Ben Scobbie

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: Service Technician

Hometown: Collinsville, Illinois

Ben Scobbie from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Wife: Jamie

Child: Gunner 

Pets: Oskar & Duke (Great Danes) and Hannah (Corgi)

Ben joined Team Woods with several years of management and sales experience as well as experience owning a small business. He also spent time working as an auto body technician and painter. Ben has an Associate’s degree in Auto Body and a Bachelor's degree in Small Business Management. He's also a certified welder. 

His daily responsibilities include meeting with existing customers on pre-scheduled appointments to perform annual maintenance or a follow-up on warranties, and identifies potential problems while in a customer's home to recommend solutions that Woods Basement Systems can provide. Service technicians follow through with customers until all issues are resolved. What excites him most about his job is being able to help homeowners resolve issues with their homes.

Ben spends his spare time with his family. He also enjoys building and restoring muscle cars and attending car shows. 

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By David A.
    De Soto, IL

    "Ben Scobbie explained all of the possible improvements we might be able to make and provided detailed estimates for us to..."

    Customer Review

    By David A.
    De Soto, IL

    Ben Scobbie explained all of the possible improvements we might be able to make and provided detailed estimates for us to consider. No high pressure. Very good work.

  • By Brenda E.
    Carbondale, IL

    "This was my first experience with Ben Scobbie, the technician, even though I have been a customer of Woods Basement Systems for a..."

    Customer Review

    By Brenda E.
    Carbondale, IL

    This was my first experience with Ben Scobbie, the technician, even though I have been a customer of Woods Basement Systems for a number of years. Ben was fantastic. He came to my home for a routine service visit; however, our area had just experienced unusually heavy rains with flooding, and I had a water problem in my downstairs. Ben did some diagnostics and offered several solutions and things to think about. He took his time and showed personal interest in the care of my home and property. I hope he is my technician the next time--he is an asset to the company.

  • By Jan E.
    Trenton, IL

    "Everything went very well. I don't have to worry anymore."

    Customer Review

    By Jan E.
    Trenton, IL

    Everything went very well. I don't have to worry anymore.

  • By Michael A.
    Steeleville, IL

    "THE CREW WORKED VERY EFFICENTIALLY AND TOLD ME ABOUT THE PROCESS AND PROGRESS AS THEY WENT ALONG"

    Customer Review

    By Michael A.
    Steeleville, IL

    THE CREW WORKED VERY EFFICENTIALLY AND TOLD ME ABOUT THE PROCESS AND PROGRESS AS THEY WENT ALONG

  • By Melanie B.
    Kirkwood, MO

    "Ben was very professional and told me what he did today."

    Customer Review

    By Melanie B.
    Kirkwood, MO

    Ben was very professional and told me what he did today.

  • By Growe
    Kirkwood, MO

    Customer Review

    By Growe
    Kirkwood, MO

  • By Susan B.
    Saint Charles, MO

    "Ben Scobbe was very easy to work with. He was prompt (actually early-called first to see if that was okay), answered all my..."

    Customer Review

    By Susan B.
    Saint Charles, MO

    Ben Scobbe was very easy to work with. He was prompt (actually early-called first to see if that was okay), answered all my questions, was very informative, was very concerned about not making a mess and making sure everything was left the way he found it. I would definitely welcome Ben to my home again and recommend him to others.

  • By Carla D.
    Valley Park, MO

    Customer Review

    By Carla D.
    Valley Park, MO

  • By Diana S.
    Macomb, IL

    "Ben was very helpful in the decision process of replacing two of the older sump pumps instead of just one. Thanks for the many..."

    Customer Review

    By Diana S.
    Macomb, IL

    Ben was very helpful in the decision process of replacing two of the older sump pumps instead of just one. Thanks for the many years of a dry basement.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Ben was very pleasant and professional." Read Full Testimonial

    Jenny P of Paris, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Ben was very pleasant and professional.
    Jenny P
    Paris, IL
  • "Very knowledgeable and accomodating..." Read Full Testimonial

    Wayne H. of Staunton, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              The technician was very knowledgeable and accomodating. I have the satisfaction of knowing the system is checked out and all is well.
    Wayne H.
    Staunton, IL
  • "I love knowing my basement is dry and going to stay dry. Ben was awesome!" Read Full Testimonial

    Joyce A of Troy, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              I love knowing my basement is dry and is going to stay dry Ben was awesome!
    Joyce A
    Troy, IL
  • "OUTSTANDING......" Read Full Testimonial

