

    Now Jerry S. has a waterproof basement.

  • CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement
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    CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement
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    CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement

    Tina and Todd K. of Marion, Illinois experienced a moldy, musty basement when water made its way in where the floor meets the wall. Paul B., system design specialist, designed a solution to keep the basement dry.

    Foreman Melvin F. installed CleanSpace, a vapor barrier, to prevent water from escaping into the air and causing mold. CleanSpace guides water to WaterGuard which guides the water to the TwinPack sump pump system.

    With this solution, Tina and Todd's basement will stay dry and free of mold and odor.

  • High Humidity in a Crawl Space, O'Fallon IL
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    High Humidity in a Crawl Space, O'Fallon IL
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    High Humidity in a Crawl Space, O'Fallon IL

    The temperature in this O'Fallon crawl space was 71 degrees, but the humidity level was over 80.  This high level of humidity caused mold to grow rapidly, and wood rot was affecting the floor joist and sub-flooring. Another major problem was that the crawl space air was getting up into the house.  Unfortunately, if it's in your crawl space, it's in your home.  We installed a complete encapsulation system of CleanSpace® and SaniDry® dehumidifier to solve these problems.  The upstairs air quality was greatly improved and the energy bills dropped too!

  • Leaking Mulkeytown, IL Basement Fitted With WaterGuard and and TwinPack
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    Leaking Mulkeytown, IL Basement Fitted With WaterGuard and and TwinPack
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    Leaking Mulkeytown, IL Basement Fitted With WaterGuard and and TwinPack

    Leaking basement walls can lead to damage and essentially render the space unusable. This was the case with a Mulkeytown, Illinois homeowner who was plagued with leaks any time that it rained, leading her to call Woods Basement Systems to waterproof her space. WaterGuard, a gutter-like drainage system that is placed underneath the floor at the base of the walls, was installed to catch any leaks. After this, a TwinPack sump pump was put in place. Equipped with two independently operating pumps, the TwinPack is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour! These measures will keep the basement totally try into the foreseeable future. 

  • Guest Bedroom in Keyesport, IL Protected by a TwinPack Pump
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    Guest Bedroom in Keyesport, IL Protected by a TwinPack Pump
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    Guest Bedroom in Keyesport, IL Protected by a TwinPack Pump

    This Keyesport, Illinois basement was used for multiple purposes like storage, living space, and a guest bedroom. The homeowner added an extra bedroom in the basement for guest, but they had noticed water damages on the walls. To protect the bedroom, Team Woods installed a TwinPack sump pump into the bedroom to pump out potential water leaks. 

  • TripleSafe, CleanSpace, & IceGuard Installed in Carbondale, IL
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    TripleSafe, CleanSpace, & IceGuard Installed in Carbondale, IL
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    TripleSafe, CleanSpace, & IceGuard Installed in Carbondale, IL

    Elizabeth of Carbondale, Illinois needed some preventative waterproofing work done so she decided to called Woods Basement Systems for the best solution. Systems design specialist, John L. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace, and IceGuard. 

    Foreman, Melvin F. and his crew went straight to work installing these waterproofing products. 

    Now this homeowner has peace of mind that her home will be safe and dry for years to come!

  • Preventative Waterproofing in Carbondale, Illinois Home
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    Preventative Waterproofing in Carbondale, Illinois Home
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    Preventative Waterproofing in Carbondale, Illinois Home

    Milton M. of Carbondale, Illinois was looking to do some preventative waterproofing work, so he decided to call woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe pump and WaterGuard.

    Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home dry in three ways. It includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it is used to collect water that seeps through the basement walls. It then takes that collected water and guides it to the sump pump in order for it to be removed from the home. 

    Now Milton M. will have a dry basement for years to come. 

  • Pesky Water Leaks Stopped with WaterGuard in Carbondale, IL
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    Pesky Water Leaks Stopped with WaterGuard in Carbondale, IL
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    Pesky Water Leaks Stopped with WaterGuard in Carbondale, IL

    This leaky basement was threatening the safety of this Carbondale, Illinois home. Team Woods reacted to the water leaks and designed a plan to waterproof the space. To solve the problem, the team installed WaterGuard drains through the perimeter of the basement. This way the water leaks would be collected before they could enter the basement and create harm. 

  • Wet Crawl Space Repair in Anna, IL
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    Wet Crawl Space Repair in Anna, IL
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    Wet Crawl Space Repair in Anna, IL

    This crawl space in Anna, IL rests on a stone foundation.  Failed remnants of a thin vapor barrier could be seen before the project began.  With nothing isolating the home from the damp earth below, groundwater seepage and humidity turned the crawl space into a swamp.  Woods Basement Systems installed CleanSpace—a strong and durable vapor barrier—to seal off the dirt floor and encapsulate the crawl space, and we installed a SmartSump sump pump system to tackle the groundwater problem.

  • Anna, IL Crawl Space Swamp
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    Anna, IL Crawl Space Swamp
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    Anna, IL Crawl Space Swamp

    This crawl space in Anna, Illinois was a swamp.  Resting on a stone foundation, nothing separated the house above from the damp earth below except a thin plastic sheet.  This sheet had torn and uncovered much of the dirt floor.  Standing water and humidity created a musty smell that concerned the homeowner.  Woods Basement Systems installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier to seal off the dirt floor, and the SmartSump sump pump system took care of the groundwater seepage.

  • Leaky Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard
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    Leaky Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard
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    Leaky Springfield, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard

    This Springfield, Illinois basement was constantly inundated with leaks. Anytime it rained heavily, water would stream out of cracks in the walls and pool on the floor. The homeowners were tired of the cleanup, and they called Woods Basement Systems for help. In order to waterproof the space, a Woods team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls. 

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Our Locations:

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