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Jose has a broad understanding of the waterproofing and foundation repair industry, as well as his previous training with trenching. He is also consistently prepared and equipped with material needed to complete his position. Employed for eight years, Jose has become a trusted and valued member of the Woods Basement Systems team.
As a foreman he enjoys meeting new people and providing excellent customer service. When he is not on the job, he enjoys going fishing and being with his friends. Hanging out with his friends and family is definitely his favorite activity.
Cracks in exterior brickwork, floors, and interior walls are often signs of foundation settlement. This Tilton, Illinois homeowner noticed all three of these signs in his house, and he called Woods Basement Systems before the problem could get any worse.
A Woods Team installed several galvanized steel Push Piers underneath the home before adjusting them to lift and support the foundation. This home is no longer sinking and no longer at risk for significant structural damage!
Debbie H. of Monticello, Illinois noticed cracks in her home's brick foundation due to settlement. She did not want to ignore the issue and let it to get any worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Kevin E. assessed the problem and decided the best solution was to install push piers. Foreman Jose L. then headed to the home to start the job.
The push piers were installed next to the footing of the home and were then attached with steel brackets. The system helps stabilize and lift the home to its original level. The piers were then covered with soil after installation was complete.
Debbie H. no longer has to worry about her home's foundation cracking or settling. She now has a level and stable home.
Ricard and Colene were unhappy with their settling foundation as their Waltonville, Illinois home began to lean. Push Piers were installed as a permanent solution to their settling foundation. Now, their home is restored to its original position without concern of future settling.
Auria and David S. of Carbondale, Illinois were troubled by mold growth in their basement. Their basement was musty and uncomfortable. System design specialist Paul B. designed a solution to keep their basement mold free.
In addition to a waterproofing system, Jose L. installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low keeps the mold away. Auria and David can now enjoy their dry, comfortable basement free of mold.
Auria and David S., Carbondale, Illinois homeowners, were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. System design specialist Paul B. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.
In addition to WaterGuard, foreman Jose L. installed the TwinPack sump pump system. TwinPack is equipped with two pumps to provide continous protection for the basement. Auria and David are pleased to have a dry basement and no worries.
Auria and David S. of Carbondale, Illinois were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall .The water caused mold and risked damaging their valuables. System design specialist Paul B. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the newly installed TwinPack sump pump system. Once the concrete dries, Auria and David will never know the WaterGuard is there. They can sleep easily knowing their basement will stay dry.
Settling foundations are fairly common, but that does not mean that they should be accepted. Some telltale signs that a foundation is settling are cracking exterior brickwork, sticking doors and windows, and cracking floors. This Greenville, Illinois home was experiencing all of these symptoms, and the homeowner called Woods Basement Systems out of concern. A Woods team installed several Push Piers underneath the foundation before adjusting them to lift and level it. These piers will remain for the life of the structure to provide support.
Ilze of Pinckneyville, Illinois had a leak in a foundation wall that was previously repaired, but continued to leak. So, she called Woods Basement Systems for a solution and systems design specialist, Lee S. recommended installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier.
Foreman, Jose L. installed the barrier. CleanSpace is used to collect water that seeps through basement walls and sends it to the sump pump in order for it to be removed from the home.
Ilze R. now has a dry basement.
This Sherman, Illinois homeowner was tired of dealing with his old sump pump. It was loud, constantly filled with standing water, and totally ineffective. He was interested in getting it replaced, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Foreman Jose and his team quickly got to work by first removing the old sump pump. They then installed a brand new TripleSafe sump system. The TripleSafe comes equipped with three independently operating pumps and is capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. The difference is quite clear!
This Sherman, Illinois homeowner was having some issues with moisture in his crawl space. He was worried about mold growth and structural issues, so he elected to call the experts at Woods Basement Systems for help. Among other things, a Woods team installed a CleanSpace vapor barrier throughout the crawl space. This inorganic material totally seals the crawl space away from moisture and prevents mold growth. They also installed an UltraSump sump pump to remove all water present on either side of the vapor barrier and to protect from possible plumbing leaks. Look at that difference!
Wade K. noticed that new cracks and separations had formed in the foundation walls in his Springfield, IL home. The cracks were allowing water to get in and Wade K. was worried about the safety of his home’s structure so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods inspected the foundation and recommended installing Push Piers.
