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Certified Foundation Specialist
Nolan has an extensive understanding of home construction and the foundation repair industry. His expertise in problem solving in these areas serve him well as an experienced, responsible basement waterproofing and foundation repair professional.
Job site experience and hands on training has given Nolan a unique and genuine understanding of basement environments and how to solve basement and foundation problems. He has consulted with numerous homeowners and has designed effective solutions for every one of them. Nolan understands the importance of doing the job right the first time and takes responsibility for every job with which he is involved. He is a trusted and valued member of Woods Basement systems, Inc. team.
Nolan enjoys meeting with homeowners to help them solve their basement problems, enabling them to get more value out of their homes. Nolan was a standout area athlete, drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.
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.
Bradford R. had to clean up messes from water seeping into the basement of his Mattoon, IL home every time it rained. Water damage had made his foundation walls and floors an eyesore and created the perfect environment for mold so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed a Twin Pack as part of the waterproofing system. The Twin Pack contains two high powered cast-iron pumps that will keep the basement dry by pumping encroaching water out and away from the basement, even in heavy downpours.
Chad of Edinburg, Illinois wanted to clean his musty, dirty crawl space but didn't know where to start. Chad reached out to Woods Basement Systems to have a professional view the space. Foreman, Jesse C., and his crew got straight to work installing the new encapsulation system. Thanks to the crew, now this crawl space is back to a healthy state!
Jan G. or Sorento, Illinois had a leak in her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. suggested installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Mason S. installed the products. The Twin Pack pump includes two stainless steel pumps that work to protect your home against floods and leaks. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system used to collect water that has seeped through the basement walls. It then guides that water to the sump pump to fully remove it from the home.
Now Jan G. has a dry basement.
This Springfield, Illinois basement had been plagued with water leaks for years. Whenever it rained heavily, water would stream out of cracks in the foundation walls and pool on the floor. The homeowner was tired of the constant cleanup, and he called Woods Basement Systems. In order to waterproof the basement, a Woods team first installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. After this, a CleanSpace vapor barrier was affixed to the walls to seal out all moisture.
Peter R. of Springfield, IL had an old, rusted sump pump sitting in an open sump pit. The pump was no longer working properly and the flooding issues Peter thought he’d resolved were happening again so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Woods replaced the old, failing pump the TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The TripleSafe has three pumps that sit inside a closed sump liner: a primary, secondary and battery back up pump so that no matter how severe the weather gets or if the power goes out, Peter’s basement will stay dry.
Laurie and Kurt R. of Springfield, IL had a leaky crawlspace that was completely unusable for storage. They’d tried putting a plastic liner in the crawlspace before but it was flimsy and did nothing to keep water out of the crawlspace so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawlspace encapsulation system.
Along the walls and floors of the crawlspace, Woods installed CleanSpace as part of the crawlspace encapsulation system. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic liner similar to a pool liner that is secured and sealed completely against the crawlspace walls and floors. It’s provides a moisture barrier that prevents encroaching water from entering the crawlspace, directing it instead down to the perimeter drainage system.
Kurt and Laurie R. of Springfield, IL had a completely unusable crawlspace. Water would leak in each time it rained and turn the dirt floors into a muddy mess and the standing water fostered mold growth so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawlspace encapsulation system.
As part of the crawlspace encapsulation system, the SmartSump was installed (shown in the picture). The SmartSump liner was designed to form an airtight seal with the moisture barrier and contains a powerful, cast-iron pump to remove encroaching water out and away from the crawlspace. The SmartSump lid is also equipped with a WaterWatch alarm to alert the homeowner of possible plumbing leaks in the crawlspace.
This Glenarm, Illinois homeowner was interested in having her outdoor retaining wall repaired. Over the years, it had become riddled with large cracks and begun to bow. A Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall anchors in order to support the retaining wall. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried in the firm soil to steel plates on the surface of the wall, effectively pulling it outward over time.
Over the years, this Thayer, Illinois basement's walls had become badly cracked and begun to bow inward slightly. The homeowner was concerned that this damage would continue if left unaddressed, and was afraid of a potential wall collapse. After a call to Woods Basement Systems, a team arrived at the home and got to work installing several GeoLock wall supports. These work by attaching an anchor buried deep in the firm soil away from the foundation to a steel plate on the interior surface of the basement wall, effectively pulling the wall outward and preventing any further damage.
Campbell Hill, Illinois homeowner Mark B. was distraught by his wet, moldy crawl space. Water leaked into the crawl space causing mold. The mold risked damaging his home's support system. System Design Specialist Nolan M. designed a solution.
