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Max has over 10 years of experience as an inspector, including commercial and residential inspections. He has his real estate license and has training on mold and radon. Max also has experience working for Environmental Restorations, where he conducted HAZMAT cleanup. Max's experience in transferred well when he joined Team Woods in May 2018. Max enjoys that he can apply his work experience to his current position. One of the things he says he enjoys most about the company is the "really down to earth" people he's met.
In his spare time, Max enjoys lifting weights and hunting. He also enjoys working on projects around the house and building things. One thing you may be surprised to learn about Max is that he's an ordained minister.
Team Woods prevented water damage from harming this basement by installing WaterGuard drains in the footing. These drains will be used to collect and direct water that leaks in towards the basement sump pump.
WaterGuard drains are installed in the perimeter of the basement to collect and direct water leaks towards the home's sump pump system. This drainage system ensures that if water finds its way inside, it will be directed back outside.
Kim of Red Bud, Illinois wanted to waterproof her basement after years of accumulating water leaks on the floor. To solve this issue, WaterGuard drains were used to waterproof a space by collecting the leaking water and sending it to the sump pump to be discarded of. With the help of WaterGuard, now Kim can enjoy her basement knowing that the space will remain dry and clean for several years to come.
This partially finished Waterloo, Illinios basement was plagued with water leaks. Whenever it rained heavily, it would stream out from behind the drywall and pool on the floor, requiring constant cleanup. In order to solve this problem, a Woods Basement Systems team first had to cut away parts of the drywall and floor to gain access to the foundation. After this, under-floor WaterGuard drains were put in place at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. Finally, a TripleSafe sump system, equipped with three separate pumps and capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water per hour, was installed to remove all water from the home.
Azra K. had water damage in her basement, so she called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Max D. was able to recommend installing a waterproofing system that included a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Jose L. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump uses its three-in-one design to protect your home against any water with a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier and it is used to collect water that seeps through basement walls and transfers it to the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is below the CleanSpace and it takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be fully removed from the home.
Now Azra K. has a watertight basement.
The basement of Richmond Heights's City Hall had water leaking through cracks in the walls and mold growing throughout the space. One of the most important contributing factors in the basement issues was the old, inefficient sump pump. As seen in the lefthand picture, it was little more than a hole in the ground with some PVC protruding.
In order for a basement to be truly waterproof, it must have a functional, effective sump pump. This is exactly what the City Hall recieved when our patented TripleSafe sump system was installed. Pictured on the right, the new system is clearly a different animal from the old. The TripleSafe system includes three independently operating pumps. Pump number one does the lion's share of the pumping in normal conditions, and pump number two kicks in if and when there is too much water for the first one. If by some chance the first two pumps can't keep up, a third, battery operated pump that is capable of pumping out over 12,000 gallons per hour will kick on.
With this new pump, along with the WaterGuard and CleanSpace systems that were also installed, there should be no problem keeping the basement water-free!
Before this unsealed crawl space wasn't able to maintain a temperature because of the fallen insulation. Team Woods resolved this issue by installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier system to maintain the temperature in the crawl space and upper levels of the home. This system works by completely sealing the area, keeping the crawl space healthy and clean.
This St. Louis, Missouri homeowner had a dirty crawlspace that was not properly sealed or protected from outer elements. Unfortunately, this caused issues with moisture control and was allowing water to get into the space.
Team Woods came in and installed a CleanSpace vapor barrier system to seal the crawl space from potential harm. Now, this crawl space is healthy and clean!
Unfortunately, it is quite common for the flooring above crawl spaces to start to sag over time. This is usually due to moisture present in the crawl space, and it is a problem that should be addressed as soon as its noticed. In Overland, Missouri, a homeowner was experiencing this exact issue. He worried that if he waited any longer to call for help, his floor would fall through. A Woods Basement Systems team installed several Smart Jacks in the crawl space underneath the sagging floor joists to level and support them. A white CleanSpace vapor barrier was also put in place to seal moisture out of the crawl space.
Soledad of St. Louis, Missouri wanted to finally waterproof, so he reached out to Woods Basement System to schedule an appointment. To solve his water damage issue, Team Woods installed BrightWall panels onto the basement walls to direct the water leaks to the WaterGuard drains. These panels also will serve to protect the walls from staining or developing mold.
Mel M. of Ellisville, Missouri had water coming into his basement, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Max D. was able to find a solution and recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. CleanSpace is a very durable, vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it is not susceptible to mold growth. It is used to collect water that seeps through basement walls. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system, so it is installed below the CleanSpace around the perimeter of the basement floor. It takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be fully removed from the home, keeping it nice and dry.
Now Mel M. has a dry basement.
This basement experienced water damage once the temperatures rose and the snow melted inside the basement. To protect the home from water damage, WaterGuard drains were installed around the perimeter to collect the water and direct it towards the home's sump pump to then be pumped out.