Mike Almond

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: St. Charles

Mike Almond from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Pets: Dolly and Griff

Interests: NFL, NHL, Board Games

Mike has an extensive understanding of the waterproofing and foundation repair industry and is trained in radon mitigation, concrete leveling, and egress windows. In addition, he has worked for Anheuser Busch, the world's largest brewery. 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 Mike 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. Mike 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.

Mike 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 Sunday football and cheering on the St. Louis Blues.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I would recommend Woods to anyone who really needs work done but doesn’t know where to start." Read Full Testimonial

    Matt S. of Bethalto, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone at Woods has been extremely professional. Our specialist, Mike Almond was very thorough and knowledgable. He made sure we understood what we needed and what might complicate the process. He understood that we really wanted information in order to formulate some next steps, and he gave us all the info without any pressure. I would recommend Woods to anyone who really needs work done but doesn’t know where to start.
    Matt S.
    Bethalto, IL
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Dirty Carterville, IL Crawl Space Transforms with CleanSpace
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    Dirty Carterville, IL Crawl Space Transforms with CleanSpace
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    Dirty Carterville, IL Crawl Space Transforms with CleanSpace

    A CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed into this susceptible, dirty crawl space in Carterville, Illinois to protect the area from harmful outer elements. This inorganic vapor barrier speaks for itself; just look at the difference! Instead of mold, water, and critters entering inside, this crawl space will keep clean and dry all year round.

  • Settling Greenville, IL Foundation Righted With Push Piers
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    Settling Greenville, IL Foundation Righted With Push Piers
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    Settling Greenville, IL Foundation Righted With Push Piers

    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.

  • Beautiful RockWell Egress Window in St. Louis, MO
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    Beautiful RockWell Egress Window in St. Louis, MO
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    Beautiful RockWell Egress Window in St. Louis, MO

     

    Customer, Karen of St. Louis, Missouri had an egress window in her basement that let in very little natural light and had exposed pipes on the outside near the widow due to soil settlement. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems and system design specialist, Mike A. developed a solution to fix her former window. He recommended the RockWell Egress window.

     Foreman, Miguel O. installed the window. A RockWell egress window provides the homeowner with a window that lets in more light and is appealing to the eye. Additionally, it is used as a safe emergency exit.

     Now Karen C. can enjoy her bright basement.

  • Safer Basement Made Possible with an Egress Window
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    Safer Basement Made Possible with an Egress Window
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    Safer Basement Made Possible with an Egress Window

    This St. Louis, Missouri homeowner wanted to install an Egress window into his finished basement to met building code requirements. In order to qualify as a finished floor in Illinois or Missouri an escape route must be present. 

    Other than the obvious, the weather changed from before and after, the new Egress window has completely installed in the after image. The results of the project speaks for itself, wow! 

  • Damaged Florissant, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Damaged Florissant, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Damaged Florissant, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel

    This Florissant, Missouri homeowner called Woods Basement Systems for help with her back patio. Over the years, much of the underlying soil had washed away in storms, causing the concrete slabs to sink and crack under their own weight. In order to repair the damage, a Woods team injected PolyLevel, an expanding composite foam, underneath the sunken slabs to lift them and fill in the cracks. Because PolyLevel is quick-drying, the patio was ready to be used in just 30 minutes!

  • Pool Patio Leveling in Maryland Heights, MO
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    Pool Patio Leveling in Maryland Heights, MO
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    Pool Patio Leveling in Maryland Heights, MO

    Maryland Heights, Missouri homeowner Tom needed the patio around his pool to be leveled to increase the safety of the area for his family and friends. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Mike developed a plan for him. 

    Foreman Mason and his crew injected PolyLevel under the patio for Tom. The PolyLevel is a light weight, quick settling solution to concrete slab settling. Within hours it is ready to walk on again and the PolyLevel will not wash out or cause more settling over time. 

    Tome can now enjoy his pool knowing the area is no longer a trip hazard and looks nicer. 

  • Damaged Chesterfield, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Damaged Chesterfield, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel
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    Damaged Chesterfield, MO Patio Repaired With PolyLevel

    A cracked and uneven back patio can be quite unsightly and discourage the owners from utilizing the space. In order to restore the area to its former glory, its important to choose the right contractor. Woods Basement Systems restored this damaged patio in Chesterfield, Missouri by injecting PolyLevel, an incredibly strong, expanding composite foam, underneath the concrete. Because of how quickly PolyLevel dries, the patio was ready for use in just 15 minutes!

  • Rockwell Window Well Brightens O'Fallon, MO Basement
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    Rockwell Window Well Brightens O'Fallon, MO Basement
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    Rockwell Window Well Brightens O'Fallon, MO Basement

    O'Fallon, MO homeowner Angela R. was looking to upgrade her basement window to a code-compliant egress window. She reached out to Woods Basement Systems for help and met with a System Design Specialist, who gave her a no-cost estimate on the optimal window replacement.

    Team Woods installed a Rockwell window well and egress window to provide a safe emergency exit and reflect natural light into the basement, all while sealing out water and humidity for the best possible basement experience. Now Angela's window worries are over thanks to Rockwell!

  • Sinking, Sloping Porch In O'Fallon, MO Lifted With Push Piers
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    Sinking, Sloping Porch In O'Fallon, MO Lifted With Push Piers
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    Sinking, Sloping Porch In O'Fallon, MO Lifted With Push Piers

    As homes age, it is not uncommon for front porches to begin sinking and sloping. This not only creates issues with the structure of the home itself, but safety issues as well. Woods Basement Systems was called to this O'Fallon, Missouri home to fix the sinking and seperating front porch. In order to do this, several Push Piers were inserted underneath the foundation and adjusted to lift the porch. These galvanized steel supports were left in place to prevent any additional sinking!

our service area

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Our Locations:

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