Michael Rebenstorff

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

Michael Rebenstorff from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Wife: Rebecca

Pets: Fritz & Hannah (dogs)

Michael joined Team Woods in January 2019. He has 14 years of experience serving in the ARMY as a mechanic. He also has a variety of construction experience. In his free time, Michael enjoys fishing, woodworking, and camping.

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sealing a Crawl Space for Additional Storage Space in the Home
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    Sealing a Crawl Space for Additional Storage Space in the Home
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    Sealing a Crawl Space for Additional Storage Space in the Home

    In Savoy, Illinois homeowner William J. was worried about his wet, damp crawl space. He had noticed in recent months that it was sending unwanted smells into his home above, causing him to finally call around for some estimates. He decided to have Woods Basement Systems seal and waterproof his crawl space after a pleasant interaction with our System Design Specialist. Our foreman Michael Rebenstorff and his team waterproofed the space by installing our SmartSump Sump Pump System. Next, they sealed the space by lining the floors and walls with our CleanSpace liner. Finally, they installed covers over the vents from the outside, keeping the space completely sealed from the earth. Now, William has an extra space in his home for storage, and no longer has to worry about smells in his home.

  • Sealing Crawlspace in Tolono, Illinois
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    Sealing Crawlspace in Tolono, Illinois
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    Sealing Crawlspace in Tolono, Illinois

    In Tolono, Illinois homeowners Jon and Aimee E. wanted a solution to their damp and smelly crawlspace. Like many other homeowners, they didn’t have much insulation in their crawlspace, causing damp and musty air in from the exposed earth to enter their crawlspace, and eventually their home. Unsure of what to do, they called Woods Basement Systems to find the perfect solution to their crawlspace problem.

    We sent our foremen Justin Gunn and his team out to their home to seal their crawlspace from the earth, using several of our products including UltraSump, CleanSpace, and Vent Covers. Once the crawlspace is completely sealed, these homeowners will have a dry, clean space to store items and not have to worry about their home smelling like their crawlspace.

  • CleanSpace Restores Champaign, IL Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Restores Champaign, IL Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Restores Champaign, IL Crawl Space

    Dorothy of Champaign, Illinois noticed that her crawl space was experiencing flooding and mold growth. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to this on-going issue. She later spoke with system design specialist, Blake R., to discuss what her best options were. Blake recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system in her crawl space. 

    This album will show the crawl space before the installation process by foreman, Mike R., and his crew.

  • Complete Encapsulation in Neoga, IL
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    Complete Encapsulation in Neoga, IL
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    Complete Encapsulation in Neoga, IL

    This homeowner from Neoga, IL had a damp and humid crawl space that needed to be fixed before the damage got any worse.  He called Woods Basement Systems and ended up getting the best crawl space system to keep his crawl space dry.  The damp, humid air that rises into the house through the dirt floor contributes to poor air quality in the living space above. This barrier will also prevent damp humid air from contributing to the rotting of organic surfaces in crawl space, such as the floor joists above. With the CleanSpace encapsulation system, the house is effectively isolated from the dirt and the space is now a clean dry space. 

  • Clean Comfortable Crawl Space
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    Clean Comfortable Crawl Space
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    Clean Comfortable Crawl Space

    Homeowner was experiencing smells in their home and called us to check out their crawl space.

    Water had been getting in for years and at different times of the year causing those smell to come up and into their home.

    We installed a sump pump, CleanSPACE™ liner, and air sealed the rim joist with foam insulation.  Now air from beneath the crawl space can not get up and into the home.

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation System in Effingham, IL
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation System in Effingham, IL
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation System in Effingham, IL

    This dirty, moldy crawlspace was fitted with a CleanSpace liner and a SaniDry Dehumidifier. Two of these components of the CrawlSpace Encapsulation System work together to help with moisture production and control mold growth. 

