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Luke has an extensive understanding of the waterproofing and foundation repair industry and is trained in Basement Waterproofing. 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 Luke 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. Luke is a trusted and valued member of the Woods Basement Systems team.
Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems, Foundation Supportworks, and National Radon Defense networks – a group of over 450 of the best basement repair and radon mitigation contractors in the world. We have access to patented products, comprehensive training and support through these exclusive networks, making us your best option.
Luke 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 golf, camping and spending time with family.
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!
This Tilton, Illinois basement had a sump pump, but unfortunately, this sump pump was outdated and unable to handle the demand of water that would leak in during heavy rains. Foreman, Malik J., installed a new Ultra sump pump to replace the outdated pump. Now this basement can protect itself against potential water damage.
Rossville, Illinois homeowner Rebecca was troubled by water leaking into her basement. System Design Specialist Luke B. inspected her home and designed a solution to keep her basement dry. Part of the problem was that her gutters drained right at the foundation of her home. This increase in water pressure in the soil caused the water to force its way through her poured foundation.
Foreman Juan H. and his team waterproofed the basement by installing WaterGuard, TwinPack, and IceGuard. IceGuard is pictured. It is installed to the exterior discharge line to provide an escape for water in the event that the lines become frozen or clogged. Juan and his team also extended the discharge line away from her home.
With these solutions, Rebecca's basement is dry and will stay dry.
Without any protection against water leaks, this home had water damage on the walls and floor. Team Woods prevent further damage from accumulating by protecting the basement with a TwinPack sump pump and a WaterGuard drainage system.
This Olney, Illinois homeowner was having issues with water leaking into his basement whenever it rained. All of this moisture made it difficult to make effective use of the space, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains to catch leaks and replaced the home's old, inefficient sump pump with a brand new TripleSafe sump system. The basement is now totally water-free!
This leaky basement wasn't able to protect itself from heavy rainstorms. Also, the snow during the winter had melted, which resulted in water leaking into the basement. To solve this, Team Woods installed a WaterGuard drainage system around the basement and updated the home's sump pump system to a TripleSafe pump.
Meri S. of Mattoon, Illinois, had water leaking in her basement near her staircase, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to to keep your home dry with its three-in-one design that includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it works to collect water that seeps through the walls. It then guides that water to the sump pump where it can be fully removed from the house.
Now Meri S. has a watertight basement.
This Mattoon, Illinois basement was ravaged with leaks during extended periods of rain. It seemed that at least once a month, the basement would fill with nearly a quarter-inch of water, requiring constant cleanup. In order to waterproof this space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are place underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water.
This Mahomet, Illinois basement was having some issues with water leaking out from underneath one of the walls. Because the basement is partially finished, the homeowner was particularly interested in solving the problem. With this in mind, she called Woods Basement Systems. A Woods team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking wall to catch any and all leaks and prevent them from making it into the space itself. A TripleSafe sump pump was also put in place to pump all of that water out of the home. This basement is now totally waterproofed!
This Windsor, Illinois crawl space had issues with leaking and had water pooling in portions of the space, causing the homeowners to worry about mold growth and air quality issues. Woods Basement Systems installed several products to waterproof the space, including a CleanSpace encapsulation system. This inorganic material seals out the elements and moisture and prevents any sort of mold growth.
Effingham, Illinois homeowner Sue had cracks in her basement. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke B. determined the problems and developed the plan for Sue.
Foreman Miguel and his crew installed the dual system, which included the Push Piers and the PowerBraces. The Push Piers go underground to lift the home. The PowerBraces go in the basement to provide extra support the beams need to keep floors and walls sturdy.
Sue can now trust her home will be safe for decades to come.
Water leaks had stained the walls and floor of this Effingham, Illinois for years! To prevent further damage, Team Woods installed a WaterGuard drainage system into the perimeter and footing of the foundation to collect water leaks. This drainage system will help the sump pump collect the leaks instead of allowing the water leaks to stand and pool in the basement.
This St. Elmo, IL basement was water damaged to do the amount of water that would regularly accumulate into the basement. The previous sump pump wasn't able to handle this amount of water, causing the water to remain inside. Team Woods solved this homeowner's water issue by replacing the old sump pump with a new TripleSafe sump.
In this before and after you can see the old, outdated pump and compare it to the quality and size of the TripleSafe pump. The after image shows the TripleSafe being installed. You can see the amount of water that the basement was trying to get rid of an now it will be able to!
Patricia G. of Kinmundy, Illinois had a large crack in her foundation wall that was letting in water, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems fo help. Systems design specialist, Luke B. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Christopher B. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump uses a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump, so your home is guaranteed to stay dry. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that is attached to the foundation walls to collect water that seeps through. WaterGuard is located below the Cleanspace around the perimeter of the basement floor in order for it take the water that was collected and guide it to the sump pump.
Now Patricia G. has a dry basement.
As they age, it is not uncommon for homes with ground floor crawl spaces to experience some floor sagging. This is usually the result of moisture rotting and weakening the wooden floor joists. It is very important to address the issue as soon as its noticed in order to avoid total floor collapse, and this Tower Hill, Illinois homeowner called Woods Basement Systems to do just that. A Woods team installed several Smart Jack supports underneath the floor joists to lift the floor and prevent any sagging for the life of the home.
