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  • By Tracy M.
    Champaign, IL

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    By Tracy M.
    Champaign, IL

  • By John F.
    Mahomet, IL

    "I would like to thank Juan(forman),James,and Tyler for their excellent work and professionalism Great Job guys."

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    By John F.
    Mahomet, IL

    I would like to thank Juan(forman),James,and Tyler for their excellent work and professionalism Great Job guys.

  • By Janet O.
    Mahomet, IL

    "The initial install did not do what we expected, but we were please that the new production manager took the time to come out and..."

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    By Janet O.
    Mahomet, IL

    The initial install did not do what we expected, but we were please that the new production manager took the time to come out and assess the situation and do extra work. By the way..... the "J Team" James, Josh, and John were awesome!!!!!! Lots of kudos to them (and a bonus- hint)

  • By Paul R.
    Mahomet, IL

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    By Paul R.
    Mahomet, IL

  • By Peter H.
    Mount Zion, IL

    "All other parts of the experience was great. The crew of Juan, James, & Tyler did a great job!"

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    By Peter H.
    Mount Zion, IL

    All other parts of the experience was great. The crew of Juan, James, & Tyler did a great job!

  • By Ken M.
    Mt. Vernon, IL

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    By Ken M.
    Mt. Vernon, IL

  • By Robert B.
    Edinburg, IL

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    By Robert B.
    Edinburg, IL

  • By Robert P.
    Hillsboro, IL

    "James Long and Donald McCollum came to do our crawlspace after finishing a job an hour away. They did a great job."

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    By Robert P.
    Hillsboro, IL

    James Long and Donald McCollum came to do our crawlspace after finishing a job an hour away. They did a great job.

  • By Jane M.
    Edwardsville, IL

    "Thanks for a wonderful experience and exceptional work."

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    By Jane M.
    Edwardsville, IL

    Thanks for a wonderful experience and exceptional work.

  • By Peggy B.
    Swansea, IL

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    By Peggy B.
    Swansea, IL

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "My husband and I are very pleased and will be recommending Woods to all our friends and family." Read Full Testimonial

    Jessica S. of De Soto, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              I just want to let you know how great James and his crew were. They rocked the project. We had questions, and James was very quick to get back to us with the answers. My husband and I are very pleased and will be recommending Woods to all our friends and family.
    Jessica S.
    De Soto, MO

James Long from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

James Long from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

James has been employed by Woods Basement Systems, Inc. for over a year and has training in precision machining, welding, blueprint reading/writing, and electronics from the Collinsville Vocational Center.

James is responsible for making sure instilation is done right by directing installers and teaching them how to do the work. He likes being able to help people with keeping their home dry.

When he is not at work, James enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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  • Tilton, Illinois Crawlspace Encapsulated with Cleanspace
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    Tilton, Illinois Crawlspace Encapsulated with Cleanspace
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    Ralph M. of Tilton, Illinois was troubled by his wet, musty crawlspace. The mold in his crawlspace was an allergen. To make his home healthy again, system design specialist Nolan M, designed a solution.

    Foreman James L. installed the CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system. CleanSpace prevents water from entering the crawlspace. Because it is inorganic, it does not support mold growth. Ralph is happy to have a healthy home free of mold.

  • CleanSpace Installed in Danville, IL
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    CleanSpace Installed in Danville, IL
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    Larry of Danville, Illinois grew concerned over the condition of his crawl space so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore the best possible solution. Larry then met with system design specialist, Greg B., who gave Larry his final recommendation of installing CleanSpace in the crawl space. Foreman, James L., and his team installed the new encapsulation system, CleanSpace. Larry couldn't have been happier with how his crawl space had transformed!

     

     

     

     

     

  • CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL
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    CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL
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    Water kept getting into Janice E.’s crawl space of her Philo, IL home. It leaked into the crawlspace through the cement block foundation walls and made her crawl space completely unusable so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended encapsulating her crawl space.

