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Before joining Team Woods, John gained a variety of work experience. He has experience as a mechanic and as a pump operator at the levee. John also practiced his Doctor of Chiropractic. In addition to earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, John also earned an Associate's degree and a Bachelor's degree in Biology. What he enjoys most about his job is his ability to help home owners solve problems. John is cerified with Basement Systems Network for basement & foundation repair and worked as a Service Technician at Woods for two Years. Now, John is exicted to work as a System Design Specialist for the Woods team!
When he's not working, John enjoys playing baseball and soccer. He also enjoys fishing. You may be surprised to learn that John once played in a Croatian music group.
This crawlspace beneath a home in Mount Vernon, IL. was protected against water damage with a light waterproof layer. This liner would block water and water vapor from risingin out of the dirt floor and into the crawlspace, where it could cause damage to the wooden structure above.
However, this liner was little more than plastice sheets. This liner was not durable and could tear easily. It also wasn't mold resistant, allowing mold to grow across its surface and cause damage to the liner and possibly spread to anything the liner touched.
That's why the homeowners hired Woods Basement Systems to upgrade their crawlspace protection with CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a durable waterproofing liner made of several layers. The bottom layer is textured to allow water to flow beneath it so that any water built up there can flow to the sump pump. The top layer is a clean, white liner that will keep the inside totally dry. CleanSpace™ also features and anti-microbial layer that will prevent mold from growing on its surface.
With the new CleanSpace™ liner installed, the homeowner won't have to worry about their crawlspace protection tearing or growing moldy. Plus, the crawlspace is transformed into a useful space for safe storage in a nice clean room.
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!
Greenville, IL homeowner Curtis P. enjoyed his finished basement, but wanted to ensure it was protected against water damage.
Foreman John L. helped him protect his basement by connecting his drainage system together beneath the floor and installing a SaniDry™ dehumidifier to help pull the excess moisture out of the air and pump it outside.
With these measures in place, Curtis P. can enjoy a comfortable and dry basement year-round.
This Granite City, Illinois homeowner was concerned with several of her basement walls. Over the years, they had become full of large cracks and had begun to bow inward. She was worried about a possible wall collapse, so she gave Woods Basement Systems a call. In order to support the walls, a Woods team installed several PowerBrace supports. These steel I-beams totally prevent further movement and cracking!
Shannon T is having some problems with water getting in her basement. There is a ramp leading down to the basement from outside, so it’s very easy for water to flow down and collect on the basement floors.
Melvin F and his crew installed WaterGuard to seal up cracks that water leaks through, and to drain water away. A TrenchDrain was also added by the entrance so that water cannot get past it. Instead, the water is caught and drained away before it can get to the basement. Shannon can now rest assured that her basement will not flood when it rains!
Kirkwood, Missouri homeowner James wanted to be proactive about waterproofing his home. His old sump pump was worn out and in a muddy puddle. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for him.
The Foreman removed the old pump and drainage and replaced it with the TripleSafe System and WaterGuard. This will lead any water to the pump and the three pump system will make sure all the water is removed from the home. It is air sealed to make sure only water is getting in and that it can also not evaporate back out.
James has enjoyed drier air and fewer worries since having the system installed!
Dirt crawlspaces can cause a multitude of problems for houses. The dirt can not only get the crawlspace muddy and gross, but it can allow water vapor to rise from beneath the home and saturate the wooden floor joists that make up the ceiling of the crawlspace. This can cause water damage and support mold growth. Plus the dirt floor gives bugs and rodents access to the bottom of your home, the perfect place for them to make their home!
Just one solution can solve all these problems; CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a vapor barrier made of a tough, tear-proof lining that can block water vapor from below as well as leaks from the crawlspace walls. The bottom side of the liner is also anti-microbial, meaning it is mold resistant and can block mold spores from entering the crawlspace and growing new mold. The crawlspace is incapsulated with CleanSpace™, leaving no gaps or cracks for water vapor to flow inside and harm the home. As a bonus, the crawlspace can be insulated, lowering the cost of heating and cooling and keeping the home comfortable year round.
CleanSpace™ can seal away the dirt and water vapor in the crawlspace, sealing away the problems that come with it. Not only that, but it can lower the cost of heating and cooling year-round.
Homeowner Dina H. of Gideon, Missouri needed her basement waterproofed. Just recently moving into her new home she had realized that rainwater was coming through where the floor meets the wall in the basement. Concerned, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.
This home in Ballwin, MO. experienced standing water near the door in the basement. The likely cause was water leaking in through the gap between the door and the floor.
A grate in the floor by the door will catch water leaking through that gap, but without a good sump pump water will build up there anyway. When John L. went to the home to address the problem, he replaced the sump pump with a new one to make sure that their system was in fine working order. This new sump pump will make sure that water doesn't get backed up by the door, where it could damage the wooden sill plate and studs.
The new pump will protect this home from more dangerous leaks until John returns again for another maintenance inspection.
This basement in O'Fallon, MO. had a sump pump, but the air was still damp and uncomfortable. Not only was technician John L. able to fix the damp air problem, but he could also upgrade their sump pump system.
Instead of a single sump pump expelling water through a single discharge line, John installed a TripleSafe™ sump pump with an additional discharge line. The TripleSafe™ system has a main pump that does most of the work, as well as a backup pump that can help out when water levels rise. On top of that is a third, battery-powered backup pump that can switch on when power goes out to keep water levels down.
In addition to the new pump, John added a Sedona dehumidifier. The Sedona will pull out up to 100 pints of water from the air a day and dump it into the sump pump so it can be removed from the home. The Sedona can also filter the air, removing things like mold spores that can cause smells and inflame alergies.
With the Sedona and a TripleSafe™ sump pump system, this home in O'Fallon, MO. will have dry, comfortable air and be safe from leaks even during power outages.