  • Sealing a Crawl Space with CleanSpace Liner
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    Sealing a Crawl Space with CleanSpace Liner
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    Sealing a Crawl Space with CleanSpace Liner

    Woods Basement Systems encapsulates an Illinois homeowner's crawl space with a CleanSpace vapor barrier, a SmartSump Pump and a SaniDry dehumidification unit. The CleanSpace vapor barrier is a durable liner with a factory sealed seam, which ensures zero moisture penetration. The CleanSpace vapor barrier includes brown dimpled sheeting that allows any water to migrate quicker to the SmartSump pump. The SmartSump Pump comes with a radon approved floor drain and a water alarm that will sound if there were ever a water leak. Lastly the SaniDry dehumidification unit will pull the moisture out of the air and drain directly to the SmartSump.

  • CrawlSpace Supported with SmartJack Solves Problems in House
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    CrawlSpace Supported with SmartJack Solves Problems in House
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    CrawlSpace Supported with SmartJack Solves Problems in House

    Mary E is worried about the support in her crawlspace. It seems to be failing, causing multiple problems in the house. The floors are sloping, and cracks are appearing in the ceiling and walls. 

    Michael R and his crew installed The SmartJack System to support the beams and joists in the crawlspace. This will resolve the problems in the house, such as the sloping floors and the cracks. A CleanSpace liner was also installed to isolate the crawlspace from the earth. This will also prevent water vapor from entering, keeping the crawlspace clean and dry. Mary can now relax knowing her crawlspace is stabilized!

     

  • Sealing a Crawl Space in Shelbyville, IL
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    Sealing a Crawl Space in Shelbyville, IL
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    Sealing a Crawl Space in Shelbyville, IL

    Lisa and Greg P. of Shelbyville, Illinois wanted to have their crawl space sealed. Recently, they had noticed a smell coming from the space, leading up into their home. It was also very damp and wet in the crawl space causing future problems for their home. After talking with a neighbor that had similar problems, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Woods came out to the home to seal the crawl space, getting rid of the smell and moisture in the space. They installed a UltraSump sump pump, a polyethene membrane with our CleanSpace liner on top to seal the space from the earth, as well as adding IceGuard outside of the home with an extended discharge line.  

  • Sealing Decatur, IL Crawl Space
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    Sealing Decatur, IL Crawl Space
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    Sealing Decatur, IL Crawl Space

    A homeowner from Decatur, Illinois wanted to finally waterproof and update her crawl space, and she knew you to call. Once she reached out to Woods Basement Systems, she was quickly connected with system design specialist, John S., who worked with her to find a permanent way to clean up and waterproof her crawl space.

    John gave the recommendation of installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier system onto the walls and floor to seal the crawl space while also giving the space a fresh new look. Head foreman, Chris S. installed the CleanSpace barrier system. Jesse led his team of installers to quickly and efficiently install the new system into Barbara's dirty crawl space.

  • Salem, IL Crawl Space Cleaned & Secured with CleanSpace & SmartJacks
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    Salem, IL Crawl Space Cleaned & Secured with CleanSpace & SmartJacks
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    Salem, IL Crawl Space Cleaned & Secured with CleanSpace & SmartJacks

    Jeff Q. from Salem, IL wanted to clean up his crawl space, and with the help of Woods Basement Systems, he was able to achieve this goal. Team Woods investigated the home and recommended installing SmartJacks into the crawl space to replace the old, wooden planks. Along with new SmartJacks, Team Woods would install a CleanSpace vapor barrier system to seal and keep the crawl space clean and protected. 

  • Mount Vernon, IL Crawl Space
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    Mount Vernon, IL Crawl Space
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    Mount Vernon, IL Crawl Space

    In Mount Vernon, Illinois homeowner Ben D. was concerned about his crawl space. His crawl space was dirt covered, unsealed and smelly. After talking with a friend, he realized he could fix all of these problems and transform his crawl space into another place for storage in his home. He decided it was time to call Woods Basement Systems and get his crawl space sealed once and for all. 

    Here at Woods, not only are we the experts in all things basementy and foundation repair, we also seal and transform crawl spaces. In addition, we extend the drainage line underground away from the foundation to further prevent water from entering the home. Once the job was completed, Ben was happy with the way his crawl space turned out and that he had a new place to store items in his home.

