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Adam has an extensive understanding of the waterproofing repair industry. In addition, he has five years of experience in the insurance industry working with homeowners to protect their assests as well as assessing their structural claims. His expertise in problem solving in these areas serves him well as an experienced, responsible basement waterproofing professional.
Adam is motivated and personable. Job site experience as well as hands on training has given Adam a unique and genuine understanding of how to solve basement issue problems. He has consulted with numerous homeowners and has designed effective solutions for every one of them. Adam has a creative initiative and is passionately committed to an excellence that exceeds expectations. He is trusted and valued as a member of Woods Basement Systems, Inc.
Adam enjoys meeting with homeowners to help them solve their basement problems and enabling them to get more value out of their homes. In his free time, he enjoys his family time, playing guitar, exercising regularly, fly fishing, and golfing.
External soil conditions can exert tremendous amount of pressure on foundation walls. Kevin L.’s foundation walls had long, horizontal cracks that spanning across them which made him worry about the safety of the walls so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract that external soil pressure by connecting steel wall plates on the inside of the walls, as seen in the picture, to earth anchors embedded in more stable soil conditions in the yard using galvanized steel anchor rods. They permanently stabilize walls and prevent future damage.
This homeowner was concerned about moisture leaking into his crawlspace. Design Specialist Adam R. from Woods Basement Systems met with the homeowner and recommended an effective solution for his waterproofing needs.
Team Woods installed CleanSpace wall covers to protect the crawlspace from the elements. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps out moisture and microbial growth.
Grace S. of Glen Carbon, Illinois had a leak in her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is equipped with a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump, so there is no worry for the pump to not work properly. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it collects water that seeps through the basement walls. It takes the collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home, keeping the basement water free.
Now Grace S. has a dry basement.
Shelley and Jeremy C. of Collinsville, Illinois were concerned when they discovered their support beams had begun to sag. System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to prevent the foundation from collapsing.
Foreman Bradly P. installed SmartJack, a support system made of galvanized steel. SmartJack can be adjusted as need over time, so it is a permanent solution for sagging support beams. Shelley and Jeremy now live comfortably in their home knowing it is safely restored and supported.
This Belleville, Illinois apartment unit was having issues with water leaking out from behind the drywall during heavy rainfall. These leaks had already damaged electronics and furniture, and the landlord was eager to have the problem fixed. A Woods Basement Systems team, after cutting away parts of the drywall to gain access to the foundation walls, installed WaterGuard drains under the floors at the base of the leaking walls. These drains catch leaks and totally prevent them from making it into the space itself.
Sherri P. of Fairview Heights, Illinois needed to have some preventative waterproofing work done, so she called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump uses its three-in-one design to keep your home safe with a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump. WaterGuard is located in the perimeter of the basement floor and it works to collect water that seeps through the basement walls. It then takes that water and guides it to the sump pump to be fully removed from the home.
Now Sherri P. has a dry basement.
Darlene C. of Caseyville, Illinois was shocked when she discovered water was entering her home's crawl space. She knew that standing water could cause mold growth and rotting, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Adam R. assessed the situation and formulated the best solution. He decided the CleanSpace encapsulation system would solve the homeowner's problems . Foreman James L. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system, pictured above, is a durable liner that was placed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. The CleanSpace acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it.
Darlene C. no longer has to worry about her home's crawl space collecting water. She now has a dry and waterproof crawl space in her home.
Smithton, Illinois homeowner Pam kept getting water in her basement even with a sump pump. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Adam R. developed the perfect plan for her.
Foreman Vern and his crew moved her sump pit from the center of the floor to the lowest point in the corner. They then installed a new TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard. These two systems together will work to keep the basement dry through heavy rain, power outages, plumbing breaks, and more.
Pam now has a dry basement she no longer worries about.
The sump pump is the most important component in a basement waterproofing system. Without an effective, functioning sump pump, a basement can never be truly "waterproof." Unfortunately, many homes are fitted with old, cheap sump pumps that are little more than pits in the ground. This Matthews, Missouri basement had one of these pumps, and it was simply not doing its job. After some phone calls, a Woods Basement Systems team arrived and replaced the homeowner's old sump pump with a brand new TripleSafe sump pump. Equipped with three independently operating pumps capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour, the TripleSafe is the king of home sump pumps.