    CleanSpace was installed as part of the encapsulation system. It is a durable, thick plastic moisture barrier that is installed over the foundation walls and gravel floors of the crawl space. It prevents moisture from entering the crawlspace, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system. It contains an additive called UltraFresh that makes it mold resistant. It’s bright white so, besides giving the crawl space a much cleaner appearance, it maximizes available light.

  • SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL
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    SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL
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    Janice E. had a very wet crawl space in her Philo, IL home. Water leaked in through the foundation walls and gravel floors and made the crawl space very humid. The high humidity had begun to rot the wood floor joists above. Her store-bought dehumidifier did little to nothing to keep the relative humidity low and it was a chore to empty the collection tray every time it was full so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawl space encapsulation system.  

    Woods replaced the store-bought dehumidifier with the SaniDry dehumidifier as part of the encapsulation system. The SaniDry can remove up to 109 pints of water from the crawl space air per day while using the same amount of energy as the store-bought unit. It’s self-draining so no more hassle emptying a full collection tray. It keeps relative humidity low in the crawl space to prevent rot and conditions that foster mold growth.

  • SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois
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    SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois
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    Philo, Illinois homeowner Janice E. was troubled by mold taking over her crawl space. The mold was a result of water seepage and high humidity levels. Though she attempted to dry up the crawl space with fans, she was unsuccessful. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep the mold at bay.

    As part of the solution, Foreman James L. installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. SaniDry was installed in combination with the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. SaniDry keeps the humidity levels low without hiking energy costs. 

    With this system, Janice no longer has to worry about allergens like mold and dust mites lurking in her crawl space and home.

  • CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation in Philo, Illinois
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    CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation in Philo, Illinois
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    Janice E., Philo, Illinois homeowner, was troubled by her wet crawl space. The wet envrionment caused mold and dust mites to thrive. Due to the stack effect, these allergens entered her living space. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep her crawl space dry.

    Foreman James L. installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth as it prevents water from entering the crawlspace. With this system, Janice's crawl space will stay dry and mold-free.

  • Urbana, Illinois Crawl Space Restored with CleanSpace
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    Urbana, Illinois Crawl Space Restored with CleanSpace
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    Urbana, Illinois homeowners John and Karan I. were troubled by their musty, moldy crawl space. Water leaked into their crawl space through the block foundation walls, and caused mold to overtake the area. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to restore their crawl space.

    Foreman James L. installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth. CleanSpace encapulates the crawl space to ensure water stays out. SaniDry, an energy-efficient dehumidifier, was also installed. Keeping the humidity low keeps the mold away. 

    John and Karan are pleased with their restored crawl space. They are at ease knowing their crawl space will stay dry and free of mold.

  • Newton, Illinois Crawl Space is no Longer Crawling with Mold Thanks to SaniDry CX
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    Newton, Illinois Crawl Space is no Longer Crawling with Mold Thanks to SaniDry CX
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    Dee Ann Y., a Newton, Illinois resident, was displeased to find mold in her crawlspace. Thanks to the installation of our energy effecient dehumidifier, SaniDry CX, her crawlspace is now mold and rot free.

  • SaniDry Keeps Newton, Illinois Crawl Space Dry
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    SaniDry Keeps Newton, Illinois Crawl Space Dry
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    Dee Ann Y., a resident of Newton, Illinois, experienced mold and rotting in her crawl space. With the installation of the SaniDry dehumidifier, she no longer has to worry about crawl space mold. Also, the Turtl Crawl Space Access System was installed to ensure she can still access her crawl space, while keeping it dry.

  • Tolono, IL Crawl Space Now Dry
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    Tolono, IL Crawl Space Now Dry
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    Scott, a Tolono, Illinois homeowner,  was worried about standing water in his crawl space. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Greg B. developed a plan to get his crawl space sealed and dry. 

    Foreman James L. and his crew installed the crawl space system of CleanSpace with drainage matting, a SmartSump sump pump with IceGuard and Lawnscape Well. 

    The core of this system is the CleanSpace with drainage matting is an inorganic, anti-microbial vapor barrier. It is designed to catch the water vapor from the dirt and that comes through the porous walls. The drainage matting then provides a path to redirect the collected vapor to the sump pump. It also will fight mold by cutting of the food source for the spores. 