Woods installed the Push Piers along the concrete footing on the inside of the home. Push Piers are made of galvanized steel sections that are hydraulically driven through steel brackets down into competent, load-bearing soil or bedrock. They transfer the weight of the home from the unstable soil conditions responsible for the settlement to the competent soil or bedrock. The piers are then attached to the concrete footing with the steel brackets to permanently stabilize the foundation. In many cases, Push Piers can also lift the home back to level position.
Germantown, Illinois homeowner Marvin was worried about water in his basement. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Sam W. determined the perfect solution for Marvin was the WaterGuard system.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed the Waterguard system for Marvin. A partial WaterGuard on the problem walls was the perfect solution because unlike other drainage systems, WaterGuard will never clog. It is specially designed with holes in the back to receive water from beneath, behind, and down the walls as it leaks through the gaps made when the foundation is originally poured.
WaterGuard collects the water and redirects it to the sump pump, where it is pumped away from the home, ending the cycle.
With a partial WaterGuard, we can come back anytime and install the remaining perimeter, if needed.
Marvin can now rest assured his family's belongings are safe an dry in his basement.
Customer, Jennifer from Highland, Illinois had flooding issues in her basement after heavy rains. To prevent any further flooding she called Woods Basement Systems to see what could be done. Systems design specialist, Luke K., recommended installing a waterproofing system including a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, and an IceGuard.
Foreman, Jose L., installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your basement dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery back-up pump. The WaterGuard system collects water as it seeps through the basement walls, guides it to the sump pump, and out of the home. The IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and is there to allow water to escape the sump pump discharge line in case the pipes freeze or clog, instead of going down into the basement.
Now, Jennifer T. can sleep easy, knwoing she will hava a dry basement when it rains.
This Lebanon, IL homeowner was looking to seal out leaks from their crawlspace. System Design Specialist John S. from Woods Basement Systems recommended CleanSpace wall barriers to accomplish the task.
Foreman Jose L. and his team installed CleanSpace, an inorganic vapor barrier that prevents destructive moisture and microbial growth from getting into basements and crawlspaces. Now the homeowner can rest easy knowing their crawlspace is sealed and dry thanks to CleanSpace.
An Enclosed Basement Window Well that replaced the rusty metal one is sealed to the foundation so that nothing gets inside of it.
This O'Fallon, Illinois homeowner was having issues with water running down his walls and under his outside door during periods of rain. The constant leaks made it difficult to make effective use of the space, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the walls to catch leaks and a TripleSafe sump pump to remove those leaks from the basement.
This O'Fallon, Illinois homeowner had been dealing with leaks in his basement for years. Whenever it rained, water would stream down his walls and pool on the floor. All of this moisture led to mold growth and general water damage, and the owner called the experts at Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team began by installing WaterGuard drains under the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch all water, preventing it from making it onto the floor. Next, a CleanSpace vapor barrier was put in place on the walls to seal out the moisture. Finally, the team installed a TwinPack sump pump was installed in the basement to remove any and all water from the space.
Covering the sump pump pit with a solid cover is a good idea. Having the sump pump closed prevents water vapor from escaping and raising the humidity level in the basement. Our SuperSump® sump pump, like the one installed in this Glen Carbon, Illinois home, closes the top with a very sturdy lid, gaskets around the power cord and discharge pipe and has a built-in properly functioning drain.
The floors of Jim H.’s Edwardsville, IL sunroom were sagging. He was worried that the floors might eventually collapse so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing SmartJacks.
Woods installed the SmartJacks along the sagging floor beams. Smart Jacks are adjustable steel columns that are held in place by concrete footings and support the floor beams above to permanently stabilize them in place. They can also lift floors to a more level position.
Cyntia Hl of Moro, Illinois discovered water pooled around the hot water heater in her basement. In addition to water coming into her basement where the floor meets the wall, the water around the hot water heater risked damanging her valuables. System Design Speciaist John S. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.
In addition to installing a waterproofing system, Foreman Jose L. and his team installed a trench drain around the hot water heater to capture water and guide it to the TripleSafe sump pump system.