  • Moldy and Damp Crawlspace Cleaned Up with CleanSpace in Kincaid, IL
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    Moldy and Damp Crawlspace Cleaned Up with CleanSpace in Kincaid, IL
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    Moldy and Damp Crawlspace Cleaned Up with CleanSpace in Kincaid, IL

    Larry W would like his crawlspace cleaned up. Moisture is coming in, creating condensation on the walls. This is creating mold and letting it grow all over the space. 

    Michael R and an installment crew put in a CleanSpace liner for the crawlspace. This will stop water vapor from getting in, making the space clean and dry. SilverGlo was also added to insulate and regulate the temperature of the space. Lastly, a SaniDry Sedona was installed to dehumidify the air. Larry can now relax knowing his crawlspace will stay clean and dry!

     

  • CleanSpace Installed in Carbondale, Illinois Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Installed in Carbondale, Illinois Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace Installed in Carbondale, Illinois Crawl Space

    This home underwent a big change for the better; CleanSpace encapsulation by Woods! Once standing water was removed, we carefully and completely sealed this crawl space from moisture. No more muggy air rising from down there!

  • Crawl Space Makeover in Riverton, IL
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    Crawl Space Makeover in Riverton, IL
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    Crawl Space Makeover in Riverton, IL

    In Riverton, Illinois homeowner Chris S. wanted a way to turn his dirty damp crawlspace into a dry, clean, usable space to store items. Like most homes, his crawlspace had a dirt floor, completely exposed to the earth, risking the investment in his home and the well-being of himself and his family.  He decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to his crawlspace problem.

    We sent our foremen Jesse C. and his team out to the Riverton home. Using several items including CleanSpace, IceGuard, and SmartSump to seal the crawlspace from the earth. This will keep the crawlspace clean, dry, and able to store the homeowner’s items. Now Chris will not have to worry about the well-being of his home or crawl space.

  • Encapsulating Crawl Space in Staunton, MO
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    Encapsulating Crawl Space in Staunton, MO
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    Encapsulating Crawl Space in Staunton, MO

    Homeowner Carol Y. of Staunton, Illinois wanted to seal and encapsulate her crawl space. She made a call to Woods Basement Systems to see if they had a solution for her problem. They installed a system using CleanSpace and SmartSump to keep the crawl space dry for years to come. Once the products were installed, she was able to use the space for extra storage beneath her home.

  • CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System Installed in O'Fallon, Illinois
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    CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System Installed in O'Fallon, Illinois
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    CleanSpace Crawlspace Encapsulation System Installed in O'Fallon, Illinois

    Jim and Lori G., O'Fallon, Illinois homeowners, were distraught by their wet, moldy crawl space. The mold risked the integrity of the structural support of the home and was a health hazard. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to restore the crawlspace.

    SmartPipe and SmartSump were installed by foreman Josh B. to waterproof the crawl space. The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system was then installed CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier so it does not allow moisture into the crawl space. Because it is inorganic, it does not support mold growth.

    Jim and Lori are pleased with their restored crawl space. The dry, clean area can now be used for storage.

  • Water Pooling in Crawlspace Eliminated With SmartSump in O'Fallon, MO
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    Water Pooling in Crawlspace Eliminated With SmartSump in O'Fallon, MO
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    Water Pooling in Crawlspace Eliminated With SmartSump in O'Fallon, MO

    Christopher M is having some problems with water getting in the crawlspace with no way to get out. Downspout extensions have already been installed, but he is unsure of what steps to take next. 

    Michael R and his crew installed a CleanSpace Liner in the crawlspace. This will keep it clean, and seal it off from the outside dirt. A SmartPipe system was also installed to drain out unwanted water away from the space. Lastly, a SmartSump was installed to pump the unwanted water away from the space. Christopher can now have peace of mind now that his crawlspace is clean and dry!

     

  • Sealing Crawl Space for Storage
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    Sealing Crawl Space for Storage
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    Sealing Crawl Space for Storage

    In Belleville, Illinois homeowner Elise O. recently visited her crawlspace and was shocked by how damp and dirty it has become over the years. Wanting to use the space for extra storage, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution for her crawl space.