    The SmartSump sump pump is the perfect size for a crawl space. It pumps any collected water from the basement through a discharge line away from the home. 

    The IceGuard on the discharge line gives a release if the line becomes clogged or freezes. The Lawnscape Outlet goes at the end of the discharge line. It is designed to blend into the grass around it and lower risk of trip injury or landscaping problems. 

    Removing the standing water is essential to getting healthy air in the home. It will also protect the woods and other surfaces throughout the crawl space.  Scott now has a safe and dry crawl space he can be proud of. 

  • CleanSpace Installed in Champaign, IL
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    CleanSpace Installed in Champaign, IL
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    Jia wanted to fix her wet and musty crawlspace. Jia has struggled with water getting into her crawlspace leaving mold and dirty. To fix her problem, Jia gave Woods Basement Systems a call. 

    Gregory B., system design specialist, recommended using CleanSpace to get water out of her crawlspace. CleanSpace is vapor barrier that keeps water and mold out of the crawlspace.

    Foreman, James L. installed CleanSpace in Jia's crawlspace to make sure she will no longer have to worry about water or mold in her crawlspace again!

     

  • CleanSpace in Champaign, IL
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    CleanSpace in Champaign, IL
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    Michele of Champaign, Illinois wanted to protect her crawl space from further water damage and mold so he met with system design specialist, Greg B., from Woods Basement Systems. Greg inspected the home and designed the best, long-lasting solution for her waterproofing problems.

    James L. and his crew installed the CleanSpace to keep the basement clean and dry. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps out moisture and microbial growth. Thanks to her new crawl space system, Michele can rest easy knowing that she has a clean, dry, energy-efficient asset in her home.

  • SmartJack Installation in Champaign, IL
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    SmartJack Installation in Champaign, IL
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    This homeowner in Champaign, Illinois had an uneven floor above their crawlspace, due to failing supports below. Two supports had cement blocks topped with wood shivs and another board placed width-ways. This board has since buckled under the floor's pressure, forcing the homeowner to find another solution. The solution was the SmartJack™ crawlspace support system. Woods installed a support beam held by galvanized supports that hold more than 60,000 lbs. This solution returned this homeowner's floor to a horizontal position, and will prevent the floor from sagging in the future.

  • CleanSpace in Champaign, Illinois Crawl Space
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    CleanSpace in Champaign, Illinois Crawl Space
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    John of Champaign, Illinois found that he had a musty, wet crawl space and wanted to find a solution. So, he called Woods Basement Systems and system design specialist, Gregory B. recommended CleanSpace was the solution that fit the customer's needs.

    Foreman, James L. installed the CleanSpace system. The system is made of a vapor barrier which is inorganic material, meaning it is resistant to mold. CleanSpace is used to guide water out of a basement or crawl space in order for that area to stay dry. 

    Now John T. no longer has to worry about his wet crawl space and can fully enjoy his home.

  • SilverGlo Installed in Atwood, Illinois Crawl Space
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    SilverGlo Installed in Atwood, Illinois Crawl Space
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    Atwood, Illinois resident, Steven M. was concerned about his crawl space. Not only was it wet and musty, but the crawl space was also poorly insulated. Greg B., System Design Specialist, inspected the crawl space and designed a solution. 

    James L. and his team installed SilverGlo. SilverGlo is insulation designed for the crawl space. It creates a vapor barrier, so it keeps moisture out and won't rot. SilverGlo keeps the cold air out  and reflects heat back into the crawl space for maximum energy savings.

  • SmartSump installed in Atwood, Illinois Crawl Space
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    SmartSump installed in Atwood, Illinois Crawl Space
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    Atwood, Illinois homeowner, was troubled by his wet crawl space. Water seeped into the crawl space through his block foundation. System Design Specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep his crawl space dry.

    As part of the solution, Foreman James L. installed SmartSump. SmartSump is a sump pump system designed for crawl spaces. It works with the Clean Space crawl space encapsulation system to ensure the crawl space stays dry.

  • CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System Installed in Atwood, Illinois
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    CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System Installed in Atwood, Illinois
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    Steven M. of Atwood, Illinois was distraught by his wet crawl space. The water caused mold, which began to damage the floor joists. Greg B., System Design Specialist, designed a solution to keep the crawl space dry and mold-free.

    Foreman James L. and his team installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that keeps water and mold away from the area. 

  • CleanSpace Installation in Allenville, IL
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    CleanSpace Installation in Allenville, IL
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    Carole M. of Allenville, Illinois was surprised when she discovered that water was entering her home's crawl space. She knew that standing water could cause mold growth or rotting of the wood, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

    Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to fully waterproof the crawl space and install a CleanSpace encapsulation system, a SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump, a SaniDry CX, and a EverLast door. Foreman James L. then headed to the home to get the job started.

    The CleanSpace encapsulation system is a durable liner that is placed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It also is wrapped around the piers in the crawl space. The CleanSpace acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. 

    Carole M. no longer has to worry about her home's crawl space collecting water after storms. She now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.

  • Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Installed in Altamont, Illinois
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    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Installed in Altamont, Illinois
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    When Rebecca and Thomas C.'s walls began to bow in their basement, they were concerned. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by Woods Basement Systems' Foreman James L. Now that the walls are straightened, it should prevent some water seapage. However, this basement could benefit from the installation of our waterproofing system.

  • Crawl Space Repair in Mt. Zion, Illinois
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    Crawl Space Repair in Mt. Zion, Illinois
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    Carey of Mt. Zion, Illinois had a moist, dirty crawl space that needed to be repair, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Gregory B. recommended installing a Twin Pack pump, a CleanSpace encapsulation system, and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Foreman, James L. installed the products. The Twin Pack pump includes two stainless steel pumps that are placed at different levels to help protect against flooding and leaks. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. It helps to seal off a crawl space form dirt, critters, and moisture. The Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier works to keeps your crawl space dry by keeping moisture out. 

    Now Carey F. has a healthy, clean crawl space. 

  • Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace
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    Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace
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    Randy and Jennifer in Saint Elmo, IL were looking to protect her basement, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Design system specialist Gregory B. met with her to design the ideal solution for their water issues.

    Foreman James L. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to seal and protect the home. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps mold, mildew, and moisture out of the basement for a clean, dry home experience. This couple can now enjoy their basement with the peace of mind that they deserves thanks to CleanSpace. 

  • CleanSpace Moisture Barrier Installed in Wet Crawl Space in Decatur, IL
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    CleanSpace Moisture Barrier Installed in Wet Crawl Space in Decatur, IL
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    The crawl space of Jason W.’s Decatur, IL home was very wet. It leaked every time there was rainy weather and the flimsy plastic liner he had along the dirt floors did little to nothing to prevent water from getting in and causing damage. The space was unusable so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawl space encapsulation system.

    Woods installed CleanSpace along the foundation walls and floors as part of that system. Unlike other plastic liners that are usually 6 mil thick that bunch and tear, CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick plastic liner that is reinforced with polyester cord and secured in place. It forms a moisture barrier over the walls and floors to prevent water from entering the space, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system. It is treated with an anti-microbial finish so it won’t support mold or mildew growth on or under the liner.

  • SmartSump Keeps Crawl Space Dry in Decatur, IL
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    SmartSump Keeps Crawl Space Dry in Decatur, IL
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    James W. of Decatur, IL had a very leaky, wet crawl space. Water would get into the space during rainy weather and flood the space. The dirt floors would turn into a muddy mess and it made the space unusable for storage without fear of water damage so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawl space encapsulation system.

    Woods installed the SmartSump as part of that system. The SmartSump is designed for crawl spaces and the lid forms an airtight seal with the moisture barrier of the encapsulation system. It contains a powerful, cast-iron pump that will take the intruding water and expel it safely away from the crawl space through its discharge line. The lid of the SmartSump also features a WaterWatch alarm that will alert the homeowner of plumbing leaks before they turn into major issues.