Moro, Illinois homeowner Cynthia H. was troubled by water leaking into her basement where the floor meets the wall. The water created a musty environment and risked damaging her belongings store in the basement. To waterproof the basement, System Design Specialist John S. designed a solution.
Foreman Jose L. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry all the time.
Jeffrey A. of Fairview Heights, Illinois noticed that his home's basement was collecting water even though he had a working sump pump. He did not want to ignore the problem and have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Steve K. assessed the situation and came up with the perfect solution. Foreman Jose L. then traveled to the home to install a Waterguard drainage system and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.
The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement. After the installation was complete, the Waterguard was covered with concrete. The Waterguard drainage system collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. It then drains the water to the sump pump.
This Bethalto homeowner was looking to protect her basement from water damage before finishing it, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance. She met with System Design Specialist Pete L. who inspected the home and devised a comprehensive solution to protect her home at every level.
Foreman Jose L. and his team installed WaterGuard French drains. WaterGuard drains are installed under the floor slab for effective drainage with a minimal appearance, and they redirect water to the sump pump.
Leaking basements are no good for anyone. Water damages valuables, stains floors and walls, and makes it hard to make good use of the space. This Roxana, Illinois homeowner had this problem, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
A Woods team installed several waterproofing products, including WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a gutter-like drainage system that is put underneath the floor at the base of the walls. This catches any and all leaks before they can make it into the space, keeping the basement totally dry.
Mark and Mitchell E. of Granite City, IL noticed stair-step cracks in the brick on the outside of their home. They became concerned, so they contacted Woods Basement Systems for an evaluation.
Design specialist Mike T. determined that foundation problems were the culprit of the cracks and proposed foundation piers as the best solution.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed the piers under the footing of the home as shown here, which stabilized the home. Mark and Mitchell now have a safe, secure home.
Mitchell and Mark E., homeowners in Granite City, IL, had a large section of their garage floor that was settling unevenly along with a portion of the home. They contacted Woods Basement Systems for an estimate.
Design specialist Mike T. evaluated the home and determined that the foundation was settling unevenly and needed foundation piering for stabilization. He also suggested PolyLevel injection foam to level the concrete floor of the garage.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed the foundation piers to stabilize the foundation and then leveled the section of the garage floor with PolyLevel as depicted in the pictures above.
Now Mitchell and Mark can enjoy an even garage floor and feel secure in the foundation of their home.
Water kept getting into the finished basement of Miranda B.’s Columbia, IL home so she called Woods Basement Systems for a free assessment. Woods recommended a waterproofing system to deal with the unwanted water.
Woods installed WaterGuard as part of the waterproofing system. As shown in the pictures, WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed underneath the foundation floors, on top of the concrete footing of the home. It is situated out of the way of mud that may clog it as it collects unwanted water from the walls and floors of the basement and drains it away to the sump pump for removal. TrenchDrains can also be seen in the pictures. They are grates that are flush with the floors and will catch any encroaching water coming into the basement under the door and leads it to the WaterGuard for draining.
Miranda is glad she doesn’t have to worry about severe weather in the forecast because her finished basement will stay dry.
A foundation in St. Louis was shifting from its original location due to settlement. Push Piers were installed to help the foundation move back towards its original location and narrow gaps and cracks.
Amanda A. of St. Louis, Missouri had water leaking into two of her foundation walls, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Luke K. was able to help by recommending the installation of a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Jose L. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump has a three-in-one design which includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. The pump is able to keep your home dry and protected all year round with its extra added three pumps. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. It is attached to the foundation walls where water is leaking in and it helps to collect the water that seeps through the walls. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the floor below the CleanSpace. It takes the collected water and guides it to the sum pump in order for it to be removed from the home.
Now Amanda A. has a dry, protected basement.
Cracking present in the exterior brickwork of a home is quite often a sign of foundation settlement. Because of this, it is important to contact an expert if and when these cracks are noticed before the problems can get worse. This South St. Louis homeowner did the smart thing and called Woods Basement Systems as soon as she noticed cracks on the outside of her home. A Woods team installed several Push Piers, galvanized steel beams, underneath the foundation before adjusting them to lift the home back to level. It's a good thing that this homeowner called when she did!