This Matthews, Missouri basement was plagued with with water leaks. During heavy periods of rain, water would stream down the walls and onto the floor. This constant mositure did quite a bit of damage to the floors and made it difficult to make effective use of the space. The homeowner wanted the problem taken care of for good, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Along with other things, the Woods team installed WaterGuard drains underneath the floor at the base of the walls to catch all leaks and prevent them from making it onto the floor. This basement is now totally protected from leaks!
This Red Bud, Illinois couple had only recently finished their basement when they began to have water issues. During periods of rain, water would leak out from behind the drywall and pool on the floor. This moisture had already ruined portions of the drywall and damaged furniture and valuables. To waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed WaterGuard drains underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls. To do this, however; they had to rip out parts of the flooring and the drywall. These extra expenses could have been avoided if the couple had waterproofed BEFORE finishing!
Alton, Illinois homeowners Charles and Marcia C. were distraught by their musty, moldy basement. Water leaked into their basement, resulting in mold.
To keep the mold at bay, system design specialist Adam R. designed a solution. After waterproofing, foreman Juan H. installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier.
By keeping the humidity low, mold cannot grow. Charles and Marcia are thrilled to have a mold-free, comfortable basement.
Charles and Marcia C. of Alton, Illinois were troubled by their wet basement. Water seepage had caused mold and odor. To keep their basement dry, system design specialist Adam R. designed a solution.
TripleSafe was installed by foreman Juan H. and his team. TripleSafe is a sump pump system equipped with a main pump, backup pump and battery-powered pump. TripleSafe keeps Charles and Marcia's basement dry all the time.
Charles and Marcia C. of Alton, Illinois were distraught by their wet, musty basement. The water leaking into their basement caused mold. Adam R., system design specialist designed a solution to keep the basement dry and the mold away.
Foreman Juan H. installed the CleanSpace wall system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that prevents water from escaping into the basement. Because it is inorganic, CleanSpace does not support mold growth. Charles and Marcia's basement is now dry and mold-free.
The crawl space of Peter B.’s Alton, IL home was very wet. The plastic liner that he had along the floors was flimsy and did little to keep moisture out. He couldn’t use the space for storage without worries of water damage so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended encapsulating the crawl space.
Woods secured CleanSpace over the foundation walls and dirt floors of the crawl space. CleanSpace is a very thick and durable plastic moisture barrier that prevents water from entering the space through the walls and floors, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system. It’s mold resistant and its bright white color helps to maximize the available light within the crawl space.
Peter B. of Alton, IL thought he’d taken care of the water problem in his crawl space. He’d had a sump pump installed but was still getting leaks. The sump pump was filled with mud and no longer working so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods found the best solution would be an encapsulation system including a new pump.
Woods replaced the old pump with the SmartSump. The SmartSump collects intruding water from the drainage system and ejects it safely away from the crawl space through its discharge lines. It contains a powerful cast-iron pump within its sump liner. The sump liner features an airtight lid that is designed to work perfectly with the rest of the encapsulation system and has the WaterWatch alarm system built in to warm homeowners of potential plumbing leaks.
Frances K. of Millstadt, IL had a very wet crawl space. Even though she had a plastic liner in the crawl space, it was flimsy and not secured in any way so it bunched up did nothing to stop moisture from getting into the crawlspace so France K called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended encapsulating the crawl space.
Woods installed CleanSpace over the foundation walls and floors of the basement. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick, durable plastic moisture barrier that is secured in place over the foundation walls and dirt floors in the crawl space. It prevents moisture from entering the crawlspace and guides it down to the perimeter drainage system for removal. CleanSpace is mold resistant and gives the crawl space a cleaner and brighter appearance.
Waterloo, Illinois homeowner Shirley G was troubled by her wet, moldy crawl space. They musty environment was a health concern for her and her family. System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to restore the crawl space.
Foreman Josh B. and his crew installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier. It prevents water and mold from overtaking the crawl space. Shirley is pleased to know her home is safe and her crawl space will stay dry.
Janiece, a Saint Louis, Missouri homeowner, had water coming into her basement. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Adam R. developed the perfect plan for her.
Foreman Greg and his crew installed WaterGuard for her. WaterGuard will redirect the water to the sump pump to take it away from the home.
Janiece now has a dry basement and no longer has to worry about the water.
This St. Louis, Missouri basement had a history of water leaking in and would stain the walls and floor. To solve this issue, Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains into the footing of the walls to collect the pesky water leaks and send them to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home.