    Karen M. of O'Fallon, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Outstanding work done!!!! I am very happy! The best is your company is more involved in overall checking pumps and house in general. I believe all your techs should do checks as thorough as Dave and Ben...WOW!
    Karen M.
    O'Fallon, IL
  • ""I constantly recommend your company and will continue to do so!"" Read Full Testimonial

    Karen M. of O'Fallon, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              The two gentlemen at my home were outstanding. They did more during the service than anyone ever has. I constantly recommend your company and will continue to do so!
    Karen M.
    O'Fallon, IL
  • "Ben was very informative and friendly." Read Full Testimonial

    Leroy W of Swansea, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Ben was very informative and friendly.
    Leroy W
    Swansea, IL
  • "Very professional and nice..." Read Full Testimonial

    Arlene C. of Saint Louis, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              My technician was very professional and nice, I love knowing that everything is in good working order. The work Woods does is very good.
    Arlene C.
    Saint Louis, MO
  • "Yearly check ups provide us with the peace of mind our basement will not leak again." Read Full Testimonial

    Dan W. of Concord, MO

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              We are quite satisfied with Ben and the work he performed. We appreciated teh notes he took and added to our record.
    Dan W.
    Concord, MO
  • "Ben Scobbie was a gentleman and a concientious technician: he represents your company very well." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert L. of St. Louis, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              I am very satisfied! Ben Scobbie was a gentleman and a concientious technician: he represents your company very well.
    Robert L.
    St. Louis, MO
  • "Now, I only want Ben at Woods to inspect my home." Read Full Testimonial

    Sue C. of Carrollton, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Ben did a wonderful job at my home. He was friendly and personable. Ben was very easy to do business with and explained things very well. Now, I only want Ben at Woods to inspect my home.
    Sue C.
    Carrollton, IL
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Crawlspace to CleanSpace™
    Before
    Crawlspace to CleanSpace™
    After

    Crawlspace to CleanSpace™

    Homeowners in Salem, IL were tired of their dirty crawlspace. It allowed hot, humid air inside in the summer and cold air inside in the winter as well as hosted all manner of bugs and critters.

     

    To fix their issues, Wood's Basement Systems foreman Ben S. installed CleanSpace™, a waterproof barrier that helps insulate the house from outside air as well as protects from dirt, mold, critters and water vapor.

     

    The homeowners went from having a dirty and dingy crawlspace that hurt their home's energy efficiency and comfort to having a CleanSpace™ crawlspace that helps insulate their house and offers a dry and clean crawlspace.

  • Bowing Basement Walls Supported With GeoLock Anchors In Dix, IL
    Before
    Bowing Basement Walls Supported With GeoLock Anchors In Dix, IL
    After

    Bowing Basement Walls Supported With GeoLock Anchors In Dix, IL

    Bowing concrete-block basement walls present quite a problem. Although bowing is bad for any walls, concrete-block walls are particularly dangerous because individual blocks can fail and allow dirt and moisture to freely pour into the space. With these concerns in mind, this Dix, Illinois homeowner called Woods Basement Systems to address his bowing walls. A Woods team installed several GeoLock anchors in the firm soil 10 feet away from the home to pull the walls outward over time by connecting them with steel plates on the interior surface of the walls.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Keeps Pickneyville, IL Basement Dry
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Keeps Pickneyville, IL Basement Dry
    After

    TripleSafe Sump Pump Keeps Pickneyville, IL Basement Dry

    Julie K. of Pickneyville, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems because she noticed a musty smell in her damp basement and could see water spots on the floor. In order to solve the issue, Woods installed the WaterGuard waterproofing system, which controls the direction of water to the sump pump and out of the house. The sump pump pictured is our TripleSafe sump pump that consists of a primary and secondary pump as well as a battery backup pump in the case of primary pump failure or power outage. After the system installation, Julie is now happy with her newly clean and dry basement.

  • Getting a Better Sump Pump
    Before
    Getting a Better Sump Pump
    After

    Getting a Better Sump Pump

    Homeowners in Dorsey, IL. had a sump pump in their basement that wasn't giving them the peace of mind they wanted. So they called Woods Basement Systems and got the pump they needed.

     

    Ben S. was able to come to the home and remove their old sump pump system and install a new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This TripleSafe™ system has three pumps to always keep the basement dry. 