    Our foremen Jesse Crotser and his team had the perfect solution to waterproof her crawl space, so she can use it for storage. To completely seal the crawl space, they used several items such as; SmartSump, CleanSpace, IceGuard, and Vent Guards. With all these items working together, Elise can now use her crawl space for storage and will not have to worry about the items being damaged by water.

  • Incapsulating a Crawlspace with CleanSpace™
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    Incapsulating a Crawlspace with CleanSpace™
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    Incapsulating a Crawlspace with CleanSpace™

    Most homeowners seldom enter or use their crawlspaces. Unfortunately, just because they ignore the crawlspace doesn't mean the crawlspace doesn't have an impact on the health of the home.

     

    Water vapor that rises through the unprotected floor of the crawlspace can support mold growth and rot, which can damage the floors that run above the crawlspace. Additionally, because air flows upwards through a house, the smells from mold, mud and critters that get into the crawlspace rises through the rest of the home. 

     

    To prevent these problems, Cory A. installed CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a tough, waterproof liner like a pool liner that incapsulates the crawlspace to prevent water, water vapor and even critters from entering the crawlspace. The tear-proof inside of the liner means that things can be stored in the crawlspace without worrying about them ripping the liner and reducing its effectiveness. On the back of CleanSpace™ is an anti-microbial layer that will block mold growth to help keep the crawlspace protected.

     

    Any water that builds up beneath the CleanSpace™ vapor barrier is directed to a TripleSafe™ sump pump so it can be pumped out of the home. Additionally, a Sedona dehumidifier is installed to dry the air and help filter out mold spores.

     

    Because the crawlspace is now protected from mold, critters and water vapor, more insulation can be installed. In this basement, a foam insulation is sprayed against the gaps between the floor joists to help seal in the comfortable air and keep out the uncomfortable air.

     

    This crawlspace is healthier and will help to improve the health of the home above it. Not only is the home more protected from water damage and mold growth, but it will also be more energy efficient but sealing the crawlspace and keeping unconditioned air out of the home.

  • Wet Crawlspace Protected From the Elements with CleanSpace
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    Wet Crawlspace Protected From the Elements with CleanSpace
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    Wet Crawlspace Protected From the Elements with CleanSpace

    Katherine M’s crawlspace is wet after rainwater got in, and she would like a sump pump installed to get the water out. She also wants her space sealed from the outside so that no water can get in the first place. Foreman Michael R and his crew installed a Smart Sump system that will pump out water that gets in the space. A CleanSpace liner was also installed to not only seal the space from the earth but to give a clean finished look to the crawlspace. This will also stop water vapor from entering and will keep the space dry. Katherine can now rest assured knowing that her crawlspace will stay dry!

  • Clean Crawlspace in Eureka, MO
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    Clean Crawlspace in Eureka, MO
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    Clean Crawlspace in Eureka, MO

    William J. from Eureka, Missouri was looking for a way to clean and brighten up his crawlspace. Crawlspaces like the one in William's home are exposed to the earth, which means they are exposed to mold, fungus, rot, and critters. A home with a dirt crawlspace costs more energy to heat and cool, and more energy costs more money.

    Concerned, William decided to call Woods Basement Systems to fix his crawlspace problem. Foreman Micheal Rebenstorff installed a CleanSpace Liner to the floors and walls of William's crawlspace. The CleanSpace Liner has an antimicrobial additive manufactured to the material, which prevents mold growth on the liner. Williams crawlspace is now sealed from the earth, making his home easier to cool and heat.

  • CleanSpace Installed to Keep Columbia, Missouri Crawlspace Dry
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    CleanSpace Installed to Keep Columbia, Missouri Crawlspace Dry
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    CleanSpace Installed to Keep Columbia, Missouri Crawlspace Dry

    With water standing in his crawlspace, Jon T. of Columbia, Missouri decided to have Woods fix his crawlspace. Jon was concerned about the possible mold and rotting wood that could come if the water did not stay out of his crawlspace. Woods installed Drainage Matting and CleanSpace to keep away unwanted water and moisture. To ensure the space would be properly maintained, Jon also had a SaniDry and Sump Pump installed. The Sump Pump would pump out all standing water and the SandDry would filter the air, regulating the temperature and humidity.

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