  • CleanSpace in Decatur, IL Crawlspace
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    CleanSpace in Decatur, IL Crawlspace
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    This Decatur, IL homeowner noticed water leaking into her crawlspace. System Design Specialist Greg B. from Woods Basement Systems inspected the area and recommended the ideal solution for her problem.

    Team Woods installed CleanSpace to protect her home from moisture. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier designed to prevent water and microbial growth from getting into to protected area. 

  • SmartSump in Decatur, IL Crawlspace
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    SmartSump in Decatur, IL Crawlspace
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    This homeowner in Decatur, IL was looking for additional waterproofing protection for her crawlspace to work with her CleanSpace vapor barrier. System Design Specialist Greg B. from Woods Basement Systems recommended a sump system to provide reliable waterproofing for her home.

    Team Woods installed a SmartSump pump to remove excess water from the area. SmartSump was designed specifically to protect crawlspaces and uses a cast-iron Zoeller pump to get the job done. 

  • Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL
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    Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL
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    Kevin of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to finally clean-up his crawl space after years of putting it off. Once he reached out to Woods Basement Systems he was paired with system design specialist, John S., who designed a custom-fit plan for Kevin's crawl space needs. 

     

    Thanks to the leadership of foreman, James L., the CleanSpace was installed quickly and efficiently. Now Kevin will have a safe, clean, mold-free crawl space for many more years to come!

  • Crawl Space Cleaning in Farmersville, Illinois
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    Crawl Space Cleaning in Farmersville, Illinois
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    Rocky of Farmersville, Illinois, had a musty, wet crawl space and wanted to fix it, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Brandon B. recommended the installation of CleanSpace and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Foreman, James L. installed the products. The CleanSpace is a vapor barrier which works to fully seal off crawl spaces and basements from water, dirt, and critters. It is made of an inorganic material, so it does not support mold growth. The Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier is placed in the crawl space to keep out moisture.

    Now Rocky T. can sleep easy, knowing his crawl space is dry.

  • CleanSpace Seals Out Moisture in Chatham, IL
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    CleanSpace Seals Out Moisture in Chatham, IL
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    Moisture seeped into the crawl space of Amy B.’s Chatham, IL home with each rain. The flimsy, thin plastic liner she had was bunching and doing little to nothing to keep moisture out. The space was completely unusable for storage so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawl space encapsulation system.

    As part of that system, Woods installed CleanSpace over the foundation walls and floors of the crawl space. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick, durable plastic moisture barrier that is secured over the walls and floors to seal out moisture. CleanSpace is mold resistant and maximizes available light throughout the crawlspace due to its bright white color.

  • SaniDry Keeps Relative Humidity Low in Crawl Space in Chatham, IL
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    SaniDry Keeps Relative Humidity Low in Crawl Space in Chatham, IL
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    Amy B. of Chatham, IL had a problem with humidity and moisture in her crawl space. Moisture would seep into the crawl space through the foundation walls and raised the humidity within the space, rotting the wooden floor joists above so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended an encapsulation system.

    Woods installed the SaniDry crawl space dehumidifier. It’s a powerful dehumidifier that can handle the damp conditions of the crawl space and remove up to 109 pints of water from the air per day while using the same amount of energy as smaller, store-bought units. It keeps relative humidity low within the crawl space to prevent the conditions that foster mold growth and cause rot.

  • Smart Jack Installation in Chatham, IL
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    Smart Jack Installation in Chatham, IL
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    Bob J. of Chatham, Illinois noticed that some of the floors in his home were uneven and sagging. He did not want the problem to get any worse, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

    Design specialist Brandon B. assessed the problem and decided that Smart Jacks in the crawl space would fix the homeowner's issues. Foreman James L. then headed to the home to get the job started.

    Smart Jacks, pictured above, are attached to the floor joists above the crawl space. Once the posts are installed, they are adjusted to help raise and level the floors. The Smart Jacks can be adjusted anytime necessary to help level the home.

    Bob J. no longer has to worry about his home's floors being uneven or sagging. His home now has stable and level floors.

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Collinsville, IL 62234
1-618-708-4055