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Certified Waterproofing Professional
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.
This Troy, Missouri home had massive amounts of water that would leak into the basement. This space was used primarily for storage, so the homeowner wanted to take action quickly to ensure that his home and possessions were safe. Team Woods fixed this issue by installing WaterGuard drains throughout the basement. WaterGuard drains are installed in the footing of the basement to collect all water that leaks in and sends the water to the sump pump.
O'Fallon, Missouri residents Joan and Rick B. were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water seepage caused a concern for mold and damage.
System desing specialist Nolan M. designed a solution to keep the basement dry. Foreman Juan H. and his team installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects the water and guides it away from the basement. Joan and Rick can now enjoy their dry basement with no worries about mold and damage.
As homes age and foundations shift, basement walls often start to crack and bow inward. Although cracks themselves are not hugely concerning, they can lead to serious problems, from water leaks to collapsing walls. This Wildwood, Missouri homeowner wanted to head off his cracking issues before they got any worse, so he called Woods Basement Systems. A Woods team installed several incredibly strong PowerBrace beams flush against the surface of the walls to totally prevent bowing, cracking, and collapse. The homeowner no longer needs to worry!
Brenda P. of Ballwin, MO contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate on a sump pump due to excess water around the foundation of her home.
Specialist Nolan M. determined a TripleSafe sump pump with the IceGuard and an exterior discharge line would be the best solution.
Foreman Ryan L. and his crew installed the TripleSafe, equipped with a primary and secondary pump as well as a battery backup, in case of primary pump failure or power outage. They also installed an IceGuard providing an outlet for water should the discharge line ever clog or freeze.
Brenda's home is now triple protected with a sump pump.
Water leaks tried to damage this St. Charles, Missouri basement, but with the help of the TripleSafe sump pump, these water leaks were unsuccessful! Now this basement will be protected from water damage for several years to come.
This St. Charles, Missouri basement was plagued with leaks during periods of heavy rainfall. The water was making its way through cracks in the walls, and the homeowner was very eager to have the problem dealt with. In order to waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls to catch any water and prevent it from reaching the space.
Imperial, Missouri homeowner Regina noticed her basement walls changing. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Nolan developed a plan for her.
Foreman Greg and his crew installed the PowerBrace System for Regina. The PowerBraces are steel I-Beams that are installed by anchoring in the floor and on the Rim Joist. By doing this they can give the wall the extra support it needs to remain straight.
Regina can now use her basement without worry!
As homes age, foundation walls often shift and crack. During extended periods of rain, these cracks often provide a place for water to leak through. If the basement is not waterproofed, this water can wreak havoc on valuables and furniture and cause all sorts of damage. This was the case for a Crystal City, Missouri homeowner. He was fed up with the constant leaks, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
In order to waterproof the space, a Woods team first installed the under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls to catch water before it makes it onto the floor. After this, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place and connected to the WaterGuard drains to remove all of that water from the home.
Tonia R. of Olivette, MO had a major water problem. Water would leak into her basement every time it rained which caused rust stains on her walls and fostered mold growth so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
As part of the waterproofing system. Woods installed BrightWall panels. BrightWall panels are made of rigid, white plastic that is resistant to mold and waterproof so it forms a vapor barrier over the foundation walls and directs moisture to the drainage system below. As seen in the picture, it also gives the basement a much brighter and cleaner appearance.
Water leaking into a basement can mean major clean up. Toni R. of Olivette, MO knew this all too well. Water would leak into her basement each time it rained, staining the walls and causing mold growth so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods found the best solution for her water problem would be a basement waterproofing system.
WaterGuard was installed as part of the waterproofing system. As shown in the pictures, WaterGuard is installed under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement. It is situated away from the “mud zone,” so it won’t get clogged as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and takes it to the sump pump for removal.
Deb of St. Louis, Missouri wanted to repair the water damage in her basement and prevent any further damage to her home, so she decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call. She spoke with system design specialist, Nolan M., who recommended a WaterGuard and CleanSpace system to ensure no further damage could be done to her home.
Team Woods got straight to work installing the new waterproofing products with Melvin F. leading the group. The WaterGuard draining system will be installed around the perimeter of the room to collect all water that enters in the home and directs that water to the sump pump. Th CleanSpace system installed on the wall will seals the wall from leaking water, which prevents mold build-up.
Thanks to the crew, Deb couldn't be happier with how her new space looks!
This Oakville, Missouri basement had a history of water entering where the walls meet the floor. Tired of dealing with the cleanup, the homeowner called Woods Basement Systems. A Woods team installed a TwinPack sump pump and WaterGuard to keep the space dry. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed under the floor at the base of the walls to catch any and all water before piping it to a sump pump, which in this case is a TwinPack. Equipped with two seperate pumps, the TwinPack is capable of pumping out well over 10,000 gallons of water an hour.
An ineffective sump pump can be disastrous for a basement. If the pump cannot keep up with the water flow, then flooding is inevitable. This Affton, Missouri homeowner had experienced that very issue with his old sump pump, and he was eager to get it replaced. The experts at Woods Basement Systems installed a brand new TripleSafe sump system. Equipped with three independently operating pumps and capable of pumping well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour at an 8 foot head, the TripleSafe is truly the king of home sump pumps!
The older a home is, the more vulnerable the basement walls are to damage and collapse. This St. Louis home built in 1899's brick basement walls were littered with cracks that worried the owner. He was concerned about total collapse and also wanted a solution that wouldn't require him to replace the old walls as he liked the look and history of them. With this in mind, he gave the experts at Woods Basement Systems a call. A Woods team installed several incredibly strong PowerBrace supports against the walls to totally prevent bowing and further cracking!
Over time, pressure coming from the soil around the foundation often leads to cracks. This is especially true with concrete-block foundation walls. Because the wall is made of individual pieces rather than one solid slab, cracks form at the joints between blocks. These cracks often lead to water leaks and put the home at risk for total wall collapse. This was the case for this Millstadt, Illinois home, and the owner called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed several GeoLock wall supports along the cracking walls, connecting steel plates to heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil away from the foundation to support the wall and effectively pull it outward over time.
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.
Donna A. of Alton, Illinois discovered that water was seeping up from the flooring in her home's basement. She did not want to have to worry about cleaning up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and decided that the best option would be to install a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Mason S. then traveled to the home to get the project started. The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement. After it was installed, it was covered with concrete. The Waterguard collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement floor. It then drains the water to the sump pump.
Donna A. no longer has to worry about her basement flooding every time it storms. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Jess and Grant B. of Jacksonville, Illinois had water leaking into their basement, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. was able to find a solution and recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Donald A. installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pump to protect your home against leaks and floors all year round. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it works to collect water that seeps through basemetn walls. It then takes that collected water and guides it to the sump pump to be removed form the home.
Now Jess and Grant B. have a dry basement.
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.