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Jeremy has been woking with Woods Basement Systems, Inc. for 2 years and has a PC Repair and Computer Systems Technology certification from Lewis and Clark. His previous leadership experience from a tree removal company has prepared him for the vast responsibility of being a foreman.
Jeremy's duties include inspecting contracts, loading materials, inspecting and driving the company truck. Once at the home, he does introductions and a walkthrough with the customer.
The part Jeremy likes best about his job is the support team he works with. They share a strong bond and he can count on them for anything. When he isn't busy on jobs, Jeremy likes to play video games, spend time with family, and watch Netfilx.
Henning, Illinois homeowner Jacob was concerned about cracks in his block foundation. The horizontal and stair-step cracks were an indicator of bowing walls. System Design Specialist Greg B. inspected the foundation and designed a solution.
Jeremy R., Foreman, and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. These anchors work to restore the foundation walls to their original postion and provide permanent support for the foundation.
Allerton, Illinois homeowner Shawn M. was troubled when he discovered cracks in his block foundation. Upon inspection, System Design Specialist Greg B. determined the cracks were a result of bowing walls. Greg designed a solution.
Foreman Jeremy R. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is made of galvanized steel, so it won't corrode. These anchors are installed into undisturbed soil and provide permanent support. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors work to restore the walls to their original position.
With Geo-Lock, Shawn has peace of mind knowing his foundation is safe.
Longview, Illnois homeowner Floyd had several cracks in multiple cinder block foundation walls of home. Concerned about the integrity of his home, he contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free foundation estimate.
Design specialist Greg B. determined the best solution for Floyd's home would be the installation of PowerBraces along the cracked walls, which can stop further damage and potentially straighten the wall. This system involves no exterior excavation and permanently stabilizes the wall. It is one of the many customizable solutions we offer for stabilizing bowing, tipping, or buckling foundation walls.
Floyd can now rest assured him home's foundation is stable.
Bowing and cracking foundation walls present quite a problem. Not only are the cracks unsightly, they often lead to water leaks and even a potential for total wall collapse. These issues don't just solve themselves; they require expert attention. With this in mind, this Longview, Illinois homeowner contacted Woods Basement Systems to remedy his badly bowing and cracking basement walls. A Woods team installed several PowerBrace supports all along the basement walls to prevent further bowing and straighten them over time!
This homeowner was alarmed to see his baement walls bending inwards into his home. Design Specialist Greg B. from Woods Basement Systems inspected the damaged wall and recommended the ideal solution for the issue at hand.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to brace the compromised wall. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod and heavy-duty steel plate to reinforce and potentially straighten foundation walls under strain.
As clay soil becomes wet, it expands, putting pressure on the foundation wall. No longer being able to withstand pressure from the soil, and outside pressure from water, this wall in Clay City, IL began to crack horizontally. This is the main sign of a bowing wall.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors work by connecting to the wall plate by a steel rod. This will provide pressure to the inside of the bowing wall. The anchors will stabilize the foundation and over time potentially move the walls back to their original position.
Kathy P. of Flora, Illinois noticed that a few walls in her home's basement were cracking and bowing. She did not want the problem to get worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided that the perfect solution was to install wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. then traveled to the home to get the job started. The steel wall anchors, pictured above, extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. These anchors help prevent further movement and stabilize the walls.
Kathy P. no longer has to worry about the walls in her home cracking and bowing. She now has stable and safe basement walls.
Melanie R. of Monticello, IL had foundation walls that had become severely damaged over the years. There were large cracks on the foundation walls and ledge walls along them which made Melanie worried about the safety of her home so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Woods drove galvanized steel anchor rods through the cracked ledge walls and connected them to steel earth anchors that were embedded in stable soil conditions in the yard. They attached the anchor rods to steel anchor plates on the inside of the wall to hold the walls firmly in place. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize walls in place, preventing future damage.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed to fix this leaned in wall in Altamont, IL. Because the wall anchors are attached to a steel rod at the wall plate and will provide pressure to straighten out the wall.
