Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Justice & Sue B.
    Danville, IL

    Customer Review

    By Justice & Sue B.
    Danville, IL

  • By Debbie C.
    Maryland Heights, MO

    "My husband and I are very happy with the work your crews did. On June 30 we had our basement wall stabilized. July 1 we had a..."

    Customer Review

    By Debbie C.
    Maryland Heights, MO

    My husband and I are very happy with the work your crews did. On June 30 we had our basement wall stabilized. July 1 we had a sump pump put in our basement.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The rep was attentive and knowledgeable..." Read Full Testimonial

    Barbara and Ronald C. of Highland, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              I've heard about your good repuation from neighbors and coworkers, and I know that when I have this work completed the issues in my home will completely resolved. The rep I met with was attentive and knowledgeable, and the warranty that my system carries outweighs your competitors.
    Barbara and Ronald C.
    Highland, IL
  • "... Adam has been great throughout the process and both crews (Greg, Miguel, and team) were amazing,..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ben S. of St. Louis, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              We are extremely pleased with Woods from top to bottom. Adam has been great throughout the process and both crews (Greg, Miguel, and team) were amazing, hardworking guys.
    Ben S.
    St. Louis, MO
  • "I had an excellent time with the salesman. He took a lot of his time to explain things to me, discuss issues..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cindy T. of St. Charles, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              I had an excellent time with the salesman. He took a lot of his time to explain things to me, discuss issues and remedies.
    Cindy T.
    St. Charles, MO
  • "We just finished with a waterproofing of our basement and the..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patricia G. of Ballwin, MO

    Customer Testimonial

              We just finished with a waterproofing of our basement and the Woods Basement guys were just great (John, Jesse, and Chase) to work with. They left the area very clean. I would highly recommend Woods Basement.
    Patricia G.
    Ballwin, MO

Adam Riva from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

Adam Riva from Woods Basement Systems, Inc.

Child: Jayne

Interests: Golfing, Fly Fishing, Family

Certified Waterproofing Professional

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.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL
    Before
    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace in Walnut Hill, IL
    Before
    CleanSpace in Walnut Hill, IL
    After

    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.

  • Waterproofing in Glen Carbon, Illinois
    Before
    Waterproofing in Glen Carbon, Illinois
    After

    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. 

  • Collinsville, Illinois Foundation Supported by SmartJack
    Before
    Collinsville, Illinois Foundation Supported by SmartJack
    After

    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.

  • Waterproofing in Fairview Heights, Illinois
    Before
    Waterproofing in Fairview Heights, Illinois
    After

    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. 

  • CleanSpace Installation in Caseyville, IL
    Before
    CleanSpace Installation in Caseyville, IL
    After

    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.

  • Sump Pit Moving and Install in Smithton, IL
    Before
    Sump Pit Moving and Install in Smithton, IL
    After

    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. 

  • SaniDry Installation in Alton, Illinois
    Before
    SaniDry Installation in Alton, Illinois
    After

    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.

  • TripleSafe Pumps Alton, Illinois Basement Dry
    Before
    TripleSafe Pumps Alton, Illinois Basement Dry
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace Installation in Alton, Illinois Basement
    Before
    CleanSpace Installation in Alton, Illinois Basement
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace Moisture Barrier Keeps Crawl Space Dry in Alton, IL
    Before
    CleanSpace Moisture Barrier Keeps Crawl Space Dry in Alton, IL
    After

    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.

  • SmartSump Replaces Non-Functioning Sump Pump in Alton, IL
    Before
    SmartSump Replaces Non-Functioning Sump Pump in Alton, IL
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL
    Before
    CleanSpace Vapor Barrier installed in Millstadt, IL
    After

    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.

  • CleanSpace Installed in Waterloo, Illinois
    Before
    CleanSpace Installed in Waterloo, Illinois
    After

    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. 

  • WaterGuard Installed in Saint Louis, MO
    Before
    WaterGuard Installed in Saint Louis, MO
    After

    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. 

  • WaterGuard Drainage System Installed in Saint Louis, MO
    Before
    WaterGuard Drainage System Installed in Saint Louis, MO
    After

    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.

  • Waterproofing Work in Kirkwood, Missouri
    Before
    Waterproofing Work in Kirkwood, Missouri
    After

    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.  