This homeowner first tried to fix her crawl space's stability by using bricks to support the ceiling. Team Woods installed SmartJacks into the crawl space to regain balance in the home's foundation.
An old sump pump was serving no purpose in this Decatur, Illinois basement. During heavy rains, this basement would experience water leaks had harmed the floor and walls. Team Woods installed a new TripleSafe sump pump into the basement to keep pesky leaks outside were they belong!
This Decatur, Illinois homeowner's basement walls were full of large cracks and were slightly bowing inward. The owner was very concerned that these cracks might eventually cause a wall collapse, and he was eager to take care of the issue. A Woods Basement Systems team supported the walls by installing several PowerBrace I-beams. These galvanized steel supports are incredibly strong, totally preventing further cracking and bowing. These walls are now secured for the life of the structure.
Mike G. of Mount Vernon, Illinois needed a new sump pump, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Donald A. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump works to protect your home with a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump, so there should be no worries of the pump failing. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it collects water that has seeped through the basement walls. It then guides that water to the sump pump to be pumped out and away from the home.
Now Mike G. has a working sump pump.
Concrete-block foundation walls are particularly vulnerable to cracking and bowing because there are hundreds of seams and weak points throughout. It is important to address any damage as soon as possible, as it can spiral out of control quickly if left alone. Woods Basement Systems installed several PowerBrace supports in this Lincoln, Illinois basement to address the cracking and bowing concrete-block walls. These galvanized steel I-beams are incredibly strong and totally prevent any further movement and cracking.
Ben B. of Hoyleton, Illinois needed waterproofing work done in his home, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a twin pack sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foremen, Donald A installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps and can help fight against flooding and leaks. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it helps to collect water that seeps through the walls and guides it to the sump pump to be pump out of the home.
Now Ben B. has a watertight basement.
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.
Beverly S. of Greenville, Illinois needed some preventative waterproofing done, so she called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Joshua B. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home protected with its primary pump, secondary pump, and battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Beverly has a watertight basement.
Courtney of Highland, Illinois needed her basement to be waterproofed for preventative work, so she called Woods Basement Systems. Upon further inspection, systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard system.
Foreman, Donald A. installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps for extra protection and they are placed at different heights in order to combat against flooding and leaks. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor. It works to collect water that seeps into basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Courtney L. has a watertight basement.
Don of O'Fallon, Illinois noticed that his crawl space was experiencing wear and tear and wanted to fix the space! He reached out to Woods Basement Systems to see what could be done to clean up the space. He spoke with system design specialist, Luke B., who recommended installing a new CleanSpace encapsulation system. Now Don can rest easy knowing that he won't have to worry about the condition of his crawl space for years to come!
Cornelia and Victor S. needed to waterproof their finished basement, so they call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is able to keep you home dry with a primary pump, a secondary pump, and its battery-powered backup pump. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier used to collect water that seeps through basement walls and keeps it from evaporating into the basement air. The collected water then goes to the WaterGuard which is a perimeter drainage system located below the CleanSpace. It will take the water and guide it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Cornelia and Victor S. have a dry basement.
Laura, a homeowner in Fairview Heights, IL, noticed sagging floors in the living area above her crawl space. She called Woods Basement Systems and System Design Specialist Luke B. developed a plan for her.
Foreman Juan H. and his crew installed CleanSpace in her crawl space. CleanSpace isolates the crawl space from the dirt and air reducing moisture, allergens, and critters in the crawl space. Lower moisture and allergens in the crawl space cleans the air in the living space and reduces rot in the wood. CleanSpace also makes the area usable for storage.
Laura can breath easy knowing her air is cleaner and her floors will not continue to rot.
Fairview Heights, IL homeowner Laura noticed sagging floors rooms above her crawl space. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Luke B. developed a plan to stop the sagging floors and prevent future ones.
Foreman Juan H. and his crew installed 3' SmartJacks throughout her crawl space to replace the brick supports that were there. The SmartJack is made of steel components and comes in a variety of sizes to best fit the area they are needed. SmartJacks can hold up to 60,000 pounds. Once all SmartJacks are in place, they are adjusted to raise the floor back to its original position.
Laura can walk with ease now knowing her floor will support her.
South Roxana, Illinois homeowners Robert and Brenda had an area of their year that would not drain. They gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke B. developed a plan for them.
Foreman Donald A. and his crew installed SillPlate Draintile and an exterior sump pump. The SillPlate Draintile is a system that is installed along the side of the home. We dig 12" down and install waterproofing along the edge of the home and bottom of the hole so all water must go into the draintile. Once in the draintile, the water is moved to a sump pump where it is pumped away from the home.
Robert and Brenda can now work in their landscaping without flooding and know their foundation is safe as well.
Elba of Jacksonville, Illinois struggled with water damage for several years and wanted to find a permanent solution. Elba met with system design specialist, Luke B., who designed a custom-fit plan for Elba's basement. Foreman, Juan H., installed the new waterproofing products in the Jacksonville, Illinois basement.
Team Woods installed a new WaterGuard system into this Jacksonville, Illinois home. Here you can see the before and after of the installation process.