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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.