This Farina, Illinois homeowner was confronted with a nightmare when one his foundation walls totally collapsed inward. His basement filled with dirt and rubble, and his home became exposed to the elements. He needed fast, professional help, and Woods Basement Systems answered the call. A Woods team first built a new foundation wall out of concrete blocks. After this, GeoLock wall supports were installed on each wall in the basement. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil far from the home to steel plates on the interior surface of the walls, effectively pulling them outward over time.
The finished basement of Murali K.’s Mount Vernon, IL home was having major problems. Cracks had formed in the foundation walls that were allowing water to get in and wreak havoc on the finished walls and floors so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors alongside a waterproofing system.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation wall to counteract the external soil pressure that was damaging it. To do this, they connect earth anchors buried in stable soil conditions in the yard to walls plates on the inside of the walls using galvanized steel anchor rods. The system is tightened to permanently stabilize the wall as well as to prevent future damage.
External soil conditions can put tremendous pressure on walls and cause damage like bowing, tilting and cracking. The home that Keith and Michelle S. had just bought in Mount Vernon, IL had foundation walls with extensive damage. They were bowing to a severe degree and large horizontal and stair step cracks spanned the length of the walls. Keith and Michelle worried that the walls were going to collapse so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing PowerBraces.
Woods installed the PowerBraces along the damaged walls. They are adjustable steel beams that are custom fit to each basement. They are held snugly in place against the walls by steel brackets attached to the cement floors and the floor joists above. They permanently stabilize the walls in place and prevent future damage. PowerBraces are zinc-coated to prevent them from rusting and they offer the opportunity to improve walls by tightening them during dry conditions.
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.
These Whittington, IL homeowners were looking to protect their basement from moisture and to make their basement as habitable as possible. They met with System Design Specialist Chris T., who recommended the ideal waterproofing solution for their specific needs.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to protect the home from moisture and microbial irritants such as mold and mildew. The homeowners now have the peace of mind they need and the clean, dry basement they deserve thanks to CleanSpace.
Water damage can be extremely detrimental to walls by breaking them down and causing them to fail. This homeowner was very concerned about the stability of her home and requested for Woods Basement Systems to secure her failing walls. Team Woods installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to permanently lock and position the walls in a safe and sturdy state.
The foundation and ledge walls of Frank V.’s Mulkeytown, IL basement were bowing inward. Cracks had formed along the cement blocks where bowing was at its worst, which allowed water to get into the basement so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract the external soil pressure that damages walls. To do this, galvanized steel anchor rods are driven through the foundation walls and connected to steel earth anchors embedded in stable soil conditions in the yard. Steel wall plates are attached to the rods on the inside of the walls and the anchors are tightened to permanently stabilize the walls in place. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors can also straighten and improve walls over time by tightening them during dry seasons.
Frank V. had cracks in his foundation and ledge walls. Those cracks had let an alarming amount of water to leak in and flood his basement so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods found the best solution for Frank’s water problem would be a basement waterproofing system.
Wood installed CleanSpace over the cracked foundation and ledge walls as part of that waterproofing system. CleanSpace is a thick, durable vapor barrier. It’s prevents moisture from entering the basement through the walls, instead guiding it down to the drainage system below for removal. It also gives the basement a much brighter, cleaner appearance.
Concrete-block foundation walls are particularly vulnerable to cracking and bowing because there are hundreds of seams and weak points throughout. It is important to address any damage as soon as possible, as it can spiral out of control quickly if left alone. Woods Basement Systems installed several PowerBrace supports in this Lincoln, Illinois basement to address the cracking and bowing concrete-block walls. These galvanized steel I-beams are incredibly strong and totally prevent any further movement and cracking.
This homeowner was alarmed to see bowing and cracking in his basement walls, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help. Design Specialist Brenton K. assessed the situation and recommended a permanent solution for the homeowner's foundation repair needs.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to stabilize and potentially straighten the walls. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod that anchors into dense, packed soil and connects to heavy duty plates for reliable, long-lasting support.
Du Quoin, IL homeowner John noticed horizontal and stair step cracks around the entire perimeter of his basement walls. This concerned him becasue the area was used by his family in a variety of ways. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Brenton K. developed a plan to fix the walls.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors on each wall to pull the walls back to straight. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are made of steel so they will not rust. The rods are anchored to steel plates behind the active soil surrounding the house. The rods provide resistance and over time can be tightened to bring the wall back to its original position.