This Webster Groves, Missouri home's existing basement sump pump was simply not up to the task. It was dirty, loud, and allowed water to pool all over the basement floors. In order to fix this, a Woods Basement Systems team removed the old pump and replaced it with a brand new TripleSafe sump system. The TripleSafe has three separate pumps, including a battery backup, and is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour: quite the upgrade!
This South County homeowner was having issues with water leaking into her basement through wall cracks during periods of rainfall. The constant moisture required time-consuming cleanup and made it difficult to use the space effectively. In order to waterproof the basement, a Woods Basement Systems team installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are put in place under the flooring at the base of the leaking walls to catch any water and prevent it from making it into the space.
Carol and Richard B. had a partially finished basement that was leaking water. Water would get into their basement the joint where the wall meets the floor. It damaged both the finished floors and walls and left messes that were a hassle to clean up so the called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed the WaterGuard drainage system as part of the waterproofing system. WaterGuard was installed under the cement floors along the full perimeter of the basement. It sits on top of the concrete footing of the home, unlike other systems that are either installed along the footing or on the exterior of the foundation, which keeps it free from mud as it collects water from the foundation walls and wall joints then drains it to the sump pump for removal.
Chris of Kirkwood, Missouri had water leaking into his basement, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. SYstems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a TripleSafe pump and IceGuard.
Foreman, Donald A. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home dry with its three-in-one design. It includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump. IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home and allows water to expel from the guards in case pipes get clogged or freeze.
Now Chris R. has a dry basement.
St. Louis, MO homeowner Dawn was concerned about her wet basement. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Adam R. determined where the water could be coming from and developed a plan for Dawn.
Foreman Miguel O. and his crew solved one area by installing an exterior trench drain at the garage entrance.
When water does not drain properly, it can pool at the foundation. This happens because the backfill soil around the home is not as compact, so there are more openings for water to get into to. Since water wants to be level, when it gets into this backfill area it will find anyway possible to level. This often means coming through the foundation from cracks, gaps, holes, and through the pourous materials.
By installing an exterior drain and a discharge line, we can collect this water and direct it downhill before it has a chance to cause any problems.
Along with waterproofing with CleanSpace, WaterGuard, and a TwinPack sump pump, Dawn know is assured her basement will remain dry.
Saint Louis homeowner Dawn experienced a wet basement. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Adam R. developed a plan perfect to keep her basement dry.
As part of that system, Foreman Miguel O. and his crew installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is a basement drainage system unlike any other.
It is designed with holes in the back to allow only water to enter the system. This makes sure the system does not clog. It is able to collect water seeping in from below, behind, and coming down the walls. When combined with CleanSpace, this increases the water collected by the system.
The WaterGuard will drain to the TwinPack sump pump, where it will be discharged outside and away from the home.
With her full system, Dawn knows her basement will remain dry.
This Creve Couer, Missouri basement had been plagued with leak-related issues for many years. Whenever it rained for an extended period of time, water would run down the walls and pool on the floor, making it difficult to make effective use of the space. In order to waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed an under-floor WaterGuard drainage system to catch leaks well before they had a chance to reach the floor.
Sharon S., St. Louis, Missouri homeowner, was troubled by her musty, moldy crawlspace. The mold was an allergen and caused her home's air to be unhealthy. System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to keep her crawlspace dry.
CleanSpace was installed by foreman James L. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that keeps water out of the crawlspace. Because it is inorganic, it does not support mold growth. Sharon is thrilled to have a dry crawlspace and a healthy home.
Craig L. of Florissant, Missouri had water leaking into his basement, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a tripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is set in the perimeter of the basement floor. It works to collect water that has seeped through the basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be pumped out and away from the home.
Now Craig L. has a watertight home.
John O. had an old sump pump sitting in an open pit. The open put posed a hazard in the basement as well as allowed water to evaporate into the air and raise the humidity in the basement. The old plastic pump had burnt out and left the basement unprotected, letting leaks make a mess in John’s basement so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods inspected the basement and recommended replacing the sump pump as part of a new waterproofing system.
Woods replaced the burnt out old pump with the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe contains two powerful cast-iron pumps and a battery back up pump pump in its sump liner that features an airtight sealed lid. It offers multiple levels of protection against severe weather, even thunderstorms that cause power outages.