  • Exterior Trench Drain on Saint Louis, MO Driveway
    Before
    Exterior Trench Drain on Saint Louis, MO Driveway
    After

    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. 

  • WaterGuard Installed in Saint Louis, MO Basement
    Before
    WaterGuard Installed in Saint Louis, MO Basement
    After

    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. 

  • CleanSpace Installation in St. Louis, Missouri
    Before
    CleanSpace Installation in St. Louis, Missouri
    After

    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.

  • TripleSafe Install in Florissant, Missouri
    Before
    TripleSafe Install in Florissant, Missouri
    After

    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. 

  • TripleSafe Protects Basement in Florissant, MO
    Before
    TripleSafe Protects Basement in Florissant, MO
    After

    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.

  • New TwinPack Sump Pump Installed in Carrollton, IL Wet Basement
    Before
    New TwinPack Sump Pump Installed in Carrollton, IL Wet Basement
    After

    This Carrollton, Illinois basement needed a sump pump to keep water out of the home. To solve this issue, Team Woods installed a new TwinPack sump pump that will ensure all water is discarded out of the home. Here you can see the brand new pump!

     

     

  • CleanSpace & WaterGuard Water Prevention Products Installed in Carrollton, IL Basement
    Before
    CleanSpace & WaterGuard Water Prevention Products Installed in Carrollton, IL Basement
    After

    After years of water damage accumulating in this Carrollton, Illinois basement, this homeowner decided to permenately stop this reoccuring issue. Two of the main waterproofing products used were CleanSpace and WaterGuard. 

    These two products work together to keep water out of the basement, which will prevent any further water damage from concentrating. 

  • Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors installed in Maryland Heights, MO
    Before
    Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors installed in Maryland Heights, MO
    After

    Soil pressure had severely damaged the block walls of Gene H.’s rental property in Maryland Heights. They were bowing inward to an alarming degree so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors.

    Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors are used when damage to the walls is very severe and they need to be straightened immediately to return structural integrity to the home. Woods removed soil from the outside of the wall to relieve the pressure as they connected long channel wall plates to earth anchors buried in the yard with steel anchor rods. The anchor rods were tightened to straighten the wall back to a more sound position and permanently stabilize the foundation walls. Geo-Lock Channel Anchors also prevent any future damage, like bowing and cracking, to the walls.

  • Waterproofing Systems Installed in Imperial, Missouri Home
    Before
    Waterproofing Systems Installed in Imperial, Missouri Home
    After

    David H. of Imperial, Missouri needed some preventative waterproofing work done to his basement, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard. 

    Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump has two stainless steel pumps that work to help protect your home against leaks and floods. WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of a basement floor and it is used to collect water that seeps through basement walls. It then takes that water and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home. 

    Now David H. has a safe, dry basement. 

  • Window Well replacement in Fenton, MO
    Before
    Window Well replacement in Fenton, MO
    After

    This homeowner's basement window was constantly filling with mud and rain water, this allowed water to leak into the basement. We resolved the issue by digging out the existing window well and replacing it with the SunHouse basement window enclosure. This after photo is showing the new window enclosure before we filled in the landscaping and capped the well with a clear cover. The SunHouse enclosure that will keep the well from ever filling with water and mud again. 

  • SunHouse Window Well Installed in Fenton, Missouri
    Before
    SunHouse Window Well Installed in Fenton, Missouri
    After

    The SunHouse window well has beautified the Fenton, Missouri home of Rick F. After waterproofing his basement, foreman Michael P. installed the Sunhouse window well to beautify Rick's home and direct sunlight to through the basement window.

  • Fenton, Missouri Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors
    Before
    Fenton, Missouri Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors
    After

    Fenton, Missouri resident MaryJane A. was concerned about her bowing foundation walls. The walls began to bow in due to high water pressure in the soil.

    System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to ease MaryJane's concerns about her foundation. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Todd W. Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to stabilize the walls and support the foundation.

  • Waterguard Installation in St. Charles, MO
    Before
    Waterguard Installation in St. Charles, MO
    After

    Thomas Y. of St. Charles, Missouri noticed that his home's basement was collecting water. He did not want to have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

    Design specialist Adam R. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a Twin Pack sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Melvin F. traveled to the home to install the waterproofing products. 

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

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