     

    The first pump is a 1/3 horsepower pump that deals with most of the water in the system. If that pump can't keep up, a second, 1/2 horespower pump kicks in to remove water even faster. And if the power goes out or if pumps one and two can't keep up, a third, batter-powered pump will turn on to keep the basement dry. As an extra safety measure, the TripleSafe™ system also features an alarm that can alert homeowners in the event of a plumbling leak or other interior leak.

     

    With a TripleSafe™ sump pump system, these homeowners won't need to worry about water overfilling their sump hole again.

  • BrightWall Panels Installed in Alton, IL
    Before
    BrightWall Panels Installed in Alton, IL
    After

    BrightWall Panels Installed in Alton, IL

    Michael W. didn’t like the appearance of his dingy, stained foundation walls in his Alton, IL home so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing BrightWall Panels.

    Woods installed BrightWall panels over the walls. They are made of rigid white plastic that doesn’t need to be painted and is washable. BrightWall panels also work with the waterproofing system Michael had previously installed by Woods. They prevent moisture by entering the basement and directs it to the perimeter drainage system. They give the basement a much brighter and cleaner appearance.

  • Wet Overland, MO Basement Fitted With TripleSafe And WaterGuard
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    Wet Overland, MO Basement Fitted With TripleSafe And WaterGuard
    After

    Wet Overland, MO Basement Fitted With TripleSafe And WaterGuard

    This Overland, Missouri home's basement was plagued with constant water leaks during periods of rainfall. In order to relieve the homeowner of the stress and totally waterproof the basement, a Woods Basement Systems team began by installing WaterGuard drains underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. After this, a TripleSafe sump pump, equipped with three independently operating pumps and capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water per hour, was put in place to remove all water from the home. 

  • Waterguard Installation in Mehlville, MO
    Before
    Waterguard Installation in Mehlville, MO
    After

    Waterguard Installation in Mehlville, MO

    Donald K. of Mehlville, Missouri noticed that his home's basement was collecting water. He did not want to have to clean up a mess after every storm, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.

    Design specialist Benjamin S. assessed the situation and formulated the perfect solution. Then, foreman Mason S. traveled to the home to install a BrightWall paneling system, a Waterguard drainage system, and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.

    The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement, and was then covered with concrete. It collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement floor. It then drains the water to the sump pump.

    Donald K. no longer has to worry about finding a flooded basement. He now has a dry and waterproof home.

  • Leaking St. Charles, MO Basement Fitted With WaterGuard
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    Leaking St. Charles, MO Basement Fitted With WaterGuard
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    Leaking St. Charles, MO Basement Fitted With WaterGuard

    This St. Charles, Missouri home's basement was having major issues with flooding. Whenever it rained heavily, water would come in from behind the drywall and pool on the floor. In order to Waterproof this space, a Woods Basement Systems team first had to remove the bottom sections of the drywall to gain access to the foundation. After this, they installed a WaterGuard drainage system underneath the flooring at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. 

  • Damp, Leaky Wentzville, MO Basement Waterproofed With TripleSafe Sump Pump
    Before
    Damp, Leaky Wentzville, MO Basement Waterproofed With TripleSafe Sump Pump
    After

    Damp, Leaky Wentzville, MO Basement Waterproofed With TripleSafe Sump Pump

    A leaky basement is not just hard to make good use of; it can be riddled with mold and stains and other unsightly issues. This was the case with this Wentzville, Missouri basement. The homeowner was tired of dealing with the mold, stains, and constant pools of water, so he called Woods Basement Systems. A Woods team installed several waterproofing measures, including a Triple Safe sump pump. Equipped with three independently operating pumps, one of which is a battery backup, the TripleSafe is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour at an 8 foot head. This basement is now totally free of moisture.

  • Cracking Gray Summit, MO Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock
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    Cracking Gray Summit, MO Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock
    After

    Cracking Gray Summit, MO Concrete-Block Walls Supported With GeoLock

    This Gray Summit, Missouri home's concrete-block basement walls were badly cracked and slightly bowing in places. The homeowner was quite concerned about this and worried that letting the cracks go unaddressed for much longer might lead to a total wall collapse. With this in mind, Woods Basement Systems was called in. A team installed several GeoLock wall anchors, supports that function by attaching anchors buried deep in the firm soil far from the home to steel plates on the interior surface of the foundation walls, throughout the space. These anchors effectively pull the walls outward over time and totally prevent further movement and cracking.

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Our Locations:

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