CleanSpacen and SaniDry were installed. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier. It prevents water from entering the crawl space and does not support mold growth. SaniDry is an energy-efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low will prevent mold.
Sparta, Illinois homeowner Tom needed his front entrance leveled. It was not only a trip hazard but was causing wet feet during the rain. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Nolan developed a plan for him.
Foreman Matt and his crew injected the PolyLevel system for Tom. The PolyLevel is an eco-friendly expanding foam that will level the sidewalk. It will not wash out or cause future settling due to high weight. It also sets in just a few hours and does not have big injection holes.
Tom can now walk from his driveway to his home without fear of tripping or getting soaked.
PowerBraces resecured this cracked basement by securing the walls into place. These beams are tightened into the floors and ceiling to give the wall strength to secure it into place.
Greg C. of Edwardsville, Illinois needed preventative waterproofing work done in his basement, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems ddesign specialist, Nolan M. recommended installing a Twin pack sump pumpand WaterGuard.
Foreman, Greg H. installed the products. the Twin Pack sump pump has two stainless steel pump and can help protect your home against flooding or leaks. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basment floor and it helps to collect water that seeps through basement walls. Additionally, it takes that collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Greg C. has a watertight basement.
Over time, cracks can appear in basement walls and go from tiny hairlines to huge, feet-long fractures. These large cracks can cause water leaking issues, wall bowing, and put the home at risk of a total wall collapse. Because of this, it is imperative to address wall cracking as soon as it's noticed. This Edwardsville, Illinois homeowner was facing these exact problems, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed several GeoLock wall supports in the space. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried in the firm soil far from the foundation to steel plates affixed to the interior surface of the basement walls, effectively pulling them outward over time.
This Edwardsville, Illinois home's basement walls were cracked quite badly and were bowing slightly. The homeowner was worried that, if left unchecked, this damage would cause water leak issues and possibly even lead to a total wall collapse. In order to support these walls, a Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall anchors. These work by connecting a heavy anchor buried deep in the firm soil far from the foundation to steel plates on the interior surface of the walls, effectively pulling the walls outward over time.
Louise F. of Collinsville, Illinois discovered that water was entering her home's basement. She did not want to have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a WaterGuard drainage system, a BrightWall paneling system, and a Twin Pack sump pump. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to get the job started.
The WaterGuard drainage system, pictured above, was installed above the footing of the basement. After its installation, the system is covered with concrete. It collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The WaterGuard then drains the water to the sump pump.
Louise F. is happy that she no longer has to worry about her home's basement collecting water. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
Louise F. of Collinsville, Illinois noticed that her home's basement was collecting water after every heavy rain storm. She did not want to have to keep cleaning up a mess, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a Waterguard drainage system, a BrightWall paneling system, and a Twin Pack sump pump. Foreman Mason S. then headed to the home to start the job.
The Twin Pack sump pump, pictured above, is equipped with a primary and secondary pump. If the primary pump goes out for whatever reason, the secondary pump kicks in and get the job done. The sump pump removes water from the basement through a discharge line.
Louise F. no longer has to worry about water entering her home's basement. Her home is now waterproof and dry.
Homeowner, Kellen W. of Belleville, IL noticed a musty smell along with uneven floors in her crawl space. She did not know for sure why this was occurring so she gave Woods Basement Systems a call. Our system design specialist Nolan M. headed out to Belleville to do an inspection on the home and create a design that would resolve the issue. During the inspection, he discovered that the smell and uneven floors were due to standing water in the crawlspace of her home.
Foreman, Joshua B. did a CleanSpace encapsulation system installation. Many homeowners do not know exactly what is going on in their crawlspace. The air in the crawlspace is damp. If there is mold growing, it causes the dust and dirt to travel in the upper level of the home. The CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system prevents water from leaking which reduces moisture and prevent mold. With this system, the air of Kellen W. home is safe and allergen-free.
Kellen W. of Belleville, Illinois discovered that his home's crawl space was holding water. He knew that standing water could cause mold growth and rotting, and there was already a musty smell in his home because of it. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a CleanSpace encapsulation system, a SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump, and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier. Foreman Joshua B. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system, pictured above, is a durable liner that is placed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and completely seals the crawl space from the ground below.
Kellen W. no longer has to worry about water coming up from the ground and flooding his home's crawl space. He now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.
Steven wanted to do some preventative waterproofing and finish his basement, so he called woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe pump, WaterGuard and EverLast insulated walls.