John L. now has piece of mind that his walls will not bow anymore and the area will be drier.
Bowing, tilting and cracking in foundation walls are signs of damage from pressure of unstable soil on the outside of the walls. If these problems are left unchecked, walls may fail causing even worse problems. Rich M. of Makanda, IL had bowing and cracked walls so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the bowing and cracked walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract the external pressure on the walls by connecting steel earth anchors, that have been embedded in more stable soil in the yard, to steel wall plates on the inside of the walls using galvanized steel anchor rods. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize walls in the position they are in and can even straighten walls in most cases by tightening the anchors during dry periods.
Lester H. of Greenville, Illinois noticed that a couple walls in his home's basement were starting to bow and crack. He did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse or cause any safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Joshua L. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. headed to the home to get the job started. The wall anchors, pictured above, are made of steel and extend from the inside of the house to the hard packed soil outside. The wall anchors stabilize and prevent the wall from any further movement.
Lester H. no longer has to worry about his home's walls bowing and cracking. He now has stable and safe basement walls.
The foundation walls of Zach A.’s Hillsboro, IL home were bowing inward. The severe degree of the bowing made him worried that the walls might fail so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing PowerBraces.
Woods custom fit the adjustable steel beams to the height of the basement. They fit them snuggly against the walls and secured them in place using steel brackets. PowerBraces stabilize foundation walls and prevent future damage. They also offer the opportunity to improve the walls by tightening them during dry conditions.
Jim A. of Farmersville, Illinois noticed that a few walls in his home's basement were cracking and bowing. He did not want this issue to get any worse or cause safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and decided that wall anchors would fix the problem. Foreman Jeremy R. then traveled to the home to get the job started. The wall anchors, pictured above, are made of steel and extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. They stabilize and prevent any further movement of the walls.
Jim A. no longer has to worry about his home's walls cracking or bowing. He now has safe and stable basement walls.
Willisville, Illinois homeowner Jesse H. was distraught when he discovered horizontal cracks in his block foundation. Upon determing the walls were bowing, Pete L.,System Design Specialist, designed a solution to support the foundation.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed PowerBrace. PowerBrace is a galvanized steel I-Beam that supports the wall and could return it to its original position.
This homeowner in Litchfield, IL has basement walls made of brick and damage has already occurred. Over time, the brick walls have become mis-shapen and have bowed in. Our Power Braces will prevent further damage to this homeowner's basement walls. These metal supports are placed along the wall to aid in bracing the wall from movement.
New Baden, Illinois homeowner David had cracks in his poured concrete foundation walls. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Brenton developed a plan for him.
Foreman Jeremy and his crew installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. The Anchors are steel rods that are drilled through the wall and the deep into the soil. They are then anchored with steel plates on both ends. This keeps the rod anchored in the dirt on one end and spreads the pressure across the wall on the other end. This pressure gives the wall the support it needs to straighten out and close any cracks.
David can now use his basement and trust his entire home is sturdy and safe.
This veteran's lending building located on Scott Air Force base was having some issues with the interior flooring. Several portions of the floor were sagging and bouncing, causing the building's owners to worry about a possible floor collapse. A Woods Basement Systems team visited the home and, after determining that the cause was rotting floor joists in the crawl space, got to work fixing the issue. They installed several Smart Jacks, capable of supporting well over 60,000 pounds each, in the crawl space underneath the joists. This was the quite the upgrade from the makeshift cinder-block supports that were there before. The floors are now level and safe, and they will be for the life of the structure.
This Freeburg, Illinois home had a basement wall that had continued to settle and experience failure. Team Woods investigated the space to find an optimal solution for the homeowner and recommended installing Geo-Lock wall anchors into the troubled wall. The homeowner agreed, allowing Team Woods to repair the wall and protect and maintain the stability of his home for many more years to come!
When Kim and Rick W discovered that their basement walls were bowing they knew they needed to do something quickly. So they called Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Chris S was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jeremy R installed the GeoLock wall anchor that you see above. The anchor attaches to an area away from the house and also to the basement walls, and will pull the walls back to where they are supposed to be.