Foreman, Mason S., installed the products. The TripleSafe pump is a three in one system that guarantees to keep your home dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. The WaterGuard is used to guide water that seeps through basement walls to the sump pump in order for the water to be removed from the home. it is installed in the perimeter if a basement or crawl space floor. Additionally, EverLast insulated walls were installed to create a finished look and conceal other products.
Now, Steven W. has a beautiful, watertight basement.
Tom and Arlene S. of Franklin, Illinois were distraught when they discovered horizontal cracks in their block foundation. Cracks not only allow water into the basement, but they are a structural concern. System Design Specialist Nolan M. inspected the foundation and determined the walls were bowing. He designed a solution to restore the walls.
Dillon L., Foreman, installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. These anchors are installed into undisturbed soil to ensure the walls are permanently supported. Geo-Lock is made of galvanized steel, so it won't rust. They anchors secure the wall and help move it to its original position.
Tom and Arlene can live comfortably in their home knowing their foundation is safe.
Leaking basements are no good for anyone. Water damages valuables, stains floors and walls, and makes it hard to make good use of the space. This Roxana, Illinois homeowner had this problem, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
A Woods team installed several waterproofing products, including WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a gutter-like drainage system that is put underneath the floor at the base of the walls. This catches any and all leaks before they can make it into the space, keeping the basement totally dry.
This Hecker, Illinois basement's concrete-block walls were cracking quite badly and beginning to slightly bow inward. The homeowner was very concerned that the damage would get worse if allowed to continue unaddressed, and she was worried about a total wall collapse. She wanted the problem taken care of, and she gave Woods Basement Systems.
In order to stabilize and support the walls, foreman Jeremy and his team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by attaching a heavy anchor buried deep in the firm soil far away from the foundation to a steel plate affixed to the interior surface of the basement wall, effectively pulling the wall outward and preventing further cracking. The homeowner can rest easy now that her walls are totally supported!
These homeowners in Woodriver, IL had the TripleSafe Sump Pump installed in their basement to help protect from basement flooding. The sump pump is also equipped with a battery backup to ensure the pump still protects in times of power outages.
Over time, it is not uncommon for foundation walls to begin cracking and bowing under pressure. However, these are not benign issues and it is very important to take action before they can get worse. This Hartford, Illinois homeowner contacted Woods Basement Systems and a team quickly installed several steel PowerBrace supports against the walls to totally halt any bowing.
This Perryville, Missouri basement featured a single badly cracked and slightly bowing wall. Although the problem wasn't affecting the entire basement, it was still very important to address it. A Woods Basement Systems team installed several GeoLock wall anchors to right the wall. These anchors are installed by drilling a long, steel rod about 10 feet out into the firmer surrounding soil and then attaching that rod to a plate on the surface of the wall. They are then adjusted to return the walls to level.
Steve was looking to close on a home in Red Bud, Illinois. Before he could close, he had to find out if the wall damage in the basement was structural or cosmetic. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Nolan M. determined the damage was structural bowing causing the cracks and developed a plan to solve the problem.
Foreman Mason S. and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors to pull the wall back to its original position. Bowing walls are caused by the Earth and water around your home wanting to fill the hole that is your basement. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors use the Earth behind the active soil line to pull the wall back. A steel rod is driven through the wall into the soil. In the soil it is anchored to a steel anchor plate. On the interior a large steel anchor plate is used to distribute the pressure across a larger area. By tightening the rods slowly overtime, the cracks in the wall will close.
With the Wall Anchors in place, Steve was able to close on the home and become a homeowner in Red Bud.
Richard C. of Granite City, IL had water coming in his basement where the foundation wall met the floor. He contacted Woods Basement Systems to have a free evaluation.
Specialist Nolan M. determined that the WaterGuard waterproofing system was the best solution. One obstable he faced was the basement stairs, but he was able to customize the solution for Richard.
Foreman Brad P. and his crew were able to remove the bottom two stairs, place the WaterGuard in the floor, and replace the bottom two stairs once the concrete was dry.
Richard can now enjoy a fully waterproofed basement and store his valuables with peace of mind.
Paul from Granite City, Illinois had a cracked, bowed in foundation wall, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Nolan M., recommended the installation of a Geo-Lock Anchor.
Foreman, Jeremy R., installed the product. The Geo-Lock Anchor is made of galvanized steel so is will not succumb to rust over time. The anchor is placed in the ground about 12 feet away from the home and is connected with steel rods. During dry seasons, the anchors can be tightened to restore a wall back to its original position.
Now, Paul M. can sleep easy, knowing he has a stable foundation.